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  • On Dec 26, 2019
    Max from south yorkshire Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! We have a trip booked for July 2020 and I was wondering which days of the week are the least busy to visit the theme parks.

    Hi Max!

    I'm so glad you found us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am so excited to hear about your upcoming trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. When traveling from regions beyond as you will be, I completely understand wanting to get a head start on planning and making sure you make the most of your stay! July is a busy month at Walt Disney World, but in my experience crowds ebb and flow, and my family often remarks that nobody handles crowds quite like Disney! Therefore, you will likely have no trouble navigating the lay of the land even with additional summer visitors.

    While it can be difficult to predict which days during a particular week will be busiest, I think that it can help to look at the park hours as a general guide.  As your dates draw nearer, take a peek at these.  Some folks feel that parks that offer Extra Magic Hours in the morning or evening tend to be the busiest parks of the day, since people flock to those parks in order to maximize their day.  Therefore, you might want to consider avoiding those parks on a given day as a strategy.  Crowd calendars are available from many external sources, but in my experience it can be like predicting the weather - a worthwhile endeavor but one that can sometimes prove futile!  My best advice is to remain open minded, and adapt plans on the go as needed based on your group and their stamina.  

    Regardless, with the use of your FastPass+ selections, taking breaks when needed, arriving early before crowds peak mid-day or staying late into the night when crowds tend to thin, you will no doubt enjoy a magical visit to all the parks of your choosing! 

    Lastly, take a peek at the Enchanting Extras Collection for information on additional experiences that can be added to your vacation which often offer limited attendance, including unique VIP Tour Services which limit the size of your group and allow you to explore Walt Disney World in new and exciting ways!

    Max, I hope that this information is helpful to you as you continue to make plans for your magical trip.  If you are staying at Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, know that spending a half day (or multiple days!) at your hotel can be just as magical as time spent at the parks!

    Safe travels on your journey and please do not hesitate to come back if you have any more questions for us!

    See ya real soon!
    -Clara
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Meet the Panelist: Clara, Ohio

Hi, friends! I'm Clara, a Pediatrician from Cincinnati, OH, a mom to two Disney-loving boys and married to my college sweetheart.  As a native Spaniard and Spanish speaker, my happiest early memories of life in the United States were formed at Walt Disney World. I love to find ways to sprinkle some R&R and good food among the hustle and bustle of our Disney vacations, and I would love to help you do the same! Learn More About Clara

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