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  • On Jul 29, 2022
    Heather from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How can I find a resort that us available in October, it says no rooms available anywhere. But all parks are green for reservations.

    Hey Howdy Hey Heather and welcome to planDisney!

    I am so excited to hear that you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort in October! There are so many exciting things to look forward to for your trip with a lot of special things happening in the parks to celebrate the fall and the Halloween season. It sounds like we need to address the room availability situation first. Thank you for your question on resort room availability, let's see what we can come up with. 

    I will share with you that ever since the COVID-19 travel restrictions ended earlier this year, Disney has seen a significant spike in interest in hotel accommodations. From my understanding, the resorts have been uncharacteristically busy for an uncharacteristically long time. This may be one of the big reasons that you may not be seeing much availability for your dates of travel. You do have a couple of options that might help make your planning a little easier. 

    The first option I have for you is trying a split-stay. A split stay would involve you staying at one resort for the first part of your trip and then moving to a second resort for the second part. This will decrease the days you are requesting at both resorts and give you more of a chance to book your trip with Disney Resort Collection accommodations. This is also a great way to see and experience a couple of different resorts as they all have similar but different accommodations and are theming for different experiences. As you leave your first resort, you can drop your bags off at bell services and they can have your bags taken to your next resort so you do not have to worry about moving your bags on your own! My family and I do this for many of our trips and love having the opportunity to see different resorts and experience the offerings and theming at each. 

    The other thing you can do is look under the More Great Accommodations section on the Disney site. Here you will find many resorts that are so very close or even on Walt Disney World property but not run by Disney. These hotels are partnered with Disney and have to pass through a very stringent assessment to have the ability to offer their Guests many of the benefits they would get when staying at a Disney Resort Collection hotel such as Early Theme Park Entry

    You can always keep checking back for any changes with availability for your trip if you want to try for the same Disney Resort Collection hotel for the length of your stay. I would just make sure you try to get something booked sooner rather than later. 

    Two of the many highlights you will be able to experience while you are visiting in October are in EPCOT and Magic Kingdom. EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is a celebration of all things food and drinks. This celebration has so many booths across EPCOT as well as top-notch entertainment you won't want to miss. Over at Magic Kingdom, you will have the opportunity to experience Mickey's Not-So-Scarry Halloween Party. This epic Halloween celebration will have a unique parade, firework show and trick-or-treating throughout the park fit for all ages!

    I hope this information helped give you some options to look into and best of luck as you move forward with your planning. If you have any other questions please feel free to reach out, we would be happy to help!

    Have a Magical Day, 

    Nick 
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Meet the Panelist: Nick, Ohio

Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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