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50th Anniversary Crowds at Walt Disney World

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“Hello! We are planning our one and only Disney World Trip for the 50th Anniversary when all the rides should be finished. Do you believe it will be crowded the whole anniversary year or will there be lower crowd times? When in your best opinion would be the least crowded times to visit? Thanks for your wisdom!



I can’t wait for the 50th Anniversary Celebration

Cinderella Castle in pink lights

Will they turn the Castle Pink? – Photo by Judd Helms


I am so excited about the 50th Anniversary celebration. I just can’t wait. Yes, by the time it comes, I’ll probably have ridden all the rides, and seen all the new shows, etc. But I still can’t wait. I will be one of the crazies in the Magic Kingdom on October 1st, 2021.

But that doesn’t quite answer your question does it?

So, what will the 50th Anniversary mean for crowds during the year?

It’s a little hard to predict because we don’t know the dates that Disney is going to use for the 50th celebration. We don’t know how long it’s going to last. If they are going to do a pink castle again. Or anything like that.

My guess is that the celebration will start in the summer and last for at least 12 months. But what do I know. Lol.

That all being said, I think crowd wise, that October will be busier than normal (if that’s possible) then the crowd patterns will kick back in.

The rest of the year will be moderate to heavy, with Christmas being nuts.

Just look at our crowd calendars and you’ll see the normal patterns.

Dad’s Walt Disney World Crowd Calendars page

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Dad’s Bottom Line

The Bottom Line is it’s kind of too early to know how the crowds will be affected by the 50th Celebration until we know the dates, but roughly the first few months will be busier, then it will fall back into normalish patterns.


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