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KennythePirate’s Disney World Crowd Calendar for July and best times to visit Disney World

KennythePirate’s July Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar with Dining and Fastpass+ Booking Dates

KennythePirate’s July Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar with Dining and Fastpass+ Booking Dates

July is right in the middle of the summer travel season at Walt Disney World, so the crowd calendar is basically Orange the whole month, except the first week of the month.  The 4th of July week is the busiest summer week with large crowds and long lines..  You can still enjoy the parks by going to a green park, arriving at least 45 minutes before rope drop and following one of my TOURING PLANS to get the most out of your day (more plans coming soon!)

I would recommend seeing the Magic Kingdom July 4th Fireworks on July 3rd and the Hollywood Studios fireworks on July 4th.  You can also view the Magic Kingdom July 4th Fireworks at the Polynesian Resort or Transportation and Ticket Center.

I recommend the strategy of arriving early and taking a mid-afternoon break.  Go for a swim with the kids and enjoy the pool, then take a nap of an hour or so before returning to a park for evening entertainment and rides.

What will the weather be like during your July trip?

Month Avg.
Mean Avg.
Jul 92°F 73°F 83°F 7.05 in. 101°F (1980) 62°F (1984)

July is the hottest average month and 3rd rainiest in Orlando.  If you factor in the humidity, it can feel almost unbearable in the mid-afternoon.

Dress in light colors and wear comfortable shoes with socks that breathe.  Bring a small, handheld fan for each child.  Bring a poncho for each person and a stroller cover because there’s often afternoon thunderstorms in the summer.

Should I use Extra Magic Hours privilege?

Avoid the trap of visiting a park on its longest hours day.  More people will be there and the wait times can be 30% to 100% higher than other days.

If you are planning to use Extra Magic Hours, use the morning ones, they are a great benefit, if you leave after lunch or parade time.  Avoid the parks that offer evening Extra Magic Hours because they have large crowds at night and many rides have long lines (Hollywood Studios and Epcot).  The exception would be the Magic Kingdom late at night because most guests won’t stay up from 1am to 3am in the morning.  If you choose a Late Extra Magic Hour park, you should plan to sleep in the next day.

What attractions are actually open for Extra Magic Hours at Disney World?

What are the hours for Disney Quest and Cirque du Soleil?

  • Disney Quest – 11:30am to 10pm Daily
  • Cirque du Soleil – 6:00pm & 9:00pm Tuesday-Saturdays

What attractions will be CLOSED for refurbishment during your July trip?

Do you need to know what activities will take place at your Disney World during your July trip?

Special  Events at Walt Disney World

  • Frozen Summer of Fun Live!  Hollywood Studios – July 4-31

Do you need a great map that includes attractions, restaurants, Fastpass kiosks and characters?

Typical Best Days to Go

Magic Kingdom: Tuesday and Wednesday
Epcot: Monday and Thursday
Hollywood Studios: Sunday, Tuesday and Friday
Animal Kingdom: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday


To read the crowd aspect, follow the DATE at the top!
Lowest Crowds
Low Crowds /
Best Park
Moderate Crowds
Busy Crowds
Insane Crowds / Worst Park

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