Our Predictions for Yesterday Were Really Good! Sunday, October 21, 2018
Our wait times predictions were within 3 minutes for the following attractions: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (-2 min), Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid (-2 min), Splash Mountain (-2 min), Jungle Cruise (-1 min), Living with the Land (0 min)
We were within 5 minutes: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (-5 min), Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin (-4 min), Test Track (-3 min), Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain (+3 min), Primeval Whirl (+4 min), The Seas with Nemo & Friends (+4 min), Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith (+5 min)
We were within 7 minutes: Pirates of the Caribbean (-7 min), Mission: SPACE Orange (-7 min), DINOSAUR (-6 min), Spaceship Earth (+6 min)
We were within 10 minutes: Toy Story Mania! (-9 min), Kali River Rapids (-8 min), Space Mountain (-8 min), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (-7 min)
The attractions above come from our core group of 29 attractions used in calculating crowd levels. To assess accuracy, we calculate the average posted wait time between 11 AM and 5 PM and compare that to our predicted average wait time for that time period. A negative number means that the average wait time was lower than our prediction; a positive number means the average wait time was higher than our prediction.
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The Crowd Calendar (1 means lowest crowds, 10 means highest)
Date Resort
Crowd Level
(Out of 10)
Magic
Kingdom
Epcot Hollywood
Studios
Animal
Kingdom
Ticket
Season
What To Look Out For
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Oct. 24, 2018
Wednesday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Morning Magic Toy Story at HS
Food & Wine Festival at EP
Oct. 25, 2018
Thursday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Food & Wine Festival at EP
Halloween Party at MK
Oct. 26, 2018
Friday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Food & Wine Festival at EP
Halloween Party at MK
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Nov. 21, 2018
Wednesday
PEAK
$129 (MK)
Nov. 22, 2018
Thursday
PEAK
$129 (MK)
Thanksgiving
Nov. 23, 2018
Friday
PEAK
$129 (MK)
Nov. 24, 2018
Saturday
PEAK
$129 (MK)
Nov. 25, 2018
Sunday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Morning Magic Fantasyland at MK
Christmas Party at MK
Nov. 26, 2018
Monday
VALUE
$109 (MK)
Morning Magic Toy Story at HS
Nov. 27, 2018
Tuesday
VALUE
$109 (MK)
Morning Magic Fantasyland at MK
Christmas Party at MK
Nov. 28, 2018
Wednesday
VALUE
$109 (MK)
Morning Magic Toy Story at HS
Nov. 29, 2018
Thursday
VALUE
$109 (MK)
Christmas Party at MK
Nov. 30, 2018
Friday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Christmas Party at MK
Dec. 1, 2018
Saturday
PEAK
$129 (MK)
Dec. 2, 2018
Sunday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Christmas Party at MK
Dec. 3, 2018
Monday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Hanukkah
Disney After Hours at MK
Morning Magic Toy Story at HS
Dec. 4, 2018
Tuesday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Hanukkah
Christmas Party at MK
Dec. 5, 2018
Wednesday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Hanukkah
Morning Magic Toy Story at HS
Dec. 6, 2018
Thursday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Hanukkah
Christmas Party at MK
Dec. 7, 2018
Friday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Hanukkah
Christmas Party at MK
Dec. 8, 2018
Saturday
PEAK
$129 (MK)
Hanukkah
Dec. 9, 2018
Sunday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Hanukkah
Christmas Party at MK
Dec. 10, 2018
Monday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Hanukkah
Disney After Hours at MK
Morning Magic Toy Story at HS
Dec. 11, 2018
Tuesday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Christmas Party at MK
Dec. 12, 2018
Wednesday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Morning Magic Toy Story at HS
Dec. 13, 2018
Thursday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Christmas Party at MK
Dec. 14, 2018
Friday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Christmas Party at MK
Dec. 15, 2018
Saturday
PEAK
$129 (MK)
Dec. 16, 2018
Sunday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Christmas Party at MK
Dec. 17, 2018
Monday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Morning Magic Toy Story at HS
Dec. 18, 2018
Tuesday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Christmas Party at MK
Dec. 19, 2018
Wednesday
REGULAR
$119 (MK)
Morning Magic Toy Story at HS
Dec. 20, 2018
Thursday
PEAK
$129 (MK)
Christmas Party at MK
Dec. 21, 2018
Friday
PEAK
$129 (MK)
Christmas Party at MK
Ticket Season: 1-day tickets have "seasonal" pricing. Shown is the season name, along with the price of a 1-day, single-park Magic Kingdom ticket without taxes.

The Crowd Calendar Is Based On Wait Times

Our 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.

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 11 AM and 5 PM 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.

More Help To Plan Around The Crowds

  • Click on the individual days or use the "Jump to Day" form to see the crowd levels, park recommendations, park hours and parade and firework schedules for a single day on one simple page.
  • Compare the crowds from your previous trip to your next one in the Historical Crowds section.
  • Find answers to commonly asked questions.

Disney Wait Time Data for Machine Learning and Data Science Projects

TouringPlans and the Unofficial Guide book series have their roots in academia. To support the next generation of theme park researchers, we're happy to provide access to our own sets of Disney wait times. Each dataset is a comma-separated file (CSV) of ASCII text, updated monthly. Each row is one discrete observation. Besides the wait times, we've provided a file of features common to each wait time. Each column is a feature we captured along with the wait time (e.g., day of week, time of day). See the data dictionary for an explanation of features.

Let us know if you do something interesting with these data.

How to cite the datasets in publications "name of the dataset", Disney World Ride Wait Time Datasets, TouringPlans.com, Month and Year Published, URL Accessed, Date Month and Year You Accessed Them

Example: "kilimanjaro_safari.csv", Disney World Ride Wait Time Datasets, TouringPlans.com, June 2018, https://www.touringplans.com/walt-disney-world/crowd-calendar/#DataSets, Accessed 21 June 2018.

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Our Disney crowd calendar uses a 1 to 10 scale: 1 is least crowded, and 10 is most crowded.

The scale represents the average wait time between 11 AM and 5 PM at key attractions in each park.

Our Predictions for Yesterday Were Really Good!    (Sun Oct. 21, 2018)

Magic Kingdom

Attraction Predictions

Our wait times predictions were within 3 minutes for the following attractions: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (-2 min), Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid (-2 min), Splash Mountain (-2 min), Jungle Cruise (-1 min)

We were within 5 minutes: Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin (-4 min)

We were within 7 minutes: Pirates of the Caribbean (-7 min)

We were within 10 minutes: Space Mountain (-8 min), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (-7 min)

Overall Park Predictions

  • We Predicted: 3
  • Actual Crowds: 2

Epcot

Attraction Predictions

Our wait times predictions were within 3 minutes for the following attractions: Living with the Land (0 min)

We were within 5 minutes: Test Track (-3 min), The Seas with Nemo & Friends (+4 min)

We were within 7 minutes: Mission: SPACE Orange (-7 min), Spaceship Earth (+6 min)

Overall Park Predictions

  • We Predicted: 5
  • Actual Crowds: 5

Hollywood Studios

Attraction Predictions

Overall Park Predictions

  • We Predicted: 6
  • Actual Crowds: 7

Animal Kingdom

Attraction Predictions

We were within 5 minutes: Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain (+3 min), Primeval Whirl (+4 min)

We were within 7 minutes: DINOSAUR (-6 min)

We were within 10 minutes: Kali River Rapids (-8 min)

Overall Park Predictions

  • We Predicted: 5
  • Actual Crowds: 5

The 2018-2019 Disney Crowd Calendar is below by month:

October 2018

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Overall: 4
MK
2
EP
5
HS
4
AK
3
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 4
MK
2
Park Hours: 9:00am - 10:00pm
Evening Extra Magic Hours until 12:00am
EP
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm
HS
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Food & Wine Festival at EP
Morning Magic Toy Story at HS

Overall: 2
MK
1
EP
5
HS
3
AK
4
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 2
MK
1
Park Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
EP
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am
HS
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Food & Wine Festival at EP
Halloween Party at MK

Overall: 4
MK
2
EP
5
HS
5
AK
4
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 4
MK
2
Park Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am
EP
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 10:00pm
HS
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Food & Wine Festival at EP
Halloween Party at MK

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November 2018

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Overall: 10
MK
8
EP
10
HS
10
AK
9
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 10
MK
8
Park Hours: 9:00am - 11:00pm
Evening Extra Magic Hours until 1:00am
EP
10
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm
HS
10
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm
AK
9
Park Hours: 8:00am - 9:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Peak - $129 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 9
MK
8
EP
10
HS
10
AK
8
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 9
MK
8
Park Hours: 9:00am - 11:00pm
EP
10
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am
HS
10
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm
AK
8
Park Hours: 8:00am - 9:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Peak - $129 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Thanksgiving
Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 8
MK
8
EP
9
HS
8
AK
8
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 8
MK
8
Park Hours: 9:00am - 11:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am
EP
9
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
8
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm
AK
8
Park Hours: 8:00am - 9:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Peak - $129 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 9
MK
7
EP
8
HS
10
AK
8
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 9
MK
7
Park Hours: 9:00am - 11:00pm
EP
8
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
10
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm
AK
8
Park Hours: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 7:00am

1-Day Ticket Season: Peak - $129 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 3
MK
3
EP
5
HS
4
AK
3
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 3
MK
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
EP
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am
AK
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Christmas Party at MK
Festival of Holidays at EP
Morning Magic Fantasyland at MK

Overall: 4
MK
5
EP
4
HS
5
AK
3
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 4
MK
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 10:00pm
EP
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am

1-Day Ticket Season: Value - $109 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Festival of Holidays at EP
Morning Magic Toy Story at HS

Overall: 2
MK
1
EP
3
HS
2
AK
1
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 2
MK
1
Park Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
EP
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Evening Extra Magic Hours until 11:30pm
HS
2
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
1
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Value - $109 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Christmas Party at MK
Festival of Holidays at EP
Morning Magic Fantasyland at MK

Overall: 3
MK
3
EP
2
HS
3
AK
2
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 3
MK
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 10:00pm
Evening Extra Magic Hours until 12:00am
EP
2
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
2
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Value - $109 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Festival of Holidays at EP
Morning Magic Toy Story at HS

Overall: 2
MK
1
EP
3
HS
2
AK
3
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 2
MK
1
Park Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
EP
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am
HS
2
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Value - $109 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Christmas Party at MK
Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 2
MK
1
EP
4
HS
3
AK
3
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 2
MK
1
Park Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am
EP
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Christmas Party at MK
Festival of Holidays at EP

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Overall: 5
MK
5
EP
4
HS
3
AK
4
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 5
MK
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 11:00pm
EP
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am

1-Day Ticket Season: Peak - $129 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 2
MK
1
EP
4
HS
3
AK
3
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 2
MK
1
Park Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
EP
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am
AK
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Christmas Party at MK
Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 5
MK
5
EP
5
HS
3
AK
2
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 5
MK
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 10:00pm
EP
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
2
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Hanukkah
Festival of Holidays at EP
Morning Magic Toy Story at HS
Disney After Hours at MK

Overall: 1
MK
1
EP
4
HS
4
AK
1
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 1
MK
1
Park Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
EP
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Evening Extra Magic Hours until 11:30pm
HS
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
1
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Hanukkah
Christmas Party at MK
Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 4
MK
4
EP
4
HS
4
AK
1
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 4
MK
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 10:00pm
Evening Extra Magic Hours until 12:00am
EP
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
1
Park Hours: 9:00am - 7:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Hanukkah
Festival of Holidays at EP
Morning Magic Toy Story at HS

Overall: 1
MK
1
EP
5
HS
3
AK
1
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 1
MK
1
Park Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
EP
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am
HS
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
1
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Hanukkah
Christmas Party at MK
Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 2
MK
1
EP
4
HS
3
AK
2
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 2
MK
1
Park Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am
EP
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
2
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Hanukkah
Christmas Party at MK
Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 4
MK
4
EP
5
HS
4
AK
5
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 4
MK
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 11:00pm
EP
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am

1-Day Ticket Season: Peak - $129 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Hanukkah
Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 4
MK
2
EP
5
HS
4
AK
5
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 4
MK
2
Park Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
EP
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am
AK
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Hanukkah
Christmas Party at MK
Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 5
MK
6
EP
5
HS
6
AK
3
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 5
MK
6
Park Hours: 9:00am - 10:00pm
EP
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
6
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Hanukkah
Festival of Holidays at EP
Morning Magic Toy Story at HS
Disney After Hours at MK

Overall: 3
MK
2
EP
6
HS
3
AK
2
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 3
MK
2
Park Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
EP
6
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Evening Extra Magic Hours until 11:30pm
HS
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
2
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Christmas Party at MK
Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 3
MK
5
EP
4
HS
3
AK
1
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 3
MK
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Evening Extra Magic Hours until 11:00pm
EP
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
1
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Festival of Holidays at EP
Morning Magic Toy Story at HS

Overall: 3
MK
2
EP
4
HS
2
AK
4
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 3
MK
2
Park Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
EP
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am
HS
2
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Christmas Party at MK
Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 3
MK
2
EP
4
HS
6
AK
5
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 3
MK
2
Park Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am
EP
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
6
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Christmas Party at MK
Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 7
MK
6
EP
5
HS
7
AK
6
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 7
MK
6
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm
EP
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
7
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
6
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am

1-Day Ticket Season: Peak - $129 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 4
MK
3
EP
6
HS
6
AK
4
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 4
MK
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
EP
6
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
6
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am
AK
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Christmas Party at MK
Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 6
MK
6
EP
6
HS
6
AK
5
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 6
MK
6
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm
EP
6
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
6
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Festival of Holidays at EP
Morning Magic Toy Story at HS

Overall: 4
MK
3
EP
6
HS
6
AK
3
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 4
MK
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
EP
6
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Evening Extra Magic Hours until 11:30pm
HS
6
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
3
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Christmas Party at MK
Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 6
MK
7
EP
6
HS
7
AK
4
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 6
MK
7
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Evening Extra Magic Hours until 11:00pm
EP
6
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
7
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Regular - $119 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Festival of Holidays at EP
Morning Magic Toy Story at HS

Overall: 7
MK
5
EP
8
HS
6
AK
6
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 7
MK
5
Park Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
EP
8
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am
HS
6
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
6
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Peak - $129 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Christmas Party at MK
Festival of Holidays at EP

Overall: 7
MK
4
EP
7
HS
7
AK
7
9a
12p
3p
6p
9p
12a
3a
Overall: 7
MK
4
Park Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Morning Extra Magic Hour at 8:00am
EP
7
Park Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm
HS
7
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm
AK
7
Park Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm

1-Day Ticket Season: Peak - $129 (MK)

What To Look Out For:

Christmas Party at MK
Festival of Holidays at EP

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Best Times to Visit Disney World

Walt Disney World is busiest Christmas Day through the first few days of January. Next busiest is the spring-break period from mid-March through the week of Easter, then Thanksgiving week. Following those are the first few weeks of June, when summer vacation starts, and the week of Presidents Day.

The least busy time is from Labor Day in September through the beginning of October. Next slowest are the weeks in mid-January after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend up to Presidents Day in February (except when the Walt Disney World Marathon runs after MLK Day). The weeks after Thanksgiving and before Christmas are less crowded than average, as is mid-April-mid-May, after spring break and before Memorial Day.

Late February, March, and early April are dicey. Crowds ebb and flow according to spring-break schedules and the timing of Presidents Day weekend. Besides being asphalt-melting hot, July brings throngs of South American tourists on their winter holiday.

How To Use the Crowd Calendar

We define theme park crowds by looking at average posted wait time for the park's most important attractions, between the hours of 11 AM and 5 PM. We selected this definition for many reasons:

  • It is data-driven, using data that we can collect
  • It has fixed park hours to make fair comparisons between parks
  • It can be objectively evaluated for accuracy

That last one is important. Two guests who tour Magic Kingdom on the same day may not agree on how the crowd felt. It will depend greatly on their personal perspective: what time of year they usually visit, how experienced they are, whether they used a touring plan, and more. However, everyone should be able to agree on what the average posted wait time was between 11 AM and 5 PM.

See our Magic Kingdom Crowd Levels page to get a sense of wait times at popular attractions for different crowd levels.

Other Tips

1. Using a Touring Plan is 5 times more important than which park to visit

The best way to avoid waiting in line is to use a Disney World Touring Plan. You will tour more efficiently with a touring plan at a park at level '8' then you will without a touring plan at a park at level '4'.

2. Lower crowds mean it's less important to choose a specific park to visit

If the crowd calendar level is a '4' or lower, picking which park to visit will matter less. Use the crowd calendar to choose a week with lower crowds, then visit whichever park you wish.

3. Use Extra Magic Hours Wisely

If you're staying at a Disney hotel with Extra Magic Hours, then take advantage of that perk. Morning Extra Magic Hour is the most effective for seeing rides without long waits in line. Just make sure you can arrive before Morning Extra Magic Hour begins.


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