Any day is a good day to catch the opening show at Cinderella Castle - Photo by Mike Billick
The Magic Kingdom, I love the Magic Kingdom. So, what day of the week is the best day to go? Well, let me just see what Tom has to say. My buddy Tom, let's just see if we can get him to tell us. Tom, which is the best day of the week to visit the Magic Kingdom?
"Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday."
Yep, that's Tom right out of You've Got Mail
Ah, yeah, it's kind of a joke. But it is kind of true, because it really doesn't matter. Just pretty much every day, any day is the best day of the week to visit the Magic Kingdom.
I've been saying that for years, it really doesn't matter. Whenever you can go is the best day of the week. But, let's just walk through the week and see how each day stacks up. We're going to start with probably the worst day of the week, and then move to the best day of the week.
Saturday is the worst
Let's start out with Saturday. Saturday is probably not the best day of the week to visit the Magic Kingdom. It's usually the busiest day. The locals come in, people usually don't travel on Saturday. They usually don't travel on the weekends, they come in in the middle of the week, or Fridays, and they're there for the weekend.
So Saturday is usually the busiest day of the week, and the Magic Kingdom is the one place where everybody wants to go. So, Saturday is usually the busiest day of the week.
Friday comes next
The Headless Horseman scares the crowds away - Photo by Judd Helms
So next, we have Friday. Friday is like Saturday, it's the weekend. Friday is not as busy as Saturday, typically, but it can have a lot of traffic. However, Fridays when there's a Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, a Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, those are not busy days, those are really good. Any time there's a party, that is a good day to visit the Magic Kingdom. But that only happens from August through December, so the rest of the year Friday is not usually a good choice.
Sundays aren't bad
Sundays, the third day to avoid is Sunday. Sundays, they're not bad, they're better than Saturdays and Fridays. Sunday mornings can be really nice, Sunday mornings and Sunday evenings, the beginning and end of the day can be very nice. A lot of people go to church so they're not there Sunday mornings. A lot of people stay out too late on Saturday night, so Sunday mornings are not as busy. Sunday evenings people tend to go home, start getting ready for the work week. So, Sunday mornings and Sunday evenings aren't terrible. But middle of the day Sunday can get pretty busy.
Mondays come next. Yeah, after Sunday comes Monday, I know. But as we go through the week, you start with Saturday, Friday, Sunday, Monday. Those are your busiest times of the week. Those are when you have the most crowds. Mondays, when people are coming in from out of town they'll make long weekends, Monday is usually the next busiest day.
Thursday starts the better days
All right, so after that comes Thursdays. Thursdays are one of those, it's not the weekend yet, but it's getting pretty close, a lot of people will come into town on Wednesdays and Thursdays and want to go directly to the Magic Kingdom. So Thursdays can be pretty busy, it's typically the first day for new park guests. Monday and Thursday are kind of a toss up between which one is better or worse. Monday... Thursday... it's kind of a toss up between those days as to which comes next, but Thursday wins by a nose.
Wednesday is switch day
Next comes Wednesdays. Wednesdays are good days to go to the Magic Kingdom, typically, because like all the rest of these days you don't have the weekend crowds, it's the travel day, it's the arrival day. Tuesday and Wednesday are the switch days. People going out, people coming in. And Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Wednesdays are the second least busy day.
Tuesday is the best
That leaves Tuesday. Tuesdays typically, not always, but typically, Tuesdays is the best day of the week to visit the Magic Kingdom. It's just the day when the last week crowds, the weekend crowds are gone. The next week crowds come in on Wednesday. So it's typically the best day.
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The bottom line is if you've got to pick a day to go to the Magic Kingdom, typically Tuesdays is the best. Christmas Party, Halloween Party, those days, always good days to go to the Magic Kingdom. You have to leave the park at six, but other than that, crowd wise they are the best days to go, if you're just trying to go for the rides.
The real bottom line is... There is no bad day to visit the Magic Kingdom. Any day is a good day...