Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar 2019

Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar 2019

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Heading to Walt Disney World in 2019? Wanting to know what to expect from the crowds? Trying to determine the best time to head to Walt Disney World in 2019?

Check out our Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar for 2019. This crowd calendar help you prepare and make the best decisions for planning the dates of your magical vacation. While unexpected crowded days may occur, this crowd calendar will give you a traditional idea of what to expect.

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January

 

Key Events

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 4 races. It takes until the week after the marathon for the 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

Summary of the month

February starts off with lower crowds. This is a great time to go as the weather is nice and crowds are typically lower than average. February doesn’t normally get busy until President’s Day Weekend. This, like Martin Luther King Day in January, causes crowds to increase due to longer school breaks. President’s Day Weekend usually carries into Princess Half Marathon crowds. Although these aren’t nearly as large as the Marathon Weekend crowds in January, they still increase park crowds.

March

 

Key Events

Summary of month

March starts off moderate before spring break crowds begin to show up. The second week of March typically starts to show an increase in crowds as spring break begin around the US, and Mardi Gras also does sometimes cause an increase in typical crowd sizes. The end of the month continues to remain heavy with spring break crowds. 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 FastPass+.

April

Key Events

Summary of the month

The month of April will start with heavy crowds due to spring break crowds. The Star Wars Half Marathon will take place during the beginning half of the month this year, due to a late Easter. Like Princess, this doesn’t draw as many runners as the marathon in January but it does increased crowd levels on race days slightly. Crowds will build as Easter approaches. After a heavy month of spring break and Easter crowds, April will wrap up with moderate to lighter 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 on the low end.  With schools wrapping up, few families take vacations during this time of the year, making crowd levels low.  As the month continues, crowds will increase as schools finish their year. Memorial Day Weekend will be a higher level crowd time due to extra time off from work and schools.

June

Key Events

  • Epcot Flower and Garden Festival through June 4

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 a good plan, you are able to manage crowds, making June a good summer month option.

July

Key Events

Summary of the month

With the 4th of July, this month starts off with heavy crowds.  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, although this may seem like a time to avoid visiting, with a good plan, you are able to manage crowds.

August

 

 

Key Events

  • None at this time

Summary of the month

August starts with the typical summer crowds, however, as the month continues the crowds lessen due to schools starting.  The month ends with a heavy day, due to the start of the Labor Day holiday in September.

September

 

Key Events

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 for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

October

 

Key Events

Summary of the month

The beginning of October sees light crowds until Columbus Day. This three day holiday often sees higher crowd levels. The Epcot Food and Wine Festival also brings crowds on the weekends as locals come to experience the event. 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, which brings people to the resort. The end of the month not only brings, Halloween, but also the start of the Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

November

 

Key Events

Summary of Month

With both the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and Jersey Days early in the month and Thanksgiving later in the month, November sees heavier crowds. Add in the holiday decorations and parties starting earlier each year, this month keeps more moderate crowds overall. Like in the summer months don’t let this keep you from enjoying the magic. Plan and be prepared and the crowds won’t bother you anyway. (Note: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is expected to open in late fall…we suspect that the themed land won’t open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios until the month of December.)

December

Key Events:

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, but this has lead to an increase in park crowds. It is important during this time of year to have a plan, allowing you to truly enjoy the magic of the holidays at Walt Disney World. (Note: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is expected to open in late fall…we suspect that the themed land won’t open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios until the month of December. This will increase crowds exponentially around Galaxy’s Edge’s opening date, and Guests should expect those days around the opening date to be in the Very Heavy category.)

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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