Use this helpful guide and calendar to familiarize yourself with May crowd levels at Walt Disney World. We cover crowd levels, weather, frequently asked questions, as well as Resort & FastPass+ 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).
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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)
- May 4 – May the 4th – Star Wars celebrations at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- May 21-31 – Memorial Day increases crowd levels slightly.
To view the entire year at a glance, view our Disney World crowd calendar.
* FastPass+ reservations begin 60 days prior to the date if you are staying on property at a Disney Resort. If you are staying off property in Orlando, you can make FastPass+ reservations 30 days prior to your arrival.
** Dining reservations begin 180 days prior to the date if you are staying on property at a Disney Resort.
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy 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!
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.
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