The Best Time to Visit Walt Disney World in 2020

For years, I’ve been answering the question when is the Best Time to Visit WDW? It’s that time again. Let’s talk about the Best Time to visit Walt Disney World in 2020. Check out Dad’s big 2020 Disney World Crowd Calendar:

The Best 2020 Dates to Visit Disney World

As my friends in the band Sweet would say, “alright fellas, let’s go….”

November 15 – 21

It seems like every year I pick two weeks during Christmas at WDW as the best weeks of the year to visit and one of those is always the first week I choose. I’m kind of a creature of habit and this is one habit I’m happy not to break.

Yes, I can’t break the pattern as much as I want to. Christmas at Disney World is just the best. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and of all the weeks during the Christmas season, this is the best crowd-wise. This is the week before Thanksgiving, and I will say, if at all possible, go early in the week. In fact, the best dates would be 13th through the 19th. It starts getting really busy on the weekend.

One big plus about this week is the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival will be going on. I just love the Food and Wine Festival. The food is great and the music at Eat to the Beat is really cool. The drawback is that the Candlelight Processional and some of the EPCOT Festival of the Holidays elements won’t be started yet.

April 27 – May 2

I thought I’d change up things a little this year and grab a week during EPCOT’s International Flower and Garden Festival. It’s a great time of year to visit. The weather is usually just about perfect, and the flowers at EPCOT are STUNNING!

The weekends can get busy, but the weekdays are really nice crowd-wise. Late April and early May is a great time to visit WDW.

The Whole Month of September

If you want to avoid crowds at WDW, then September is the month for you. I’ve seen days when there wasn’t anyone in Pandora in the middle of the afternoon during September. A lot of days you can literally walk on most of the rides. It’s amazing how uncrowded it is in September. Low crowds don’t mean there’s nothing to do. Not only is the Food and Wine Festival going on in EPCOT, but over in the Magic Kingdom, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) happens several times during the month. Talk about fun. Dad loves MNSSHP.

May 31 – June 6

One of the songs Dad sings with his group is In the Good ‘Ole Summertime. It’s a good ‘ole song. Summertime is not the crazy busy time it used to be. In fact, it’s become a pretty descent time to visit Walt Disney World. In 2020, I’ve picked the first-ish week of summer as the #4 week to visit WDW in 2020.

Yes, this is Memorial Day Weekend and the week after. No crowds aren’t crazy, even though it’s a holiday. The weekend will be busy, but, like the November week, the weekdays will be pretty nice. Most of the East Coast schools, including Florida, don’t get out for the summer until mid-June, which keeps the weekday crowds very manageable.

December 6 – 12

Yes, another week of Christmas. I just think it’s appropriate because everyone should try Christmas at Disney World at least once. The good thing about early December is the crowds are crazy, like Christmas week, and all of the Christmas events are in full swing, unlike early November. Events like the Candlelight Processional, which, in my opinion, is a NOT TO BE MISSED show.

Coming in 2020

While 2019 was a huge year for new things at WDW, the Skyliner, the Rivera, a new tower at the Caribbean Beach Resort and most of all Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, 2020 is going to be as big or bigger. Already announced for 2020 are:

  • A new movie in Canada
  • The Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
  • Space 220 (a new space restaurant in EPCOT)
  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Those are the ones with dates announced. There’s going to be a lot more coming in 2020 as Disney ramps up to its 50th anniversary in 2021.

Dad’s 2020 Disney World Crowd Calendars

To see more information about the crowds at Disney World, check out Dad’s cool Disney World Crowd calendars. Get month-by-month information about crowds and more.

Professional Help

The best advice I can give you about when to go to Walt Disney World is to get some help. Maybe even some professional help like our good friends over at Destinations to Travel. They really are experts when it comes to helping out with planning a WDW trip. Give them a shout.

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Dad’s Bottom Line

2020 is going to be a great year to visit Walt Disney World. There is some much new stuff coming and almost new stuff to see. These are the “best” weeks to visit WDW in 2020. But, as I always say, “anytime you can” is the best time to visit Disney World. Yes, some weeks are less busy, but the bottom line is there is no bad week to go to Walt Disney World.

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