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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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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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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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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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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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Love it in October.
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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??
I doubt there'd be much difference between those 2 dates. Most fall breaks (that I know of) occur between the last week of September and the first 2 weeks of October. If any discounts are reinstated due to lack of resort capacity, I bet they'll have done so by about 10/14.

But you'll have to see what discounts are made available later on to be sure. All I'm saying is an educated guess based on past experience. It could be totally different this year, for all I or anyone outside WDW knows for now.
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I doubt there'd be much difference between those 2 dates. Most fall breaks (that I know of) occur between the last week of September and the first 2 weeks of October. If any discounts are reinstated due to lack of resort capacity, I bet they'll have done so by about 10/14.

But you'll have to see what discounts are made available later on to be sure. All I'm saying is an educated guess based on past experience. It could be totally different this year, for all I or anyone outside WDW knows for now.
Thanks.....I will try one of the Oct dates then. I just hope they'll have at least 20% off room discount for CR.....
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:29 PM   #10
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Hurricanes in Orlando are few and far between. Since end of September is still very hot and humid, you will likely get almost daily pop up thunderstorms. But, discounts are better and crowds are lower. We went last week of September and although it was hot, we did not experience much rain and no hurricanes were brewing.

End of October gets busy with MNSSHP being so popular. You'll definitely find lower MNSSHP crowds in September. F&W at Epcot also packs them in. Crowds are more moderate, and temps can go either way.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:27 PM   #11
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If I had to choose, I'd go with September. We went a few years back and it was perfect. The weather was great, the crowds were as low as they come, it was a great time to go. If DH wasn't still deployed, we'd go end of September again. We're going to go end of October, and we're having to cross our fingers that they extend the military deal and hope for the crowds to be ok, since it really can be a bit of a gamble that month with F&W and some schools having breaks. So if I were in your shoes, I'd definitely go for September! (but that's just my personal preference!) Either way, it's Disney!
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:48 PM   #12
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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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Old 02-20-2013, 01:22 AM   #13
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October will be more crowded.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:41 AM   #14
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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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