Whether you're visiting during the busy holiday season or through the busy summer months, these tips to handle the crowds work every time.
Special events, and festivals
Holidays and vacation times
Weekends and evenings
Walt Disney World is generally crowded but these times are the worst.
Complimentary buses, the monorail and Skyliner all are packed during crowded times. Planning for an Uber, Lyft, or walking instead helps.
When parks are crowded, it's best to just get away! Grab lunch and take a stroll at a nearby resort until crowds lessen. Crowds are heaviest between 12-5pm .
Every park has pathways that aren't on the main drag. In Animal Kingdom you can walk near the Tree of Life to skip the crowds from Discovery Island to Asia.
Plan meals during off-meal times. Eating from 10-12, 2-4 and 7-9 means you'll find lower ride lines when everyone else is eating.
Paths less traveled can be found in all four Disney Parks, here are all the secret shortcuts we've found so far.