Historic Attendance Levels

Even Walt Disney World has some quiet times.  OK, maybe not quiet, but less crowded!   Think about this:  if your kids are on vacation, chances are so are everyone else's!  And when it's vacation time, WDW is a crowded place! We recommend TouringPlans.com for Crowd Level conditions!

I remember in the early 1990s being able to walk into Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom first thing in the morning in late January and not see anyone.  While those days are long gone, there definitely are better times to go and times to avoid when it comes to crowds.

Special events and promotions can influence theme park attendance so find out if anything special is going on during your visit.

United States Holidays that may affect crowd levels can be found by clicking here!

Disney states:

The Lowest Attendance --

  • January (except New Year's Day) until just prior to Presidents' Week in February
  • The week following Labor Day until the week prior to Thanksgiving
  • The week following Thanksgiving until mid-December

More Moderate Attendance:

  • After Presidents' week in February through early March
  • Late April through early June (except Memorial Day weekend)
  • Columbus Day Weekend (October)
  • The first part of Thanksgiving week
Highest Attendance:
  • Presidents' week in February
  • Mid March through Late April ("Spring Break")
  • Memorial Day weekend
  • Mid June through Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and weekend
  • Christmas week through New Year's Day

We recommend TouringPlans.com for Crowd Level conditions!