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Fall is a wonderful time of year to visit Disney World. Magic Kingdom is decorated for Halloween and Epcot has the Food & Wine Festival in full swing! If you are planning a trip to Disney World in October, there is plenty to look forward to!
Guide to Going to Disney World in October
Is Disney World crowded in October?
October is a time of year when the crowds at Disney World are low during the week days. On the weekends, the parks can get pretty busy due to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Epcot Food & Wine Festival.
If there is one time to avoid travelling to Disney World in October, it would be Columbus Day Weekend ( Oct 9-13), but honestly all weekends are going to be more busy this month (especially at EPCOT) due to locals taking in the special events.
Disney World Events in October
EPCOT Food & Wine Festival
You don’t have to be a foodie to enjoy the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival.
Running the entire month of October is this FREE event at EPCOT when you can dine on sample food plates and see free concerts at the ampitheater.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a special ticketed event that allows guest to trick or treat, meet Disney characters dressed in costume, and see the spooky Boo to You parade followed by some Halloween fireworks!
This month is one of the busiest months for the Halloween party, so you will want to get your tickets to Disney’s Halloween party in advance!
Weather in October in Disney World
The average high temperature in Orlando during the month of October is 84º .
The humidity is nearly gone, so while it is warm, it is not near as sticky during the day as it is in the summer months.
This marks a much drier season for Florida, and while it can rain, it usually is just a brief shower in the late afternoon.
What should I wear to Disney World in October?
You are going to want to make sure you pack clothes for warm weather and comfortable shoes.
Since it is Halloween season, you should consider wearing some type of Halloween attire.
If you aren’t dressing up, then consider a Halloween T-Shirt.
If you plan on being at the parks in the evenings, I would suggest bringing a lightweight sweater or sweatshirt that you can throw on after the sun goes down.
If you are adventurous, consider wearing a costume to the Disney Halloween party. This is certainly an event worth dressing up for! Need costume ideas?
If you are considering travelling to Disney World in October, we think you are going to have a marvelous time!
If you are still trying to decide on the best time to visit Disney World, be sure to check out all our Disney World crowd calendars.