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INTERCOT > Info Central > When To Visit Disney World

When To Visit Disney World


The number of visitors to Walt Disney World varies greatly throughout the year. Generally, the busiest times are at holiday times, i.e.: summer, Christmas & Easter. The advantage at these times is that the parks will be open later, there will be more parades & fireworks scheduled, the downside is that the lines for attractions will be very long. If you don't mind the parks closing early, then you can benefit from going during the quieter months, when there will probably be very short waits for the rides.

*Please note: These are general guidelines. Disney often offers vacation discounts and specials throughout the year. These can increase the crowds.

MOST CROWDED TIME OF THE YEAR
Christmas through New Year's

EXTREMELY CROWDED
Easter Week (Before and After)

REALLY CROWDED
Fourth of July Week

CROWDED
Spring Break (first week of March until mid April)
Memorial Day Weekend
Summer Break (second week of June until second week of August)
President's Day until the end of February

A GOOD TIME TO GO
End of April
Early February
Labor Day Weekend
First two weeks of December

THE NEXT BEST TIME TO VISIT
Beginning of October until Thanksgiving
Week before Christmas

BEST TIME TO VISIT
January
September

What days are historically the busiest at the Parks?
Walt Disney World parks tend to be the busiest on the following days:

Magic Kingdom: Monday, Saturday & Sunday
Epcot: Wednesday & Friday
Disney-MGM Studios: Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday
Animal Kingdom: Monday, Tuesday & Friday

Extra Magic Hour  will have an impact on the crowds. You can find more details and information on those specific days by clicking here.

United States Holidays
United States holidays will often have an affect on the daily attendance levels at the Parks. Monday holidays will add to the weekend numbers. Also increasing the crowds on that given day.
 

2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

2011 United States Holidays:

January
New Years Day - January 1
Martin Luther King Birthday - January 17

February

President's Day - February 21

April

Easter Sunday April 24

May

Memorial Day - May 30

July
Independence Day - July 4

September

Labor Day - September 5

October

Columbus Day - October 10

November

Veterans Day - November 11
Thanksgiving - November 24

December

Christmas - December 25 (Dec. 26, Christmas Day Observed)

2012 United States Holidays:

January
New Years Day - January 1 (Jan. 2, New Year's Day Observed)
Martin Luther King Birthday - January 16

February

President's Day - February 20

April

Easter Sunday April 8

May

Memorial Day - May 28

July
Independence Day - July 4

September

Labor Day - September 3

October

Columbus Day - October 8

November

Veterans Day - November 11 (Nov. 12, Veteran's Day Observed)
Thanksgiving - November 22

December

Christmas - December 25

2013 United States Holidays:

January
New Years Day - January 1
Martin Luther King Birthday - January 21

February

President's Day - February 18

March

Easter Sunday March 31

May

Memorial Day - May 27

July
Independence Day - July 4

September

Labor Day - September 2

October

Columbus Day - October 14

November

Veterans Day - November 11
Thanksgiving - November 28

December

Christmas - December 25

2014 United States Holidays:

January
New Years Day - January 1
Martin Luther King Birthday - January 20

February

President's Day - February 17

April

Easter Sunday April 20

May

Memorial Day - May 26

July
Independence Day - July 4

September

Labor Day - September 1

October

Columbus Day - October 13

November

Veterans Day - November 11
Thanksgiving - November 27

December

Christmas - December 25


Monthly Statistics

MONTH JANUARY
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - HIGH: 71f / 22c
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - LOW: 49f / 9.5c
RAINFALL (AVERAGE) - IN INCHES: 2.3
COMMENT ABOUT THE MONTH: A very quiet time of year.

MONTH FEBRUARY
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - HIGH: 73f / 23c
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - LOW: 50f / 10c
RAINFALL (AVERAGE) - IN INCHES: 3.0
COMMENT ABOUT THE MONTH: Crowds still quite small, until mid-Feb.

MONTH MARCH
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - HIGH: 78f / 26c
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - LOW : 55f / 13c
RAINFALL (AVERAGE) - IN INCHES: 3.2
COMMENT ABOUT THE MONTH: Crowds high during Spring Break and considerably higher when Easter falls in March.

MONTH APRIL
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - HIGH: 83f / 28.5c
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - LOW: 59f / 15c
RAINFALL (AVERAGE) - IN INCHES: 1.8
COMMENT ABOUT THE MONTH: Crowds high during Spring Break & Easter, which is very busy.

MONTH MAY
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - HIGH: 88f / 31c
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - LOW: 66f / 19c
RAINFALL (AVERAGE) - IN INCHES: 3.6
COMMENT ABOUT THE MONTH: Crowds are moderate, but towards the end of the month, there are more school groups visiting.

MONTH JUNE
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - HIGH: 91f / 33c
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - LOW: 72f / 22.5c
RAINFALL (AVERAGE) - IN INCHES: 7.3
COMMENT ABOUT THE MONTH: Starts to get very busy as schools break up for the summer.

MONTH JULY
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - HIGH: 92f / 33.5c
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - LOW: 73f / 23c
RAINFALL (AVERAGE) - IN INCHES: 7.2
COMMENT ABOUT THE MONTH: One of the busiest times of year. July 4th is traditionally one of the busiest days at Walt Disney World.

MONTH AUGUST
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - HIGH: 92f / 33.5c
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - LOW: 72f / 22.5c
RAINFALL (AVERAGE) - IN INCHES: 6.8
COMMENT ABOUT THE MONTH: The early part of the month is still very busy, but starts to quiet down towards the end of the month.

MONTH SEPTEMBER
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - HIGH: 90f / 32.5c
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - LOW: 73f / 23c
RAINFALL (AVERAGE) - IN INCHES: 6.0
COMMENT ABOUT THE MONTH: One of the quietest times of year to go.

MONTH OCTOBER
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - HIGH: 85f / 29.5c
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - LOW: 65f / 18.5c
RAINFALL (AVERAGE) - IN INCHES: 2.4
COMMENT ABOUT THE MONTH: Another quiet month

MONTH NOVEMBER
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - HIGH: 79f / 26.5c
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - LOW: 58f / 14.5c
RAINFALL (AVERAGE) - IN INCHES: 2.3
COMMENT ABOUT THE MONTH: Still quiet, up until Thanksgiving week, when the parks can be quite busy.

MONTH DECEMBER
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - HIGH: 73f / 23c
TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE) - LOW: 51f / 11c
RAINFALL (AVERAGE) - IN INCHES: 2.2
COMMENT ABOUT THE MONTH: Early December is a beautiful time, the Christmas decorations are up & there are events such as Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Things start to get busy as Christmas approaches, with Christmas week through to New Year being one of the busiest periods at Walt Disney World.

 



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