All About Disney World in May will give you amazing tips to make your vacation Awesome!

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I love Disney World in May. It happens to be one of my favorite times to visit. Kids are still in school so the crowds are lower, but I’m okay with taking my kids out of school because testing is usually done. The weather is great and there is so much to see and do! Below, you will find important things you’ll want to think about to make your Disney World vacation in May, totally awesome! Also, check out my Disney World Planning Tips!

Disney World Crowds in May

As you can see from the crowd calendar below, May is a great time to visit Disney World! All of the days are pretty manageable as far as crowds go. The week of Memorial Day shows increased crowds, but that is to be expected over a holiday weekend. The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival continues through May and is a beautiful experience!  

Disney World Crowd Calendar May 2020

Weather at Walt Disney World in May

The weather at Walt Disney World in May is very mild. The temperatures are warm and the weather forecast in May shows mostly sunny days with a some scattered clouds and a few days with afternoon thunderstorms. The nice thing about the afternoon thunderstorms is that they seem to dissipate quickly. The high temperatures are in the upper 80s and low 90s. The average lows are in the upper 60s and low 70s. Perfect, if you ask me!  As everyone knows, the weather can be unpredictable. For up to date weather information, click here.

What to Pack for Walt Disney World in May

Knowing what to pack for a trip to Walt Disney World in May is important. You don’t want to be unprepared and end up having to use your vacation budget on things that could easily have been brought from home with a little planning. Want to know how you can pack everything you need yet save money and room in your suitcase? Make sure you check out my post on How Amazon Can Save You Money at Disney and Disney Park Bag Essentials! Here are a few things you might want to consider packing if you’ll be traveling to Walt Disney World in May.

Pack an Umbrella, Poncho and Stroller Protection

The weather at Walt Disney World can be unpredictable. Rain storms can form and dissipate quickly. Be prepared with a small travel umbrella or a disposable rain poncho. A poncho can also come in handy to wear on rides like Splash Mountain or Kali River Rapids to keep your clothes dry. If you are taking a stroller with you to Disney World, I recommend bringing a plastic shower curtain liner from the dollar store to cover your stroller while on rides and clothes pins to secure it. I did this on our last vacation and it was a life saver!

Pack Sun Protection

The Florida sun can be brutal, especially when temperatures begin to warm up. Make sure that you are ready for the UV rays by packing some sunblock and a hat. Also make sure your kids are protected too. Nothing ruins a magical vacation like a sunburn!

Pack a Travel Blanket

A travel blanket is also a good idea to bring along to Walt Disney World in March. I used it to cover my son’s stroller while napping. A travel blanket can also be great to sit on while watching a parade or fireworks show!

Pack for both Warm and Cool Weather

The mornings and evenings at Walt Disney World in May can be a little cool, but the days will be very warm. This makes packing clothing for Disney World in May a little tricky. Pack at least one pair of jeans or long pants, to stay warm and comfortable during the cooler temperatures. You will definitely want to wear them if the forecast calls for a rainy day. Wear a short-sleeved top and shorts during the day and bring a lightweight jacket or sweater that can be kept in a backpack or worn around your waist during the day. Here are some cute options for the whole family:

Pack Adorable Disney Apparel

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Disney World Park Hours in May

For the most part, these are the hours of the parks of Disney World. As always, hours are subject to change, so check Disney World’s website for current information.

Magic Kingdom

Open from 9:00am-9:00pm

Morning Extra Magic Hours 8:00am-9:00am

Evening Extra Magic Hours 9:00pm-11:00pm


Open from 9:00am-9:00pm

Morning Extra Magic Hours 8:00am-9:00am

Evening Extra Magic Hours 9:00pm-11:00pm

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Open from 9:00am-9:00pm

Morning Extra Magic Hours 8:00am-9:00am

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Open from 9:00am-8:30pm

Morning Extra Magic Hours 8:00am-9:00am

Ride Closures at Walt Disney World in May

Disney is great at keeping their rides and attractions in top notch form. That is one of the reasons that I will spend more money to visit their theme parks. For an updated list of what rides will be closed in May, visit Disney World’s website.

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I hope that these tips will help you plan your amazing Disney vacation in May! Don’t forget to follow along with me on Instagram!