Walt Disney World Preview – Week of July 29

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!

Angela Dahlgren

As the host of TouringPlansTV, Angela produces weekly videos on our TouringPlans YouTube channel. When she's not talking about the happiest place on earth, she spends her time entertaining her own little Minnie and Mickey Mouse. You can find her on twitter @AngelaDahlgren

5 thoughts on “Walt Disney World Preview – Week of July 29

  • July 27, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    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.

    • July 28, 2017 at 9:38 am

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

    • July 28, 2017 at 11:58 am


      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!


      • July 28, 2017 at 12:23 pm

        Angela: how does that work now with EMH?

        • August 1, 2017 at 10:52 am


          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

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