Memorial Day Weekend
It is important to recognize veterans on this very special observance, and that is exactly what the Magic Kingdom does on this day. While there is a special ceremony at the flag post at the front of the park, it is also a long weekend for us to relax and enjoy time with friends and/or family. Summer has begun at this point and families are ready to soak in the Florida sunshine to celebrate school almost being almost over. Many locals and annual pass holders check out the parks on this weekend as well since there are tons of discounts with tickets and resorts in full swing.
While Florida’s summers are brutally hot, it is the best time for families to check out Magic Kingdom since school is out. This is probably the most challenging time to deal with crowds because there aren’t very many air conditioned areas (other than a few restaurants, rides, and shops) and being surrounded by body heat and humidity isn’t always pleasant. If you can avoid any time of the year, it should be this time.
One of the biggest hard ticket events held at the Magic Kingdom each year is the Not So Scary Halloween Party. This event has become so popular, that it now extends from almost the beginning of September all through the first few days of November. Park hours are also cut for regular day guests since the event is held in the evening. Halloween has become such a popular holiday to celebrate at the park, so it is pretty standard to see the park full of guests.
Another increasingly popular event at the Magic Kingdom is Dapper Day. This is a day where park goers dress up to resemble their favorite Disney character through vintage-chic attire. Last year, I couldn’t believe how busy the crowds were on this day, and it was so bad that it took me almost an hour to make my way through Main Street USA to Tomorrowland! I asked a cast member about the crowds and he told me that it increases with the popularity of this event each year. While it is super-duper fun, it may not be for those looking to ease through the parks.