May 2013 at Walt Disney World
By Dave Shute
OVERVIEW: MAY 2013 AT DISNEY WORLD
MAY 2013 CROWDS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
May crowds begin low, then build later in the month to high levels around Memorial Day.
MAY 2013 PRICES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
May prices are moderate all month long until May 31, when some prices drop and others increase.
May prices begin 30% higher than the lowest of the year at the values, and 16-18% higher at the moderates and deluxes.
On May 31, they shift to 50% higher than the lowest of the year at the values, 11% higher at the deluxes and 17% higher at the moderates.
MAY 2013 DEALS AND DISCOUNTS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
You can find deals for May 2013 here.
MAY 2013 WEATHER AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
May weather begins as good as it gets at Walt Disney World.
Over the course of the month, temperatures rise to near-summer levels, and the rainy season typically begins in the middle of the month.
Click the image, or go to Weather and When to Go to Disney World, for more on temperatures.
MAY 2013 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.
These calendars can be found by clicking the following links:
OTHER NOTES AND COMMENTS ON MAY 2013 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Star Wars weekends will begin in the middle of the month–likely May 17. These are of little interest to typical first time visitors but do crowd Hollywood Studios late in the month on Fridays-Sundays.
Memorial Day is 5/27.
WEEK BY WEEK COMMENTS FOR MAY 2013 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD BY ARRIVAL DATE
The week rankings that follow below are from 2013 weeks to visit, ranked in order, and are designed for first-time visitors who do not know whether or not they will return.
Click the image for a calendar view of 2013 weeks (when open, keep clicking to enlarge.)
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
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