Disney World in the Fall
While there’s nothing that feels quite as ‘best summer vacation, EVER’ as taking your favorite kiddos to Disney World in the hottest season of the year, an Autumn-time getaway offers an equally-fun – but different – experience. Depending on your children’s school schedule, your budget and the PTO you can wrangle out of your employer, booking a trip after Labor Day and before the holiday season might be the most enjoyable getaway for your entire family. From the special events that only happen while the leaves are cascading to the cost-effective savings the season offers, here’s what to expect when you speak with your travel agent about a Disney World visit in the Fall:
There’s no if’s, and’s or but’s about it: the Sunshine State is beautiful… but it’s also hot. Especially when you’re in the heart of Orlando at the happiest place on Earth, you may wonder if it’s also the um, sweatiest. While Florida does boast warm weather forecasts year-round, after mid-October, you’ll notice humidity drop and the air cool down. While you’ll probably never wear a parka at Disney, you might need a light jacket in the A.M. or when you ooooh-and-ahhh at the fireworks at night. And when you don’t have children screaming or complaining about being overheated? You might just enjoy walking through through Magic Kingdom a little more.
It can be cheaper.
Though your specialized Disney Travel Agent will always have your budget top of mind, traveling during the Autumn season is traditionally less expensive than those peak, dog days of summer. As long as you avoid the fall holidays – like Halloween or Thanksgiving – you’ll end up saving money throughout your trip. If you can swing it, booking a mid-week Disney adventure will help you tuck away even more hard-earned cash, giving you plenty of reasons to let your kiddo have yet another ice cream cone if he asks.
It’s less crowded.
As if a spell was cast from the Disney magic engineers themselves, once school is back in session, the grounds become less stroller bumper-to-bumper and more liberated. Though you can still expect thousands of visitors each and every single day at Disney World, you won’t feel the chaoticness quite as heavy when you’re visiting post-Labor Day. This gives you and your family more time to explore, without the crazy-long lines and more space for your kiddo to run throughout Animal Kingdom without running into passerby.
It’s not just for kids.
Okay, okay to be fair, no matter what week of 52 you spend in Disney, you’ll find something adult-friendly to do. But, if you happen to travel between August 31 and November 13, you can buy tickets to Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival. While you can take the children with you, we might suggest using some of Disney World’s babysitting services so you can have more than just a sip and a bite. Here, you’ll sample food and wine from more than 25 different countries, watch world-class cooking demonstrations from famous chefs and enjoy live music.
It’s offers a twist on classic holidays.
While tradition is an intrical part of family life, it can also create once-in-a-lifetime memories when you share an experience together that’s out of the norm. Instead of staying home for trick-or-treating, consider going to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween celebration, which begins August 25 and runs through November 1. Not only will you see Jack ‘O Lanterns throughout the park and kid-friendly decorations, but there are events going on throughout the weeks you won’t want to miss. From the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular and the Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Show to the Boo-to-You Halloween Parade and trick-or-treat and costume parties, you may return each year!
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