Hey everybody, there’s a new itinerary out for arrivals 8/31 through 10/26/2019. You can find it here.

By the co-author of The easy Guide to Your Walt Disney World Visit 2019, the best-reviewed Disney World guidebook series ever.

Available on Amazon here.

Disney World FastPass+ Lower Crowd Itinerary

By Dave Shute

Note: for arrival dates during lower-crowd weeks after May 27, use this itinerary instead.

Below is my Disney World itinerary for lower crowd weeks.

It does not work all dates, and some dates that it mostly works it may need some little adjustments. Check your week here.
Disney World 2016 FastPass+ Lower Crowd Itinerary v2

The recommended FastPass+ that make it work are in the To-Do List, so you can book them at the 60 day window for FastPass+ sign-ups. Daily agendas are in the links:

The 2017 easy Guide

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1 Kel { 02.21.17 at 5:48 am }

Hi Dave! 🙂 I’m a lil early, but the excitement is too much. My partner and I (aged 22 when we go) are heading to Orlando, FL August 2018. We’re visiting from 22 August to 15 Sept (so 23 nights) – we are looking to do all the Disney Parks as well as Universal, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens (incl. all water parks). This might be a bit much to ask, but are you able to draw me up an itinerary? We’re not planning on doing anything on 22nd August as we land at 16:20 local time and will be exhausted from all the travelling from Northern Ireland!!

Thank you so much in advance.

FYI: We will be purchasing the 14 day Disney ticket, and a combo of the others which all activate on the day we use them.

Kind regards,

2 Dave { 02.21.17 at 7:18 am }

Kel, I will be able to give you advice, but not until Disney’s calendar for then comes out, which will be around mid-January 2018…

3 Kel { 02.21.17 at 7:43 am }

Hi Dave,
I guess I’ll just have to wait for the accurate info 🙂

Would you be able to give me a rough idea of an itinerary for those months? (end August to mid Sep). If not, that’s OK 🙂


4 Dave { 02.23.17 at 6:45 am }

Kel, no… which park to go which day won’t be predictable until the calendar for then is out…

5 Felisa { 02.28.17 at 10:43 am }

Hi! Just found your great site. I’m going to WDW for the first time with my husband and 5 yr old son from Sat Sep 9th-Sat Sep 16th 2017. Trying to avoid EMH and F&W crowds at EP. Would these days be ok for each park? We have 5 park tickets/No hopper. Thanks in advance!

Sat- Arrive mid-day/hang at resort
Sun- HS (problem day but cant figure out another way)
Mon- EP
Tue- MK
Wed- Resort/DS
Thur- MK
Fri- AK
Sat- Super early departure

6 Dave { 02.28.17 at 11:41 am }

Hi Felisa, these days (other than the HS issue you have already noted) look great! You could swap Sunday and Friday–it looks like as of this week HS is no longer doing EMH on Fridays, though that is subject to change…

7 Felisa { 02.28.17 at 5:49 pm }

I think I will do exactly that. Thanks so much 🙂

8 Terri { 03.12.17 at 3:39 pm }

Hi Dave,
I will be travelling to Disney Aug. 26 – Sept.9, 2017 (Three adults, one teen, staying on site) Your Itineraries fit our schedule perfectly! I am, however, wondering where to combine the two Itineraries to suit our longer stay? That said, i’d rather not be in MK on Saturday of the Labor Day weekend! Any Thoughts?

9 Dave { 03.13.17 at 11:33 am }

Terri, the itineraries work by day–so Monday is Monday, not “Day 3.” So you can do either Tuesday what I’ve written as Tuesday. You can certainly skip Saturday at MK–but, depending on the Halloween party schedule (not out yet, my forecast is here) so aim to do it on your extra “Tuesday”

10 JKD { 03.12.17 at 6:05 pm }

We will be taking in the parks Sunday,
Oct 1-Thursday Oct 5 (2017). Any advice on which parks to choose for each day to avoid highest crowds? We want to repeat MK, but each of the other 3 parks, we will go to only once.

We want to see the nightly shows at each of the theme parks, but I am assuming that they are available every single night?

Is the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot daily during this time?


11 Dave { 03.13.17 at 11:35 am }

JKD, I can help, but only after the October calendar at the Halloween party calendars are out–which should be within a week for the first, but unlcear on the second. Food and Wine is on then, and the fireworks are NOT every night then

12 Bryan { 03.15.17 at 6:42 pm }

Dave, my family and I will be visiting from Saturday September 23 to Sunday October 1st. We\’ve selected these dates in the hopes of lower crowds. I see that you recommend Animal Kingdom on Sunday the 24th and Sunday the 1st. Have you taken into account the new Pandora world which opens this may? Won\’t local Floridians make this park more crowded on weekends? Thanks for your thoughts.

13 Dave { 03.19.17 at 10:01 am }

Bryan, the locals will have largely completed there visits by then.

14 Jenn Levi { 04.05.17 at 1:05 pm }

Hi Dave, traveling to MK on 5/9 & 5/11 and Epcot on 5/10. First experience for a 5 yr old boy. Suggestions for fast passes?-he is not a fan of rollercoaster or heavy-motion rides nor too crazy about character greetings. Would greatly appreciate your thoughts!

15 Dave { 04.07.17 at 10:34 am }

Hi Jenn! See the section of this towards the end , with FastPass+ priorities at each park.

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