Early November might be one of the best times to visit Disney World, and I’ll tell you why. The weather is usually beautiful first of all. Hurricane season is wrapping up and the summer heat has usually calmed to a bearable warmth. The nights tend to cool down a bit more too. Not to mention crowds are a bit lower before the holiday rush. There are many special events that if you book your trip just right you can hit multiple events during your stay.
Food and Wine Festival at Disney World’s Epcot runs from late August until typically the week before Thanksgiving. This is one of my favorite festivals of the year with amazing food and drinks all around the different country booths. It also has some of the best entertainment acts for the Eat to the Beat Concert Series. They put on nightly shows in the American Gardens Theatre. Not to mention the wine tasting and food seminars are top-notch.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party runs through October, but you have one last chance on November 1st to attend. It is a separately ticketed event at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. So even if you plan to come the last few days of October into November that is still a great time. Just know Halloween tickets always sell out quickly to this event and it’s more crowded than some other nights. This event has a wicked good night time parade and stage show. Don’t forget about trick or treating for candy galore! The villains are out in full force too, which they don’t always get to see the light of day that often. This makes for a hauntingly fun night.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party also starts in November. So you have the chance to attend all three of these pretty amazing events. It starts on November 6th and runs through most of December usually. This is also a separately ticketed event on certain nights. These events have only so many tickets so the crowds are smaller. It also has unique experiences, such as the Christmas parade, snow, free cookies, eggnog, and cocoa. It is magical and gets you started off right in that holiday spirit. Tickets for this event are usually cheaper the earlier in the month you go so you could save a little on these tickets.
Disney Springs is also a place you will want to check out during this time of year. Christmas decorations will be going up. Christmas shopping will commence! You can meet Santa and tell him your wish list. They also have the Christmas Tree Trail that is a fun free event to go and check out. They have over 20 themed trees on the trail all after different Disney movies or Characters. The trees are quite a sight to see. It snows periodically over the trail as well. The trail usually opens up during the first two weeks of November. There are great holiday treats and drinks to try while shopping, or sightseeing too!
Resort hopping can be fun around this time as they begin to decorate. Over at The Grand Floridian, you can see them building a life-size Gingerbread House. They also sell some great holiday treats at it. They usually start building this in early November. The Contemporary Resort had a Frozen-themed Gingerbread house this year that was beautiful as well.
Disney typically runs some great fall vacation and dining promotions. So this could be an added benefit to go during this time frame and possibly save a little money on the trip. With lower crowds, for the most part, great weather, and all these events lining up just right November is the month to beat as far as planning a Disney Vacation. Let us know if you need help here at Disney Addicts. Or if you have any questions about these events or planning, reach out!
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