August 2014 at Disney World

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8/16/2014 – Villains Unleashed event schedule has been released
7/18/2014 – updated park hours published
6/28/2014 – lots of changes to Extra Magic Hours published
6/3/2014 – park hours updated
4/30/2014 – 2 new refurbishments added
4/17/2014 – 2 new refurbishments added
4/14/2014 – park hours revised
3/17/2014 – new summer discount released
3/4/2014 – 1 new refurbishment added and park hours updated to show new MK parade
1/10/2014 – park hours released and best/worst parks published
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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

Scheduled for refurbishment Location Dates to be closed
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

Posts you might find helpful

  • Free Dining! Free Dining! Free Dining! – PREP004 The title of this post is a recap of the subject lines of most of the emails I receive. I have some info on who should use Free Dining and tips on making the best use of it. I also have a couple of other tips for people wanting to use Child Swap and a room request ...
  • Hurricanes at Disney World So you’ve planned your trip during a time that’s less busy and less expensive but…you’re traveling to Florida at the same time that the hurricanes are. In fact, AccuWeather is predicting that there will be 8 hurricanes this year and has specifically said that Florida could be hit directly. Florida is long overdue for a direct hurricane ...
  • You vs. the Florida heat One of the things that people often ask is “when is the best time to visit Disney World?” What they often mean is “how do I avoid dying of heat exhaustion?” Unfortunately, the times when most people can visit happens to be in the summer when school is out of session and it’s really, really hot. Here ...

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 PhotoPass+ 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 2014 park hours and best/worst parks(PDF)

Avg high: 92° F / Avg low: 74° F

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When to book dining reservations

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Available Discounts

Summer discount for visits through August 28 for up to 35% off rooms available. Book by June 6. Get the details here.

See the chart of past discounts for previous promotion dates.

Special Events

TBD

Crowds

August 1 – 17
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August 18 – 31
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