Here are some helpful tips and information for vacationers that are looking into visiting the Walt Disney World Resort during the month of July!
The top three questions that everyone always asks is; how’s the weather, is it crowded and how much will it cost me? Well keep reading because I’m about to tell you!
During the month of July you can expect to experience heavy crowd levels and very hot temperatures! I would suggest staying at a resort with a nice pool to take advantage of during the middle of the day when it is the hottest!
Events Happening in July!
It’s pretty much a no brain-er as to what I’m about to mention. If you are from the States you know that during the month of July one of our Nation’s important holidays is July 4th. Disney does go all out with their fireworks for the 4th of July. You can catch themed fireworks at the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT. Disney is not the only Orlando park that has a July 4th specific firework show, so if the crowds are too much for you at Disney check out the other Orlando attractions!
As of now, any other summer events have not been released. But when they are you can find out all the information you need Right Here!
How’s the Weather?
The weather for all of July will be, yup you guessed it, HOT! According to the National Weather Channel, the average low for Central Florida is 74 and the high is 94. But I would expect it to get into the high 90’s and 100’s at some points. Also, be aware that during this time of year afternoon showers and thunderstorms are more than likely to make an appearance anytime from 2:00 pm until the evening hours. So bring your rain gear! Pack the sunscreen as well!
If you get too hot there are plenty of indoor attractions and pools all throughout the Walt Disney World Resort to keep you cool as you and your family enjoy your vacation!
Ride & Attraction Refurbishments, Closings and Openings!
The only ride that looks to be closed during July will be Soarin’. But, all of the Disney sources say that it will be opened back up by Summer 2016! So who knows you could be part of a soft opening or grand re-opening for Soarin’! Also, the Frozen Ever After ride is rumored to be opening in the Summer of 2016. For all the updates for Disney World’s rides and attractions, Click Here!
Dining and FastPass+ Reservations!
If you are planing on getting your first choice for advanced dining reservations you will need to book your reservations by January, which will be your 180 day mark. Also, if you are staying on property you can reserve your FastPass+ 60 days before your arrival date. Your 60-Days out date will be in May! For more information on FastPass+ and how all of that works, Click Here! For more information on Disney’s Dining Plans, Click Here!
Promotions and Offers!
Disney has released a promotional offer that is only valid for the months of June 2016 – August 2016! The Awaken Summer Offer allow’s guests to save up to 30% on their room rate at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels! PLUS, you can receive an exclusive “Awaken Summer” graphic MagicBand, when you upgrade to a room and theme park package with a minimum 2-day Magic Your Way Ticket. Did I mention that the exclusive MagicBand has BB8 on it? If you are interested, get in touch with your Disney Travel Agent as soon as possible! You must book by June 10, 2016 to receive this offer! Also, there are only a certain amount of rooms at the select resorts that will qualify for this offer! The sooner you book the better chances for your family to receive the Awaken Summer offer!
Let’s Do the Math!
Want to get an idea of how much your vacation would cost for you to visit the Walt Disney World Resort during the month of July? Take a look at the following scenarios!
The Pelekai Family is bearing the crowds and is attempting to go to Disney for the 4th of July. They will be staying 6-nights and 5-days at Disney’s All-Star Movies. They have chosen to add the Park Hopper option to their tickets because of the heavy crowds that they are going to endure during their vacation. Their vacation total comes out to be $2,672.60. If they book by June 10, 2016 they would qualify for the Awaken Summer Offer which would bring their vacation total to $2,566.90! That’s $105.70 is savings! It’s not much but that’s $100 less than they would originally have to pay!
Another family of four is not going to Disney for the 4th of July. They will be staying at the one of Disney’s Moderate Resorts two weeks after the 4th of July. They will be staying at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort for 6-nights and 5-days and they have chosen to add the Park Hopper option to their ticket. They are still in on fence about whether or not they should get and Dining Plan and if they do which one works best for them. If they choose to not go with a Dining Plan at all their vacation total will be, $2,875.76. If they choose to go with the Quick Service Dining Plan their vacation total will be, $3,799.96. If they choose to go with the Dining Plan their vacation total will be, $ 4,080.52.
Family Reunion at Disney World, Summer 2016! One of the families is a family of four who will be staying at Disney’s Beach Club Resort for 6-nights and 5-days. They have added the Park Hopper option to their ticket and have decided on the Dining Plan for their meal plan selection. They have also decided to add the Memory Maker to their package to make sure they get all of the Family Reunion pictures that they take while on vacation! Their vacation total is $6,060.80. If they book by June 10, 2016 they will qualify for the Awaken Summer Offer which would bring their vacation total to $5,625.48! That’s a savings of $435.32! WOW! That just goes to show you how much you can really save by qualifying for a vacation offer through Disney!
I hope the information that I have provided will help those out that are looking to visit the Walt Disney World Resort in July 2016. If you have any additional questions that were not answered in this post, please ask away!