Update: Some of the Wishes times at the end of the month were incorrect – should be 9pm.
Here is the preliminary August 2012 Disney World Crowd Calendar. Click to enlarge:
If you’re not sure what the numbers and letters mean, read the top of this post.
It may change a bit between now and the “final release” of the initial Calendar when the daily analysis comes out in a couple of days. I’m not anticipating any unexpected nuances, but weirder things have happened. Overall, the first three weeks in August are busy, with the Summer Extra Magic Hours schedule, long operating hours, and plentiful nighttime entertainment. It’s not “July Busy,” but it’s close. As it gets later in August, crowds calm down quite a bit as we move into September. If you’re flexible with your dates, you’ll want to look at the latest dates in August as possible. And ideally, push the trip into September.