Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Sep 21, 2009
    Michelle from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are planning our Disney vacation the end of October. And since we have made plans, we have heard of 3 of families going the same time as us - is this a bad sign? With the Free Dining Plan offer, do you see it being busier than normal October days?

    Hi, Michelle!  I think the enticement of the free dining plan might make things a bit busier than a normal October, but October is still going to be less busy than a time of year where more people have free time.  I don't think you would ever see crowds in October like you do at Christmas time or during spring break, but for a typical October, this may seem busier.

    You can definitely use the Fast Pass system to help you avoid some of the lines and decrease your wait times.  I also recommend dining at off peak hours, like an 11 o'clock lunch or a late evening dinner.  Riding the popular rides during the parades and fireworks can be a big help as well.

    It might help as well to consult a site like where they give you suggestions as to which parks might be better on which days.  It's a useful guideline, and I have been there quite a few times to double check my own schedules!

    I hope you truly enjoy your vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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