Planning ahead for trip in October - Gimme your opinion?

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  1. DisneyZombie

    DisneyZombie Earning My Ears

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    So Me (22) and My Fiance (23) are planning to have our Honeymoon at Disney World. This will be his first time going and my second time going since 4 years ago. Last time I went I had no control of what I got to do so this time I look forward to planning and plotting ahead to experience most of Disney for our 5 night 6 day trip. So I wanted to ask ya'll a few questions on the time we're visiting and such

    We're going October 22-27 2013, I wanted to know how Crowded does it get in October? From my understanding we should be going during a down time. Here are the day's we are planning to visit each Park and a Idea of what ride's we would like to experience, I'd really like a general idea of how long you think the wait times will be for these rides and how likely am I to see them all in that day. I've seen the touringplan website and should I subscribe and make a touring plan?

    Tuesday 22 - Magic Kingdom
    Adventureland
    Magic Carpets of Aladdin
    Pirates of the Caribbean

    Frontierland
    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    Splash Mountain

    Liberty Square
    Haunted Mansion

    Tomorrowland
    Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin
    Space Mountain
    Stitch's Great Escape
    AstroOrbiter

    Wednesday 23 - Epcot
    Future World
    Sum of All Thrills
    Great Piggy Bank Adventure
    Spaceship Earth
    Test Track
    Soarin'
    Mission: Space
    The Seas w/Nemo & Friends
    The Land

    Thursday 24 - Magic Kingdom
    New Fantasyland
    Barnstormer with the Great Goofini
    Dumbo the Flying Elephant
    Enchanted Tales with Belle
    Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid

    Fantasyland
    "it's a small world"
    Mad Tea Party
    Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
    Peter Pan's Flight
    Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

    Friday 25 - Epcot
    Primarily Enjoying the World Showcase and Shopping
    Check Out what each location has to offer and their rides.
    Check Out the Food and Wine festival

    Saturday 26 - Hollywood Studios and Disney Downtown
    HOLLYWOOD BLVD.
    The Great Movie Ride

    SUNSET BLVD.
    Beauty and the Beast
    Rock 'n' Roller Coaster
    Tower of Terror

    ECHO LAKE
    Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
    Star Tours-The Adventures Continue

    PIXAR PLACE
    Toy Story Midway Mania!

    Sunday 27 - Animal Kingdom
    DISCOVERY ISLAND
    It's Tough to be a Bug

    CAMP MINNIE-MICKEY
    Festival of the Lion King

    Africa
    Kilimanjaro Safaris

    ASIA
    Expedition EVEREST
    Kali River Rapids

    DINOLAND U.S.A.
    Dinosaur
    Primeval Whirl
    Triceratop Spin
    Finding Nemo: The Musical

    Now I understand I might not get to see all there is on my list, to be honest a lot of the bigger more popular rides are the must see's. We are a bit of thrill seekers but we do understand that Disney isn't six flags. The parades don't interest me too much and depending on what we have gotten done that day we might take time to watch them or take advantage of the shorter lines at rides During them. Now I'm not trying for the EMH because I've heard good and bad about them, and I think it would be best to avoid them unless the days I chose have fallen on them. Also We are attending during the food and wine festival so we might change things around if we decide to take part in a lot of the things they intend to offer.
     
  2. Pixie Princess

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    We typically go the first week of Oct. and have found the weather to be a mixed bag of beautiful, perfect Chamber of Commerce weather to heat and humidity straight from the pits of ..well you know. I would imagine that FL like GA (where I live) tends to cool off, but more importantly, be less humid as the month progresses.

    We love going in Oct. The crowds tend to be on the low end of moderate for the week we typically go in my experience. I wouldn't necessarily expect walk on rides and if you spend any time Friday night or Saturday at the Food and Wine Festival, it will be very crowded. Considering what you will spend on this trip, I would absolutely get a subscription to touringplans.com. I have used their plans in the past and found them very helpful. Most helpful to me in planning is their per crowd park level forecast. I use this exclusively. I don't even look at what is recommended v. not recommended.

    I can't help much w/ wait times as we don't typically go during the week you'll be going, but I'll put below what we typically find during our week. Maybe that will be a starting point for you.

    Congratulations and Best Wishes on your upcoming marriage!


     
  3. DisneyZombie

    DisneyZombie Earning My Ears

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  4. DisneyZombie

    DisneyZombie Earning My Ears

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    I'm a Georgia Girl too so the temperature shouldn't bee too much of a bother.
    What you Posted was Extremely helpful, it's nice to have a idea of what we will be expecting. To bad it won't be a lot of walk on's, that would be a dream come true. Funny enough I can't remember the date we went but I do remember walking on to space mountain twice in a row. That was very lucky.

    And thank you for the wishes....Wish it would come sooner ^,^
     

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