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April 13, 2015 - park hours updated
March 19, 205 - new summer discount added
March 15, 2015 - 1 new refurbishment added, park hours updated
February 24, 2015 - 1 new refurbishment added
January 15, 2015 - park hours published, 1 new refurbishment added


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August at Disney World

August at Disney World starts off hot and busy and ends hot and much less busy.

If you happen to have a school district that starts school late, traveling to Disney World after mid-August is a great way to avoid peak crowds.

Some tips for traveling in August:

  • Traveling to Disney World during a busier time means you have to be extra diligent about having a good touring plan. As long as you're zigging while other people zag, you'll do fine.
  • Weather in August is hot. Consider taking mid-day breaks from the sun and crowds during your trip.

Refurbishments/closures scheduled for August

  • Liberty Square Riverboat, Magic Kingdom, August 4-10, 2015
  • Pirates of the Caribbean, Magic Kingdom, 6/8/2015 - 9/25/2015
  • Liberty Tree Tavern, Magic Kingdom, July 6 - November 20, 2015

These were the closures from August 2014:

  • Liberty Square Riverboat, Magic Kingdom, 8/4/2014 – 8/8/2014
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority (PeopleMover), Magic Kingdom, 6/2/2014 – 8/4/2014
  • Astro Orbiter, Magic Kingdom, 6/2/2014 – 9/27/2014
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug, Animal Kingdom, 7/7/14 – 9/27/14

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Trip checklist

January or earlier: book your hotel, make your daily plans and choose dining options

February or early March: (180 days before your trip begins - use chart on right side to see the exact date): make dining reservations (website is available at 6 a.m. Eastern, phone lines are open at 7 a.m. Eastern)

March - May: book flights (tips on finding best flights)

June (60 days before your trip begins): check in online and make FastPass+ reservations

July or earlier: set up Magical Express, purchase Memory Maker and order groceries

August: pack (packing list to help you) and go to Disney World!

September: finalize PhotoPass pics and order within 45 days after your trip

Quick Reference

August 2015 park hours and best/worst parks(PDF)

Avg high: 92° F / Avg low: 74° F

When to book dining and FastPass+ reservations

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Available Discounts

Summer discount available. Book by June 12, 2015. Get more details here.

Special Events



August 1 - 16

August 17 - 31