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

While Disney World always has visitors, some days are better than others to visit. Let's take a look at which days you should visit each park:

The numbers listed on each chart below are the combined average wait times from 10AM-5PM of major attractions in the park from January 6-31, 2024 (excluding Monday, January 29th which had a private Cast Member Magic Kingdom party that caused an abnormal crowd pattern).

Magic Kingdom

Best day: Saturday & Sunday
Worst day: Wednesday

Due to higher prices and requiring park passes for annual passholders on weekends, Magic Kingdom sees its lowest crowds on Saturday & Sunday. Interestingly, after several years of Monday being the busiest day, Wednesday has now taken the crown. However, there's not much difference between the other weekdays.


Best day: Wednesday
Worst day: Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Epcot sees its crowds massively bottom out mid-week. Weekends are very busy as people enjoy whatever festival is going on. Monday is when many who arrived over the weekend kick off their vacation (and incorrectly assume they're beating the crowds).

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Best day: Tuesday
Worst day: Friday & Sunday

Hollywood Studios sees its lowest crowds on Tuesday & Wednesday. The rest of the week is consistent in crowds, with Friday & Sunday being the busiest.

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Best day: Tuesday & Wednesday
Worst day: Saturday

Animal Kingdom is quite a wild trek throughout the week, with busy weekend crowds and a huge mid-week dip on Tuesday & Wednesday.