With spring break around the corner, you might be feeling a little bummed that you were not able to hit the road for the holiday. Have no fear, as there is still plenty of time to travel before the end of summer. End of summer you might say. You know how summer works; it comes and goes faster than you have time to say “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. You best believe we spelled that correctly. Anyway, that is beside the point, what we are trying to say is don’t forget about August!
Walt Disney World in August has a stigma attached to it. “It is too hot.” “School is just around the corner.” And while yes, it is hot, so are most of the days the other eleven months of the year. Let us show you why August, does not deserve the negative eye that it has so unjustly been given.
Crowd Levels: While the beginning of August generally draws the travelers, from the middle to the end of the month – Walt Disney World tends to have lower crowd levels. Many guests tend not to travel during this time as school is around the corner (or perhaps started) but use this to your advantage. Walt Disney World is never “empty”, but lighter crowds will certainly make your time in the parks much more enjoyable.
Promotions: Disney offers promotions year-round; however, they are quite aware of when guests are traveling to their properties and when they are not – so for this, they tend to offer better rates. Rates are generally less during “nonpeak times” simply to draw guests to the property. This is certainly a “win-win” for anyone looking to travel to Disney on a dime.
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival: One of our favorite festivals at Walt Disney World is the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! From the food and wine (of course) to the entertainment, this festival is not only one of our favorites, but a favorite of pretty much everyone. The festival tends to get extremely crowded, so take advantage of late August to enjoy the festival with a little more elbow room than usual. Here’s a tip for you – if you can, try to avoid the festival on the weekends, when locals are able to spend the day. Weekend lines are super busy at the festival booths, but if the weekend is your best option, visit the booths once they open!
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Fall Decor: We know, we know. Halloween is not until the end of October, however on select nights, Magic Kingdom is host to the not-so-spookiest event on property, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! August is prime time to take advantage of this festival as ticket prices are not at their prime and evening temperatures are usually close to perfect!
So yes, while August is still hot and pop-up thunderstorms are a “given”, take advantage of all that the Walt Disney World Resort has to offer. The trick is to prepare. You know it can get steamy, so pack accordingly. If a thunderstorm is possible, bring your ponchos and pack them in your backpack. Prepare. Prepare. Prepare. Now get those two negative ideas out of your head and start thinking of what August can do for you and your family. Maybe it is the idea of lighter crowds that interests you, or perhaps the festivals, but either way – August has a lot to offer. At any rate, we look forward to planning the most magical vacation for you and your family.
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