Summer has hit the Disney World Parks and Walt Express has everything you will need to know for a magical vacation during the month of July. Will it be crowded during this time? Will the heat be too unbearable? No worries, we have you covered!

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Disney World During July

There is a lot going on this summer, making it the “hottest” summer ever! And, we aren’t talking about the temperatures! Those temperatures WILL BE quite toasty by July, but don’t let that stop from the most magical vacation you will ever have!

Magical Happenings During July

  • Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration is going on now through September 2019.
  • H2O Glow Nights is BACK! Return to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. This is a special event and you have to purchase a separate ticket to participate, but it’s tons of fun! July Dates for H2O Glow Nights are as follows: July 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27, 2019; August 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24, 2019.
  • Disney World during the FOURTH OF JULY. There will be celebrations everywhere at Disney World for the Fourth of July. The most crowded park will be Magic Kingdom. Make plans to arrive early and stay late! You won’t want to miss any of the festivities!!

A little breaking news: Dates for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party were just released! PLUS, dates for EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival!! So exciting! Are you planning on visiting Disney World for these fantastic events?#waltexpress #disneyworld #disneyworldjuly disney world in july

Weather In July

July at Disney World means hot temps, but with a good plan, it’s totally manageable! If July is your Disney month, we suggest hitting the parks early, head back to the resort for some rest and pool time, then to the parks again in the late evening. Orlando is famous for those summer evening showers. Don’t run! Grab a poncho and have a great time! The showers usually don’t last long at all!#waltexpress #disneyworld #disneyworldjuly disney world in july

Crowds In July

In the past few years, July has seen lower than normal crowds. Will this be the trend this year? No one knows for sure. With Star Wars Land opening August 29, guests may move their trips to the summer to avoid the crowds that this new land will definitely bring. Then again, guests may wait until the fall so they can experience Star Wars Land when it opens. I know that is a pretty vague idea, but when it comes to crowds, it can be hit or miss!

Check out the CROWD CALENDAR over at Dad’s Guide to WDW to find out what Dad predicts the crowds for July will look like.

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 will change daily. We do our best to keep it updated.

MAGIC KINGDOM

  • Walt Disney World Railroad: Dec. 2018 – until further notice

EPCOT

  • No reported refurbishments

ANIMAL KINGDOM

  • Rafiki’s Planet Watch
    Starting October 21, 2018, Rafiki’s Planet Watch and Wildlife Express will be unavailable to Guests. In the meantime, our world-class animal care will still continue behind the scenes. Ongoing until further notice. Look for announcements on the re-opening of Rafiki’s Planet Watch!#waltexpress #disneyworld #disneyworldjuly disney world in july

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

  • No reported refurbishments

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.

RESORTS

Disney SkylinerWe 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 until further notice.

The Skyliner process will affect the following resorts: POP CENTURY, CARIBBEAN BEACH RESORT, ART OF ANIMATION and BOARDWALK INN & VILLAS.

Coronado Springs: A few refurbishments are going on.

  • Room Refurbishment: During this time, amenities including dining locations (such as the newly re-imagined Rix Sports Bar and Grill) 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. Ongoing.
  • Pepper Market: During this time, the quick-service restaurant, Pepper Market, will undergo minor refurbishment work, but will remain in operation. If Guests would like to experience one of the other dining locations, they can visit Maya Grill, Las Ventanas, Café Rix, Laguna Bar, Siestas Cantina and the newly re-imagined space, Rix Sports Bar & Grill, featuring a variety of sandwiches, salads and refreshing beverages. All amenities will remain in operation, including the Dig Site pool area, La Vida Health Club, Salon & Spa and the Iguana Arcade. Through Summer 2019.

Beach Club Resort: Early August through Winter 2019

Grand Floridian Resort: Mizner’s Lounge Beginning in April 2019, Mizner’s Lounge will be closed for refurbishment, with a reopening planned for fall 2019.

DISNEY SPRINGS

  • No reported refurbishments

WATER PARKS

  • No reported refurbishments

runDisney

  • No events at Disney World for the month of July

Have you ever thought about doing a runDisney event? Click the link and check it out!

ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS

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

There are several events going on this month, be sure to check the calendar right here: ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS CALENDAR.

  • Disney’s International Salute to Baseball June 30-July 12, 2019
  • Disney Cup International July 15-21, 2019

There are several other events this month. Be sure to click the link to help your planning process.

BIG NEWS!

Fancy Nancy has arrived at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios! You can find her at Hollywood and Vine for breakfast or at Animation Courtyard for a brand new meet and greet!#waltexpress #disneyworld #disneyworldjuly disney world in july

Disney World During July

Overall, Disney World During July is a great time to visit!! Have a good plan, stay hydrated and cool and ENJOY!

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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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