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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.

 

August Disney World Crowd Calendar

 

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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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. But at the end of August, there's an upswing in activity at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival opens and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party begins...

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August Disney World Events

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party begins about half way through the month, and The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival opens at the end of August. While this has only a small impact on crowds (heat and school are the reason folks still stay away) it's worth noting that if you want to experience these events, August is one of the slowest times to do so.

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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.

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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.