Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar 2018

2018 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar

Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar 2018

January Crowd Calendar February Crowd Calendar March Crowd Calendars

April Crowd Calendar May Crowd Calendar June Crowd Calendar

July Crowd Calendar August Crowd Calendar September Crowd Calendar

October Crowd Calendar November Crowd Calendar December Crowd Calendar

 

Heading to Walt Disney World in 2018? Wanting to know what to expect from the crowds? Trying to determine the best time to head to Walt Disney World in 2018?

Check-out the Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar 2018 to help you prepare and make the best decision for your magical vacation. While unexpected crowded, or not-so-crowded, days occur, this crowd calendar will give you an idea of what to expect.

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January

 

Key Events:

January 3rd – January 7th:  Marathon Weekend

January 15th- February 19th: Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Jan. 15th:  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Summary of the month:

The beginning of January starts off super busy with the New Year quickly followed by Marathon Weekend.  Thousands of runners show up during this time to run 1 to 3 races.  It takes until the second week for the marathon crowds to thin out.  This leads us into Martin Luther King Day where many head to the parks due to kids having time off from school and businesses having Monday off.  By the end of the month however, crowds have lightened greatly.

February

 

Key Events:

January 15th- February 19th: Epcot International Festival of the Arts

February 13th:  Mardi Gras

February 19th: Presidents’ Day

Feb. 22nd-February 25th:  Princess Half Marathon

February 28th:  Start of Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Summary of the month:

February starts off with low crowds.  This is a great time to go as weather is nice and crowds are typically lower than average.  Mardi Gras does sometimes cause an increase in typical crowd sizes, but February doesn’t normally get busy until President’s Day Weekend.  Similar to Martin Luther King Day in January, President’s Day Weekend causes crowds to increase do to longer breaks in schools.  President’s Day Weekend usually carries into Princess Half Marathon crowds.  Although these aren’t nearly as large as the Marathon crowds in January, they still increase park crowds.

March

 

Key Events:

All Month: Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Summary of month:

March starts off nice and slow before spring break crowds begin to show up.  The second week of March typically starts to show an increase in crowds as spring breaks begin around the US.  The end of the month is the heaviest crowds with spring break and Easter landing at the same time of the year.  This is anticipated to be a heavy crowd time.  Don’t shy away from this time of the year though as it the weather is nice and the parks are beautiful with spring flowers blooming.  Just make sure you plan ahead and use those fastpasses.

April

 

Key Events:

April 1st:  Easter

All month: Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

April 19th- April 22nd:  Star Wars-Dark Side race

Summary of the month:

The month of April will start with heavy crowds with Easter and spring break crowds wrapping up.  After a heavy month of spring break crowds, there will be a slow time period before Star Wars Half Marathon begins.  Like Princess, this doesn’t draw as many runners as the marathon in January but it does increased crowd levels on race days slightly.  April will wrap up with moderate crowds as temperatures warm.

May

 

Key Events:

All month: Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Summary of the month:

The beginning of May is a great time to visit the parks as crowds are extremely low.  With schools wrapping up, few families take vacations during this time making crowd levels low.  As the month continues, crowds will increase as schools finish the year.  Memorial Day Weekend will be a higher level crowd time due to extra time off from work and schools being done is some areas.

June

Key Events:

Sounds Like Summer: TBD

Summary of the month:

June starts the summer months of crowds where you can expect moderate to heavy crowds most days.  Although this may seem like a time to avoid visiting, with the new MyDisneyExperience you are able to manage crowds like never before making June a good summer month option.

July

 

Key Events:

July 4th: Independence Day

Sounds Like Summer: TBD

Summary of the month:

With the 4th of July, this month starts off with heavy crowds.  However, the heaviest summer crowds are seen around the 4th of July celebration.  Following the holiday, crowds are heavy to moderate throughout the month.  Like with June, using your MyDisneyExperience to plan your trip makes crowds more manageable than ever before at Walt Disney World.

August

 

Summary of the month:

August starts with the typical summer crowds; however, as the month continues the crowds lessen due to schools starting.  The heat of the month and mid-hurricane season can also keep people out of the parks towards the end of the month.

September

 

Key Events:

September 3rd:  Labor Day

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival:  TBD

Summary of the month:

Labor Day, like with other long weekends, brings in some moderate crowds.  The rest of the month is rather slow due to schools just starting back up.  Weekends can have moderate crowds as locals continue to visit during the nice weather.

October

 

Key Events:

October 8th: Columbus Day

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival:  TBD

October 31st:  Halloween

Summary of the month:

The beginning of October sees light crowds until Columbus Day.  This first three day holiday of the school year often sees higher crowd levels.  Also, Food and Wine Festival in Epcot also brings crowds on the weekends as locals come to experience Epcot.  Many schools offer a mid-month break as well which leads to busier parks than September.  Also, don’t forget about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party that brings people down to the park.

November

 

Key Events:

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival:  TBD

November 1st- November 4th:  Wine and Dine Half Marathon

November 6th-12th:  Jersey Days

Nov. 22nd:  Thanksgiving

Summary of Month:

With both the Food and Wine and Jersey Days early in the month and Thanksgiving later in the month, November is beginning to see heavier crowds.  Add in the holiday decorations and parties starting earlier each year this month has moderate to heavy crowds most of the month.  Again, similar to the summer months, don’t let this keep you from enjoying the magic.  Use MyDisneyExperience to plan and be prepared and the crowds won’t bother you anyway.

December

Key Events:

Dec 1-20: Pop Warner

December 25th:  Christmas

December 31st:  New Year’s Eve

Summary of the month:

December has quickly become one of the busiest times at Walt Disney World.  More and more people want to experience Walt Disney World during the holidays, and who can blame them? However this has lead to an increase in park crowds.  It is important during this time of year to have a plan before heading down.  This will allow you to truly enjoy the magic of the holidays at Walt Disney World.

Anytime of the year is a great time to visit Walt Disney World as the magic never stops.  No matter when you head down, make sure to use your MyDisneyExperience to help make the most of your trip.


 

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