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Are you planning to go to Disney World in October? Below you will find everything you need to know to plan an amazing trip!


Disney World in October


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October is one of the funnest months to visit Walt Disney World in Florida! Halloween is in full swing at the parks and the weather is great!


You can think of this post as Your Guide to Disney World in October. If you’re just getting started,  make sure to check out my Disney World Planning Tips here.



Disney World Crowd Sizes in October


The crowds in October are a little busy compared to other times of the year. But don’t let that scare you!


Mickey and Minnie dressed up for Halloween at Disney World in October
Photo Credit: Disney


As long as you are prepared, have planned ahead, and know what to expect, you will have a great time experiencing all of the Halloween decor and treats!


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There are also some special events that happen during the month that can have an effect on crowd sizes.


Disney World in October Crowd Calendar


When looking at crowd levels for Disney World, I’ve noticed that whatever park has Extra Magic Hours that day, will be the busiest park.


If you don’t plan on taking advantage of Extra Magic Hours, then choosing a different park will be the better choice.


Haunted Mansion Disney World


Special Events in October


  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival September 21 – November 23


  • Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party dates in October  1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31.


Boo to You parade at Disney World in October


  • Disney After Hours at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park dates in October 5, 9, 19, 26, 30


Average Weather at Disney World in October


The weather is actually really pleasant at Disney World in October. The average high temperatures are in the 80s and the lows are in the mid 70s.


You can pretty much always expect a little rain in Central Florida, but October seems to be pretty mild when it comes to rain fall.


A toy-like roller coaster at Disney World called Slinky Dog Dash.


The monthly weather forecast for Orlando in October shows mostly sunny and partly cloudy days with a few days of light rain mixed in.


Check HERE for a short term forecast.


What to Pack for Disney World in October


Mickey Pumpkin Backpack


When planning your vacation, it is important to know what to pack for October. You don’t want to be unprepared and end up having to use your vacation budget on things that could have easily been brought from home with a little planning.


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Jack o lantern at Disney World


Here are a few things you might want to consider packing if you’ll be traveling to Disney World in February.


Pack an Umbrella, Poncho, and Stroller Protection


The weather at Disney World can be pretty unpredictable. Rain storms can form and dissipate quickly.


Travel Umbrella


Be prepared with a small travel umbrella or a poncho. A poncho can also come in handy to wear on rides like Splash Mountain and Kali River Rapids to keep your clothes dry.


Disney Ponchos


If you’re taking a stroller with you to Disney World, I recommend bringing a plastic shower curtain liner to cover your stroller while on rides and clothes pins to secure it.


I did this on our last vacation and it was a life saver!


A family in the rain at Epcot


Pack Sun Protection


The Florida sun can be brutal, even in the fall. 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 sun burn!


Mickey Mouse Hat

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Pack a Travel Blanket


It’s a good idea to bring a travel blanket with you to Disney World in October. Not only will it keep you warm on those chilly Fall nights, but it can also serve another purpose.


Mickey Mouse Travel Blanket

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A small blanket can be great to sit on while watching a parade or fireworks show!


Pack for both Warm and Cold Weather


The mornings and evenings at Disney World can be pretty chilly, but the days will be warm. This makes packing clothing for a trip in October a little tricky.


Black Leggings

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I recommend packing jeans or long pants to stay warm and comfortable during the cooler temperatures.


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Wear a short-sleeved top bring a lightweight jacket or sweater that can be kept in a backpack or worn around your waist during the day.


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Pack Adorable Disney-Themed Apparel


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Cute Halloween Disney-Themed shirts


Disney World Theme Park Hours in October


For the most part, these are the hours of the parks at Disney World in October. Just be aware that the hours are different every day because of the special events I mentioned above.


Hours are also subject to change, so check the Disney World website for updated information. 


Cinderella Castle Disney World in August


Magic Kingdom Park


  • Open from 8:00 am – 9:00 or 10:00 pm (closes at 6:00 pm on Halloween Party days)
  • Morning Extra Magic Hours 7:00 am – 8:00 am (every day in October)
  • Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 6:00 pm – 12:00 am (select dates mentioned above)


A view of Spaceship Earth at EPCOT in Walt Disney World




  • Open from 9:00 am – 9:00 or 10:00 pm
  • Morning Extra Magic Hours 8:00 am – 9:00 am
  • Evening Extra Magic Hours 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Twilight Zone Hollywood Tower of Terror


Disney’s Hollywood Studios


  • Open from 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Morning Extra Magic Hours 6:00 am – 9:00 am (every day in October)


Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park Entrance


Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park


  • Open from 8:00 am – 8:00 or 9:00 pm
  • Morning Extra Magic Hours 7:00 am – 8:00 am (every day in October)
  • Disney After Hours 9:00 am – 12:00 am (select dates mentioned above)


Disney World Space Mountain


Ride Closures in October


I love that Disney takes pride in their parks and attractions. The downside to this is that rides will be closed for refurbishment at different times throughout the year.


For current ride closure information, head to Disney World’s website.


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There are often many deals offered like discounts on rooms, free dining and more!


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Disney World Planning Tips


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