July 2016 at Walt Disney World
By Dave Shute
OVERVIEW: JULY 2016 AT DISNEY WORLD
Because pretty much every US school kid is on break in July, July overall is the most crowded month at Walt Disney World.
Prices begin the month OK at the deluxes and moderates, and high at the values. Moderate and value prices stay at this level all month, but at the deluxes prices drop to low levels on July 12.
Weather is miserably hot and humid all month long.
There are no good weeks in July, but the later the visit the better–especially if you are staying in a deluxe.
JULY 2016 CROWDS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
On a crowd scale of 1-11, the week beginning 6/25 has a crowd rating of 9/high, the week beginning 7/2 a rating of 10/higher highest, and the rest of July 9/high.
JULY 2016 PRICES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Prices begin the month 45% higher than the lowest of the year at the values, 15% higher than the lowest of the year at the moderates, and 10% higher than the lowest of the year at the deluxes.
On July 10, deluxe prices drop to 3% higher than the lowest of the year, and stay at this level the rest of the month. (Moderate and value prices are unchanged.)
See this for more on 2016 resort hotel prices at Walt Disney World.
JULY 2016 DEALS AND DISCOUNTS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
As I write this, no deals are available for July 2016. If any become available, they will be here.
JULY 2016 WEATHER AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
July weather is hot and humid, with afternoon storms common.
The hurricane season officially begins 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.
JULY 2015 SPECIAL EVENTS
Disney World celebrates the 4th of July at several parks–and on July 3rd as well! On Sunday, July 3, 2015, the Magic Kingdom has a special fireworks show at 9p. On Monday, July 4, 2015
- The Magic Kingdom has the same show at the same time at 9p
- Epcot’s Illuminations has a special holiday ending added, and
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios likely will have a special 4th of July fireworks presentation at 10.15p
For more on the Fourth of July at Disney World, see this.
JULY 2016 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 JULY 2016 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD BY ARRIVAL DATE
The week rankings that follow below are from 2016 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 2016 weeks (when open, keep clicking to enlarge.)