Historic Attendance Levels

In the early 1990s you might have been able to walk into Walt Disney World’ Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom first thing in the morning in late January and not see anyone. Those days are long gone, but there definitely are better times to go and times to avoid when it comes to crowds.

Consider 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!

Special events and promotions can influence theme park attendance so find out if anything special is going on during your visit. We recommend TouringPlans.com to check on crowd level conditions!

United States holidays that may affect crowd levels can be found by clicking here.

According to Disney:

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 around Easter and Memorial Day weekend)
  • Columbus Day Weekend (October)
  • The first part of Thanksgiving week

Highest Attendance:

  • Presidents’ week in February
  • Mid March through Late April (Easter and “Spring Break”)
  • Memorial Day weekend
  • Mid-June through Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and weekend
  • Christmas week through New Year’s Day

Find out when disney world is the least crowded here!