Help! Would you go early October or early December if you had the choice?

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  1. snowdrift7

    snowdrift7 DIS Veteran

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    Hi, We had to postpone our usual May trip this year and are trying to decide when to go. We are going for about 2 1/2 weeks and our two choices are late sept/early oct or right after Thanksgiving through mid Dec. can you help us decide? What do you like about these times of year. Thanks so much!

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  3. wilkeliza

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    Early October. The crowds are typically smaller, food and wine is still going on, and Mickey's Not So Scary is so much better than MVMCP. I was on my CP during that time of the year and felt like Oct was our shinning time. The parks are beautiful the weather is nice and it is just a great atmosphere all around.

    Also I don't want this to come off the wrong way but most CMs haven't reached burn out level yet in October. In December a lot of CMs are missing their families or are just exhausted where as October they are having fun and enjoying the fall. I can't speak for everyone but I know that was the general feeling of the fall 2012 CPs. That isn't to say we don't give 100% all year it is just to say it is easy for us to give more than 100% when we are well rested and happy and enjoying ourselves at work.
     
  4. mickeynut1

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    Both times of the year are great times to go, IMO. Early October you have F&W and MNSSHP and in December the resorts and parks are decorated for the holidays and you have MVMCP. We have been to the Halloween party 3 times and the Christmas party 2 times and we love them both. If you plan on swimming and/or going to the water park(s), early October would be the best time for that as December weather in Florida is very unpredictable. With all of that said, I think October and December are both great times to visit and I think you will have a great trip either way. Good luck.
     
  5. nolanboys

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    If hanging out poolside is important to you, I would go in October. We went in late November, but the weather was on the cool side. The decorations were beautiful though!
     
  6. gojoe

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    Both times of year are great. We are going in Oct. this year, last year it was Thanksgiving. The parks are all decorated for the holidays and the castle is a sight to see. We took our grandchildren to Mickey Very Merry and created unforgettable memories. The only drawback is it was cold.
    This year it's just my wife and I doing Food & Wine! My grandchildren live in the Orlando area so a Mickey Not So Scary will be in our plans. We also hope to catch a Halloween Horror Night. Oh yeah and warm weather for a day or two at a water park.
    No mater, you will have a Magical Time.

    PS; Make sure you plan your next vacation for the the one you don't chose.
     
  7. DizneyLizzy

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    I would go early December hands down. As much as I love MNSSHP, I prefer the Christmas decorations/events.

    Also, I may be in the minority on this, but I do not like the F & W Festival. However if you are a fan of this, or want to try it out, then go in October for that!
     
  8. WantToGoNow

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    We prefer December because we love the holiday decorations and the cooler weather. However my employer started last year not allowing vacation from mid-October to mid-January which is our busy season. We are going early October this year and I'm hoping the weather will be nice.
     

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