Walt Disney World is the most magical place on earth! Millions of people travel to the Orlando theme park every year. Avoiding lines at Disney is like avoiding the heat in the Summer.
No matter what time of year you go, there will always be lines and crowds, but there are some tips and tricks on how to avoid the really big ones. You want to get on every ride, but also don’t feel like standing for an hour or more for certain attractions.
With Disney World dropping it’s mask mandate and opening up capacity again, Disney fans are heading back to the parks and sweating waiting in lines.
Check out the top 5 ways to avoid the crowds in Disney World.
Go At An Off Time
Summertime, Halloween, and Christmas are very busy times to go. Everyone wants to take part in the holiday festivities and people flock to the most magical place on earth. Although there is no guarantee that going the other months won’t mean it’s not slammed, especially now, it just might be a bit more enjoyable, especially if you hate large crowds. During hurricane season and when school starts again are typically not as crowded, but there’s no guarantee. Try to do some research and look for crowd calendars if you want 6 feet of space to yourself.
For those who don’t know, rope drop simply means entering a Disney Park as soon as it opens, which is usually around 8 or 9am, with some parks opening later. Many people like to sleep in on vacation and don’t account for travel times, parking, etc. If you are lined up outside the gates at opening time, you’ll breeze through the turnstiles and be able to get on a good number of rides before lines form. Try to get there at least an hour before opening. Be sure to head for the more popular rides first!
Wait Out The Rain
It rains in Florida, like a lot, especially during Summer and hurricane season. If you go when it’s raining you will see many people walking around in ponchos or even going inside to shop or eat. If you don’t mind the rain and won’t melt like the Wicked Witch of the West, wait out the rain. Stand near a usually busy ride or maybe even in its line, if you’re allowed and be one of the first people to get on that ride when the rain stops. Everyone will be flocking indoors, and you’ll have free reign of the park and shorter wait times.
Go Later In The Day
Just like getting to the park early, staying or going to the parks later also has advantages. Many people go to the parks early to get everything in and done and the crowds tend to build up during the day. But if you have some time or days to spare, try to go a little bit later in the day, or even park hop, and you might wait 20 minutes for a ride. Going during dinner time or a fireworks show is peak time because everyone will be consumed with that and not the rides. If you can see the fireworks another night, try to ride the rides at night to avoid huge lines.
Although Fastpasses are not being used right now, they will come back eventually. Some people swear by Fastpass and others do not like them. If you are someone who does, be sure to use them. You can get three Fastpasses per day. Use them on the popular rides that offer them like Slinky Dog Dash, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Splash Mountain, etc. They get you onto the ride faster than the standby line but be sure to space them out so you aren’t missing any of them or running to the next ride.
How do you avoid the lines at Disney World?