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  • On Sep 10, 2009
    Deedra from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Which days of the week are the busiest at each Disney World Park?


    In general, several things create a crowd at a park: the time of the week, special events, or simply the park's size and ability to control a large crowd.

    • You'll find that the larger crowds tend to come from Friday to Monday since it's the weekend.  All the parks are generally busier on these days.
    • Crowd levels also tend to build in the afternoons at the parks where Magic Hours are held.  This happens when you have the folks who would have normally gone to the park added to those who choose it for its Magic Hours.   In general, Magic Hours are at:
      Magic Kingdom: Sundays at night; Thursday mornings
      Disney Studios: Mondays at night; Saturday mornings
      Animal Kingdom: Wednesdays at night; Sunday mornings
      Epcot: Fridays at night; Tuesday mornings
    • Other special events that may spike a crowd would be Fantasmic! at Disney Studios or the Spectromagic Parade at Magic Kingdom, which is not shown every night of the year. 
    • A park's size also can play with how busy it is on a certain day.  Epcot and Animal Kingdom are larger, so in general on any given day, they would probably appear to be less busy than the smaller parks, Magic Kingdom and Disney Studios.
    Keeping in mind all of these factors, the busiest day at any park is Sunday, followed by Saturday, Monday, and Friday.  Generally, Tuesday is one of the lowest days for any park followed by Thursday and Wednesday.

    I'll end with which days are probably the best to visit a specific park:

    Magic Kingdom: Tuesday or Thursday
    Disney Studios: Wednesday or Friday
    Animal Kingdom: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday
    Epcot: Wednesday or Thursday

    Great question!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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