When planning a trip to Disney World, there are a lot of things to consider! Are you planning your vacation around the school calendar? Waiting for a holiday break? Trying to avoid crowds? Or maybe you’re waiting for the weather to cool down in Florida!
Even the most organized Disney planner can’t think of everything, though!
Here are a few days that might draw some pretty big crowds in Disney World that you might not have expected!
Dapper Day is a fan-created holiday in Disney World and Disneyland that typically happens in the spring and fall each year. During this event, guests visit the parks dressed in their fanciest (usually Disney-themed) attire!
For those of us that aren’t as athletically inclined, you might not think about the crowds that arrive for runDisney events! For example, The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend happened Jan 5th-9th in 2022, and this event, like all of the runDisney events, brought in some extra guests!
Then in February, the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend is happening from the 24th to the 27th. Finally, be on the lookout for the runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend happening from March 31st to April 3rd! As you can see, there are a number of weekends throughout the year that might make the parks a little fuller than usual, so make sure to check the calendar while you’re planning your trip!
Star Wars Day
May 4th (May the fourth) is Star Wars day! During this mini holiday, Disney usually has a few special surprises for Star Wars fans.
Most of the action takes place in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, so keep that in mind if you’re visiting Disney World in early May!
Disney also likes to celebrate special anniversaries and birthdays, like the opening day of each park! You’re probably familiar with the grand 50th Anniversary celebration over in the Magic Kingdom, but the other parks have their own birthday celebrations, too!
The opening day anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is April 22nd (Earth Day), and the opening day of Disney’s Hollywood Studios is May 1. Both Magic Kingdom and EPCOT share a birthday on October 1st!
First day of EPCOT festivals
Each of these food-filled festivals kicks off the start of a new season, and the opening day can bring some pretty big crowds to EPCOT.
Super Bowl Weekend
As you may know, the winning NFL team always visits Disney World after the Super Bowl!
In 2022, Super Bowl Sunday will be February 13th, so be on the lookout for that iconic Super Bowl parade/cavalcade shortly thereafter if you’re in the Magic Kingdom!
While these random days throughout the year may bring in some larger crowds, it can still be LOTS of fun to visit Disney World during these special events and holidays! Be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for more Disney news, updates, and more!
Have you ever visited Disney World during any of these special days? Let us know in the comments!
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