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02-12-2006, 10:42 AM
Let's see to set the stage, I'm American (lived in West Country for 4 years) and my partner is British. (And yes, I'm completely bi-lingual).

After a year of a mess with the American Embassy, my step-daughter has finally gotten her visa sorted out and now she, her husband and son will be coming for a visit.

This coming summer is going to be a visit to Chicago, but being Disney fanatics and DVC members, we're already planning the "BIG TRIP" to WDW which will be the first time for them.

I have a question about school holidays, I was looking at the term schedule for Bristol and see that there seems to be about a day 10 break in October between terms.

Is there always a fall (excuse me autumn) break? If there is that would be perfect because it works out good DVC point-wise and it would be just in time for Halloween and Epcot FnW.

So, any advice or insight you can give me would be most appreciated.


02-12-2006, 10:48 AM
There is always a half-term break which usually falls at the end of October/beginning November. For some schools it is one week in duration, for others it is two weeks.

02-12-2006, 11:02 AM
Thanks Francis! Actually, I lived in Bath for 4 years.

florida sun
02-12-2006, 12:04 PM
Hi there

Yes, there is always a half term break in October, here in Wales it is quite late this year and runs for 1 week from October 30th- November 3rd, other regions throughout the UK may be a week earlier though.

02-12-2006, 05:11 PM
The actual week (or more) will differ year to year (and school to school) but there is always an autum break

Happy WDW trip planning!



02-12-2006, 05:22 PM
As others have said region to region can vary. Have a look at the list we have managed to build up here (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1008857)

02-12-2006, 05:24 PM
Here in Sheffield it's w/c 23rd Oct this year :sunny:

02-12-2006, 05:57 PM
The really good thing is finding out there there seems to consistently be a fall break. I was getting nervous about having to go over the summer, which is my least favorite season for WDW. Also, I think that a trip during Halloween would be great!