Walt Disney World Has the Emptiest Fourth of July Weekend in YEARS

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Things are eerily quiet at Walt Disney World Resort this holiday weekend.

When it comes to planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort, one of the most critical factors that Guests consider is the crowd levels. Disney World is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and as a result, it can get very crowded at times.

Fans hoping to experience the Parks in a less busy state often will be strategic in picking the best time and dates for their trip. Often, fans use a crowd calendar to monitor when would be a good time to vacation. Weekends, special events, school vacations, and holidays are usually times when Guests can expect heavy crowds in the Parks. However, that might now be the case this holiday weekend.

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Fourth of July Doesn’t Bring the Crowds as Expected

Usually, the Fourth of July is one of the busiest times to visit the Parks all year long. This weekend is very popular amongst families who are trying to spend some quality time on the long weekend. Walt Disney World Resort will be offering an incredible selection of entertainment, food, and fireworks, making it the perfect place to celebrate America’s birthday.

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While the Disney Parks are definitely busy this holiday weekend, the numbers are shockingly lower than in previous years. Thrill-data.com is a website that compares crowd levels and wait times in Disney Parks. The data from their website shows that wait times for the 2023 weekend at Magic Kingdom Park are 30% less than in 2022 and 2019.

Magic Kingdom wait times today were down over 30% this year compared to last year and 2019
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Is the Post-Covid Vacation Boom Finally Over?

This trend is also being seen in the other Parks at Walt Disney World Resort. This brings up the question: is the influx of post-pandemic vacations finally over? It seems that things may be back to normal or even less busy than before as far as crowd level goes. It will be fascinating to see how this all plays out as Halloween and the Holiday season at the theme Park approaches closer.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.