Are you planning a trip to Disney World in 2019? Check out this handy Disney World crowd calendar displaying the best dates to book your vacation or staycation in Orlando.
As someone born and raised in the Orlando area, I have an accurate understanding of the best time to visit Disney World throughout the year.
We are a Disney loving family after all! These dates reflect predictions based on holidays, special theme park events, local school calendars, and our personal past experience.
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The Best Time to Visit Disney World in 2019
Be sure to pin the Disney World crowd calendar for safekeeping, or save this page to your favorites to return to when booking your Disney World vacation.
In 2019 several attractions are scheduled to open which may cause an increase in crowds at that particular park, but it doesn’t always mean all four parks will be crowded during those dates.
Opening Attractions at Disney World in 2019
Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Celebration kicks off mid-January through September
International Festival of the Arts begins January 18-Feb 25th
International Flower and Garden Festival is March 6-June 3rd
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy kicks off in Spring
“Wonderful World of Animation” Nighttime Show debuts in May
Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is expected to open in late fall
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Recommended Dates to Visit Walt Disney World in 2019
January 28-February 8th are often less crowded
April 1-3 is typically after Spring Break season and is less crowded
April 28-May 9th, followed by May 13-22nd are often great times to book a vacation as school is not quite out yet for summer break.
The best month to visit is always September, school is back in session and the crowds are much less.
Oct 1-10th is typically a safe bet as well.
As the holidays approach, depending on the park’s festivities, the crowd’s will pick-up, however, mid-November before Thanksgiving and early December are often quieter.
For more information on the Disney parks, check out our theme park section on the blog.
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I hope you enjoyed this handy Best Time to Visit Disney World list!
Amy W. says
This is a great chart! Thanks for sharing!
Margaret S Porter says
Thanks for these. Hoping to swing a trip later this year. Looking at Oct 1
Time to revisit these crowd calanders now that Galaxy’s Edge is opening August 29, 2019. Any guesses on how busy the Parks will be?
Jessi Housel says
My family is planning our first trip together to Disneyworld next summer so it gives me a little bit of an idea of what to plan for next summer.
Amy D says
We are thinking about getting annual passes to Disney in October, since it is such a low traffic month. We live about 40 minutes away from Disney and I have never taken my daughters. We are all so excited to go. I love your chart and will keep it handy.
Marisela Zuniga says
This is really helpful, thanks for sharing