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 at Disney World is hot. Consider taking mid-day breaks from the sun and crowds during your trip.
(Example alerts: "park hours just released," "event tickets just went on sale")
|Explanation of park recommendations and abbreviations below
In general, I recommend avoiding parks with Extra Magic Hours because they tend to be the busiest parks that day. Animal Kingdom is an exception because it's usually not too bad, even on EMH days.Magic Kingdom usually sees a surge on Saturdays, so other parks are usually a better choice.
MK = Magic Kingdom, EP = Epcot, HS = Hollywood Studios, AK = Animal Kingdom,
|What the dates in each day of the calendar mean
(click the + sign beside each date to add it to your calendar):
When guests can start making Advanced Dining Reservations
When onsite guests can start making FastPass+ reservations
When offsite guests can start making FastPass+ reservations
Moderately suggested park
Park not suggested
|Park hours for people visiting in August at Disney World usually come out in mid-January.|