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  • On Sep 20, 2008
    Mindy 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.

    How busy are thing the first weekend in October? I had originally heard it was one of the slower time but just read a review from another mom that called the first week in October 'Peak Season' YIKES....please say it isn't so!!!


    Disney divides their seasons into 5 categories, which can help you determine crowd levels.  They are Value, Regular, Summer, Peak, and Holiday.

    For 2008, the first week of October is listed as Regular Season.  You can find Disney's current suggestions here:  Great Times To Visit

    Fall is a beautiful time to be in Disney.  The weather is great, and many guests want to visit the really great Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.  Also many schools are year-round, and families can take advantage of that fall break to visit.  Because of these things, it's true that crowds levels have increased in recent years.  This used to be a value season, and now it's moved up to regular.  In my experience, though, it is definitely not peak season!  It will not be that crowded at all, and your wait times will still be far shorter than they would be at many other times. 

    Do not worry!  You will still have a great vacation, I promise!  :)
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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