The truth is, Disney is great at any time of the year. But, we think fall is particularly special. There are fewer people, travel is cheaper and the seasonal parties are some of the best.
It’s no secret Disney can get pretty packed during the summer. Everyone is out of school and families are vacationing together. But, come September, it’s back to school for all of them which means, calmer park traffic for you.
Now, don’t get us wrong- it’s still DISNEY! There will always be a multitude of people there. After all, it’s the happiest place on earth. You just won’t be elbow to elbow with them and the wait times will be pleasantly shorter.
Are you missing the Mouse but don’t want to spend a ton of money on a visit? Plan one during the fall.
Again, with summer gone and everyone getting back in the groove of everyday life, fall is considered an off-season for travel. Plane tickets and hotel accommodations are often significantly cheaper. Curious? Take a peek here.
Disney World is in the Sunshine State. That means you can bet at least 300 days out of the year the parks will be absolutely scorching.
However! During the months of September-November, something extra magical happens. The temperatures dip a teensy bit and the evenings become deliciously breezy.
Food and Wine Festival
For over 20 years, Epcot has hosted its much loved Food and Wine Festival, where guests walk around the different countries and sample customary bites and drinks from each place. The event typically runs from September to November. But in recent years they’ve started it as early as August.
What’s great about this festival is that there isn’t an additional charge to attend. You only have to pay regular admission prices. Although, you do have to pay for your food and wine.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
What’s better than a Halloween party at Disney? You get to dress up, ride rides, collect safe (and tasty) candy, and watch parades. This year, the Villain Spelltacular will be hosted by the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus.
And who can beat the decorations?
If you like Halloween in Disney, then you will love Christmas! Especially if you’re into starting the season as soon as possible. You can be eating candy canes and singing the jingle bells as early as Thanksgiving because as soon as the Halloween decorations come down, Christmas goes up.
Santa rolls in for a visit, your favorite characters dance about and free hot cocoa and cookies are passed out to the guests. It’s a wonderful time.