July marks the very busiest month of the entire year at the Orlando theme parks as most of the world it seems vacations in July. 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.
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 read our post on the SECRET to Avoiding Disney World CROWDS. Be sure to download our wait-time apps before you head to the parks. It now includes Fastpass return times, so you can plan even better!
We highly recommend touring early, 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.
To make your planning easier, our Crowd Calendar is available a full year out! 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.
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.
There are a ton of events happening at the Orlando theme parks and Disney World in July. Here’s the rundown of what’s happening this month. Be sure to check out special events pages for Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando for full details.
No matter when you decide to visit Disney World, be sure to check out the blog for the latest Disney World news, tips and information. You'll find a ton more resources inside our Orlando Planning Guide.
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