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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

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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.
High
Avg.
Low
Mean Avg.
Precip
Record
High
Record
Low
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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KennythePirate’s June Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar with Dining and Fastpass+ Booking Dates

June 2014 Disney World Crowd Calendar, Fastpass+ Booking Window and Best Times to Visit Disney World

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Updated 5/13/14

June begins the busy 2014 summer season at Walt Disney World, so the crowd calendar is basically Orange the whole month, except the last week of the month when it’s leading into the July 4th week, which is a red season.  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 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.

It still gets hot in May, especially later in the month, with an average high of 89 and average low of 65, and it gets humid in Orlando.  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.  May is in about the middle of the range in terms of rain.

Month Avg.
High
Avg.
Low
Mean Avg.
Precip
Record
High
Record
Low
May 89°F 65°F 77°F 3.10 in. 100°F (1967) 47°F (1992)

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.  Avoid the parks that offer evening Extra Magic Hours because they have large crowds at night and many rides have long lines.  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
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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KennythePirate’s May Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar with Dining and Fastpass+ Booking Dates

May 2014 Disney World Crowd Calendar, Fastpass+ and Dining Booking Window and Best Times to Visit Disney World

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Updated 5/13/14

May begins as a vey light and pleasant month.  The weather isn’t very hot yet and it rains occasionally, but not consistently.  The first two weeks of May are a great time to visit for lower crowds and beautiful flowers.  Early May 2014 is among the best times to visit Disney World in terms of crowds and weather.  Star Wars Weekends begin mid-month and create large crowds for Hollywood Studios.   Late May begins the Summer travel season with the Memorial Day Weekend kickoff and the calendar gets busier for summer 2014.

If you’re planning to attend the 24 Magic Kingdom day on May 23rd, I recommend going early in the day or after midnight.  Most crowds will be around after school until around 2am.

You can enjoy any day in 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.

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.

It can still get hot, with an average high of 89 and average low of 65, and humid in Orlando in May.  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.  May is about in the middle in terms of average rain.

Month Avg.
High
Avg.
Low
Mean Avg.
Precip
Record
High
Record
Low
May 89°F 65°F 77°F 3.10 in. 100°F (1967) 47°F (1992)

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.

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

If you are planning to use Extra Magic Hours, use the morning ones, they are a great benefit.  Avoid the parks that offer evening Extra Magic Hours because they have large crowds at night and many rides have long lines.  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 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
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

Click on an image for a full sized view.  be sure to print in landscape mode!

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