• On Aug 26, 2011
    Jennifer 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.

    We are set to arrive October 12 and staying for a week, what type of clothes should the family bring? Also, anything that is a must that you wouldn't normally know about? We have a 2 1/2 yr old boy, 6 and 9 year old girls...thanks!

    Hi Jennifer:

    Weather in October generally hovers in the mid-to-high 70's, and hurricane season, which starts in the summer, tends to taper off by October. Keep in mind that while the weather can get crisp in late October, it's usually not too cold, and Disney resort and waterpark pools are heated all year long.  Given that weather can get crisp, I would make sure you bring layers of clothing since it could be comfortably hot or warm during the day, then be crisp at night or the following day.  So make sure you have some long sleeved clothing or jacket as well as long pants. 

    If your question about dress concerns dining and not weather, dining at Disney World is a casual experience, so in general, a decent tee-shirt and pair of shorts will suffice. You can wear casual clothes to dinner shows as well.  If you are dining at one of Disney's fancier signature dining restaurants, men are encouraged to wear khakis, slacks, jeans, dress shorts, collared shirts. Sport coats are optional while women can wear capris, skirts, dresses, jeans, and dress shorts.  Children tend to get more leeway.

    As for special experiences, you'll be at Disney World for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, a separate ticket event in the Magic Kingdom the features trick-or-treating, character experiences, a parade, and more.  Also consider checking out the Epcot Food & Wine Festival where you can drop by food and drink kiosks around Epcot's World Showcase to experience flavors from around the world.

    Enjoy your vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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