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How to Skip the Lines with Our Crowd Calendar

What is a crowd calendar?

The Crowd Calendar is the easiest way to see how busy the theme parks are on any given day of the year. When you are starting to plan your Universal and Disney vacations, you can use it to pick the least busy times of year to visit. You can also see historical weather, holidays and special events.

As you get closer to your Universal and Disney vacations, you can use the Crowd Calendar to plan which park (or parks) to visit on any given day. You can also see park opening hours and key show times.

How do we determine crowd levels?

We use wait time data that we’ve collected for more than 10 years in predicting crowd levels—taking into consideration seasonality, holidays, special events, opening hours and other factors that go into planning Disney vacations. We also have unique insight into crowds based on hotel reservations and ticket trends.

Our Crowd Calendar is easy, accurate and helpful in planning Disney vacations — our customer feedback speaks for itself!

  • "We booked our trip based on the crowd calendar and it was spot on! The longest attraction line we waited in was 20 minutes." - SPettiette
  • "You guys have, hands down, the best crowd calendar!" - T.H.
  • "I'd just like to say a thank you in the time you have taken to produce your 'Crowd Calendar'. It is the only one on the net in my eyes that has any form of user friendliness (and I'm a web developer so I appreciate it even more). So far we have planned all or our fast passes etc. in advance using your calendar, and I'm not sure if we'd be anywhere near as organized if it didn't exist." - Steve

HOW TO USE THE CALENDAR TO PLAN UNIVERSAL AND DISNEY VACATIONS

  • Most Important! - THE DAY CROWD LEVEL (1-10; NOTED BY COLOR)
  • Lowest Crowds
  • Average Crowds
  • Highest Crowds
  • Park Key:
  • Recommended Park on This Day
  • Busy day for this park Busy Day for This Park
  1. START WITH THE DAY CROWD LEVEL: Most families should only rely on the daily crowd level, ranging from a 1-10. This shows the expected overall crowd level for the theme parks on that day.
    Day Crowd Ratings

    OVERALL Orlando theme park crowds are higher on the 11th than on the 12th.

  2. Compare Park Recommendations (optional): Park recommendations should only be used when comparing the same park on days with the same crowd level.
    Day Crowd Ratings

    For example, if two days are both a 6/10 (Average Crowds) but Magic Kingdom is a recommended park on one of those days (the 12th in this example), then we suggest visiting Magic Kingdom on the 12th instead of the 11th.
    Otherwise, a lower crowd level day is always the recommended day to visit any park.

  3. VIEW HOURS, EVENTS & MORE: You can use the toggles to filter by hours, events, holidays and more for planning your Disney vacation.
  • Crowd Key (1 - 10):
  • Lowest Crowds
    1 - 3
  • Average Crowds
    4 - 6
  • Highest Crowds
    7 - 10
  • Park Key:
  • Recommended Park on This Day
  • Busy day for this park Busy Day for This Park
Monthly Average 85° (high) / 69° (low)
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
27
6/10
Sun
87°  /  76° (Historical)
More
28
4/10
Mon
90°  /  75° (Historical)
More
29
4/10
Tue
91°  /  74° (Historical)
More
Magic Kingdom® Park
9AM-7PM
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • Epcot®
    9AM-9PM EMH 9PM-11PM
    Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9:30PM
    Festival of the Lion King 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM | 7PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-7PM
    30
    3/10
    Wed
    92°  /  74° (Historical)
    More
    31
    3/10
    Thu
    91°  /  76° (Historical)
    More
    Epcot®
    EMH 8AM-9AM 9AM-9PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9:30PM
    Festival of the Lion King 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM | 7PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-7PM
    1
    3/10
    Fri
    91°  /  75° (Historical)
    More
    Magic Kingdom® Park
    EMH 8AM-9AM 9AM-7PM
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • Epcot®
    9AM-10PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9:30PM
    Festival of the Lion King 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM | 7PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 8:30AM-8PM
    2
    5/10
    Sat
    91°  /  74° (Historical)
    More
    Epcot®
    9AM-10PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    EMH 8AM-9AM 9AM-9:30PM
    Festival of the Lion King 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM | 7PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 8:30AM-9PM
    3
    7/10
    Sun
    90°  /  75° (Historical)
    More
    Epcot®
    9AM-9PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 8:30AM-9PM
    4
    5/10
    Mon
    91°  /  75° (Historical)
    More
    Labor Day
    Epcot®
    9AM-9PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    EMH 8AM-9AM 9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 8:30AM-8PM
    5
    4/10
    Tue
    90°  /  75° (Historical)
    More
    Epcot®
    9AM-9PM EMH 9PM-11PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-9PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-6PM
    6
    4/10
    Wed
    89°  /  74° (Historical)
    More
    Magic Kingdom® Park
    9AM-9PM EMH 9PM-11PM
    Epcot®
    9AM-9PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-9PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-6PM
    7
    3/10
    Thu
    90°  /  74° (Historical)
    More
    Magic Kingdom® Park
    9AM-7PM
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • Epcot®
    EMH 8AM-9AM 9AM-9PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-9PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-6PM
    8
    3/10
    Fri
    90°  /  74° (Historical)
    More
    Magic Kingdom® Park
    EMH 8AM-9AM 9AM-9PM
  • Night of Joy
  • Epcot®
    9AM-10PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-6PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-7PM
    9
    4/10
    Sat
    89°  /  75° (Historical)
    More
    Magic Kingdom® Park
    9AM-9PM
  • Night of Joy
  • Epcot®
    9AM-9PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    EMH 8AM-9AM 9AM-7PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-6PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-7PM
    12
    4/10
    Tue
    90°  /  74° (Historical)
    More
    Magic Kingdom® Park
    EMH 8AM-9AM 9AM-7PM
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • Epcot®
    9AM-9PM EMH 9PM-11PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-9PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-6PM
    13
    3/10
    Wed
    88°  /  74° (Historical)
    More
    14
    2/10
    Thu
    90°  /  74° (Historical)
    More
    15
    4/10
    Fri
    90°  /  74° (Historical)
    More
    Magic Kingdom® Park
    EMH 8AM-9AM 9AM-7PM
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • Epcot®
    9AM-10PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 7AM-8AM 8AM-5PM
  • Halloween Horror Nights
  • Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-7PM
    16
    5/10
    Sat
    90°  /  75° (Historical)
    More
    Epcot®
    9AM-10PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    EMH 8AM-9AM 9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 7AM-8AM 8AM-5PM
  • Halloween Horror Nights
  • Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-8PM
    17
    5/10
    Sun
    87°  /  74° (Historical)
    More
    Magic Kingdom® Park
    9AM-7PM
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • Epcot®
    9AM-9PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 7AM-8AM 8AM-5PM
  • Halloween Horror Nights
  • Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-6PM
    18
    3/10
    Mon
    89°  /  74° (Historical)
    More
    Epcot®
    9AM-9PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    EMH 8AM-9AM 9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 7AM-8AM 8AM-7PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-6PM
    19
    2/10
    Tue
    89°  /  74° (Historical)
    More
    Magic Kingdom® Park
    9AM-7PM
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • Epcot®
    9AM-9PM EMH 9PM-11PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 7AM-8AM 8AM-7PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-6PM
    20
    2/10
    Wed
    88°  /  74° (Historical)
    More
    Magic Kingdom® Park
    9AM-9PM EMH 9PM-11PM
    Epcot®
    9AM-9PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 7AM-8AM 8AM-7PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-6PM
    21
    3/10
    Thu
    90°  /  74° (Historical)
    More
    Epcot®
    EMH 8AM-9AM 9AM-9PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 7AM-8AM 8AM-5PM
  • Halloween Horror Nights
  • Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-6PM
    22
    5/10
    Fri
    90°  /  74° (Historical)
    More
    Autumn Equinox
    Magic Kingdom® Park
    EMH 8AM-9AM 9AM-7PM
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • Epcot®
    9AM-10PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 7AM-8AM 8AM-5PM
  • Halloween Horror Nights
  • Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-6PM
    23
    6/10
    Sat
    89°  /  74° (Historical)
    More
    Epcot®
    9AM-10PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    EMH 8AM-9AM 9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 7AM-8AM 8AM-5PM
  • Halloween Horror Nights
  • Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-8PM
    SeaWorld® Orlando
    9AM-6PM
  • Seaworld's Halloween Spooktacular
  • 24
    6/10
    Sun
    88°  /  74° (Historical)
    More
    Magic Kingdom® Park
    9AM-7PM
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • Epcot®
    9AM-9PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 7AM-8AM 8AM-5PM
  • Halloween Horror Nights
  • Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-7PM
    SeaWorld® Orlando
    9AM-6PM
  • Seaworld's Halloween Spooktacular
  • 25
    4/10
    Mon
    93°  /  75°
    More
    Epcot®
    9AM-9PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    EMH 8AM-9AM 9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 7AM-8AM 8AM-7PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-6PM
    26
    4/10
    Tue
    93°  /  74°
    More
    Magic Kingdom® Park
    9AM-7PM
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • Epcot®
    9AM-9PM EMH 9PM-11PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 7AM-8AM 8AM-6PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-6PM
    27
    3/10
    Wed
    93°  /  74°
    More
    Magic Kingdom® Park
    9AM-9PM EMH 9PM-11PM
    Epcot®
    9AM-9PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 7AM-8AM 8AM-7PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-6PM
    28
    4/10
    Thu
    93°  /  74°
    More
    Epcot®
    EMH 8AM-9AM 9AM-9PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 7AM-8AM 8AM-5PM
    Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-6PM
    29
    5/10
    Fri
    88°  /  73°
    More
    Magic Kingdom® Park
    EMH 8AM-9AM 9AM-7PM
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • Epcot®
    9AM-10PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 7AM-8AM 8AM-5PM
  • Halloween Horror Nights
  • Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-6PM
    30
    6/10
    Sat
    85°  /  73°
    More
    Magic Kingdom® Park
    8AM-12 Midnight
    Epcot®
    9AM-10PM
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom®
    EMH 8AM-9AM 9AM-9PM
    Festival of the Lion King 10AM | 11AM | 12 Noon | 1PM | 2PM | 3PM | 4PM | 5PM | 6PM
    Universal Studios Florida™
    EPA 7AM-8AM 8AM-5PM
  • Halloween Horror Nights
  • Universal’s Volcano Bay™
    EPA 8AM-9AM 9AM-7PM
    SeaWorld® Orlando
    9AM-6PM
  • Seaworld's Halloween Spooktacular
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