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  • On May 7, 2023
    Rebecca from Noord Brabant Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are the Disney parks in Orlando extra busy around the time of the Miami F1 Grand Prix event? If so, how long does the peak last (e.g. three days before and after, or much longer?)?

    Ka-Chow! Welkom bij planDisney, Rebecca!

    I’m so glad you raced by with your Walt Disney World Resort question. There is nothing we like more than talking about the best ways to speed around the theme parks. Like Lightening McQueen likes to say, at planDisney we like to give the folks a little sizzle, so let’s get started!

    Based on the 2023 dates of the Miami F1 Grand Prix, we can guess that the event in 2024 will be in early May, which is one of my favorite times to visit Walt Disney World Resort.  The theme parks are usually a little less busy than in April and certainly less busy than in June when schools in the United States are on summer break. Also, theme park hours are usually extended during May. So, Rebecca, I think you will have a great time speeding around Walt Disney World before or after the Grand Prix! 

    One of my favorite events, the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, is revved up and ready to go in May. Every year the Garden Graze stroll is especially delicious, so be sure to slow down and enjoy it. While you are thinking about your vacation, check out the Disney Eats Foodie Guide to the festival this year and it will give you a good idea of how to tune up your foodie engine for your visit. 

    Rebecca, I hope this information helps you plan your next year's visit. Feel free to race back by and let us turbo-charge your vacation with more tips and advice!

    Remember, life is a highway,
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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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