Use this helpful guide to familiarize yourself with August crowd levels at Walt Disney World. We cover crowd levels, weather, frequently asked questions, as well as Resort booking windows.
Travelling during August could be a great way to save money if your school starts in September. Be aware that August is a very hot and sunny time of year at Walt Disney World. You’ll need to take precautions against the sun such as wearing a hat, lots of sunscreen, and taking mid-day breaks.
Use this crowd calendar to save time and money by finding the perfect time to book your trip. To save on tickets during your stay, read our helpful guide on how to save money on tickets.
Crowd Calendar Key
- Light Crowds (1/5)
- Fair Crowds (2/5)
- Average Crowds (3/5)
- Heavy Crowds (4/5)
- Severe Crowds (5/5)
- Extreme Crowds (6/5)
- August 1-15 – Typical heavy summer crowds.
- August 16-28 – Summer crowds begin to decrease as school begins for many districts in late August.
- August 28-31 – Crowd levels slightly increase for the upcoming Labor Day weekend holiday as well as Epcot’s annual Food & Wine Festival.
To view the entire year at a glance, view our Disney World crowd calendar.
* Dining reservations begin 180 days prior to the date if you are staying on property at a Disney Resort.
Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom.
How busy is Disney World in August?
August is a fairly busy time as with any Summer month at Disney World. Crowd levels start out at Heavy Crowds (4/5) and gradually decrease to Average Crowds (3/5) by the end of the month.
When is the best time to visit Disney World in August?
Any time in August is a great time to visit. Epcot opens its annual Food & Wine Festival at the end of August which we highly recommend attending at least once.
The typical weather at Disney World in August is a high of 91° with a low 75° (F). It usually rains about 14 days. Be prepared for intense heat, sun and afternoon showers.
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