As far as the average posted wait is concerned, here’s how each day ranks at each Park, from the day with the lowest waits to the day with the highest:
As I’ve mentioned in the past, if you’re planning a “down day,” then Saturday makes the most sense with crowds and wait times higher than any other day. Monday’s higher wait times are due in part to the early year holidays. If you’re planning two days at Epcot, then making one of them a Monday may make some sense. Even if you’re planning just one day, then Monday still may be your best bet. The average wait is five minutes higher than the best day of the week, but with FastPass+ and light weekday crowds in World Showcase, you can still enjoy a great day. If I was planning a week, I’d be looking at:
Sunday: Magic Kingdom
Tuesday: Animal Kingdom
Wednesday: Magic Kingdom
Friday: Hollywood Studios
Saturday: Half day – either rope drop to lunch or a late arrival through Park close at your choice of Park, or a day off
That gets you to each Park on one of the three best days of the week, on average, and to Magic Kingdom on its two best days of the week. If you’re looking to prioritize Magic Kingdom less, then you may instead opt to visit Animal Kingdom on the Sunday or Hollywood Studios on the Wednesday.
As always, what you do is a lot more important than the day you do it.
DS = Disney SpringsWith GE, DHS is opening at 6am. Given that, are you sure you want to do DHS on your first day if you arrive at midnight? Right now the 6am extra magic hours go up through Nov 2nd, but if there is a chance they extend that, then getting to DHS even at 8am will put you well behind the crowds.