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November and December Disney World Park Hours Updated!

Disney World has updated its park hours for November and early December.  Why is that important?  Because that means that more Fastpasses are now available for many days and many parks.  If a park added hours, you’ll find that it also added Fastpasses for that time frame.  You can find the updated hours on my Crowd Calendars. Continue reading November and December Disney World Park Hours Updated!

Disney World Crowd Calendar April 2019

Disney World Crowd Calendar April 2019

Disney World Crowd Calendar April 2018

The Disney World Crowd Calendar April 2019 begins as an extremely busy month and dies down to moderate levels toward the end of the month.  You’ll find that the Magic Kingdom offers Extra Magic Hours almost every day during the week of Easter (added later).  If you’re an onsite guest at a Disney World Resort, you should take advantage of that Extra Magic Hour morning during Easter week!  That first hour is a great time to visit a good number of Fantasyland attractions.  I would then plan my Fastpass+ in a different park and hop to the lower crowds in a BEST park.

Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival runs from March to May and it includes a free concert series known as Garden Rocks concerts. Artists that perform are from the 60’s to the 80’s and offer genuine flashback music.  Check out the topiaries, take in a gardening seminar, walk through the butterfly garden and grab a bite to eat at the festival booths.

What will the weather be like during your April trip?

April is beautiful in Walt Disney World.  The weather is warm, but not hot and there’s beautiful flowers everywhere.  Epcot decorates really well for the Flower and Garden Festival and offers great topiaries and gardening seminars.  It is central Florida, so bring that poncho in case you get an afternoon shower.  Weather forecasts are under each date on the Crowd Calendar for April as well!

  • Average high temperature:  83°F
  • Average low temperature:  59°F
  • Mean temperature:  71°F
  • Record high temperature:  97°F (1968)
  • Record low temperature:  37°F (2001)
  • Average Precipitation:  2.28 in.

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

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.

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 April Events at Walt Disney World

  • Epcot Flower and Garden Festival – March  through May
  • Garden Rocks Concert Series – Weekends
  • Star Wars Half Marathon –  April 20-23

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!

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 mobile format that will stream down the page.  You must subscribe to Character Locator in order to see more than one day at a time..

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

April 2019

Historic Disney World Park Hours

Disney World Crowd Calendar March 2020

Disney World Crowd Calendar March 2020

Disney World Crowd Calendar March 2020Spring Break Season!  March 2020 and early April 2020 are typically a BUSY time to visit Walt Disney World.  The crowds will remain Heavy to Insane  through the entire month due to a variety of school spring breaks.  Be sure to follow my recommendations here on the Disney World Crowd Calendar for March 2020.

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival begins in March and runs until Late May and it creates a slight increase in crowds, but affects Epcot more on the weekends than at other times.  The concert lineup for Garden Rocks haven’t been announced yet.  It’s rare that rides are closed during this month, but check my Attraction Refurbishment page closer to your date to verify.  We do know that the Walt Disney World Railroad and Tomorrowland Speedway will be closed.

While March 2019 is typically busy, you can manage them with good touring plans and Fastpass+ usage.   I’ve set touring records during some of the busiest days, so I know what I’m talking about. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort, rise early on your Magic Kingdom day and take advantage of the early opening of the Magic Kingdom.

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.

What will the weather be like during your March trip?

  • Average high temperature:  78°F
  • Average low temperature:  54°F
  • Mean temperature:  66°F
  • Record high temperature:  92°F (1963)
  • Record low temperature:  25°F (1980)
  • Average Precipitation:  4.01 in.

Weather in Orlando in March tends to be mild, but evenings can feel chilly, so bring a hoodie or jacket.  It still rains some times, but not like it does here in the summer.

Should I use Extra Magic Hours privilege?

If you are a Disney World hotel guest who is planning to use Extra Magic Hours, use the morning ones.  The morning ones 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).  I used to recommend the Magic Kingdom late EMH, but only the final hour has any benefit.  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 March trip

Updated frequently as needed.

Disney World and Disneyland Attraction Refurbishments

Special April Events at Walt Disney World

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

 

Includes all entertainment options, weather and Fastpass/Dining booking dates!

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

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 mobile format that will stream down the page.  You must subscribe to Character Locator in order to see more than one day at a time..

My March 2020 Crowd Calendar includes park hours, Extra Magic Hours, special entertainment options, 180 Days Dining Window, 60 and 30 Day Fastpass+ Booking Windows!

Disney World Crowd Calendar March 2020

Disney World Crowd Calendar February 2020

Disney World Crowd Calendar February 2020

February 2020 Disney World Crowd CalendarMy Disney World Crowd Calendar for February 2020 will be a mostly moderate crowd month, except President’s Week and the Princess Half Marathon Weekend, when the crowds can become quite substantial.  The only event scheduled is the Epcot Festival of the Arts, so we might find a few attractions down for refurbishment.   Those refurbishments are typically listed a few months before hand.  Water rides may be closed.  Check my Attraction Refurbishment page closer to your date.

While President’s Week is typically insanely busy, you can manage them with good touring plans and Fastpass+ usage.   If you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort, rise early on your Magic Kingdom day and take advantage of the early opening of the Magic Kingdom.   When visiting the parks, I recommend that you avoid the Extra Magic Hour parks as they will draw in more guests.

What will the weather be like during your February trip?

  • Average high temperature:  73°F
  • Average low temperature:  50°F
  • Mean temperature:  62°F
  • Record high temperature:  89°F (1988)
  • Record low temperature:  17°F (2000)
  • Average Precipitation:  2.71 in.

The weather in February is quite cool and typically doesn’t rain as much.  Wear layers because 75 degrees with the sun shining on you in Florida feels hot and at night the damp air can feel pretty bitter with a light wind.  Be sure to bring a jacket and hat.

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 April trip

Updated frequently as needed.

Disney World and Disneyland Attraction Refurbishments

 

Special February Events at Walt Disney World

  • Festival of the Arts – Weekends
  • Princess Half Marathon  – February 22-24

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!

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 mobile format that will stream down the page.  You must subscribe to Character Locator in order to see full details in mobile view

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

February 2020 Disney World Crowd Calendar

Disney World Crowd Calendar January 2020

Disney World Crowd Calendar January 2020

The Disney World Crowd Calendar for January 2020 shows that this month is typically a pretty calm one at Walt Disney World.  The weather is cold and the crowds are average, except for the first few days, Marathon weekend and MLK Weekend.  Epcot offers the Festival of the Arts.  There’s no special parties, so many rides go down for refurbishment.   Those refurbishments are typically listed a few months before hand.  Water rides are typically closed most or all of January.

Disney World Crowd Calendar January 2020

While the final week of Christmas vacation is insanely busy, you can manage them with good touring plans and Fastpass+ usage.   If you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort, rise early on your Magic Kingdom day and take advantage of the early opening of the Magic Kingdom.   When visiting the parks, I recommend that you avoid the Extra Magic Hour parks as they will draw in more guests.

With lower hours than normal early in the month, it may be best to spend a day in the parks and spend an evening the Fort Wilderness Campfire.    

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.  The BEST day to visit the Magic Kingdom in terms of lines is a Christmas Party day.  Many attractions are walk-on.

What will the weather be like during your January trip?

  • Average high temperature:  71°F
  • Average low temperature:  47°F
  • Mean temperature:  59°F
  • Record high temperature:  89°F (2006)
  • Record low temperature:  18°F (1985)
  • Average Precipitation:  2.91 in.

January is the coldest month of the year in Orlando and oddly enough we still get a decent amount of rain too.  Be sure to dress for both warmer days and colder nights with a nice jacket and cap.

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 January Events at Walt Disney World

  • Disney World Marathon Weekend – January 9-12
  • Martin Luther King Weekend – January 17-20
  • Epcot International Festival of the Arts – Begins Mid-January

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!

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 mobile format that will stream down the page.  You must subscribe to Character Locator in order to see Friday/Saturday in Mobile View.

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

January 2020

Historic Disney World Park Hours