Are you going to planning a trip to Disney World in May? May is one of my favorite times to go to Disney World because the weather is perfect, the crowds are low and you can enjoy the Flower & Garden Festival.
Guide to Going to Disney World in May
Crowds at Disney World in May
If you take a look at any of the Disney crowd calendars you will see that May is usually a pretty quiet month to go to the parks.
Most school districts are still in session, so you won’t have the crowds like you will have in June once school has let out.
There are still young families (mainly those with preschoolers) and many Europeans (Florida is a popular destination to visit in May), but you will find that the lines for most attractions are far less than any other time of the year.
Disney World Events in May
- EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival
- EPCOT Garden Rocks Concerts
- May 1st & 14th: Disney Villains After Hours at Magic Kingdom Park
- May 4th: May the 4th Celebration at Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios
- Summit Cheerleading Competition (May 1-3 and 8-10).
Weather in Disney World in May
The average temperature in Disney World in May falls between 84°F to 89°F.
It is cool in the mornings but quickly warms up early in the day.
As the month progresses so does the humidity. While the thermometer may ready 86°F it may feel more like the 90°F’s.
The humidity also means that the chance at afternoon showers is much greater. Be sure to bring a poncho to Disney.
I think that the poncho is a must pack item for Disney if not for the rain, for the rides that you might get wet on (Splash Mountain, Kali River Rapids, etc).
What You Should Wear to Disney World in May
When you are creating your packing list for Disney, you are going need to know what type of clothes to pack.
When travelling to Disney in May, you will want to make sure you pack plenty of shorts and tops. You can even plan to wear tank tops if you know you are going to be at the parks in the afternoon.
While it can be cool in the morning, it won’t last. No need for a jacket or sweater because the temps will warm up early.
The sun will be strong, so be sure to pack a hat. While it might feel comfortable, you will be surprised how much sun you are getting on your face when you are out in it all day!