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  • On Sep 25, 2011
    Roger from SC 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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    Hello, will be at WDW 21-30 Oct to celebrate 25 yrs with the love of my life. We have always gone in July but decided to go in Oct this year. Will the crowds be smaller? Will we notice? Want to make this the best trip for my wife that I can. Thanks.

    Hi Roger:

    Congratulations on this upcoming special anniversary. 

    There does not seem to be any truly off season at Disney World, but as a general rule, crowds tend to be lighter when school is in session.  So in my opinion, October is the perfect month to visit since schools are in session and crowds tend to be slightly lower than normal. You may notice some extra visitors for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival (particularly in World Showcase), but no crowd should be too overwhelming. The crowds may not be so light that you will be able to walk on the most popular attractions, but you should see noticeably shorter wait times than you did during your summer visits.  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. I would still be prepared for the occasional dip in temperature or a rain shower or two, but it should be a comfortable visit.

    Since it's special anniversary trip, I would plan a special evening or two, such as a reservation at a signature restaurant, a Characters in Flight balloon ride in Downtown Disney, or a specialty cruise.

    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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