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Magic Kingdom updates August 2016 park hours

Magic Kingdom updates August 2016 park hours Continue reading Magic Kingdom updates August 2016 park hours

Disney World park hours adjusted and more Star Wars Fireworks

Disney World has adjusted the park hours for late July, August, September and some of December and added some Star Wars Fireworks times.  Here’s the details: Continue reading Disney World park hours adjusted and more Star Wars Fireworks

Hollywood Studios updates August and September hours with fireworks and some Disneyland refurbishments

Walt Disney World park hours for Hollywood Studios for the month of August and September 1-5 have been updated and now include Star Wars Fireworks through that period of time.  Check my August and September Crowd Calendars for the schedule for your travel dates. Continue reading Hollywood Studios updates August and September hours with fireworks and some Disneyland refurbishments

Disney World Crowd Calendar August 2019

Disney World Crowd Calendar August 2019

Disney World Crowd Calendar August 2019Disney World Crowd Calendar August 2019 brings us an insanely hot and rainy month.  It’s the second wettest month historically, so expect an afternoon thunderstorm most days of your vacation.  I know it’s known as the “Sunshine State,” but that is just a marketing ploy.  It rains often here, especially in the summer.  The first week and a half of August  is end of the busy summer travel season at Walt Disney World, so the parks are quite crowded initially.  The parks begin to lighten around mid-month and will continue with moderate crowds through the rest of the month.  The last week of August is the best time to visit Walt Disney World in the summer season, if you children haven’t started school or you are willing to allow them to miss time.  September is the preferred month as far as crowds are concerned and is among the best times to visit.  Regardless of the times 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

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Epcot Food and Wine Festival begins in August 2019.

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.

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 August.  Disney usually releases preliminary hours, then adds hours the closer you get to your trip.

What will the weather be like during your August trip?

  • Average high temperature:  92°F
  • Average low temperature:  73°F
  • Mean temperature:  83°F
  • Record high temperature:  100°F (1961)
  • Record low temperature:  64°F (2000)
  • Average Precipitation:  7.71 in.

August  is the second hottest average month and 2nd 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.

What attractions will be CLOSED for refurbishment during your trip

Updated frequently as needed.

Disney World and Disneyland Attraction Refurbishments

Do you need to know what activities will take place at your Disney World during your trip?

Updated at the beginning of each month!

Disney World Resort Recreation Activities Guides, Disney World Resort Activities Calendar

Special August Events at Walt Disney World

  • Free Dining is  offered for late August through September dates.  The offer is generally posted in the Spring.
  • Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • Epcot Food and Wine Festival

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!

Be sure to print in landscape mode with background image turned on!

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

2019

Historic Disney World Park Hours

 

Walt Disney World Park Hours

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