Absolute Best Days to Visit Walt Disney World in 2024

Visiting Disney World can be an expensive undertaking, and the best way to get the most for your money — and to keep you happy at the Happiest Place on Earth — is to visit on a good day.

What makes a good day at Walt Disney World in Florida?

For many, a good day means low crowds and good weather. Orlando can get really hot and humid, so factoring in the weather is a must.

Good news! MagicGuides has done the work and gathered the data, and has come up with the exact best dates to visit the parks in 2024.

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BEST DAYS TO VISIT DISNEY BASED ON CROWDS & WEATHER

MagicGuides gathered information comparing the average predicted temperature on each day, along with the predicted Disney World crowd level each day, to come up with a combined score for each park. The results will show you the best dates to visit based on this crowds-to-weather score, making it easier to plan your Disney World trip.

Each park at Walt Disney World has days that have the absolute best crowds-to-weather ratio. According to MagicGuides, the best days to visit the amazing Magic Kingdom theme park in 2024 are:

  • October 26
  • October 31
  • November 1

EPCOT has 6 days that ranked well in 2024.

  • October 24
  • October 25
  • October 26
  • October 31
  • November 1
  • November 2

Hollywood Studios has 5 really good days:

  • October 24
  • October 25
  • October 26
  • October 31
  • November 1

And Animal Kingdom has 12 days that scored high on the crowds-to-weather ratio.

  • October 23
  • October 24
  • October 25
  • October 26
  • October 27
  • October 30
  • October 31
  • November 1
  • November 2
  • November 3
  • November 7
  • November 8

BEST & WORST TIMES TO VISIT

Now, if you can’t make it on these particular days, don’t worry! There are plenty of great days to visit Disney World.

Generally speaking, Disney World does have “slower” periods when crowds are smaller than usual. Usually, the slower periods are when school is in session, so keep that in mind if you’re trying to avoid big crowds. Typically, the parks are least crowded around…

  • January 2 until just before President’s Day week
  • The week after Labor Day until just before Thanksgiving week
  • The week following Thanksgiving weekend until the week before Christmas.

Disney World is most crowded on weekends and during holidays. When it comes to weekdays, you’ll see slightly higher crowds on Mondays and Fridays, and smaller crowds on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The biggest crowds can be seen…

  • President’s Day week
  • Spring Break (from mid-March through late April)
  • Memorial Day weekend through the end of Summer
  • Thanksgiving week
  • Christmas week until January 1

OTHER WAYS TO AVOID DISNEY CROWDS

Now, not everyone can skip school to go to Disney World during these “least crowded” times, but there are other ways to make the most of your Disney trip.

When it comes to avoiding long lines for rides and attractions, there are several ways you can be strategic and minimize your waits.

  • Rope dropping is a popular way to avoid long waits, and it means arriving to the park before it opens and heading directly to your desired attraction so you can ride it with as little wait as possible.
  • Explore attractions during the afternoon parade or peak meal times. We’ve ridden Pirates of the Caribbean by ourselves during an afternoon parade before.
  • MagicGuides also suggests prioritizing rides with outdoor queues either early or late in the day to avoid the scorching midday sun. This doesn’t minimize waits, but it does maximize your comfort level!
  • Consider buying Genie+ or Individual Lightning Lanes to make ride reservations and skip the standby lines.
  • Take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry if you’re staying in a Disney hotel. An awesome perk of staying at a Disney hotel is the Early Theme Park Entry, which lets you in the parks 30 minutes before the general public.

MOBILE ORDERING FOR MEALS

A great way to avoid long lines at the popular eateries at the Disney World parks is to take advantage of Mobile Ordering on the My Disney Experience app.

Certain locations offer Mobile Ordering, so you can order and pay ahead of time from your phone. When it’s time to eat, you can go straight to the Mobile Order Pickup Window, so you don’t have to wait in long food lines. You can also do this for certain snack spots as well.

Speaking of meals, consider eating at off-peak times at the counter service restaurants. You can avoid waiting in long lines if you choose to eat before or after the most popular times.

To see the complete results and learn more about planning your Disney World vacation, check out MagicGuide’s Planning Guide here.

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Absolute Best Days to Visit Walt Disney World in 2024