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August 2019 at Walt Disney World



By Dave Shute

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WHAT IS AUGUST LIKE AT DISNEY WORLD?

Updated June 25, 2019.

On March 7, Disney announced that the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land would partially open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 29.

Crowds in the new land will be a mess, and likely will spill over into the other thrill-style rides at that park. While I don’t see much impact on the other parks, no one knows for sure, and the Labor Day weekend that immediately follows opening day will likely be the busiest such in Disney World history.  See this for more.

There are no great times for first-timers who may never return to visit in August. Kids start going back to school in August, so crowds (and most prices) go down later in the month–but that’s also when the peak of the hurricane season kicks off.

Note however, that the last three summers have been unusually good at Disney World in terms of crowds. If this trend continues, then August will be better earlier in the month than I’ve noted.

Hotel prices begin the month low at the deluxes and stay low all month long. Prices begin the month OK at the moderates, and high at the values. Values prices drop to moderate levels on 8/11, and on 8/25 prices drop to among the lowest of the year at the values. Moderate prices also change these dates, but stay within the general band of 10-20% higher than the lowest of the year.

Ticket prices are low in the later two-thirds of the month.

AUGUST 2019 CROWDS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

On a crowd scale of 1-11, the weeks beginning 7/27 and 8/3 have a rating of 8/high-minus, 8/10 7/moderate-plus, 8/17 6/moderate, and 8/24 5/moderate-minus–better earlier in the week, much worse Thursday and later.

See this for more on 2019 crowds at Disney World.

AUGUST 2019 TICKET PRICES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

August Disney World ticket prices per day are about average early in the month, and then are generally low in the later two-thirds of the month.

See the image–where green is good, and lots of green particularly good, and red is bad, and lots of red is particularly bad. For more, see my Disney World 2019 ticket price calendar.

AUGUST 2019 RESORT HOTEL PRICES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

August resort hotel prices begin the month 30-40% higher than the lowest of the year at the values, 14-17% higher at the moderates, and 5-10% higher  at the deluxes.

  • At the values, they drop to 20-25% higher than the lowest of the year on August 11, and drop to 5-10% higher than the lowest of the year on August 25
  • At the moderates, they shift to 16-22% higher than the lowest of the year on August 11, and drop to 10- 20% higher than the lowest of the year on August 25
  • At the deluxes, they drop to the lowest level of the year on August 23.

See this for more on 2019 resort hotel prices at Walt Disney World.

AUGUST 2019 DEALS AND DISCOUNTS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

Deals for the general public are available for August 2019. You can find them here.

AUGUST 2019 WEATHER AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

August weather is hot and humid, with afternoon storms common.

The hurricane season officially begins June 1, but hurricanes a rarely a threat until mid-August. The peak of the hurricane season begins then.

Hurricanes rarely have an impact on a Disney World vacation, but mid-August begins the period when such an impact is most likely.

Disney World Temperatures and Percentile Distribution Click the image, or go to Weather and When to Go to Disney World, for more.

DISNEY WORLD SPECIAL EVENTS IN AUGUST 2019

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicks off August 16.  See this for more.

The 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will kick off on August 29.

AUGUST 2019 OPERATING HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

Park operating hours can 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 about six months in advance. Major hours updates–often with later closes–can happen a month before.

These calendars can be found by clicking the following links:

WEEK BY WEEK COMMENTS FOR AUGUST 2019 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD BY ARRIVAL DATE

The week rankings that follow below are from my 2019 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 2019 weeks.

7/27/2019 High resort prices at values, moderate prices in moderates, low in deluxes. High- crowds. Crowd ranking=8. Week ranking=34. Use the Higher Crowd Itinerary

8/3/2019 High resort prices at values, moderate prices in moderates, low in deluxes. High- crowds. Crowd ranking=8. Week ranking=35. Use the Higher Crowd Itinerary

8/10/2019 Moderate resort prices at values and moderates, low in deluxes. Moderate+ crowds. Crowd ranking=7. Week ranking=26. Use the Higher Crowd Itinerary

8/17/2019 Moderate resort prices at values and moderates, low in deluxes. Moderate crowds. Crowd ranking=6. Week ranking=24. Use the Lower Crowd Itinerary

8/24/2019 Updated: See note at top of the page. Low resort prices at values, moderate prices in moderates, low in deluxes. Moderate-minus crowds, heaviest Thursday and on. Crowd ranking=5. Week ranking=22. Use the Lower Crowd Itinerary

 

 

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