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Disney World Crowd Calendar and Park Hours

Disney World Crowd Calendar and Park Hours

I release my free Disney World crowd calendar for each month approximately 120 days in advance of each month.  On each calendar, you’ll find park hours, crowd levels, Extra Magic Hours,  weather, special entertainment offerings,  best park / worst park, special events as well as dining and Fastpass+ booking windows!

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Are these the actual Disney World park hours?

I begin with the predicted park hours for each park.  They are updated quickly and regularly.  Disney World typically updates their park hours each Friday a few weeks before your trip, but updates can happen at any time and I post updates when these occur.

How do I come up with my Disney World Crowd Calendar?

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I base my crowd calendar on a variety of factors. The factors include Disney price seasons for the resorts, wait time expectations, local resort bookings, and actual theme park projections for attendance.

How do I pick the best park for my dates?

Each park is ranked by red, yellow or green.  This equals my worst park, median park, and best park to visit for the day.  Pick a green day and a green park for the very best Disney World experience.

What are Extra Magic Hours?

Early Entry is a benefit to Disney Hotel guests as well as Shades of Green, Swan and Dolphin Resort or Disney Springs Hotel. Each day a theme park is open thirty minutes early for Early Entry.

Extended Evening Hours are a benefit ONLY for those staying at Disney Deluxe resorts and DVC Resorts, as well as the Swan and Dolphin. This benefit allows these guests to remain in a selected park for 2 additional hours. Typically, this is offered at Magic Kingdom and Epcot, but may be offered at Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom seasonally.

During extremely busy seasons, more than one park offers Extra Magic Hours to these.

Can a guest who is staying offsite participate in Extra Magic Hours?

No, and Yes. What does that mean? Guests are required to tap their MagicBand to prove they are staying at a Walt Disney World hotel, Shades of Green, Swan and Dolphin Resort or Disney Springs hotel to enter the park for MORNING Early Entry.

The MagicBand is checked at a central location within each park.  Once a guest enters the park for MORNING EE, they aren’t required to prove they are a resort guest. However, EVENING guests are only required to tap their MagicBand at the attractions when they wish to ride.

An offsite guest could wander the park and take photos of the exteriors without being harassed, but can’t ride, eat or shop.

Should I use Extra Magic Hours?

Early Entry is a great benefit for Disney World guests until around 11am.  With a good touring plan, you will do most of the things you would enjoy during morning Early Entry.  Extended Evening Hours are a great benefit for Deluxe resort guests.

When does Disney Transportation begin running each morning?

Typically Disney buses are available to all Disney Hotel guests beginning 45-60 minutes before park opening. There is a dining bus that runs earlier for those with breakfast dining reservations at other Disney hotels or theme parks that offer breakfast before park opening.

KennythePirate’s Disney World Crowd Calendars

If you are viewing on a desktop/laptop, you will see a week at a time with all the full details.  It is printable.  If you are on mobile, it will show in a mobile format that will stream down the page.

January 2020 Disney World Crowd Calendar
Disney World Crowd Calendar February 2020
Disney World Crowd Calendar March 2020
Disney World Crowd Calendar April 2020
Disney World Crowd Calendar May 2018
Disney World Crowd Calendar June 2020
Disney World Crowd Calendar July 2020
Disney World Crowd Calendar August 2020
Disney World Crowd Calendar September 2020
Disney World Crowd Calendar October 2020
Disney World Crowd Calendar November 2020
Disney World Crowd Calendar December 2020

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Kelly Thornhill

Thursday 16th of September 2021

Hi! Will you be releasing 2022 Crowd Calendars?

Diane Cafiero

Tuesday 17th of August 2021

Why aren't the crowd calendars updated at least 60 days before?

Mark

Sunday 26th of January 2020

Is there a big difference in crowd level for the week of September 27 vs one week later (October 4). I’m assuming the Sept 27 will be lass crowded, but will it be a lot less crowded? Thanks

kennythepirate

Sunday 26th of January 2020

You can view the 2019 dates by clicking on those calendar weeks

Gabriela

Monday 20th of January 2020

When do you release October 2020 calendar?

kennythepirate

Monday 20th of January 2020

6.5 months out as it mentions on the top of that page

Mosca

Thursday 2nd of January 2020

Hi Kenny, for the week of Feb 17th, you have Monday being the worst crowds for Magic Kingdom. Is Disney after hours also heavy crowds?

kennythepirate

Thursday 2nd of January 2020

No. Those events are not usually too busy

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