The month of August in Disney World changes drastically. Get all of the details in What To Expect In Disney World During The Month Of August!

What To Expect In Disney World During The Month Of August

The month of August brings some pretty amazing changes! We watch summer dwindle down and welcome FALL! Now, that doesn’t mean that Orlando weather knows that it’s fall, it’s still HOT!!

Magical Happenings

Where do we begin? Toy Story Land just opened in late summer, so there is a whole new land to explore. This month also begins the fall festivities such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! Tickets are already on sale for this extra special event and August is a great time to check it out! You have several dates to chose during the later part of the month:

  • August 17, 24, 28, 31

What To Expect In Disney World During The Month Of August

Weather in August

August weather in Disney is HOT, HOT and HOT…and HUMID! Highs are usually around the mid-90’s and up! Lows are in the 80’s. Be prepared for the heat and take breaks with lots and lots of WATER! August also is the beginning of hurricane season, so be prepared! Check out HURRICANES AND DISNEY WORLD for all of the info you will need!

Crowds in August

Disney World in August goes from summer crowds to very low crowds, making August a pretty awesome time to visit (if you can stand the heat). Our friend, Dad, has the scoop right here: Dad’s CROWD CALENDAR for the month of August.

Refurbishments and Closures

It’s never fun to plan a trip to Disney World and then find out your favorite attraction is undergoing refurbishments. While there is still a ton to do, it’s still nice to have a backup plan. From attractions to dining to the resorts, if there are any refurbishments going on, we will list it here.

Please note that our information comes straight from Disney and sometimes this information changes daily. We will do our best to keep it updated.

MONORAIL

The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form or transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available. Ongoing until further notice.

What To Expect In Disney World During The Month Of August

MAGIC KINGDOM

  • Liberty Square Riverboat-Jan. 8, 2018 – TBD
  • UPDATE: Be Our Guest will be closed August 20 – August 24, 2018

EPCOT

  • Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe-Feb. 26, 2018 – TBD

ANIMAL KINGDOM

  • Festival of the Lion King-May 9, 2018

What To Expect In Disney World During The Month Of August

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

  • No reported refurbishments

RESORTS

  • Caribbean Beach: This resort begins a lengthy refurbishment beginning in early May. Refurbishments include Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Banana Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post. This process will be ongoing from May of this year until 2018. Find out ALL of the details you will need to know about this refurbishment right HERE: Caribbean Beach Refurbishment.; Disney Skyliner
    We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am. Will be going on through Fall 2018.
  • Art of Animation: Disney Skyliner
    We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9 am. Ongoing through 2018.
  • Boardwalk Inn and Villas: In an effort to make future visits more magical, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects across the Resort. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. Ongoing until further notice.
  • Pop Century: In an effort to make future visits more magical, Disney’s Pop Century Resort is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects across the Resort. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. Ongoing until further notice. Feb. 4, 2017 – May 7, 2018; Disney Skyliner
    We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am.
  • Old Key WestRoom Refurbishments
    Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available including dining and merchandise locations, pools, and recreation activities. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. Aug. 1, 2017 – Jun. 28, 2018
  • All Star Movies:  Rooms Refurbishment
    During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. All resort amenities including dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. Early 2019.
  • Coronado Springs: Hard Goods Refurbishment. During this time, amenities including dining and merchandise locations, pools, La Vida Health Club with the spa and salon, and recreation activities such as beach volleyball, Iguana Arcade, Movies Under the Stars and more, will remain available. Please note that noise will be heard while our Resort is undergoing refurbishments, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms prior to 9:00 am daily. Through Summer 2019.
  • Animal Kingdom LodgeJambo House – Payment Policy Pilot 
    Beginning February 12, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House will participate in a pilot where transactions will be handled with convenient, cash-free options. All purchases and services at the resort will accept MagicBands, credit cards, debit cards, Disney Gift Cards, Disney Rewards Redemption Cards and contactless payments such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay.
  • Port Orleans French QuarterPool Refurbishments
    One of the Alligator Bayou leisure pools will be closed for refurbishment, but the feature pool, Ol’ Man Island, and four other leisure pools will be available. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. July 20018 through Fall 2018. Room Refurbishments
    During this room refurbishment, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. July 2018 through Early 2019.

For more information on the new transportation options coming, check out: New Transportation Options

What To Expect In Disney World During The Month Of August

DISNEY SPRINGS

  • Roadwork
    Intermittent overnight lane closures, lane shifts, traffic congestion and noise impacts can be expected along Osceola Parkway / Victory Way.

WATER PARKS

  • None listed

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ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS

Be sure to check the calendar right here: ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS CALENDAR.

  • Preseason Soccer Kick off-August 18th and 18th

Stay Tuned

Stay tuned to Walt Express for more August happenings and breaking news!! The fun is just now beginning.

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Vanda Bean

Vanda is a Mom of 2 boys who is always thinking about or planning a trip to Disney World! Thanks to them and her work as a travel agent, she has become an expert on planning the perfect Disney trip and making wishes and dreams a beautiful reality. When she's not planning trips for others or visiting Disney herself, she graciously shares her knowledge and experiences here on Walt Express with our readers to help you plan your very own magical Disney vacation!
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