If you planned a vacation to Disney World or central Florida for the month of May, you’ve already made a savvy move, because you’re one month ahead of the notoriously damp days of June and July in central Florida.
Disney World’s highlight events for May 2010 include 2010 Star Wars Weekends, which are held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from Friday – Sundays, May 21-23, May 28-30, June 4-6, and June 11-13. Of the three weekend days, Saturday is the prime day to visit.
At the end of May, Memorial Day weekend is a wonderful time to experience all the magic that Disney World offers. With three days to plan your visit, and a few weeks head start to the heavy traffic months of summer, you’ll get to see all of the best attractions and special events like Fantasmic. Fantasmic is offered Thursdays and Sundays of May, with fireworks and more. To avoid congested crowds at Fantasmic and to ensure better chances at landing reservations at one of your favorite in park restaurants, avoid Hollywood Studios at night in May, when Magic Kingdom closes early for Grad night, which pushes more tourists into Hollywood studios.
Another retro favorite event at Disney is the Spectro Magic parade, which is offered numerous times throughout may, including the evenings of May 2,3,6,8,10,13,15,17,20,22,23,24,25,27,29 and 30. Just try to avoid a Spectro Magic day that coincides with extra magic hours, because the crowds will be obnoxiously large.
Extra magic hours are special windows of extra time when each of the Disney parks are open exclusively to Disney Resort guests. With approximately 33,000 hotel rooms and many guests opting to stay in the park, many of those guests tend to drift toward the nightly shows and events, which means the sections of the park hosting those events become much more crowded than usual.