The CHEAPEST Times To Stay At A Disney World Hotel In 2024

It’s no secret that a Disney World vacation is costly, but there is one BIG way to save on your trip that doesn’t require any discount codes or detailed budgeting — it’s all about the timing!

Disney World ticket and hotel prices fluctuate A LOT throughout the year. And, a big factor in the cost is WHEN you visit. Prices are typically higher if you’re visiting during a busy time of the year and lower if you’re visiting during a less crowded time of the year. So, planning your trip when the parks aren’t as busy could end up saving HUNDREDS.

Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

But, how do you know what the cheapest time to go to Disney World actually is? After all, it seems that the parks are constantly crowded nowadays and that no “slow season” truly exists. Well, we did our research and compiled the room rates for every single Disney World hotel for every single night in 2024 and, the results are in!

Let’s take a look at the CHEAPEST time to stay at a Disney World hotel in 2024!

Disney’s BoardWalk

On average, the cheapest time to stay at a Disney World hotel in 2024 is January according to Disney’s room rates calendar. Other months where rates are on the cheaper end correspond with the less busy times of the year including February, August (which is the second cheapest month on average), and September.

We’ll dive a little deeper into these months because the rates can really vary — even in the same month!

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Taking a look at January and February, you can actually stay at the Disney hotels for the cheapest per-night rate of the entire year! This is likely because the holidays are over, kids are back in school, and there are just generally fewer people going to the parks. Let’s take a look at the rates for a standard room at Disney’s Pop Century Resort (a.k.a. one of the least expensive Disney hotels) to give you an idea of what dates are the cheapest during these two months.

According to the rate calendar, you can book a stay at Pop Century Resort for as little as $163 per night on January 2nd-3rd, 8th-10th, 15th-17th, 22nd-24th, 29th-31st, and February 5th-7th. That’s pretty much every Monday through Wednesday for the first 7 weeks of the year. And, while the room rate range is going to differ, these are going to be the dates that all the other Disney World hotels cost the least.

January and February room rates at Disney’s Pop Century Resort ©Disney

Of course, it’s not all that common to be planning a Disney World trip for only three days at the beginning of the week, but even the Thursday-Sunday prices per night are on the lower end compared to the busier times of the year.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Now let’s take a look at how the rates compare in August and September, another less expensive time to visit Disney World.

Generally, the beginning of August is still going to be considered a “peak season,” but once kids head back to school and the crowds clear out, you can get the second-best room rates that Disney offers all year long! For example, at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, you can book a room for as little as $182 per night — that’s only $20 more than the cheapest rates in January and February.

Rates for Disney’s Pop Century Resort in August and September ©Disney

So, there you have it — the cheapest times to go to Disney World in 2024! While we may have used Disney’s Pop Century Resort as an example, don’t forget that you’re going to find the cheapest rates at ALL the Disney World hotels if you’re planning a trip in January, February, August, or September! What’s considered the cheapest rate will change based on what hotel you’re booking, but you’ll be getting one of the best prices that the hotel has to offer all year long.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Now, it’s also worth noting that, while these are the dates when Disney hotel rates are at their cheapest, they aren’t necessarily “cheap.” With price increases happening every year (and sometimes multiple times a year) at Disney World, there’s no longer a way to stay at a Disney hotel for less than $100 — that’s just the cost of staying immersed in the magic nowadays and a reason that some families choose to stay at an off-site hotel instead.

And, if you’re tied to work and/or school schedules, you don’t have to throw any hope of sticking to your budget out the door! Disney usually announces hotel discounts about 3-6 months in advance, so we expect that there will be some ways to save on your hotel stay in 2024 coming soon. Be sure to stay tuned to The VacationEAR to be the first to hear of any new deals!

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

So, are you planning a trip to Disney World in 2024? If so, where will you be staying?

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