• On Jan 26, 2017
    Robert from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are planning trip to Disney World in April. What is generally the the least crowded day of the week to go to the Magic Kingdom? Is Sunday generally a busy day of the week that time of year?

    Hi Robert!

    Truth be told, there's not really a certain day or days that Magic Kingdom Park is busier or less crowded than others. Many factors must be considered when determining crowd levels in any of Walt Disney World Resort's four theme parks: Holidays, Special Events, Extra Magic Hours, etc. With Easter falling in April this year, you're sure to see crowd levels quite high the weeks before and after the holiday weekend.

    From my experience, I feel like Sundays (not including Easter Sunday) are the least crowded, because guests are either leaving at the end of their vacation, or arriving that day, planning to explore the theme parks on Monday. Mondays, in turn, always feel busier because guests that arrive on Sunday tend to begin their vacation the next morning by visiting Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom. (I don't truly feel my Walt Disney World Resort vacation has started until I see the castle!) That being said, I've visited Magic Kingdom on Mondays when I've felt like crowd levels were close to perfect.

    When we stay at a Disney resort, we make sure to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours, choosing which parks to visit on which days depending on the EMH schedule. During Extra Magic Hours, guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels get to spend extra time in the parks before opening and after closing! It's amazing how much we can see and do during those hours, so we make the most of them!

    It's also important to make Advance Dining Reservations for meals and use FastPass+ to reserve ride times for your favorite attractions. By planning a bit ahead of time, you can breeze through your day at Magic Kingdom even when it may be crowded.

    I hope this helps with your planning! - Diane W.

thumbnail image for Diane

Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

Didn't find what you were looking for?

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.