August 2013 at Walt Disney World
By Dave Shute
OVERVIEW: AUGUST 2013 AT DISNEY WORLD
AUGUST 2013 CROWDS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
August begins as one of the most crowded periods at Walt Disney World. Later in the month, as more and more school districts re-open for the fall, crowds diminish, and by its end, crowds are low.
On a crowd scale of 1-11, the weeks beginning 7/27, 8/3 and 8/10/13 all have crowd ratings of 9/high. The week beginning 8/17 has a crowd rating of 6/moderate, and that beginning 8/24 has a crowd rating of 3/low.
AUGUST 2013 PRICES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
At the moderates and values, hotel prices drop on August 4 to near their lowest levels of the year, at 6% and 7% higher than the lowest of the year, respectively. Deluxe prices drop on 8/18 to the lowest level of the year.
These low levels continue the rest of the month.
AUGUST 2013 DEALS AND DISCOUNTS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Deals are available for August 2013. Find them here.
AUGUST 2013 WEATHER AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
August weather is about as bad as Orlando gets: hot and humid, with afternoon storms common.
Click the image, or go to Weather and When to Go to Disney World, for more on temperatures.
The hurricane season officially begins on June 1, but the peak of the hurricane season begins in mid to late August.
Click the chart to see more on the typical timing of hurricanes.
AUGUST 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:
WEEK BY WEEK COMMENTS FOR AUGUST 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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