July 2012 at Walt Disney World
By Dave Shute
OVERVIEW: JULY 2012 AT DISNEY WORLD
JULY 2012 CROWDS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
July overall is the most crowded month at Walt Disney World. Highest crowds are found during the 4th of July week.
On a crowd scale of 1-11, the week beginning 6/30, which includes the Fourth of July holiday, has a crowd ranking of 10, and the rest of the weeks of them month are rated 9.
JULY 2012 PRICES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Prices begin the month at the values 55% higher than the lowest of the year, and moderate prices are 20% higher. These price levels continue through the month. Deluxe prices begin the month 15% higher than the lowest of the year, but on July 15 drop to 3% higher.
JULY 2012 DEALS AND DISCOUNTS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
As I write this, no Disney World deals for July 2012 are available. If any come out, you can find them here.
JULY 2012 WEATHER AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Julye weather is about as bad as Orlando gets: hot and humid, with afternoon storms common.
The hurricane season officially begins on June 1, but hurricanes are rarely a threat until mid-August
Click the image, or go to Weather and When to Go to Disney World, for more on temperatures and other weather issues.
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JULY 2012 OPERATING HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Park operating hours vary by the day, and sometimes change without notice. It is rare for hours to be shorter than Disney has publicized, but Disney may lengthen them in response to unanticipated crowds.
The best way to keep up with operating hours is to check Disney’s official calendars, usually available six months in advance, but changing during busy periods even the day before.
These calendars can be found by clicking the following links:
The calendars can be tricky to use–see this for hints on how to work with Walt Disney World’s online calendars.
OTHER NOTES AND COMMENTS ON JULY 2012 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Special Fourth of July fireworks will happen at 9p at the Magic Kingdom, 10p at Epcot, and 9.45p at Disney’s Hollywood Studios The Magic Kingdom fireworks will also be shown July 3.
WEEK BY WEEK COMMENTS FOR JULY 2012 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD BY ARRIVAL DATE
The week rankings that follow below are from 2012 weeks to visit, ranked in order, and are designed for first-time visitors who do not know whether or not they will return.
7/14/12 Prices at Deluxes drop to 3% higher than lowest of the year on 7/15; Moderates and values remain 20-55% higher than lowest of the year. High crowds–crowd ranking is 9. Week ranking=35. Use the Summer Itinerary.
MORE ON WHEN TO GO TO WALT DISNEY WORLD
- For when to go to Walt Disney World, see this
- For the next best dates, see this
- For the best and worst times to visit, see this
- For forecasting crowds at Walt Disney World, see this
- For seasonal pricing at Walt Disney World, see this
- For weather at Walt Disney World, see this