How Has the Holiday Weekend Affected Crowds in Disney World?

Although a holiday weekend isn’t a guarantee for large crowds in Disney World, it does make it more likely.

What are crowds like this weekend?

On previous holiday weekends, we’ve seen everything from large crowds to small crowds that surprised us. With Monday being a holiday, though, we have to wonder — what are the crowds like right now? Well, let’s find out!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Over in Animal Kingdom, we found a LOT of people at the entrance getting ready to enter the park. Yep, it looks like things might be pretty busy this weekend.


Even early in the morning, the wait time for Flight of Passage was already at 135 minutes.

A long wait early in the morning

However, over in DinoLand, U.S.A., the wait for Dinosaur wasn’t so bad — it was only 30 minutes.

Not too bad over here

Let’s see what things looked like in Magic Kingdom.

Magic Kingdom

Over in Magic Kingdom, there were SUPER long lines for the Monorail from the Transportation & Ticket Center.

It took a while to get on the Monorail this morning

Things didn’t look a lot better once we entered the park and started our trek down Main Street, U.S.A.

Pretty busy

Heading towards the castle, it started feeling really crowded. Of course, once crowds disperse throughout the park a bit, this could change.

Lots of people!

Lines for food could be long, too — this is what the line for the Spring Roll Cart looked like this morning. We also saw a huge backup of Mobile Orders over at Pecos Bill.

Want spring rolls? Expect to wait

So if you’re heading to Disney World this holiday weekend, we recommend taking advantage of early theme park entry if you have access to that, as well as considering purchasing Disney Genie+ to skip the long standby lines and use the ride’s Lightning Lane.

If it still feels crowded at the parks, we have put together a survival guide to help you maximize your time in Disney World on crowded days.

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