Walt Disney World Crowds
Dad knows how to
avoid and deal with them
Do you want to know how to deal with Walt Disney World crowds?
"Imagine there's no people,
on the streets of Disney World.
No lines at Soarin',
or Peter Pan too.
Imagine all the people,
Smiling all the day...
You may say I'm a dreamer,
But I'm not the only one...
I hope some day you'll join us,
and the world will live as one."
OK, so I'm no John Lennon, but you get my drift. (Dad does sing good.)
It might be a dream to think about no crowds at WDW. It's not reality. Yes, WDW crowds are stressful, so, lets break this down and figure out how to take some of the stress out of the crowds at WDW.
Walt Disney World Crowds
In 2014, the last year on record, over 55 million people visited one of the Walt Disney World parks. That's a bunch. The theme parks at Disney World are all in the top 10 most visited theme parks in the world.
In 2015, the numbers were even bigger. Every month, it seemed there were record crowds. Will that trend continue? Only the Shadow knows...
Record crowds mean it's more important than ever to have a plan for dealing with them. That's where Dad comes in.
Let's get started avoiding Disney World Crowds.
Dad's WDW Crowd Calendars
The first way to reduce the stress of a WDW vacation is to choose the best time to visit (more on that subject in a minute.) Dad makes it easy to pick out the times when it's least crowded at WDW with his simple, fun and even a little bit magical calendars.
Check out our month by month look at Disney World Crowds.
Dad's Calendars are based on crowd levels from previous years, and sprinkled heavily with Dad's famous intuition (I know, men don't have intuition, but Dad does).
Disclaimer: 2015 was a huge year for Disney Park attendance. It seemed like every day was crazy busy. Even some of the really traditionally slow periods were overrun. That trend is continuing into 2016 but it's an historical anomoly. We'll have to see where the crowds go over the next few months.
The Best Time to Visit Walt Disney World
This is one of Dad's favorite topics. I've probably written more about when to visit WDW than any other topic. It's really one of my favorite things to talk about.
So when is the Best Time to Visit WDW? Simple. Any time you can!
Maybe that's not the most helpful answer, but it's true. Of course there are times that are better than others so let's dig down a bit. Let's start with by looking at the best time to visit WDW in 2016.
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WDW Crowd Tips
So now we've picked the best time to go. What happens when you get there?
Dad has gathered his top 10 tips for avoiding Walt Disney World Crowds all into one place. There are strategies and secrets that will save you hours of standing in line.
Each park is unique and there are some special methods for avoiding lines that work at each park. Dad has tips for reducing time in line for each park.
You want to know what to do in each park? OK, check it out ...
You'll be amazed by what you find in these pages.
Beating Disney Crowds
How do you beat the crowds at WDW? Dad knows.
Get to the parks early, stay late, have a plan, know the crowd patterns, it's all here in Dad's Simple, Fun, Magic Guide to beating the invading hoards at the parks each day. (Hoards is a little strong, but you get what I mean.)
Yes, you will need a plan if you are going to avoid all the lines during your visit. Dad can help with that too. Now only does Dad have a great partnership with the top Disney World planning Touringplans.com.
Dad also is a World Class Planner himself and he's come up with step-by-step instructions on how to plan the best vacation ever. Might I even say it will be a Perfect Disney World Vacation.
Check it out.
Dad's Bottom Line
You can't always avoid lines and people at Disney World. They are a necessary fact of life. If you plan your vacation for the low times, if you use Dad's great tips and strategies, you can have a worry free, crowd less vacation.