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Guide to Going to Disney World in May

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.

EPCOT this Spring

Guide to Going to Disney World in May

If you will be heading to Disney World in May these are the things you will want to know about:

Crowds at Disney Parks

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.

Kermit the Frog Topiary

Disney World Events in May

EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival will be going on and part of it is the EPCOT Garden Rocks Concert series. These are the following live performances for May:

  • April 30, May 1 – Kool and the Gang
  • May 5-8 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
  • May 12-15 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
  • May 19-20 – A.J. Croce: Croce Plays Croce
  • May 21-22 – Casting Crowns
  • May 26-27 – Jason Scheff, longtime lead singer of Chicago
  • May 28-29 – Rick Springfield
Star Wars Launch Bay

The annual May the 4th Celebration will be held at Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios. This day will be filled with Star Wars magical experiences!

After Hours at Typhoon Lagoon

Disney H2O Glow After Hours at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon begins this May! This special ticketed night event features a DJ, special food & drinks and access to many of the park’s best rides!

  • May 20 and 27
May Orlando Weather

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 of 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, or for the rides that you might get wet on (Splash Mountain, Kali River Rapids, etc).

This is also a great time to hit the Disney waterparks! Don’t forget to pack that bathing suit!

Disney Mickey Mouse Luggage Set

Packing for Disney World in May

When you are creating your packing list for Disney, you are going to 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!

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If you are considering travelling in May, we think you are going to have a wonderful time!

If you are still trying to decide on the best time to visit Disney World, be sure to check out all our Disney World crowd calendars.

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