• On Mar 16, 2014
    Donna from NC 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 visiting the park in October, 2014. Are the operating hours for the parks available? Have the days been decided for Mickey's Halloween Party? Our dining reservation day is soon and we want to be able to book knowing what park is open.

    Hey Donna!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Mom Panel! Thank you for bringing us your questions.

    The park calendars for October should start showing up in about a week. They typically load a day or two at a time. Year-to-year the park calendars do stay quite consistent. If you would like to see what the park hours were last year I suggest checking out the calendars provided by If you search Google for "October 2013 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar" you can see what they were.

    The dates for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party have historically been released around the beginning of May. Last year the dates were released and tickets went on sale on May 8, 2013. Keep an eye out on the Disney Parks Blog for the release of the dates for 2014.

    I hope this helps with your vacation planning. If you have any other questions please come back and see me.

    Wishing you a magical Disney vacation and a pixie-dusted day.

    Sue N., IN
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Meet the Panelist: Sue, Indiana

Just call me "Super Team Mom." I am a banker by day and a Disney fanatic and Team Mom extraordinaire by night. I can leap volleyball players in a single bound all while planning dinner for 25 people, coordinating fundraisers and booking travel arrangements. I was born and raised in Maine and am currently living in Indiana. I can't wait to help you plan for magical sports vacations at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Learn More About Sue

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