Walt Disney World Crowds
Dad hates Disney World Crowds. Yes, hates them. I have spent years learning all I can about how to avoid standing in line, getting bumped and jostled, and just about everything else I can think of to make a better Disney World vacation.
Now, for the first time ever, I'm going to share my years of intense study with you. (Aren't I something?) Below you will find Dad's monthly crowd calendar pages, park tips and even some secrets about the best time to go to Disney World. You don't want to miss this.
Magic Kingdom Crowds in 1972 (some things never change) - Photo by Jeff_B
About Disney World Crowds
Over 50 million people visit one of the Disney World parks every day. That's a bunch. The theme parks at Disney World are all in the top 5 most visited theme parks in the world (Disneyland sneaks in usually at number 4.) That means there are crowds at Disney World every day. Sometimes those crowds are bigger than others.
The biggest crowds of the year are during times when the public schools in America have holidays. That's summer (mid-June through mid-August) , Spring Break (mid-March through mid-April), some major holidays (Presidents Day in February and Thanksgiving) and especially the week between Christmas and New Years. That's the biggest week of the year. (See what Dad has to say about Christmas Day in the Magic Kingdom.)
So, let's just take a look ...
Lined up for the fireworks - Photo by Stuck in Customs
Dad's Month-by-Month look
Here you go. You want to know what Disney World crowds are like when you're planning to go? Well let 'ole Dad give you a hand. We go through every month and gives prediction of just how busy it will be (in general) at Walt Disney World.
Check it out. These are predictions for Disney World attendance during the year. Dad bases his predictions on levels from previous years, and his famous intuition (I know, men don't have intuition, but Dad does).
Dad's Monthly Crowd Calendars
Click on the month to visit that page
Now this is how I want to expereince WDW (no crowds) - Photo by Jeff_B.
Tips for avoiding them
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.
When is the best time to visit Disney World? When it looks like this ... Photo by Don Sullivan
The Best Time to Visit Disney World
When is the best time to visit? That's a great question. Dad has the answer. Now, the answer can be a bit complicated, so you might want to go over and check out...
And then Dad's got his list of the best weeks in 2013 to visit Walt Disney World.
Every good plan ends up with Wishes at the Magic Kingdom - Photo by Don Sullivan
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 site out there, (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.