May Pros:

  • Crowds mostly low before summer break!
  • Epcot Internation Flower and Garden Festival continues most of this month!

May Cons:

  • Busy crowds the weekend before and during Memorial Day.

May Weather:

  • Average temperature is about 88° (high)/69° (low).
  • Chances of rain a bit higher but not terrible!
    • Technically, rainy season in Central Florida is late May through mid-October.

Packing Tips:

  • Summer Clothes! Can still have slightly cool mornings and evenings so pack a light jacket/sweater and a pair of pants just in case you need them.
  • Swimsuits! At least 2 per person so one has time to fully dry.
    • I like swim shirts for the kids for extra sun protection.
    • All Disney parks and resort pools are heated year round to 82°!
  • Sunglasses are always a must for adults!
  • Ponchos! Good for water rides if you want to avoid walking around in wet clothes and starting to see more rain this month!
  • Nike Dri-Fit Clothes are great because they dry quicker, provide extra ventilation and UV protection!
  • Hats and visors seem better for kids than sunglasses to block the sun from their eyes and cheaper than lost or broken sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen is always a must in Florida! If you have to buy it here you will not forget it again! Cha-ching!
  • Chapstick with SPF is always good because lips can get burnt too!
    • If you are prone to cold sores this will help prevent them too.
  • A Small Towel to wipe down seats on water rides, benches or chairs outside at quick service tables.
  • Hand Sanitizer and Wet Ones Hand Wipes!  It will seem like your kids literally touch everything in site!
    • Flu season in the US is technically October - May with a peak in February!
    • I even pack travel size Clorox Wipes for the plane seats and tray tables, hotel room light switches, door knobs, phone and remote control.
  • To be even safer I always pack adult and children Cold Medicine. These bugs linger around no matter when you go!
    • Sudafed (the kind you have to show your ID at the pharmacy for) is helpful for the ear congestion on the plane as well as sinus headaches you may get when vacationing in a different climate than you are used to.
    • Ibuprofen or Tylenol for any kinds of aches and pains!  Plan on LOTS of walking!
    • I have been known to dose up on Echinacea the week before and during vacation to give the ol' immune system a booster!
    • Speaking of prevention, L-Lysine (found in vitamin/supplement aisle) can help with cold sore prevention. The stress of all this planning can bring those suckers out!
    • Adult and kid Pepto Bismol for possible upset tummies after all those yummy treats!

May 2019 Holidays and Events:

  • May 1 - 28: Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival ends this month
  • May 3 - 5:  The Summit - All Star Cheerleading Championship
    • Expect Moderate Crowds
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo
  • May 10 - 12: D2 Summit All Start Cheerleading Championship
    • Expect Moderate Crowds
  • May 12: Mother's Day!
    • Still Moderate Crowds from Cheerleading Competition
  • May 23 - 25: Some school districts start summer break
    • Expect Moderate Crowds
  • May 27:  Memorial Day
    • Expect HIGH Crowds May 26 & 27!

May 2019 Refurbishments:

  • January, 2017 - June 30, 2019:  Coronado Springs will be undergoing a major remodel of the resort.
    • Construction should not be heard between dusk and 9am.
  • February 1, 2017 - 2019: Caribbean Beach Resort - Barbados and Martinique sections demolished to later become Disney's Riviera Resort.
  • August, 2017 - December 31, 2019:  Art of Animation will be undergoing constuction for a new gondala system called the "Disney Skyliner".
  • November 2017 - July 31, 2019:  Disney Springs (West Side) will be demolishing the old "Disney Quest" and turning it into the NBA Experience which is planned to open the Summer of 2019!


  • I would plan the week of April 30 - May 6  because the crowds will be low before the Memorial Day and Summer crowds move in!
  • What my week would look like:
    • 4/30/19:  Arrival Day; Tour and enjoy resort activities!
    • 5/1/19:  Hollywood Studios
    • 5/2/19:  Magic Kingdom Day #1
    • 5/3/19:  Animal Kingdom
    • 5/4/19:  Epcot
    • 5/5/19:  Magic Kingdom Day #2 OR Disney Springs/Resort Day
    • 5/6/19:  Departure Day; Check baggage at Airline Check-In on property (if staying at Disney Resort) and enjoy resort activities/pool until Magic Express picks us up!