Walt Disney World Preview – Week of July 29

by on July 27, 2017 5 Comments

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It’s time for another Walt Disney World preview! Listed below is everything you need to know for the week ahead. Enjoy!

Special Events

  • Surprise! Some summer blockout dates have been lifted for those with either a Disney Silver Annual or Disney Weekday Select Pass. Feel free to head on over to the parks on August 1st. For an exact list of blockout dates, click here!
  • At Disney Springs, the Star Wars section of Once Upon a Toy will undergo a refurb beginning July 31st. Star Wars merchandise will be moved to Marketplace Fun Finds starting August 2nd.


Crowd Levels

Note: Due to the unexpected cancellation of blockout dates, levels could rise a point or two.

For more information about crowd levels, click here!

Park Hours

Attractions Closed For Refurbishments

Magic Kingdom:

  • The Hall of Presidents


  • Mission: SPACE (Green and Orange)

Keep in mind that the last day of operation for both Universe of Energy and the Great Movie Ride is August 13th. Catch a ride before these attractions are gone forever!

Heading to Walt Disney World this next week? Let me know in the comments below!

Posted on July 27, 2017

5 Responses to “Walt Disney World Preview – Week of July 29”

  • Gonna be there this week. So if Magic Kingdom opens at 9am and I want to be there at rope drop, what time should I be getting out of my car? I hear they open early at times.

    • 8:15 would probably get you there without too much rush.

    • by Angela Dahlgren on July 28, 2017, at 11:58 am EST


      Main Street U.S.A. and the hub open an hour before rope drop. If rope drop is at 9:00, you could get into the park as early as 8:00am.

      Like Donk_7 said (Thank you Donk!), 8:15 would be fine if you don’t plan to peruse Main Street beforehand.

      Thanks for the question!


      • Angela: how does that work now with EMH?

        • by Angela Dahlgren on August 1, 2017, at 10:52 am EST


          I would imagine that Disney resort guests who take advantage of EMH would be able to access the rides while the others would wait in the hub or Main Street until rope drop.

          If you do plan on taking advantage of morning EMH, I would suggest getting to the park about 30 minutes early.

          – Angela