Happy the Dwarf Topiary at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
  • On Feb 27, 2022
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    Hi, Is there a way to find out how busy the Disney World parks are in the month of May?

    Welcome to planDisney Page!

    You know what they say, April showers bring May flowers...and there are plenty of flowers to enjoy at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. Explore the topiaries, the gardens, displays, and then dance the night away at the Garden Rocks Concert Series! I just love springtime in Walt Disney World!

    May is generally a nice time to visit as far as crowds go. As you approach the end of the month, crowds will pick up as kids start their summer vacations. Memorial Day can get crowded, as you will see with any holiday throughout the year. 

    My best advice to you is get started early each day. Take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry if staying at a Disney Resort Hotel. Guests who are staying at participating hotels can start their magical days 30 minutes prior to official opening times. These will be the shortest lines of the day, so be the early bird!

    Another way to save time in lines is to upgrade your Theme Park Ticket with Genie+. With this upgrade, you can choose a window of time for an attraction, then skip the stand-by line and zoom through the Lightning Lane. This feature can be a huge time saver!

    When I plan my Disney days, I always get an early start then head back to my resort mid-day for some pool time and a refresh. This gets me out of the sun and out of the parks during the peak hours. When early evening arrives, it is back to the parks for dinner and one of the nighttime spectaculars such as Disney Enchantment at the Magic Kingdom. Crowds usually thin out later in the evening, so it is a good time to fit in a few more attractions. 

    If you stick to a plan of getting an early start and adding on Genie+, you probably won't even notice the crowds. When the lines are the longest in the early afternoon, hopefully you will be lounging at your resort pool, re-energizing for a night of magic. Have fun!

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Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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