Disney World in May (Crowd Calendar)

by Dom
May 22, 2023
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Use this helpful guide to familiarize yourself with May crowd levels at Walt Disney World. We cover crowd levels, weather, frequently asked questions, as well as Resort booking windows.

May is arguably one of the best times to visit Walt Disney World for a variety of reasons: The weather is nice enough to visit the water parks, most ride refurbishments from the off-season are complete, all while crowd levels are lower than the coming Summer crowd levels. Expect warm temperatures and Average Crowds (3/5).

Use this crowd calendar to save time and money by finding the perfect time to book your trip.

May Weather

The typical weather at Disney World in May is a high of 88° with a low 69° (F). It usually rains about 6 days. You’ll want to dress accordingly for summer weather to be comfortable.

Noteworthy May Dates

  • May 4 – May the 4th – Star Wars celebrations at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • May 21-31 – Memorial Day increases crowd levels slightly.

For a full year’s worth of information, be sure to check out our Disney World crowd calendar. Dining reservations begin 180 days prior to the date if you are staying on property at a Disney Resort.

Darth Vader at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Darth Vader at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

How busy is Disney World in May?

Crowd levels during May at Disney World are Average (3/5). Lower when compared to the coming Summer months.

When is the best time to visit Disney World in May?

Any time during May is a good time to visit! The weather is great for swimming so be sure to check out your Resort’s pool or one of the Water Parks!

Written by Dom

Dom is fascinated with the magic and scale of Walt Disney World and visits the parks as often as he can.

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