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Attendance/Best Times to Visit

Attendance and Best Times to Visit

Month

General Attendance Levels

Special Events and Factors that may influence crowd levels

January

Low

New Year’s Day is very busy

February

Low up to President’s Week

High during President’s Week

Medium from President’s week onwards

President’s Week sees high crowd levels.

March

Medium until mid-March

High mid-March onwards

Spring Break crowds increase attendance from mid-March onwards

April

High through to late April

Medium from late April onwards

Spring Break crowds increase attendance through until mid-April.

Easter week is very busy

May

Medium

High during Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is very busy

June

Medium until mid-June

High from mid-June onwards

Gay Days are held on the first weekend at one park per day

July

High

4th July is one of the busiest days throughout the year.

August

High

Popular with UK visitors as it is UK school holidays

September

High through Labor Day

Low from the week following Labor Day

Labor Day

October

Low

MNSSHP and Epcot Food and Wine Festival

November

Low until Thanksgiving week.

Medium first part of Thanksgiving week

High Thanksgiving Day and weekend

Low after Thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving

Super Soap Weekend one weekend At Hollywood Studios

December

Low until the week before Christmas.

High Christmas week onwards

MVMCP and the Christmas decorations draw in extra crowds.

Christmas crowds start to arrive around a week before Christmas and stay until New Year, making the last two weeks some of the busiest at WDW

Quietest Times to Visit

January after New Year

First half of February

September after Labor Day

October and November up until Thanksgiving week

Busiest Times to Visit

July, August, Thanksgiving week and Christmas week through to New Year’s Day.


The traditional quieter times are getting less so, as more people realise that they are a good time to visit, and Disney puts on new events to increase visitor numbers during those times, like free dining.

Other examples being October when Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party attracts more crowds during the month

More people are also visiting in early December to see the Christmas decorations and attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Best Days to Visit the Parks

These are the estimated attendance levels at the parks based on past history, and Extra Magic Hours, and are given as a general guide only.


They can vary throughout the year depending on various factors (EMH changes, special events). At peak times, each park will be busy every day.

Day

Magic Kingdom

Epcot

The Hollywood Studios

Animal Kingdom

Monday

High

Low

Medium

High

Tuesday

Low

High

Low

High

Wednesday

Medium

Medium

High

Medium

Thursday

High

Low

Medium

Low

Friday

Medium

High

Medium

Medium

Medium

Medium

Medium

Medium

Sunday

Medium

Medium

High

Medium

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