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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.

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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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Recent Updates

04/13/2015 - park hours updated

03/19/2015 - new summer discount added

03/15/2015 - 1 new refurbishment added, park hours updated

02/24/2015 - 1 new refurbishment added

01/15/2015 - August park hours published, 1 new refurbishment added

Refurbishment Details

June 8, 2015 - September 25, 2015 - Pirates of the Caribbean refurbishment, (Attraction)

July 6, 2015 - November 20, 2015 - Liberty Tree Tavern refurbishment, (Dining)

July 19, 2015 - August 22, 2015 - Dream Along with Mickey refurbishment, (Attraction)

August 4, 2015 - August 10, 2015 - Liberty Square Riverboat refurbishment, (Attraction)

Available Discounts

No discounts currently available.

See the chart of past discounts for previous promotion dates.

Special Events

We will update this soon.

Crowds

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