2018 Best Times to Visit Disney World

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Cinderella Castle in the morning, February 2018

The Best Times to Visit Disney World 2018 are:

Weekdays in January (minus the week of New Year’s Day and the days around MLK Day, Jan 15th)

Weekdays in February (minus the days around President’s Day, Feb 19th )

The first two weeks in March

Weekdays the second half of April after Easter (Sunday, April 1)

Weekdays in May before Memorial Day weekend (Monday, May 28)

Weekdays the first week of June

The first half of September after Labor Day (Monday, Sept 3); weekdays for the remainder of September and October, avoid Columbus Day weekend (Monday, October 8)

Weekdays in early and mid-November (minus the week of Thanksgiving, Nov 22rd)

Weekdays during the first two weeks of December

summer crowd 2018 (2)

There are good days to visit WDW (green dots) and very BAD days to visit WDW (red dots). Don’t waste your time and money visiting on red dot days!!!

crowds (2)

Easter Week, 8am: Guests pouring into MK and struggling to get down Main Street USA.

spring break 2018

Spring Break 2018: Fantasyland is packed. Extremely long wait times for all rides.

The Worst Times to Visit Disney World in 2018:  Listen Up People!!!

MLK weekend: Jan. 13 – 15, 2018

President’s Day weekend: Feb. 17 – Feb. 19, 2018

Spring Break : March 10 – March 30, 2018

Easter Weeks:  March 24 – April 8, 2018

Memorial Day weekend:  May 26 – 28, 2018

Week around June 30th:  New Toy Story Land opens at DHS

Summer: June 4 – August 31, 2018

4th of July week:  July 1 – 8, 2018

Labor Day weekend: Sept. 1 – Sept. 3, 2018

Columbus Day weekend: Oct. 6 – Oct. 8, 2018

Halloween week: Oct. 27 – Nov. 4, 2018

Veteran’s Day weekend: Nov. 9 – Nov. 12, 2018

Thanksgiving week: Nov. 17 – 25, 2018

Christmas week through the first week of the New Year: Dec. 22, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019


New official link to check on blockout dates at all Disney Parks including all four Disney World Parks:  https://blockoutdates.disney.com/

During blockout days, you can’t use your Disney Guest Passes to swipe friends and family into the park for free.  Also, Disney limits the number of rooms available for CMs to use their cast member hotel discount.


Magic Kingdom:  Used to have to most Blockout Days, but now its Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


MK: No blockout days are currently scheduled for using your guest passes.


Only 1 blockout day is currently scheduled at MK and it’s blocked for both self admission and guest passes, July 4th.


No planned blockout days at MK!!! Enjoy!!


The Magic Kingdom is blocked out for using self admission and guest passes Dec 23 – Dec 31, 2018.

Epcot:  Epcot has the fewest planned Blockout Days in 2018!


Epcot is a huge park and rarely has blockout days.


Epcot just has a few upcoming block out days.


Only New Years Eve – December 31st – is blocked out for self admission and guest passes.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom have MANY, MANY planned Blockout Days in 2018!  Plan ahead!  The new Toy Story Land at DHS opens June 30th.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom:


DAK: Palm Sunday is March 25th, so Easter Week is March 24th – April 1, 2018.  Expect heavy, heavy crowds and long wait times at Pandora!


Lots of upcoming blockout days for using your guest passes at DAK.


Self-Admission Passes are also blocked at DAK December 25 – 30, 2018.


Self admission is blocked Christmas week at DAK.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: You won’t be able to use your guest passes at all this summer at DHS!




DHS is still a 1/2 day park until Toy Story Land opens June 30th. The entire month of July is blocked out for using guest passes!


Some of the planned upcoming blockout days for using your guest passes at DHS.


No upcoming blockout days at DHS!


two disney sisters

Two Disney Sisters at Disneyland

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale


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