July marks the very busiest month of the entire year at the Orlando theme parks as most of the world it seems vacations then. But it's not all doom and gloom at Disney World in July because with the summer crowds come longer summer hours, and special events and shows that make it all worth the wait.
Crowds at Disney World in July
There will be no avoiding the summer crowds in the month of July, with the very highest crowds the week of 4th of July. If you're visiting the parks this month, don't despair! We visited in July last year and had a blast—just be sure to download our free wait-time app for iPhone before you head to the parks.
We highly recommend taking a break in the afternoon and then coming back to the parks in the evenings for as long as your little ones can handle it. If your family members aren't early birds, an alternative option is to take advantage of the later extended park hours when crowd levels really drop off.
We recommend you check the Crowd Calendar when you begin planning your trip to find the best travel dates and then revisiting it again as you get closer to your actual trip to pick the recommended park by day.
Weather at Disney World in July
Temperatures are on the rise in July, with an average high of 92, a low of 74 and high rainfall chances. It’s a good idea to pack a few ponchos because storms can move in very quickly, but the good news is that it generally rains for only an hour or two (usually in the afternoons) and then clears up. Here is the packing list for this time of year.
Events at Disney World July
There are a ton of events happening at the Orlando theme parks and Disney World in July. Be sure to check out special events pages for Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando & Busch Gardens Tampa for full details.
- Sounds Like Summer Concert Series at Epcot
Are you planning to visit Disney World in July? Share any questions you have in comments below! You'll find more resources to help you plan your Disney World vacation on our When to Visit Orlando page inside the Orlando Planning Guide.