August Disney World crowds
In August Disney World crowds magically disappear. The beginning of the month starts out very busy and crowds steadily decline the rest of the month. I can't say the same for the temperatures.
Rain in August is a really good thing - photo by Cliff Wang
Yes, August is hot. August at Walt Disney World is hot, but the crowds are not so much. In fact as the month goes on, crowds get just downright "cool". Check it out.
Dad's Crowd Calendar Disclaimer
This calendar is based on historical facts, as I know them today. The Walt Disney World Resort is an ever-changing environment and you might find things significantly different from below.
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Epcot's Sounds Like Summer
"Stayin Alive Canada" a Bee Gee's Tribute Group performs Jive Talkin'
August Disney World Crowds
The first week of August will be very busy. Crowds will be mostly wall to wall on the weekends and pretty heavy during the week. Lines for the major attractions will regularly be over an hour and sometimes two. The rest of the month crowds dwindle.
The weekends will have moderate to heavy crowds as Florida residents get in those last few weekend trips before school activities get in the way. Weekdays are mostly calm and serene (but hot). Light to moderate crowds are pretty normal on weekdays during August.
August Disney World Events
Even Disney events decline during the month. The Sounds Like Summer series comes to a close in Epcot. This is a series of daily concerts performed in the American Gardens Theater by bands that pay tribute (mimic) great rock bands of the 80's and 90's. It's one of the great extras that Disney puts on all during the year. And the best part is...
Dad's 2016 WDW Crowd Calendars
Crowds from Touringplans.com
Touringplans.com knows August Disney World crowds. This is the place to go to get everything you need to know to help plan your trip. From up to the minute reports on lines, to the history of crowds for the last 8 years, it's all there. They have crowd projections for the next 365 days for each park with recommendations about which park to avoid and which parks are the best to visit.
The "Lines" smart phone app gives you up to the minute reports showing how long the lines are at the rides in the parks. Bop on over and subscribe today.
Dad's Bottom Line
August is a great time to visit Walt Disney World (if you like things hot and sweaty). Late in the month the throngs go away and it gets downright peaceful.