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  • On Sep 8, 2013
    Susan Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When is the best weeks in October to go to WDW concerning the crowds? When will the dates come out for the Hawolleen Party next year? Thanks!

    HI Susan!

    October is a great time to visit Walt Disney World! In general the crowds are much lower during the month than the summer or the holidays!

    A couple of times to avoid, if you are looking for THE lowest crowds possible:

    • First, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival usually opens during the last weekend of September/first weekend of October. In general, this weekend will be fairly busy at Epcot BUT the other parks should still be lower crowds.
    • Next, there may be a small increase around Columbus Day as some schools do have a long weekend.
    • And, last but not least, Halloween is a popular night for Trick or Treating and having fun at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. This is almost always a sold out party night!

    Dates for the Halloween Party are typically announced in late Spring each year. A great place to keep an eye on for the announcement is the Disney Parks Blog. They always have the latest scoop!

    Hope you have fun planning your October trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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