Favorite Grampy’s Disney World Crowd Calendar

Magic Kingdom Crowds in January

Planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida? Want to know what the best time is to visit Disney World? Check out Favorite Grampy’s Crowd Calendar.

I try to estimate the volume of Guests in each park. I factor in the day of the week, holidays, events, festivals and my personal experience. My predictions are a combination of art and best guess. Even Favorite Grampy can’t see the future.

Walt Disney World Crowd Levels

So here are a few things to keep in mind about crowds when you are planning your magical trip.

  • During the summer crowds are huge from Memorial Day to Labor Day, not to mention it’s HOT in Florida during this time.
  • Spring break, around mid-March to the first week in April or so, is very busy.
  • The parks are packed on and around all holidays. During Christmas break its wall to wall people.
  • When there is a big event such as the runDisney, EPCOT Food & Wine Festival, etc., the parks will be more crowded.
  • If you only keep one thing in mind remember this point, if school is out for the kids, everyone will be at Walt Disney World having fun. The parks WILL be crowded.
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Park Hours

Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Blizzard Beach Water Park

Disney Park Hours

Extra Magic Hours

What are Extra Magic Hours? If you are staying on property at one of the Walt Disney Resorts, on certain days the guests at those resorts get to enter the park early or stay late as an extra benefit. These Extra Magic Hours can affect how crowded the parks get.

Extra Magic Hours

Events 2018

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival BannerFavorite Grampy likes to go to Disney World during special events so I have gathered a list of the events and festivals for 2018 and 2019. Make sure to check them out.

  • August 17 – October 31 (Selected Dates): Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • August 30 – November 12: EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
  • November 1-4: Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
  • November 8 – December 21 (Selected Dates): Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Events 2019

  • January 9 – 13: Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
  • January – February: Epcot International Festival of the Arts
  • February 21-24: Princess Half Marathon Weekend
  • March – May (To Be Announced): EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
  • April 4-7: Star Wars Rival Run Weekend
  • May (To Be Announced): Star Wars: Galactic Nights
  • August  – October  (Selected Dates To Be Announced): Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • August  – November (To Be Announced): EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
  • November (To Be Announced): Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
  • November  – December (Selected Dates To Be Announced): Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

How the Crowds on our Crowd Calendar Estimated

Favorite Grampy has developed an algorithm he calls the Predictive Attendance Relational Crowd System or PARCS (Get it?). PARCS takes into account public information, events happening around the parks and resorts, seasonal pricing, extra magic hours, and personal experience, to come up with Favorite Grampy’s guess of future crowds at the Walt Disney World Parks. Oh, if I only had Madame Leota’s crystal ball.

 

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