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Find out everything you need to know if you plan to go to Walt Disney World in July! From weather and crowd sizes to what to pack!

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I love to visit Disney World any time of the year, and July is no exception. July is generally the busiest month of the year for Disney World attendance because it is right in the middle of school summer vacation.

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Tips for Disney World in July

Is Disney World Busy in July?

As you can see from the July crowd calendar below, most days are busy in July. While this is true, summertime crowds at Disney World have been lighter than in previous years.

Disney World July 2020 Crowd Calendar

Also, with the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Disney Hollywood Studios scheduled for August 29, many people are waiting until then to visit.

How to Beat the Disney World Crowds

FastPass+ System

Disney knows that there will be crowds at Disney World and has come up with ways to help you spend less time waiting in line.

The FastPass+ System is available to all park guests and allows you to “skip to the front of the line” at many attractions with a little pre-planning.

Guests staying at one of the many Disney World resort hotels, are able to make FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance of their vacation.

8 colors bracelets with Mickey Mouse Heads called Magic Bands
Photo Credit: Disney Parks

Park guests who are planning to stay “off property” are able to make FastPass+ reservations 30 days in advance of their vacation.

These FastPass+ reservations can be made online or through the My Disney Experience app.

Advanced Dining Reservations

Restaurants at Walt Disney World can fill up fast and it is rare that you can just show up to a table service restaurant and expect to eat.

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Disney allows anyone, whether staying on property or not, to make dining reservations 180 days before travel.

Entrance sign to Be Our Guest Restaurant at Disney Magic Kingdom Park

 

Planning ahead and making these reservations as soon as possible allows you to enjoy your favorite meals and beat the crowds! Find out more information about dining reservations here.

Tips for Getting a Reservation at Be Our Guest Restaurant

Rider Switch

Another way to beat the crowds, if you are traveling with small children, is to use Rider Switch.

Rider Switch is designed for guests who are visiting the Parks with a child who is too small or may not want to ride certain attractions.

A view of the Hollywood Tower Hotel at Disney Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World

One adult can sit out with that child while the other goes on the ride. When the adult who rode the ride is done, the other adult can then ride without waiting in the stand-by line with up to two guests!

Rider Switch Attractions

Magic Kingdom Park

Epcot

A toy-like roller coaster at Disney World called Slinky Dog Dash.
Photo Credit: Disney World

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

Special Events at Disney World in July

If you travel to Disney World in July, here are a few of the special events that you will get to experience.

Fireworks exploding over the castle at Disney WorldWeather at Walt Disney World in June

The weather at Walt Disney World in July is hot and wet. The high temperatures are in the high 80s to low 90s with lows in the mid 70s.

The weather forecast for July 2019 shows a mix of partly cloudy days as well as scattered thunderstorms and rain for many of the days.

For up to date weather information in Orlando, click here.

What to Pack for Walt Disney World in June

Having a good idea of what to pack for a trip to Disney World in July is important.

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You don’t want to be unprepared and end up using your vacation budget of things that could easily have been brought from home.

Want to know how you can bring everything you need yet still save money and room in your suitcase?

Make sure you check out my post on How Amazon Can Save You Money at Disney and 10 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 July.

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.

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If you are taking a stroller with you to Disney World, I recommend bringing a plastic shower liner from the dollar store.

You can secure it over your stroller using clothes pins to keep it dry while you are watching a show or riding an attraction.

 Pack Sun Protection

The Florida sun can be brutal, especially in the summer months! Make sure you are ready for the UV Rays by packing some sunblock and a hat.

Also, make sure that your kids are protected too. Nothing ruins a magical vacation like a sunburn!

Two bottles of Coppertone Spray Sunblock
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Pack Travel Blanket

It’s a good idea to bring along a travel blanket to Disney World in July. 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 of a fireworks show!

Pack for both Warm and Cool Weather

You most likely will not need long pants when visiting Walt Disney World in July, but it is a good idea to bring along a sweatshirt or jacket for the days that call for all day rain.

A sweatshirt with a Minnie Mouse Pattern.
Photo Credit: shopDisney

Even in July, it can get really cool when the rain comes to stay. I found this out the hard way at EPCOT.

On normal, hot July days, I suggest wearing a short-sleeved top and shorts during the day along with comfort table shoes.

Pack Adorable Disney Apparel

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Before any Disney vacation, I like to check out Jane for adorable Disney vacation t-shirts! There are usually a selection of cute shirts for only $13.99!

Just head to Jane.com and type character or vacation in the search bar and all of the cute items will show up. I have all seen cute Disney-themed dresses for little girls!

Their deals change Disney though, so make sure to follow @mommymouseclubhouse on Instagram to stay up to date on all of the amazing Disney-themed merchandise!

A picture of a colorful Disney World Castle on a t-shirt
Photo Credit: Jane.com

I’ve also had really good luck taking advantage of sales from the Disney Store! If you can catch a sale, you can save so much money over what you would party for the same items at the Parks.

Click the shopDisney button below to see what’s on sale right now!

Disney World Park Hours in July

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

Magic Kingdom

  • Open from 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Morning Extra Magic Hours (EMH) 8:00 am – 9:00 am
  • Evening Extra Magic Hours 10:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • July 2-3 8:00 am – 12:00 am (7/3/2019 EMH 12:00 am – 2:00 am.
  • July 4th 8:00 am – 1:00 am

Epcot

  • Open from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Morning Extra Magic Hours 8:00 am – 9:00 am
  • Evening Extra Magic Hours 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A view of Spaceship Earth at EPCOT in Walt Disney WorldDisney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Open from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Morning Extra Magic Hours 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Open from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Morning Extra Magic Hours 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Ride Closures at Walt Disney World in July

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.

In July, there are less ride closures than other times of the year because it is considered peak season.

For an updated list of what rides will be closed in July, visit Disney World’s website.

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Disney World Tickets & Hotel Savings

When booking your next Disney World vacation, make sure to check out Get Away Today! Their customer service is THE BEST!

They are an authorized Disney partner that offers  Discount Disney World Tickets and they often offer deals like discounts on rooms, free dining, and more when you book a vacation package!

Visit getawaytoday.com or give them a call at 855-GET-AWAY for current deals at Walt Disney World and them them Mommy Mouse Clubhouse sent you! 

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