• On Mar 14, 2021
    Tamra from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am planning my reservation on the parks around less busy days. Is MK and HS busiest on the weekends? Should I plan AK and Epcot on weekends and MK and HS on week days? Is there a day that MK is less busy? What about HS?

    Tamra, I like the way you think. 

    When I am planning my theme park days, I want to maximize my ride time and MINNIE-mize the amount of time that we spend in line, so I always aim for the least busy days. 

    While everyone may have a slightly different method to their madness, I can tell you what I would do in this situation. First, I would absolutely go to Magic Kingdom on a weekday. Since Disney's Animal Kingdom has a little larger footprint, it often feels less crowded, so I think that a weekend would be fine. 

    Did you know that you will be visiting during the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival? This festival tends to get a little more crowded on the weekends, so I would recommend that you aim for Sunday or visit during the week if at all possible. 

    Now I am sure you have heard how AMAZING Disney's Hollywood Studios is. With all the new attractions and amazing immersive lands, this park tends to sell out of Disney Park Pass system reservations pretty regularly, so it may not matter quite as much if you visit on a weekend or a weekday in terms of crowds. 

    If you are aiming to maximize your ride-time, my number one tip is to get to the theme parks early as that is when lines are the shortest. We then tend to take a mid-day break to either head back to the hotel or to have a fabulous sit-down lunch. Once crowds clear out a bit in the evening, wait times once again get low and you will be surprised how much you can get done in the hour before the park closes. 

    Tamra, Disney Park Pass system reservations are required for theme park entry so make sure that you do that right away!

    Enjoy your planning adventure!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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