What Will Disney Be Like in November 2023?
We’re not even halfway through the year yet, but it’s already time to think about the holiday season!
Each year, Walt Disney World grows even more popular, especially during the holiday season.
Disney fans know that our holidays start in August when the Halloween decorations go live. But the time from mid-October to New Year’s is even better!
What will Disney be like in November 2023? FESTIVE!
Here’s what you need to know while planning your visit.
About November Visits
You’ll never regret a Disney visit at any time on the annual calendar. In early January, Disney hosts the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts.
By the end of the year, the park is celebrating the Festival of the Holidays. In between, you’ll find other festivals as well.
So, Disney has you covered no matter when you visit. Still, some dates on the calendar prove more appealing, especially for out-of-state tourists.
You want to vacation at Disney when it’s most magical, right?
Presuming you do, the October-December quarter is arguably the best time each year.
You’ll enjoy your choice of multiple festivals AND multiple after-hours ticketed events.
Meanwhile, Disney will decorate the parks in tandem with the applicable season.
In fact, when you arrive in late October or the first day of November, you can watch one of the most wondrous Disney feats.
Each year, Disney transitions from Halloween decorations to Christmas lights during the first week of November.
You can combine your love of both holidays when you visit during this timeframe.
Realistically, most guests will target Thanksgiving Week instead. And you won’t regret that!
Disney hosts several marvelous holiday amenities. Better yet, nobody in your family has to cook or clean up after the meals.
Also, you don’t have to eat leftovers of sides you didn’t really enjoy the first time, either.
Florida Weather in November
Okay, let’s start with the best reason you’ll love your visit.
Presuming you don’t live in the deep south, it’ll be cold in November wherever you call home.
I’m talking about “it may snow” cold. I mean, I live in Tennessee, and it’s snowed during Thanksgiving Week here within the past five years!
You may already be sporting the layered look by this point…unless you go to Florida!
WeatherSpark suggests that the average high temperature in Central Florida in November is typically 75 degrees and rarely falls below 66 degrees.
Would you rather wear snow boots or savor 70-degree temperatures this November? Exactly.
Even better, Central Florida never feels oppressively hot in November. The high temperature almost never exceeds 86 degrees.
As for low temperatures, it’s rarely even sweater weather at this time of year in Orlando.
The low temperature ranges between 46 and 72 degrees, with an average of 58 degrees.
So, you can dress based on expected highs in the 70s and lows around 60. You’ll happily take that, right?
What to Expect at Disney in November
This year’s events include a surprise bonus!
On November 1st, Disney will host the final date for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in 2023. It’s been a minute since this event ran in November!
Still, you’re more likely to attend Disney’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
I don’t have the dates yet, but it debuted on November 8th in 2022. Expect something similar this year.
Meanwhile, the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival runs through November 18th this year.
The combination of Global Marketplaces and Eat to the Beat concerts has elevated this exhibition to the heights of American tourism.
I don’t think I’m overstating the matter to say that it’s THE most popular food festival in the world. At a minimum, it’s the best-attended one.
Also, starting in November – and sometimes late October – Disney starts posting the Christmas decorations!
No matter when you visit in November, you’re sure to see some of them.
Those of you who arrive in the middle of the month will probably get a crack at all of them, although you’ll need to visit a few official Disney hotels for that.
In particular, the monorail resorts host spectacular holiday decorations and snacks.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is famous for its gingerbread house store!
What to Expect in Central Florida in November
Obviously, Disney isn’t the only place in Central Florida that celebrates the holidays.
For example, if you’re willing to exit the Disney Bubble for a while, you should drive to the Night of Million Lights at Island H2O.
Ordinarily, this place is a water park that’s close to the Margaritaville Resort Orlando.
From mid-November through January 1st, it’ll host the proverbial million holiday lights, some of which may have come from the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights.
You can watch some of the decorations here:
Sports fans can also watch a couple of football games at the University of Central Florida, which has grown into a college powerhouse lately.
Also, if you’re willing to drive, you can catch an NFL game in Jacksonville or Miami.
Those two teams feature a couple of the league’s most exciting young quarterbacks, Trevor Lawrence and Tua Tagovailoa.
Of course, the most talented young athlete of all is probably in Orlando. That’s the reigning rookie of the year, Paulo Banchero.
His team, the Orlando Magic, should play several home games in November as well.
The highest praise I can give a November vacation is that, health allowing, I’ll be there!
My family has settled on the end of October/start of November as our favorite time of the year to visit. I particularly like that time and January.
You will probably find us at Disney at other times of the year, but I spend virtually every November 1st at Walt Disney World these days.
The combination of lovely weather, spectacular decorations, fun festivities, and entertaining after-hours events entices us each November.
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