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Disney World Crowd Calendar July 2020

Disney World Crowd Calendar July 2020

Disney World Crowd Calendar July 2020The Disney World Crowd Calendar July 2020 puts us right in the middle of the summer travel season at Walt Disney World, so the crowd calendar is basically Orange most of the 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.

I would recommend seeing the Magic Kingdom July 4th Fireworks on July 3rd.  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.

NOTE:  Mid to late July is generally a time in which many South American tour groups visit Walt Disney World.

Will the park hours for Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom be extended?

Yes, it’s highly likely that the park hours will extend for many dates in July.  Disney usually releases preliminary hours, then adds hours the closer you get to your trip.  With Animal Kingdom now offering “After dark” experiences, you can expect that park to stay open much later.

What will the weather be like during your July trip?

  • Average high temperature:  92°F
  • Average low temperature:  73°F
  • Mean temperature:  83°F
  • Record high temperature:  101°F (1980)
  • Record low temperature:  62°F (1984)
  • Average Precipitation:  7.05 in.

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.

Disney World Extra magic hours attractions

A note on Fastpass+ Booking

Fastpass+ can be booked 60 days in advance for ONSITE guests and 30 days in advance forOFFSITE guests and Annual Passholders.  You can begin booking them at 7am Eastern Time.  The booking dates are included on my Disney Crowd Calendar below.


Special July Events at Walt Disney World

  • Special 4th of July fireworks at Magic Kingdom and Epcot

To read the crowd level, follow the DATE at the top!  The best park each day is marked in GREEN.

Lowest Crowds
Low Crowds / Best Park
Moderate Crowds / Median Park
Busy Crowds
Insane Crowds / Worst Park

Weekly view includes all entertainment options, weather and Fastpass/Dining booking dates!

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My Crowd Calendar includes park hours, Extra Magic Hours, special entertainment options, 180 Days Dining Window, 60 and 30 Day Fastpass+ Booking Windows!


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  1. Any plans on continuing crowd calendars? I was hoping you’d have them for the summer! I miss using them for planning my July trip!

  2. Hi Kenny, I’m planning our trip for either June 2020 or July 2020. Do the crowd calendars change much year to year? Just wondering if I can plan off of the 2019 crowd calendar on when to go for less crowds or if there is a big difference year to year. Thanks so much,

  3. Hi You show on Thursday July 11 at EPCOT a green day even though it is an EMH day. We always take your advice to stay away on EMH Day. Is there a reason to go there that day? Thanks

  4. We always visit in December but will be coming mid July this year. I am really surprised by the large number of dining reservations available this close to our travel time compared to what I am used to, as well as what fast passes were available when I booked last week (noting, of course, that it was outside of the 30 day window). Projections on most sites have crowds anticipated to be quite heavy-are there just more dining res and fp+ available in summer?

    • Last year mid to late July was actually much more pleasant than previous years due to lower international bookings. That trend could continue this year, which would lower the crowd levels.

  5. Hi Kenny. To be clear, if I’m looking at the Magic Kingdom for a couple of days during the week of the July 4th, those 2 days where Magic Kingdom is green are still “insane crowd” days correct? It’s just that MK is the best option those days?

  6. Do you know when the firework schedule is released for july 3rd? I want to book pirates and pals, and they have to wait until the schedule is released.

  7. Hi Kenny,
    Huge fan, love love love your site, sooo helpful!!! Our family is headed to Beach Club July 4-15, 2017. We are Disney fanatics and ready to battle the heat and theme park crowds. However, we are also huge water park fans and we’re considering renting a car to make getting to and from water parks (and other resort dining reservations) easier. We’ve never been in July, where I hear they can close to capacity off and on thru the day and close the parking lot as well. Should we scrap the rental car due to the crowds? Or will they let us park (since we are resort guests). Thanks.

    • Usually the closures only occur on July 4 at Magic Kingdom. Water Parks will close and parking could fill, but in late afternoon, they reopen. I go early or late to water park. Don’t go mid-day.

  8. Just a heads up, I noticed the EMH and park hours for Thursday, July 14’th 2016 are incorrect for this calendar. I love this website, and thanks for all your hard work!

  9. Hi I’m confused with the EMH.
    If there’s EMH in Magic Kingdom from 8-9am, then the Welcome Show would start at 7.40am or the usual 8.40am?

  10. Quick questions- I see on July 2nd, the overall crowds are red and MK is green….how does this play into the crowds we will see at MK that day? If we pick a green park on a red day, is it all that worse than any other peak summer day? Are we talking about the parks reaching capacity? We are used to traveling in late July, so we are certainly used to summer crowds, just trying to figure out how much “worse” it will be. Thank you!

    • It will still be quite busy, but not as terrible as July 4. Parks never actually reach capacity, they usually just turn away single day ticket holders for a short time. You’ll still want to arrive before park opening to have the best experience.

  11. Hi I have a question. You recommend the 4th of July Fireworks at Magic Kingdom on the 3rd and the Hollywood Studios Fireworks on the 4th. Is there a big difference between the shows at each of the parks? Also, will it be worth is on the 3rd to go to Magic Kingdom, since it is marked as a “RED” day on your calendar? Just trying to make the most of our visit. Thank you!

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