Crowds in August

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Registered: 08-10-2006
Crowds in August
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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 7:55pm

Hello all, long time no see. :)

We will be heading back to the world Aug 18-25 and I was just wondering if anyone has been during this time and how the crowds were, we have been in September and of course crowds are low are great time to go, and we have been in May/June over Memorial weekend and I didnt think crowds were terrible it was just better to get to the parks early so you could get your fastpass, so do you think this trip will be about like the May/June trip?

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Registered: 09-01-2006
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 9:39pm
Yay for heading back to WDW! I remember you sharing experiences with me when we were traveling with my daughter at 18 months because you had taken your son (who I believe is close to her in age) shortly before we were going! Looks like you've been back since then! :) just checked touring plans and the crowd calendar for the 18-25 starts out at 9 and tapers off to 5 and 6. Looks similar, if not a little lower than the predicted Memorial day crowds. I hope someone else pops in with some real experience though (we usually do mid September.)

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Registered: 08-10-2006
Thu, 03-22-2012 - 9:20am

Yep that was me, he will be 5 next month!

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Registered: 08-07-2002
Thu, 03-22-2012 - 9:34am
I think because schools start around here by Aug. 20th that it will definitely be slower. We were there on Labor Day weekend a couple of years ago, and it was a lot lower crowds than I thought it would be! I hope you guys have a blast!

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Registered: 08-10-2006
Thu, 03-22-2012 - 10:34am

We are starting school late this year, well seems late to me, we usually start around the 15-20ish of August but this year we dont start until Aug 27.

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Registered: 04-25-1999
Thu, 03-22-2012 - 4:42pm

Crowds won't be too bad. The majority of Southern schools will be in session already. It's also the week BEFORE free dining, so that will help some. The heat will be a little more intense than September, but stay hydrated and break up your day with breaks, air conditioning and a leisurely pace and it will be great.