So is it busier in Oct or Nov.

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Mary.Poppins, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. Mary.Poppins

    Mary.Poppins Mouseketeer

    Sep 16, 1999
    I'm trying to decide when to go...
    Middle/late October or early/mid November. I've been in mid October
    before. The weather can be very nice but a bit crowded. I've been in
    early December when the crowds were very minimal!!! So, if I decide
    to go in Nov, what can I expect crowd wise?
  2. nbodyhome

    nbodyhome DIS Veteran

    Nov 15, 2005
    It's sort of hard to tell, because it's busy a lot now. Maybe mid November - but not around the Super Soap weekend, because it books rooms full on property.

    October is a GREAT time with the Food and Wine in full swing, that would be my choice still. :)
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  4. magicaldisney

    magicaldisney DIS Veteran

    Sep 8, 2005
    We have switched to November now because it works with my kids schedules better. October offers warmer weather, Food and Wine, MNSSHP, and not necessarily more crowded.
  5. KimWDW

    KimWDW Disney Obsessed!

    Mar 14, 2005
    Avoid Columbus Day week (mid October) and Jersey Week (early November) and you'll be fine. :)
  6. mickeysaver

    mickeysaver <font color=blue>WINNER of the world's worst limer

    Jun 2, 2002
    Because of the way that the calendar fell this year, we are going to experience a little October and a little November. We miss most of the big crowd weeks in the process. With a little smart planning, I am hoping for some excellent low stress park touring. :wizard: Maggie
  7. deejohn

    deejohn WDW is my Prozac

    Feb 23, 2005
    We usually go in Oct/Nov, but have started to go in Dec so we can see the Christmas decorations and the crowds are smaller, although, they are starting to catch-up to the Oct/Nov crowds we are use to seeing.

    Here's what we found:
    - Many schools are closed for Election Day, so many people take a long weekend, which makes for larger than normal crowds in early Nov, so keep that in mind
    - Oct/Nov are now considered Regular season. 5 Years ago it was Value, so it looks like everyone is starting to take advantage of our secret. So we switched to Dec
    - Crowds tend to follow the Extra-Magic Hour schedule. In 2005 we followed the EMH schedule and the parks were packed. In 2006, we went opposite and were wondering if the parks were even open!!!
    - Oct/Nov weather is excellent. Nice during the day and not too cold at night

    We are now considering Sept since WDW ususally offers great packages at that time.
  8. minijeanie

    minijeanie <

    Jul 5, 2000
    My only objection to Sept. is that it constantly rains...

    I would rather take medium crowds over low crowds wth torrential rain all day

    my preference is November.

    I have gone Jersey week many times and it really is not that bad

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