Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar Update

Since the Parks have reopened, the summer months were filling up pretty quickly at the Walt Disney World parks. With the Delta variant of COVID-19 and kids going back to school for the fall, crowd levels have decreased drastically. Crowds will likely remain low for the next couple of months. Walt Disney World had recently brought back their indoor mask policy, although it has recently been put into effect for only indoor attractions. For lines outside and outdoor attractions, they are not required.


Since COVID-19 numbers and the positivity rate are incredibly high in Florida, many Guests are not comfortable traveling to Florida or being around large numbers of people at the theme parks. This most likely has something to do with the decrease as well.


Guests may decide to travel to Central Florida in October for the 50th anniversary on October 1st, 2021. Since COVID-19 is so unpredictable, there’s no knowing what the numbers will look like at that point, but all we can do is do our best to protect ourselves and others.

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Some people may be holding off returning to the parks during the day and may decide that separate ticketed event like Disney Boo Bash After Hours may be a better option for them since it is a very limited number of tickets sold. Others also may want to stay away from Florida until COVID-19 numbers start to go back down again. 

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There have been reservations available for Walt Disney World Resort Guests as well as ticket holders. There are no openings for Annual Passholders on October 1st, 2021, and limited availability on October 2nd and 3rd, 2021. Other than that, it is wide open for Pass Holders as well. The availability calendar currently runs through January 14th, 2023. It does not look like the Disney Park pass reservation system is going away.


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About Tricia Kennedy

Tricia Kennedy lives in Orlando and loves having Walt Disney World pretty much in her backyard. She can be found at Disney several times a week. She will often stop by a park for an hour or two, but she also enjoys spending a whole day there with her friends. A lifelong Star Wars fan, Tricia especially enjoys Star Wars Weekends and has ridden Star Tours over 200 times. Tricia's other favorite thing is Disney's BoardWalk, where she can often be found taking a walk or watching the nightly street performers.