Find out everything you need to know about visiting Walt Disney World in November! From weather and crowd sizes to what to pack!
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If you’re thinking of going to Disney World in November, I think that’s a great idea! If you plan strategically and know what to expect, you are going to have an amazing time.
And that’s what this post is here for, to help you know what to expect at Disney World in November!
Check out my Disney World Planning Tips Here!
Tips for Disney World in November
Is Disney World Busy in November?
As you can see from the November Disney World crowd calendar below, this month has a mix of crowded and not so crowded days.
Crowds during the week will be great, with more people visiting on the weekends. But, then you get to the week of Thanksgiving.
There is no way around it. That week is SUPER BUSY. That being said, it can still be magical. Imagine spending the Thanksgiving holiday with your family at The Most Magical Place on Earth!
Don’t let the crowds scare you away though. If you plan ahead and utilize the FastPass+ System and Advanced Dining Reservations, you will have a great time!
How to Beat the Crowds at Disney World in November
Disney knows that there will be crowds at Disney World and has come up with ways to help you spend less time waiting in line.
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The FastPass+ System is available to all park guests and allows you to “skip to the front of the line” at many attractions with a little pre-planning.
Guests staying at one of the many Disney World resort hotels are able to make FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance of their vacation.
You can make FastPass+ reservations online or through the My Disney Experience app.
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Disney allows anyone, whether staying on property or not, to make dining reservations 180 days before travel.
These reservations are called Advance Dining Reservations or ADR’s.
The Orlando weather forecast for November shows a mix of partly cloudy days as well as scattered thunderstorms and some rain.
For up to date weather information in Orlando click here.
What to Pack for Walt Disney World in November
You don’t want to be underprepared and end up using your vacation budget for things that could easily have been brought from home.
Want to know how you can bring everything you need, yet still save money and room in your suitcase? Check out my post on How Amazon Can Save You Money at Disney and 10 Items you Need in your Disney Park Bag!
Here are a few things you might want to consider packing if you’ll be traveling to Disney World in November.
Pack an Umbrella, Poncho, and Stroller Protection
The weather in Orlando can be very unpredictable. Rain storms can form and dissipate quickly.
Check out this cute Minnie Mouse umbrella on Amazon
Be prepared with a small travel umbrella or a disposable rain poncho.
Ponchos can also come in handy to wear on rides like Kali River Rapids or Splash Mountain to keep your clothes nice and dry.
If you will have a stroller with you at Disney World, you can purchase a universal stroller cover from Amazon, or bring a plastic shower curtain liner from the dollar store.
Here’s an inexpensive stroller cover I found on Amazon
You can secure it over the stroller with clothes pins to keep it dry while you are watching a show or riding an attraction.
Works like a champ!
Pack Sun Protection
The Florida sun can be brutal, even in November. Be ready for the UV rays by packing some sunscreen and a hat!
Also, make sure your kids are protected too. Nothing ruins a magical vacation like a sunburn!
Pack a Travel Blanket
I like to bring along a travel blanket to Disney World in November. I used it to cover my son’s stroller while napping.
It can also be used to sit on while watching a parade or fireworks show!
Check out this Classic Mickey blanket HERE
Pack for Daytime Warm Weather and Nighttime Cool Weather
I like to be prepared at Disney in November by wearing leggings and a t-shirt and bringing along a jacket for the early morning and nighttime when the temperature drops.
Here is an adorable sweater I found on Amazon
Pack Adorable Disney Apparel
Just head to Jane.com and type character or vacation in the search bar and all of the cute items will show up.
Their deals change daily, so make sure to follow @mommymouseclubhouse on Instagram to stay up to date on all of the amazing Disney-themed merchandise!
I’ve also had really good luck taking advantage of sales from the Disney Store.
If you can catch a sale, you can save so much money over what you would pay for the same items at the parks.
Click the shopDisney button below to see what’s on sale right now!
Disney World Park Hours in November
Here are the hours for the parks at Walt Disney World for August. As always, hours are subject to change, so check Disney World’s website for current information.
- Open from 8:00 or 9:00 am – 10:00 or 11:00 pm (9:00 am – 6:00 pm on Christmas Party Days)
- Morning Extra Magic Hours 8:00 am – 9:00 am
- Evening Extra Magic Hours 9:00 – 11:00 pm
- Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
- Open from 9:00 am – 9:00, 9:30, or 10:00 pm
- Morning Extra Magic Hours 8:00 – 9:00 am
- Evening Extra Magic Hours 9:00 – 11:00 pm
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Open from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm or 10:00 pm
- Morning Extra Magic Hours 6:00 am – 9:00 am or 8:00 – 9:00 am
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Open from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm or 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Morning Extra Magic Hours 7:00 – 8:00 am or 8:00 – 9:00 am
- Disney After Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
Ride Closures at Walt Disney World in November
Disney is great at keeping their rides and attractions in top notch form. That is one of the reasons that I will spend more money to visit their theme parks.
For an updated list of what rides will be closed in August, visit Disney World’s website.
How to Save Money on Disney World Tickets & Hotels
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