Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 8, 2015
    Mariela from The Hague Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi we are planning a trip during summer. I know both July and August are super busy months but what would be the best time to visit the last week of July or the first week of August? Thank You

    Hello Mariela and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You are correct that the Parks can be very busy during the summer months. I should also mention it can be HOT. But, my family specifically chose the week that overlaps July and August because it fits best with our schedule. From my experience, there should be no major difference in the crowds when you look at the last week in July compared to the first week in August.

    My tips for dealing with the crowds are the same no matter what time of year you visit. First, always arrive at the Theme Parks before they open. Second, make your FastPass+ selections well in advance. And third, understand that you can't see and do it all. After many many trips, my family has still not "done it all." Have each member in your family choose two or three "must-dos" and then plan around those attractions.

    If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to ask! The Disney Parks Moms Panel loves to help make Disney Vacations magical!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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