May 2023 at Walt Disney World | The Complete Guide

In this guide to May 2023 at Walt Disney World, we will show you everything you need to know if you are planning to visit in May and what makes it a good time to go.

Picking your dates is one of the most important steps when planning a trip to Disney World. Crowds, weather, special events, prices, and refurbishments all play a crucial role in deciding when to go.

This guide includes info for visiting the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom, as well as the resort hotels in May.

50th Anniversary – May is right in the middle of Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebration which started last October and will carry on through the rest of the year and into 2023.

Fireworks are back in the parks, character meets have returned, although in a more reduced format than before, and most attractions are up and running once again.

Attractions & Experiences

Whether we like it or not, FastPass+ is gone from the Disney parks, and has been replaced by Disney Genie.

Disney Genie/Lightning Lane

You shouldn’t have a problem with availability in May so those Magic Kingdom mornings, afternoon naps and EPCOT dinners are back on the table.

Park Hopping

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