Orlando Theme Park Crowd Calendar
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The Park Prodigy's Orlando Crowd Calendar is the best tool to see how busy each theme park will be during a specific month, week, and day. It’s the perfect resource for families to rely on as they begin to plan their 2022 and 2023 vacation at Walt Disney World and/or Universal Studios Orlando.
Crowd levels, ticket prices, park hours and historical weather. We also special events and festivals happening around the parks!
Plan which park (or parks) to visit on each day during your Orlando vacation. We provide park recommendations based on wait time data and park hours.
If avoiding large crowds is most important to your family use our “Save Time” button. First pick the month of your Orlando vacation, and how many days you plan to stay. Our Crowd Calendar will then pick the least crowded days to visit!
If saving money is most important to your family use our “Save Money” button. First pick the month of your Orlando vacation, and how many days you plan to stay. Our Orlando Crowd Calendar will then pick the cheapest Disney tickets and discounted Universal tickets!
Are you planning a trip to Orlando in 2022 and worried about crowds and ticket prices? Our Universal and 2022 Disney World Crowd Calendar is here to help! There has never been a more important time to prepare and plan for your next Disney and Universal vacation. There are a few reasons why we do expect crowd levels to be higher than years past including the fact that many people had to cancel their vacations in 2020, the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration in 2022 and of course just the simple fact that families still love visiting the parks!
Our Orlando crowd calendar is the perfect tool to help you avoid peak times and make your vacation unforgettable. Not only do we use hundreds upon hundreds of days of historical data, but we track special events at the parks too. We understand 2022 will be unlike any other years and that’s why we are keeping a close eye on crowd trends and breaking news from around the parks.
We have found the best days to visit Orlando depend on a few factors including crowds, weather, park hours, and park ticket prices. So that’s exactly what we have included in our 2022 Disney and Universal Orlando crowd calendars!
Orlando, Florida is known for its sunny yet sometimes unpredictable weather. This make it an important part to consider when booking your next trip. Summer months tend to be in the high 90s while winter months tend to be cooler.
The Park Prodigy crowd calendar tracks the average temperature range for each day of the calendar year. This will allow you to know exactly what to expect and pack accordingly!
Theme Park Hours
It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando, we have found park hours can be confusing. Especially with the recent additions of so many special event tickets which allow guests into the park earlier or later than other guests.
Our 2022 Disney crowd calendar includes the daily openings and closings for all Orlando theme parks.
The Park Prodigy also gives you the choice to break down each park individually. Here’s how it works…
Walt Disney World is one of the most visited destinations in the world, which makes it important to choose your dates carefully. Park attendance and ticket prices fluctuate throughout the year making a Disney World Crowd calendar a useful tool. Our updated Disney crowd calendar predicts Disney’s theme park attendance one year in advance. This allows you to narrow down the months, weeks, and days of your next magical vacation.
Our 2022 Disney crowd calendar gives you the option to look at each park individually. This allows you to organize our crowd calendars by:
We also include extra magic hours, and special events in our 2022 Disney crowd calendar to help you make the most of your vacation.
Not only do we give you everything you need to skip the crowds when planning your vacation but we will help you pick the exact date to visit each Disney World theme park. Keep an eye out for the dog paw which shows which theme parks we recommend during the week you are visiting.
It’s important to note that instead of the extra magic hours fluctuating and changing based on the day all Walt Disney World theme parks will allow guests into their parks up to a half hour before other park guests. This is sure to have a change on how park guests use our 2022 Disney World crowd calendar to plan their vacation. On the bright side it’s a lot easier to plan knowing you’ll have the extra half hour any morning you would like.
Disney has recently announced that extra magic half hour will begin in October of 2021, which will allow to track the busy Disney parks per day shortly after. We will be sure to update all 2022 Disney Crowd Calendar pages with our recommendations as as soon as we receive more information.
A few of our favorite Walt Disney World additions over the past few years have been special events. These events range from Run Disney races, concerts, holiday parties, and EPCOT Festivals! It’s also important that we can pick up trends based on the holiday special ticketed events such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party. We can pick up busier than normal times at the parks by which special events sell out during pre-sale and will update our Disney world crowd calendar accordingly.
Although these events are typically held during off-peak times, we can see crowd levels spike during the fall. For these reasons, we make sure to include all special events on our 2022 crowd calendar for Disney World.
Our 2022 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar is best used to simply avoid the busy days at the park, and visit during the slow days instead. We update our Disney Crowd Calendar using the latest park events, national holidays, universities & k-12 school year plus our own personal wait time data and vacation planning experience.
So now that we have covered the basics, let’s go over what makes our Disney crowd calendar so special. Unlike many other 2022 Disney world crowd calendars we allow you to customize your perfect family vacation. Simply pick which is most important to you:
Then click our “optimize” button and let the crowd calendar do the rest. We will automatically pick the best days for your family to travel for that given month.
Disney recently introduced the newest addition to the My Disney Experience App and that is the Disney Genie+. For $15 per person per day guests can upgrade their ticket to use the lightening lane at select Disney attractions. But how exactly can you use a Disney crowd calendar to your advantage when deciding to buy Genie+?
Very simply guests can use our 2022 Disney crowd calendar to pick the slowest times of year at the parks. This in return might allow guests to not have to upgrade their ticket to buy the Genie+ all together. If you know that you will be purchasing the Genie+ you must also consider the individual premium Genie+ rides which can be purchased for a one time fee of $7-$15. These prices also will fluctuate based on crowd levels which you can track using our Disney World crowd calendar.
Below are a few of the most common questions we receive regarding our Disney Crowd Calendar…
A: We have found Disney World to be least crowded during the month of September and from January 7th to February 1st. You can also find weeks spread out throughout the year with lower than normal Disney crowd levels.
Walt Disney World tends to be the most crowded during major holiday weekends and breaks. We recommend avoiding Presidents Day weekend, spring break, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas week. For additional information be sure to check out the best time to visit Walt Disney World!
Unlike years passed Disney has released their ticket prices for 2022 early as many people have has to reschedule their trips. Ticket prices have always helped as we track and anticipate crowds on our Disney World Crowd Calendar. To help we have extended our 2022 Disney Crowd Calendar out for anyone planning a trip for next year.
A: We tend to see that February and September to be the least crowded months at Walt Disney World. Make sure to check out the Crowd Calendar to double check your vacation dates.
Universal Orlando is a top destination for thrill seekers as well as die hard Harry Potter fans. Just like our Disney crowd calendar, you can use our Universal Studios crowd calendar to track theme park attendance. Universal Orlando park tickets do not fluctuate as much as Disney tickets which is a big plus. Our updated Universal crowd calendar predicts theme park attendance one year in advance and is updated frequently.
Our Universal Crowd Calendar 2022 is best used to simply avoid the busy days at the park, and visit during the slow days instead. We update our Universal Orlando Crowd Calendar using the latest park events, national holidays, universities & k-12 school year plus our own personal wait time data and vacation planning experience.
It’s important to keep in mind that Walt Disney World will be celebrating their 50th anniversary later on in 2021! We are sure to see an increase in crowds at both Disney and Universal. For this reason we will be making updates to our Universal Orlando Crowd calendar as we get closer to the fall of 2021!
March 2022 Update: Just like with our Disney Crowd Calendar we are keeping a close eye on crowd trends in 2022 and how they will impact our 2022 Universal Orlando crowds and our Universal Crowd Calendar. We will keep everyone posted on any new patterns we are seeing that will impact ride wait times and crowd levels.
Our Universal crowd calendar gives you the option to look at each park individually. This allows you to look at:
The Park Prodigy’s Universal Orlando crowd calendar includes average temperature, park hours, and all special events.
In order to make it easier when planning your trip, our Universal Studios Orlando Crowd Calendar includes expected park hours of operation. It’s important to note Universal can and does change its park hours after initially publishing hour on their website. As we will always work our hardest to keep this information as accurate as possible, the policies and procedures of other companies may change. As such, we are unable to make any warranties regarding the accuracy of the above-posted information.
We always recommend to contact guests services a day or two before you visit to confirm park hours. 407-630-8650.
Universal has a great benefit called early park admission which can make a huge difference during the off-peak periods when Universal parks tend to close earlier in the day. Keep this early park admission in mind when using the theme park hours on our Universal Studios Orlando crowd calendar.
To make it as easy as possible when planning your next vacation we have included the exact dates and parks participating in Early Park Admission on our 2022 Universal Orlando crowd calendar!
Universal hosts some of our favorite special events throughout the year. These events range from Halloween Horror Nights, concerts, holiday parties, and city walk parties. We make sure to include all special events on our Universal Studios Crowd Calendar.
Very simply our Universal Orlando Crowd Calendar will help you pick the slowest time of the month and year to visit Universal Studios. The parks are aware of the crowd trends and generally price their tickets and hotel accommodations accordingly. You might also find that visiting during one of the slowest periods in September or early January will allow you to skip purchasing Universal Express Passes. This can be true for regular park tickets as well as special events like Halloween Horror nights which tend to sell out on their most popular nights.
Unlike years passed Universal Orlando has released their vacation package prices for 2022 early as many people have pushed their trips to next year. Not only that but Universal Orlando ticket prices will now fluctuate based on the day you plan to visit the theme parks. Just like Disney tickets, this will help us as we track and anticipate crowds on our Universal Orlando Crowd Calendar. To help we have extended our 2022 Universal Orlando Crowd Calendar out for anyone planning a trip for next year.
A: Historically, Tuesdays and Wednesdays tend to be the least crowded days in the Orlando theme parks. Make sure to check out our Universal Orlando crowd calendar to tell you what day of the week will be the least crowded for your trip!
A: Disney usually does see higher crowds than Universal, but mostly because their parks are larger. Universal Orlando Resort theme parks can see very high crowd numbers and is not far off of the Disney crowds we’ve seen recently.
Sea World Orlando is home to some of the most exciting roller coasters and water rides in all of Florida. In our opinion Sea World Aquatica is also the best water park in Orlando providing a one of a kind experience. The newest addition of Sesame Street land, and on going conservation efforts have once again made Sea World a top destination.
The Park Prodigy’s Sea World Crowd Calendar is extremely simple and only includes the main theme park. Our Orlando crowd calendar includes average temperature, park hours, and all special events. We also update our Sea World crowd calendar regularly so check back as you get closer to your vacation.
Sea World Orlando hosts a few special events throughout the year. These events range from food and wine festivals, holiday parties, and much more. We make sure to include all special events on our Sea World Crowd Calendar.
Special Note: The Crowd levels displayed in our Disney Crowd Calendar, Universal Studios Florida, Crowd Calendar, and Sea World crowd calendar are based on wait times from years past, special events, school breaks, and holidays. Although we work diligently to make our predictions more accurate than ever we make no warranties regarding the exact crowd levels on a specific day.