Dad and Daughter in front of Cinderella Castle
  • On Apr 21, 2021
    Annamaria from AR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am a first time guest and we are staying off site. I would like to make park, dinner reservations and find out the policy on weather delays. We plan on arriving to Florida October 25th and depart October 30th.

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, AnnaMaria!

    AnnaMaria, October is a wonderful time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort and with the 50th Anniversary celebrations kicking off October 1st, you are in for a GOLDEN time! 

    Since you already have dates on your calendar, I recommend purchasing your theme park tickets as soon as you are able and then immediately making your Disney Park Pass reservations. To do this you’ll first want to create a My Disney Experience account if you haven’t yet done so. Through this account you’ll be able to manage your tickets, Disney Park Pass reservations and then any dining reservations you make. 

    AnnaMaria, dining reservations can be made 60 days in advance of your visit and can be secured online. There are so many wonderful options at each of the four theme parks and if you’re interested in what some of my fellow panelists deem as their favorites, please take a few moments to read the Panel Extras section. If you need recommendations or have additional questions about dining, I hope you’ll come back to planDisney because we love to talk about dining around the Walt Disney World Resort just as much as Chef Remy loves to cook! 

    Finally, AnnaMaria, while I love October at the Walt Disney World Resort, there is always a chance that weather will affect your daily plans. Most of the time a pop up rain shower or even a downpour won't ruin your Disney day as many attractions will remain open or unaffected. However, should the weather be more severe, please see this information about the hurricane policy
    AnnaMaria, I hope this helps as you are planning for your fall vacation at the Most Magical Place on Earth. Your new friends hEAR at planDisney are ready with answers to any other questions you might have, so please come back and see us. 

    Wishing you a Magical time, 
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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