In this article, we give a forecast for Disney World’s upcoming two years in an effort to make it easier for readers to decide when to travel there. Every few months, this post is updated, but in the interim, you might notice revisions towards the top that include some new details we haven’t yet incorporated into the body of the post.

Although we are unable to predict the future, we try our best to (1) compile significant dates that login/begin has provided confirmation for, (2) discuss rumors of dates that make sense, and (3) provide our best overall projections for what might occur. It should always be clear to which of these groups a specific date or prediction belongs.

Important Note – D23 Expo Arriving Soon

Disney will host the D23 Expo from September 9–11, 2022. We anticipate several park-related announcements during this event that could have a significant impact on this post. In any case, after that event, we’ll have a more detailed update.

As of this August 2022 update, our attention is on trips that take place between August 1, 2022, and July 31, 2024. We’re still mostly concerned with traveling throughout the 50th Anniversary celebration.

Observe that just 8 of the 21 months covers in this post (a two-year view). Which began in March 2023 and continues until the 50th Anniversary celebration, including that time frame. This is crucial since the 50th Anniversary will have some distinctive offerings, and for many Disney fans, attending one of these major events is a must-do.

This article is not a how-to for planning. We have a planning manual for Walt World. The topic of this article is primarily “when to visit.” If attending festivals will take up a significant portion of your stay, I also suggest taking a quick look at the Epcot Festival Calendar and Tips post.

Visiting Disney World in 2022

We’ll start with our main projections for 2022, which essentially determine how we will perceive visitors throughout the year.

Disney World 2022 Key Predictions (Guesses)

It is imperative that you understand that any dates, timetables, and other information in this section are only estimates unless otherwise stated. We don’t have any insider information, and this piece essentially contains the entirety of our justification for making these assumptions.

Although Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind launched in May 2022, it doesn’t appear that TRON will be released in 2022. Disney had planned for TRON to debut in 2022, but the most recent speculations, while not entirely unfounded, indicate that TRON may not debut until 2023.

Originally, TRON was scheduled for release on October 1, 2022, which seemed promising.

Now, if I had to estimate, I’d say the decision to open in 2022 or 2023 is a coin toss, with October 1 appearing doubtful. This suggests that if you are truly interested in TRON, you should consider going during the final three months of the 50th Anniversary Celebration at the beginning of 2023.

Disney World in 2022

When to visit Disney World in 2022

From a planning standpoint, the significant events that still occur in 2022 are:

  • TRON makes its debut (maybe 2023)
  • In the initial week of November, Walt Disney World transforms from Halloween to Christmas.
  • On November 25, the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays opens.

As of this August update, the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has begun in Magic Kingdom.

Crowds should be manageable after spring break for the remainder of 2022, with the exception of holidays (both major and minor). Right now, traveling in 2022 is all about the Christmas festivities, which, with one exception, should dictate when and whether you go.

If you:

  • To prevent holidays in 2022, be adaptable
  • To travel before the summer of 2023
  • And, are not concerned with waiting for TRON

If the holidays don’t interest you, then late 2022 is a fantastic time to go. From February to May, crowds have become less and less predictable. We believe late 2022 should be comfortable, with moderate crowds already being seen towards the end of the summer.

Visiting Disney World in 2023

Starting with the major query raised earlier, let’s move on.

Disney World in 2023 – When will TRON Debut?

Disney’s most recent report stated that TRON would debut in 2022. That currently appears to be highly unlikely. When will it finally open if the new opening date is 2023? I don’t know anything at all.

At this moment, the majority of visitors who wish to see TRON should just wait for more information. Else, even some rumors, before making travel arrangements. (Note: Given Disney’s cancellation procedures, it could be a good idea to schedule a “backup” vacation for June 2023. for example, so that you have options in case tickets sell out quickly once a TRON release date is out.)

Let’s move on to additional 2023 planning considerations since we are now unable to provide much more information on that.

When to Visit Disney World in 2023

March 31, 2023 – January 1, 2023. This is your last chance to participate in the 50th Anniversary Celebration aside from TRON. Even though the celebration was much smaller than we had anticipated. If you can change your plans and make it work, it’s still good to go.

I care most about Begin World during Christmas in 2022 part. If I go once over the next two years, the 2023 part is “I want the best shot at riding TRON.” It will occur between March 1, 2023, and Veterans Day, November 11, 2022.