Is there a 2019 Disney World trip in your plans? Many factors go into deciding when the best time of year to go. One of the biggest factors is cost, also to consider are crowds and weather.
One Major event that will effect crowds are when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Hollywood Studios. As of now, only a vague Fall 2019 is given as an opening timeframe.
Most of January
The weekends of January 19-21 will bring extra crowds for Martin Luther King Day long weekend and January 26-27 will bring extra crowds for the Pro Bowl held at ESPN World Wide of Sports. Otherwise January brings less crowds, as holiday crowds leave.
Most of February
February will see a rise of crowds on weekends for events held at ESPN World Wide of Sports, Marathon Weekend and President’s Day weekend. Crowds tend to be lighter otherwise, until Spring Break vacations begin.
Early May brings light crowds as schools are in session. Crowds increase as schools start to release for summer and Memorial Day weekend approaches.
Most of September – Early October
Fall is a wonderful time to visit, most of September brings light crowds after Labor Day weekend as most schools have restarted. Weekends will draw more crowds for the Food & Wine Festival at Epcot.
Not Visiting During One Of These Times?
However, do not be discouraged if you are not going during one of these times. Any time at Disney World can be magical, even during high crowd times. In fact, summer and holiday months do bring extra time to enjoy the parks. For instance in June 2019, Magic Kingdom is open until 10pm vs. in January 2019 when Magic Kingdom closes at 9pm.
The most pleasant weather in Florida is seen late March through early June. While June-September brings the highest monthly rainfall totals and late August begins hurricane season. Learn the 5 Disney World Closure Dates, due to hurricanes.
Learn which months in 2019 contain the Lowest 1-Day Ticket Prices. Do note, ticket prices do go down per day, the longer you stay.
Lowest 1-Day Ticket Prices:
- January 2019
- February 2019
- May 2019
- August 2019
- September 2019
My personal vote for 2019 is May! If you are holding out for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge I suggest the week before Thanksgiving or one of the first 2 weeks in December (providing the land is open by these dates).
Thank you, Sara A.