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Crowd Levels at Walt Disney World

by Shannon Tucker

Hello Dad, I am very anxious about crowds so I really want go in September. But my friend can’t so we are looking at late May-Early June. I am a very visual person so just reading light crowds or moderate crowds is hard for me. Is there pictures of comparing the crowds by crowd level? I’ll love to see pictures of the crowds so I can be more at ease if anything. Thanks

Small Magic Kingdom Crowds listening to Dapper Dan's

The Dapper Dans get ready to sing on nice quiet day at the Magic Kingdom – Photo by WDWOW

Dad’s Pictures of Crowd Levels at WDW Answer


That’s a really great point and question. Let’s see if we can’t find a few photos to help illustrate the crowd levels at WDW.

We’ll start with crazy, out of control crowds. That’s pretty easy.

Heavy Crowds outside of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at WDW

These are heavy crowds – Photo by WDW Shutterbug

The above picture was taken on December 30th I think (which is Dad’s birthday by the way). It was a day when the Magic Kingdom closed to visitors for a while.

This crowd level doesn’t happen very often. A normal heavy day won’t be this busy, but it will be really crowded.

Moderate Crowd Levels at the Magic Kingdom

Here are some moderate crowds – Photo by WDW Shutterbug

This is a pretty good representation of Moderate crowds. Notice that the streets aren’t too busy, but there are still clumps of people. On moderate days, you can run into a group of people and it will seem very busy, but you can also find places where it seems like no one is there.

Slow crowds in Japan at EPCOT

Crowds can sometime be pretty slow – Photo by Disney Photo Snapper

Slow crowds are easy. Short lines and no people. That’s the goal. Right?

If you wait long enough you might even get to see this.

The Magic Kingdom empty

Late at night the parks look like this – Photo by Disney Photo Snapper

Dad has a whole bunch of great information about crowds at WDW, but this is the first time we’ve put pictures to the levels. Cool.

Dad’s Crowds at WDW page

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Dad’s Bottom Line

Shannon, you won’t have to worry about crowds too much. September is a really slow time at WDW.

I hope this helps you figure out the crowds at WDW. It’s about the best I can come up with. Our photographers usually try to avoid taking pictures of crowds.

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