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  • On Feb 21, 2014
    Amanda from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I'm a single mom with two boys 9 & 4. I'm planning our 3rd trip to WDW in october.Our past visits we haven't gone to the water park because of weather.Is October still warm enough to plan for water parks? Any advice about the NSS Halloween party?

    Hi Amanda,

    Thanks so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.  October is one of my favorite times to visit Walt Disney World.  The crowds tend to be a little lower because most schools are in session and there are no major holidays, and the weather is a little cooler than it is in the heat of summer, but still warm enough to be really nice.

    Speaking of weather, I do think that it is reasonable to plan to visit a water park in October.  The average high in Orlando during October is 85 degrees Fahrenheit, which is plenty warm, I think, to splash the day away at either Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park or Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  You might want to have a flexible schedule so that if there are days during your visit that are a little cooler, you can avoid the water parks on those days.

    I love Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!  I think that you should definitely attend if it works in your schedule.  One thing that I suggest is to have your whole party dress up in complimentary costumes.  My family recently attended this party with my daughter as Tinker Bell, and my husband and I as Tinker Fairies.  The three of us garnered a lot of fun comments as we walked through Magic Kingdom sporting our wings.  Definitely take advantage of trick-or-treating - it is a lot of fun for the kids.  Finally, really try to see the special entertainment that is not available at other times, such as Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade.

    I hope that this gives you some thoughts on planning your October trip, Amanda.  Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions!  
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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