What is the Best Day of the Week to Visit Each Walt Disney World Park?

We continue to see interesting patterns in Walt Disney World crowds which may surprise you.

The numbers listed on each chart below are the combined average wait times from 10AM-5PM of major attractions in the park from April 1, 2022 to July 30, 2022.

Magic Kingdom

Best day: Days with a Holiday Party
Worst day: Days without a Holiday Party

Now that we've entered "party season" with both Mickey's Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, my recommendation changes to visit on a day with a party. This of course means you'll be kicked out at 6PM if you don't have a party ticket, but waits are considerably lower on party days. You'll need to purchase a Park Hopper to finish the day out at another park and you'll need to come back on a busier non-party day to watch the Disney Enchantment fireworks.

If you're still interested in visiting on a non-party day, weekends have been the slowest days of the week for Magic Kingdom so far in 2022. We'll cross our fingers that holds true thru party season.


Best day: Saturday
Worst day: Monday

Epcot sees its longest wait times on Monday, slowly tapering off as the week goes on. Keep in mind that on weekends many are there to enjoy whatever festival is going on at the moment and aren't riding on full stomachs.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Best day: Wednesday
Worst day: Monday

Hollywood Studios is the lone wolf that sees its slowest days mid-week. However Monday is still the busiest day for it too.

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Best day: Saturday
Worst day: Monday & Tuesday

Animal Kingdom has consistent crowds during the week and sees slower weekends.