Disney released the August 2013 operating schedule today at the usual link: http://media.disneywebcontent.com/StaticFiles/DTA-Domestic/pdf/ParkHours/WDW_Operating_Calendar_aug.pdf. Click the refresh button on your browser if it doesn’t say “August 2013″ in the upper right hand corner. As always, this is the “official” schedule that will be live on DisneyWorld.com closer to the end of the month.
Most of August is similar to July, with hot temperatures, high humidity, heavy crowds, and an additional set of evening Extra Magic Hours at Magic Kingdom on Fridays. Crowds do taper off as it gets later in the month, culminating in average to slightly above average crowds in the final week. If possible, delaying your vacation until September would result in far lower crowds, even if that trip includes Labor Day Weekend. If you’re looking at June through August, then your best bets are as early in June as possible or as late in August as possible. It will still be hot and crowded, but not July hot and crowded.