Disney World Crowd Calendar by Favorite Grampy

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 Disney World 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. Oh and my Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar is FREE.

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.

Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar

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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

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Banner

Events

January 2020

  • January 8 – 12: Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
  • January 17 – February 24: Epcot International Festival of the Arts

February 2020

  • February 20-23: Princess Half Marathon Weekend

March 2020

  • March 4 – June 1: EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

April 2020

  • April 16-19: Star Wars Rival Run Weekend

May 2020

  • May-August  (Selected Nights): Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon

June 2020

  • May-August  (Selected Nights): Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon

July 2020

  • May-August  (Selected Nights): Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon

August 2020

  • August – October: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

September 2020

  • September  – November (To Be Announced): EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

October 2020

  • September  – November (To Be Announced): EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

November 2020

  • November  – December (Selected Dates To Be Announced): Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

December 2020

  • December (Selected Dates To Be Announced): Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

How the Crowds on our Disney World Crowd Calendar are 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.