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.

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Trip planning 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 the calendar 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

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