Walt Disney World Crowds are necessary

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Dad is not a fan of crowds, but Walt Disney World crowds are necessary. There I’ve said it, but a lot of us don’t like to go to a theme park when there are big crowds. We don’t like waiting in line and we don’t like it when people are bumping in to us. They just mess up our perfectly planned Disney World vacations.



Whew, glad to get that off my chest. All that being said, let me say, for the record, Walt Disney World crowds are necessary.

Walt Disney World without crowds

No Disney World crowds Just once I’d like to see EPCOT like this. Photo by Jeff_B

Yes, they are neccessary

Hey, Dad, you just said, and I quote, “crowds at Disney World are necessary.”


No, that’s not correct. What I actually said was ” Walt Disney World crowds are necessary.” It may be a distinction without a difference, but I’m just rambling here.


Yes, they are necessary. Annoying, but necessary. Just how long do you think Disney World could stay in business if no one showed up?

Avoiding Crowds at Disney World

But Dad, you tell us all the time about how to avoid crowds and what to do when we encounter crowds. Now you want to tell us they are necessary?


Yes, they are necessary, but avoiding them is easy and it does help have a better vacation. The first way to avoid Disney World crowds is to go at a time of the year when crowds are light. That’s where you’ll want to spend some quality time with …

Dad’s great crowd calendars

Dad’s cooked up a color-coded day-to-day prediction of just how busy it will be (in general) at Walt Disney World. These are Dad’s predictions for Disney World attendance for each month during the year.


Where do you get this stuff?


Dad bases his predictions on his world famous intuition. (I know, most men don’t have intuition. Dad does.) OK, it’s not all intuition, Dad looks at historic levels of attendance and just some good old common sense.


Crowd levels are assigned a color to help you know which days are the most likely to be busy. For example red is very busy and green is not very busy. Most of it makes a bunch of sense (there’s that word again.) Check them out.


Dad’s 2019 WDW Crowd Calendars

Dad's 2019 Crowd Calendar

Dad’s Walt Disney World Crowd Calendars

Dad’s 2020 WDW Crowd Calendars

Dad's 2020 Crowd Calendar

Dad’s Walt Disney World Crowd Calendars


What to do if when parks are crowded

So, Dad, what do we do if we can only go when the parks are crowded?


Deal with it. Just kidding. But not really.


What you do when the parks are crowded is to find a way to deal with the Disney World crowds. The first thing to do is to read …

Dad’s Guide to Walt Disney World crowds


Where you will find some tips, secrets, and strategies for dealings with the hoards that invade the parks every day. Tips like how to use FastPass and the importance of understanding Extra Magic Hour.

At the individual parks

All the parks are unique. There are some special tips for avoiding lines that work only at specific parks.


Dad’s guides on how to avoid lines at –


Magic Kingdom
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Animal Kingdom


You’ll be amazed by what you find in these pages.

Get Professional Help

Yes, I know Dad could use some professional help. But so can you. Even though Dad’s got a lot of good information about the crowds at Disney World, there is a group out there that has even more information.


The group is called Touringplans.com. It’s a site chock full of the information you’ll need to plan your day, your week and even your whole vacation. It has things like park hours, show times and the biggie, predicted crowds at every park, every day. They’ve even got an app that will show you how long the lines are in each park.

Dad’s Touringplans.com page

Here’s why Walt Disney World crowds are necessary

Oops, I better tell you why Walt Disney World Crowds are necessary. They are necessary because without them there would be no Walt Disney World. Ha! (Dad’s so brilliant.)

Ask Dad

If you don’t find what you want to know on any of the pages above, you can always, Ask Dad. Dad knows everything. It’s amazing.


Ask Dad about Walt Disney World Crowds are necessary on the Facebook page


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Dad’s Bottom Line

Walt Disney World crowds are a necessary fact of life. Dad’s happy to help you avoid them, or if you can’t, he’ll help you minimize the damage as much as possible.


Trust me. I’m a Dad.