For those of you looking to escape full-blown summer crowds at the Orlando theme parks, the answer is May. Disney World in May still sees its share of crowds around the holiday and on weekends, but the rest of the month sees lower crowd levels. Not September crowd levels, but better-than-summer lower crowd levels. We'll take it.
May is truly one of the Frog Family's favorite months to visit the Walt Disney World Resort and the Orlando theme parks because there are a ton of fun events at the parks.
Crowds at Disney World in May
The first half of the month sees the lowest crowds, with neutral crowd levels during the week and slightly higher crowd levels on weekends. The days leading up to Memorial Day Weekend and the week of the holiday will see the very highest crowds of the month.
You should definitely check out our Orlando Crowd Calendar to see the best dates to plan your trip to Disney World in May. No matter when you visit, make sure to download our wait-time apps before you head to the parks.
Weather at Disney World in May
With all of the water parks open, get ready to have fun in the sun! The average high is 91 with the average low at 60. There are medium rainfall chances in May, so make sure to bring that pancho. Here is the packing list for this time of year.
Events at Disney World in May
There are a ton of events happening at the Orlando theme parks and Disney World in May. Be sure to check out special events pages for Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando & Busch Gardens Tampa for full details.
- Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
- Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida
Are you planning to visit Disney World in May? 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.