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Disney World Higher Crowd Itinerary, Seven Night Variant



By Dave Shute

Below is a seven-night variant of my FastPass+ based Disney World itinerary for higher crowd weeks.

Updated in April 2018, it includes guidance for the new Avatar: World of Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and an alternate set of instructions for the to-open on June 30 Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

  1. Toy Story Land will be opening at the Studios June 30.  Unusual operating patterns from then through the week beginning 8/18 mean the following:
    • For visits when your Studios days are before June 30, use the itinerary and To-do List as written
    • For visits when your Studios days are between June 30 and and August 25, use the updated FastPass+ instructions and touring plans for the Studios day you will find on this page.
    • For Studios days after 8/25, I’ll be publishing an appropriate set of FastPass+ and touring plans shortly

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 2-3 months ahead, rather than the 180 days ahead that most dining is available.

I’m not keen on this itinerary, as it has little rest time. Moreover, to see both evening shows at Hollywood Studios, you need to add an expensive Park Hopper to your tickets.

This itinerary does not work all dates, and some dates that it mostly works it may need some little adjustments. Use the comment form below to check with me on your dates.


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The recommended dining reservations and FastPass+ that make it work are in the To-Do List.

Daily agendas are in the links:

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2 comments

1 Amanda { 10.11.18 at 12:38 pm }

I am planning to do a WDW trip in the summer of 2019 (some time in July) I know this is busy season. We are four adults looking to have one last hurrah before kids come into the picture 🙂 I am usually very good at making these charts but definitely would love your expertise and recommendations.

2 Dave { 10.12.18 at 7:39 am }

Amanda, I’ll be able to help–but will be most helpful if you can tell me what how many days you want to spend in each park–take a look at this or get a copy of my mighty fine book for help.

Also, I won’t be able to be very precise until Disney’s calendar for then comes out, which won’t be for a couple of months (it comes out about ~6 months ahead, so is now out just into early April).

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