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Summer Season at Walt Disney World

by Fred Hazelton

The majority of school districts will have completed the 2013-2014 school year by mid-to-late June. Longer park hours, larger crowds and afternoon thundershowers will be the norm for the next two months.

How the Calendar Works

How we did yesterday - Monday, July 21, 2014
At Magic Kingdom we predicted a crowd level of 8. The actual crowd level was an 8
   At Epcot we predicted a crowd level of 5. The actual crowd level was a 7
   At Disney's Hollywood Studios we predicted a crowd level of 6. The actual crowd level was an 8
   At Disney's Animal Kingdom we predicted a crowd level of 5. The actual crowd level was a 7
Our wait times predictions were within 3 minutes for the following attractions: Kali River Rapids (-1 min), Mission: SPACE Green (-1 min), Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain (+1 min), Peter Pan's Flight (+1 min), Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (+1 min), Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith (+1 min), Test Track Presented by Chevrolet (+2 min), Primeval Whirl (+2 min), The Haunted Mansion (+3 min)
We were within 5 minutes: Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin (-5 min), Soarin' (+4 min), Pirates of the Caribbean (+5 min), The Great Movie Ride (+5 min)
We were within 7 minutes: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (-6 min), Splash Mountain (+6 min)
We were within 10 minutes: Living with the Land (+8 min), Kilimanjaro Safaris (+9 min), DINOSAUR (+9 min)
* The attractions above come from our core group of 25 attractions used in calculating crowd levels. Wait times predictions are the average posted time between 10am and 5pm
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Lowest Average Crowds Of The Year

by Fred Hazelton

Labor Day is the least busy holiday on the calendar. Not surprising given that September is the least crowded month of the year. If you can handle the warm weather, enjoy the low crowds. Magic Kingdom crowds are lowest on days with an evening Halloween Party is scheduled.

Labor Day & Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Night Of Joy
Night Of Joy
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

The Crowd Calendar Is Based On Wait Times

Our Unofficial Guide researchers have collected wait times in Walt Disney World for over a decade. Thanks to our mobile app, we get hundreds of wait times daily from our fabulous users. With this dataset our statisticians update the calendar every week.

What The Numbers Mean

The crowd level is based on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being the least crowded and 10 being most crowded. The scale represents the average wait time between 10am and 5pm at the key attractions. Read more on Crowd Levels.

Choosing The Park To Visit Each Day

Before choosing which park to visit each day you should examine some details about your trip. Our Park Recommendations page will take you step-by-step through your planning to make sure you make the right choice. Read More about Park Recommendations.

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Disney World crowds: 8/10 (Large Crowds)

Disney World crowds: 8/10 (Large Crowds)

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