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Disney World Lower Crowd Itinerary



By Dave Shute

Below is my FastPass+ based Disney World itinerary for lower crowd weeks.

On its first Animal Kingdom day, it uses a Rivers of Light Dining Package to save a FastPass+. Note that this package is available sometimes only 3-4 months ahead, rather than the 180 days ahead that most dining is available.

It is designed for lower-crowd weeks and does not work all dates after than.  Check your week here.

As always on this site, click the image to enlarge it.

The recommended dining and FastPass+ that make it work are in its To-Do List, so you can book them at the appropriate 180 day window for dining (although, so far, Rivers of Light dining has been opening up just a couple of months ahead) and 60 day window for FastPass+ sign-ups. Daily agendas are in the links:

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46 comments

1 Kelly { 03.02.19 at 3:37 pm }

Hi I’m travelling to Disney for the 5th of April for 14 days …. I’m finding it quite daunting trying to figure out what’s best to do I have a 4 year old well he will be on the 8th and a 5 year old who is a t1 diabetic … as well as 4 adults but it’s more for the kids I have read a book on it and got other site but feel confused even more ???? want to make it fun and enjoyable for all …. the last time I went to Disney I never planned anything … I’m so out of date

2 Dave { 03.04.19 at 9:48 am }

Hi Kelly–the 4 year old will be there just the 8th? You have plenty of time. For 4 and 5 years olds, you can plan 3 half days at Magic Kingdom, and a half day at each of the other three parks. You can then come back to favorites if you have more ticket days.

See this for important info about FastPass+ and what you need to do to plan ahead.

The itineraries on this site are meant for kids 8 and older. There are one and two day itineraries in Chapter 6 of my book aimed at younger kids that will work for most of the parks–they are called in it “character centric” touring plans. You can split them into more days so you aren’t in the parks so long. Plan if you can days off, and try to not be in the parks more than 6 hours a day.

Have you booked your hotel yet?–that is a busy time and rooms are going fast…

3 Kevin { 03.19.19 at 9:23 pm }

Hi Dave

Love the itineraries on this site. We are going in August and was wondering if the itineraries will be updated before then. I see they were updated last in July 2018. Doing 3 Days in MK and 2 days each in AK HS and EP.

Thank you for all that you do

4 Dave { 03.20.19 at 7:32 am }

Hey Kevin, I change the itineraires when there’s a material change in the park offerings or something else that shapes daily crowds–like EMH days.

HS is picking up a couple of major rides in late summer–one has been announced for 8/29, the other, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, has not yet been announced, but Disney would be silly to open the Star Wars ride without adding it.

So I will be revising the HS days, but–so far as I can see right now–I wont’t be changing the days of the week for HS, so dining (which is what I worry about) won’t be affected.

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