Navigating Disney World During Presidents’ Day Weekend

Presidents’ Day weekend is fast approaching, and that means Disney World is going to be BUSY. But fear not, we’ve got some tips and tricks to help you navigate the crowds and long wait times during this holiday weekend.

Booking Park Pass Reservations

First things first, make sure you check if you need a Park Pass reservation to enter the park. The rules have recently changed, so it’s important to stay updated. If you have a date-based ticket, you may not need a reservation. Annual Passholders will still need to follow the rules, unless it’s a “Good-to-Go” day. Non-date-based tickets will still require a reservation. Make sure to check early to secure your spot in the park of your choice.

Dealing with High Wait Times

Wait times at Disney World can be daunting, especially during holidays. But there are ways to beat the lines and make the most of your visit.

Early Theme Park Entry and Extended Evening Hours

Take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry, which allows guests at select Disney World hotels to enter the park 30 minutes before opening. This can help you avoid some crowds and get a head start on your day. Extended Evening Hours are also available at certain hotels, allowing guests to stay in the park after hours. EPCOT will have extended hours on Monday, February 19th from 9PM to 11PM.

Genie and Genie+

Genie is a free tool that helps you plan your day at Disney World, including predicting wait times for attractions. Genie+ is a paid service that allows you to skip lines at select attractions. You can also purchase Individual Lightning Lanes for popular rides with high wait times.

Dining during Holiday Weekends

Planning your dining in advance can help you avoid long wait times at restaurants. Make Advance Dining Reservations up to 60 days before your trip, or keep an eye out for last-minute availability on the My Disney Experience app. Mobile Ordering is also a great way to skip the lines and get your food faster.

Transportation

Don’t forget about transportation to and from the parks, as this can also have long wait times. Consider using the Monorail, Skyliner, boats, buses, or even a Minnie Van for a more private and efficient ride.

Wait Times at the Parks

If you’re curious about wait times at the parks, here’s a breakdown of some popular attractions throughout the day:

Magic Kingdom

  • Space Mountain and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had the highest wait times at 95 minutes each.
  • Wait times varied throughout the day, with some attractions temporarily closed.

EPCOT

  • Test Track had the highest wait time of 135 minutes.
  • Wait times fluctuated throughout the day, with some attractions temporarily closed.

Hollywood Studios

  • Slinky Dog Dash had the highest wait time of 115 minutes.
  • Wait times remained reasonable throughout the day, with some attractions temporarily closed.

Animal Kingdom

  • Flight of Passage had the highest wait time of 135 minutes.
  • Wait times fluctuated throughout the day, with some attractions temporarily closed.
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Overall, navigating Disney World during Presidents’ Day weekend can be challenging, but with these tips and tricks, you can make the most of your visit and avoid the crowds as much as possible. Stay updated on wait times and plan ahead to have a magical experience at the happiest place on earth!

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