• On Feb 9, 2009
    Blaine from IL 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.

    Is it very busy at Disney in October, around Halloween, cause that is the time we are going?

    Hi Baine,

    October is a great time to visit Walt Disney World. The weather is typically very pleasant with little rain. The Halloween decorations are great and an add so much to the Halloween celebrations. We have spent the last two Halloweens at Disney World and are looking into another trip for this year. The crowds do tend to swell slightly over the few days surrounding Halloween itself, but we find them no where near as crazy as spring break or Christmas week. If you are looking at leaving prior to the holiday itself, you will most likely find the crowds average and easily manageable. I like to refer to when planning my trips. This site uses a large amount of data and research to estimate the crowds on every calendar day, with ten as the largest crowds. In looking at the few weeks prior to and on Halloween, the crowds are expected to be at five or six.

    One of our favorite activites at this time of the year is Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. This evening event is offered on select nights and requires a special ticket for each guest. The evening features a number of character meet and greets as well as stage shows, a parade and fireworks that can ony be enjoyed on these evenings. The event will most likely sell out on most nights around Halloween but is well worth the extra price in our opinion. tickets can be purchased by calling 407-939-3463.

    Hope you have a boo-tiful time!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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