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July Disney World crowds

July Disney World crowds roar out of the gate like the fireworks on the 4th. Happy Birthday America. July 4th the locals come out to see the fireworks. There will be people packed in the parks like sardines. If you are planning a Disney World vacation on July 4th, bring a bag of patience with you. The fireworks shows are worth it.


The fireworks over Cinderella Castle with big July Disney World crowds

Disney does the July 4th Fireworks show right – Photo by Laurie Sapp


July used to be the hottest month of the year crowd wise, but over the last couple of years the crowds have calmed down.


July Disney World Crowd Calendar


Dad’s July Walt Disney World 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.

(There, Dad’s Mr. lawyer, are you happy?)

July Disney World Crowds

July Disney World Crowds aren’t as big as they used to be. With Disney’s new pricing structure some of the summer crowds have moved to cooler less busy times.


But overall July is still a pretty busy month with heavy crowds most days.


So how do you beat the July crowds? Dad knows…

Dad’s How to Beat Disney World Crowds page

July Weather

The weather at Walt Disney World in July is hot. Or maybe I should say HOT, HOT, HOT.


On average, July is the hottest month of the year, with the average high being 92°F/33°C and the average low being 74°F/23°C. The good thing is July is also the 2nd wettest month of the year with lots of afternoon showers that cool things down.


Basically the weather in July at Walt Disney World is hot and muggy.

July Events

There aren’t any big events or festivals at Walt Disney World in July, other than the fireworks display which happens on July 3 and 4.

Dad’s Disney World Events page

Avoid Disney World crowds

It’s hard to completely avoid Disney World crowds in July. They are everywhere. That’s where Dad comes in. Dad knows how to avoid crowds, even the ones in July. On Dad’s Disney World crowd page, you’ll find tips and strategies that will help you minimize the impact of the sweaty throngs that trudge around the Disney World parks from morning to night.

Dad’s Disney World Crowds page

Dad’s 2020 WDW Crowd Calendars

Dad's 2020 Crowd Calendar

Dad’s Walt Disney World Crowd Calendars

The Complete Crowd Picture

The Disney World crowds in July can be as hot as a firecracker. Most of us need some help to plan how we are going to deal with them. While Dad knows July Disney World crowds, there is someone out there that know them even better than Dad. That’s The folks over at Touringplans actually wrote the book on Disney World crowds. (The Unofficial Guide Walt Disney World.)


The website if full of all the information you need to plan the Perfect Disney World vacation. They have daily projections of the crowds in each park. They have history of the crowd levels back several years. They even have an app called “Lines” which tells you the lenght of the lines at each ride in real time. Live and in color.


I use for my trips and highly recommend it. Trust me.

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Dad’s Bottom Line

Should you to to Disney World in July? Do you like to stand in long lines with stinky, sweaty people? If so, then yes, go. If not, choose another month and go to the beach in the summer.

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