Disney World in May
May is such a wonderful month to visit Disney World. The weather is great and the crowds are low to moderate until Memorial Day Weekend. Keep reading to find out about crowds, closures and special events during your May trip to Disney World.
Average High: 87° f
Average Low: 65° f
Average Monthly Precipitation: 3.55"
Disney World Ride Closures & Refurbishments in May 2019:
We will update this page as new information is available
Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World Railroad - the train will not be running and will be parked at the Main Street Station starting in 2018 due to the Tron construction. During this time, you will still be able to get an up-close look at the railroad and special photo opportunities will be available. The new Tron attraction will debut in 2021. Click here to read more about this new attraction.
Magic Kingdom - Tomorrowland Speedway will be closed for Tron Construction and will reopen in mid-May 2019.
Magic Kingdom - Liberty Square Riverboat is closed from January 7 until further notice.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios - Construction continues at the new Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge area of the park; scheduled to open late Fall 2019.
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House - Room refurbishments through Fall 2019. Pool, restaurants, and other amenities will remain open but guests may experience construction and refurbishment noise between 9:00am and dusk as Disney updates rooms.
Disney's Boardwalk Inn & Villas - Disney Skyliner installation - guests may experience construction and refurbishment noise between 9:00am and dusk.
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort - Resort Construction Project and Disney Skyliner installation - Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters restaurant, Cabana Pool Bar & the Calypso Trading Post will be closed until further notice. Dining options will be available for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Centertown will serve breakfast & dinner. Spyglass Grill, located in Trinidad South, serves breakfast. lunch and dinner. Grab-and-Go meals like pastries, salads, fruit, and sandwiches will be sold in the Aruba, Jamaica and Aruba sections of the resort. In-room dining will still be available. Guests will experience construction and refurbishment noise between 9:00am and dusk.
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort - Resort Construction Project and Disney Skyliner installation -is undergoing some refurbishment projects across the property until further notice and guests may notice work being done through noise should not be heard from guest rooms between dusk and 9:00AM. The resort remains in full operation with pools, dining, merchandise and recreation areas all open. Pepper Market food court will undergo minor refurbishments through Summer 2019 but will remain open.
Disney's Old Key West Resort - Room refurbishments through Spring 2019. Pool, restaurants, and other amenities will remain open but guests may experience construction and refurbishment noise between 9:00am and dusk as Disney updates rooms.
Disney's Pop Century Resort - Disney Skyliner installation - guests may experience construction and refurbishment noise between 9:00am and dusk.
Best Western - Lake Buena Vista Resort is building a new tower so guests will see and hear construction through December 2020. Work will be limited to 8AM ot 6PM during the week and occasionally on weekends.
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Crowd Warnings for Disney World in May:
Moderate crowds for most of the month with moderate crowds May, 1 - 25, 2019. Memorial Day weekend is the beginning of the summer season and crowds will increase beginning May 26, 2018. Click here to learn about theme park touring plans that will keep you ahead of the crowds and out of the long lines.
Extra Magic Hours - Extra Magic Hours are special times for guests of the official Disney World hotels where a park opens an hour early or stays open two hours late. The Extra Magic Hour(s) Park is always going to be the most crowded park of the day so you really need to think about your overall energy levels as you battle crowds and stay up late or get up early - in those situations, it might make more sense to enjoy more attractions in less time by going to a less crowded theme park. Older kids may enjoy the novelty of being at the Magic Kingdom late at night so don't rule that out - just decide in advance when Extra Magic Hours make sense for you. TIP: Not staying at an official Disney hotel? Then you really need to know when Disney is having Extra Magic Hours so that you can avoid them.
Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios - Fantasmic! will probably have at least one performance every night in May. When two or three performances are offered, the later performance will always be less crowded than the earlier show. Warning: This show is excellent but it does feature villains for a good 8-10 minutes and the lake catches fire, which can be frightening to some small children.
Special Events at Disney World in May 2019:
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - Dates to Be Announced. This beautiful event is included with park admission and features whimsical topiaries, special displays, gardening seminars, and Garden Rocks mini-concerts at the American Gardens Theatre stage on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 5:30, 6:45, & 8:00pm. 2019's performance line-up to be announced.
Disney Springs - Lego Store Events - The Lego Store offers periodic activities like building events or Lego Club meetings, and special offers. Click here for the current month and next month's calendar.
Save time and money by having snacks, bottled water and other food items delivered directly to your resort by Garden Grocer - Click HERE for more information.
Use the month buttons below for lists of Disney World ride closures, attraction refurbishments, special events and crowd warnings by month. We hope this information helps you have a wonderful and memorable vacation.