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Disney World Crowd Calendars for 2020 & 2021 – Dad knows!

Are you going to Disney World? You’ll want to check out Dad’s cool Walt Disney World Crowd Calendars because who likes crowds at Walt Disney World? We sure don’t.


Dad’s Crowd calendars are the best in the world. Trust me.

Dad’s 2020 & 2021 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar


Dad's 2020 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendars

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Wouldn’t it be cool to have magical Mickey powers that would make all the crowds go away? Sorry, no I don’t have that power, but I do have the next best thing. I have cool Walt Disney World Crowd Calendars…


Quick Link – JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember


Now you can know what the crowds will be like every month. That way you will in the immortal words of Scar “Be Prepared”.


I’ve even gone a step further and broken down the crowds every month so you can see exactly what the month will be like.

Walt Disney World Crowd Patterns – Warning

The morning rope drop walk on Main Street

It begins… – Photo by Judd Helms


The crowd patterns at Walt Disney World have undergone a pretty substantial shift over the last couple of years. The new ticket price structure that was introduced in 2016 has had a major influence on crowd patterns.


Slow times have become busy and historically busy times have slowed down. Summers have gone from crazy busy to moderately busy, but other times of the year have gone from slow to moderately busy.


And in 2020, to add insult to injury, all of the people who have been waiting for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to open are coming to see it. Crowds have been crazy this year so far (it’s February).


Three… Two… One… Bang. That’s how January starts. With a bang. Happy New Year! Then the Fun begins!


January is an interesting month for crowds at Walt Disney World. Crowds range from crazy (January 1) to slow (mid month) and just about everything in between.


New Years, the Walt Disney World Marathon and the Martin Luther King holiday are the big drawing cards for the month.


EPCOT International Festival of the Arts has expanded into January and is bring some extra folks along with it.


Even with those events, January is a good month to visit Walt Disney World!

Dad’s January Disney World Crowds page


February is one of those months where the crowd patterns have definitely changed. Until recently February was a “slow” month. Maybe the slowest month of the year.


Not any more. The first couple of weeks of February are still pretty slow, but then President’s Day week hits and the crowds really ramp up and it stays busy right into the Spring Break season.


The Festival of the Arts continues in February. Check it out.

Dad’s February Disney World Crowds page


March means Spring Break and Spring Break crowds. Boy are there a lot of Spring Break crowds.


March also brings the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival. Flowers, Food and good music. Sign me up!


March is a beautiful time to visit Walt Disney World. A busy and beautiful time.

Dad’s March Disney World Crowds page



April showers bring May flowers…


I have no idea what that has to do with the crowds at WDW, but it sounded good at the time.


April is a very colorful month crowd wise. There are lots of pretty colors on the calendar, just like the gardens in EPCOT.


April kicks off with both Spring Break and Easter Crowds. Then things quiet down some in the middle of the month. The Flower and Garden Festival continues in EPCOT.

Dad’s April Disney World Crowds page



May 2017 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar

May has really become one of the nicest months of the year to visit Walt Disney World. For the most part crowds are low and the weather is really nice.


The Flower and Garden Festival wraps up in May which means the Garden Rocks concert series ends with a bang.


Walt Disney World in the spring. What could be better?

Dad’s May Disney World Crowds page


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June 2020 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar

“Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn’t it a pity
Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city

All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head”
– Summer in the City, The Lovin’ Spoonful


Boy does Dad sing good.


June kicks off summer at Walt Disney World. The crowds grow. The temperatures rise. It’s summer in the theme parks (not the city).


And yes, at night it’s a different world. Just like the song says.

Dad’s June Disney World Crowds page



July 2020 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar

Boy have things changed in July. July used to be the busiest month of the year overall. Not so much any more. Yes, July has busy crowds, but not as bad as a couple of years ago.


The big event in July is the big July 4th celebrations. The Magic Kingdom fireworks show is legendary. All the parks except Animal Kingdom have special celebrations of Independence Day!


Oh, and the rest of the month is hot and busy!

Dad’s July Disney World Crowds page



August Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar

August is the hottest month of the year at Walt Disney World (actually it ties with July but it seems like it’s the hottest). It’s also the end of the summer break for school kids and things really slow down crowd wise.


August goes from very busy to really slow almost overnight.


Lots of green in August. Green is good.


Oh, and lots of fun stuff starts in August. The The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival jumps into high gear along with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom!

Dad’s August Disney World Crowds page



September 2020 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar

And then it happens. The slowest month of the year. Typically. In September everything slows down. the summer crowds go away and the fall gets started.


The Food and Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party are in full swing in September. Lots of fun.


What a great time to go to Walt Disney World!

Dad’s September Disney World Crowds page



Dad's October 2020 Disney World Crowd Calendar

October is the Spookiest month at Walt Disney World. Just look at those Spooky colors.


Yes, Halloween dominates October with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party wrapping up in the Magic Kingdom, but don’t forget the Food and Wine Festival at EPCOT. Not many do.


The crowds are pretty crazy in October too. It used to be a nice slow month, but not any more.

Dad’s October Disney World Crowds page



It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas every where you go.
There’s a tree in the Grand Hotel, One in the park as well…


I think Mr. Wilson must have been thinking about Walt Disney World when he wrote that song. (Yes, I know it was written before WDW was built.)


Christmas at Disney World starts in November and it’s the best time of the year.


Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will get started along with all the great Christmas decorations, shows and parties.


The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival wraps up mid-month. And the crowds aren’t bad in November for the most part.

Dad’s November Disney World Crowds page



Dad's 2020 December Crowd Calendar page

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”


Boy is that true of December at Walt Disney World. December is my favorite time to go to WDW. I just love Christmas at Disney World, but…


Christmas week is CRAZY! Totally and completely out of control. The crowds Christmas week are scary.


But the first half of the month is pretty nice. Yes, the Pop Warner Cheerleader and Football Championships make the first full week busy, but not crazy busy.


There’s just so much to see and do in December, it’s my favorite time to visit.

Dad’s December Disney World Crowds page

The Best Time to Visit

Wow. That’s a lot of information to look through. Want a shortcut?


I’ve put together everything you need to know to figure out when to go to Walt Disney World. There’s even lists of the best weeks to visit.


Check it out…

Dad’s best time to visit Disney World page

More Walt Disney World Crowd Calendars

Our friends over at TouringPlans have their own Disney World crowd calendar you might want to check out:


Touringplans WDW Crowd Calendar

Even more help

Speaking of… For even more help with the crowds at Disney World, check out Dad’s partner


Touringplans have very detailed projections of crowds including park by park predictions every day.

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More Crowd Information

Dad has all kinds of Crowd information. You’ll find information for every park, tips for avoiding crowds and lots more. Everything you need to know is right here.

Dad’s Disney World Crowds page

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Dad’s Bottom Line

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