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Old 02-19-2013, 02:39 PM   #1
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Question Is it better to go at the end of Sept or Oct??

I'm trying to book for 6-7 nights (depend on discount), initially I was aiming for at the end of Sept, since that's around my birth day and our anniversary. But I see a lot of sites recommends to avoid Sept due to the high risk of hurricane......however some CM I met a few weeks ago when we were there told us that we should try coming on Sept, since crowd is low..... (kids going back to school and all)

I like the idea of late Oct, since weather will be more manageable with smaller kids, but also afraid any future discount may have chunk of October blacked out...... What do you think??? We are very flexible on dates, very appreciate any advice on which dates are better?

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Old 02-19-2013, 02:40 PM   #2
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Late October, you do start running into some crowds, because of the F&W Festival, which is very popular with DVCers, as well as MNSSHP.

Better to go end of September, because you have more of a chance of getting a discount.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:04 PM   #3
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I'd go with late October. Late September and early October tend to be popular fall break times for a lot of schools now; late October not so much. In my experience in the last few years, a lot of discounts are blacked out in early October because WDW has no problem filling their resorts, only to open up again a week or two later in October.

I'm not exactly sure when F&W Festival begins, but it's been running for our entire vacations the last several years when we've gone in early October. EPCOT's World Showcase is packed due to that every time we go that time of year, though the Future World section is pretty much unaffected. I don't know why it would be more crowded from this later in the month.

If I could go later in October, I would in a heartbeat. Before my girls were in school, we did it once from about 10/26 through 11/2 and it was awesome. Perfect weather with cool nights, low crowds and a great discount on Wilderness Lodge.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:34 PM   #4
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noooooo which is more crowded????

If it is a wash....I guess I have to pick end Oct.....for better weather??
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:44 PM   #5
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noooooo which is more crowded????

If it is a wash....I guess I have to pick end Oct.....for better weather??
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Late September and early October tend to be popular fall break times for a lot of schools now; late October not so much. In my experience in the last few years, a lot of discounts are blacked out in early October because WDW has no problem filling their resorts, only to open up again a week or two later in October.
I gave you my answer earlier.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:54 PM   #6
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I'm thinking about going on 10/19, but should I move it to 10/26 for a week, just to be safe for future discount??
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:48 PM   #7
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We go in October (the second week) and it has been getting more and more crowded. I would go for September.

October you run into the F&W crowd, but you also have the crowds during Halloween week and crowds for Columbus Day week.
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October will be more crowded.
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We always go in September and love it. It is hot and often there are showers in the afternoon but they are a welcome relief and do not last long. The queues are short - most rides you can just walk on in the morning. Hurricanes do happen but they very rarely close Disney World. There have only been a handful of closures in the last decade.
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Remember Sept is still value season and Oct. is not
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:49 PM   #11
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Last fall same time...

Last fall me and my famiy went to WDW the very last week of September and First week of October. It was HOT!!! In a previous year we went the last week of Oct/First week Nov and it was PERFECT!! The crowds in September/Oct weren't any better than in Oct/Nov. If we go again we'll probably try to go mid October this time or Oct/Nov again. When we went SEpt/Oct it rained almost everyday of our trip -- still considered hurricane season I hear...

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I've done third week of Sept and the third week of Oct.


OCTOBER!!!!!!!!!!

September is still really hot and pretty much summer humidity.

October was warm but mornings and evenings were very nice and it was really on the 1 pm to 5 pm heat of the day times that drove us to go slower or head indoors.

Plus Food and Wine Festival was great as well.
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We have gone last week in Oct into first week of Nov 2 years in a row and we have had great weather and low crowds. And we had free dining for both trips. Our beginning trip date was 10/27 on both trips and that date was not blacked out either year. We had no problems with food and wine crowds because we just went to Epcot during the day on a weekday and it wasn't bad at all. Not sure how packed it might get at night. Weather is way too hot and humid in Sept for me. I don't want to be outdoors all day sweating in 90 degree heat. That's just miserable to me. As far as rain goes we got rained on one day in 2011 and no rain in 2012.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:57 PM   #14
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Thank you everyone!!!

I booked of check-in 10/26 for 7 nights at CR!! Now to the count down to 180 days mark for ADR!!
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