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Disney World in November... any tips?

mucciared
Posted: 10/10/16 at 9:23:47 PM
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My wife and I are going to Disney World Nov 14-19 staying at Port Orleans French Quarter. Right now the plan is Magic Kingdom Monday and Wednesday, Epcot Tuesday, Disney Studios Thursday and Animal Kingdom Friday.

Any tips to make the most of our time or things that are must do?

Re: Disney World in November... any tips? by RobLec RobLec Profile at 10/10/16 11:27:06 PM
November is a GREAT time to visit Orlando. I assume you've done some research... there are several websites with crowd calendars (for example, http://www.easywdw.com/easy/disneybest/disney-world-calendar-of-crowds-cost-weather-events/ ) Our experience is those days with extended hours tend to be the most crowded at that park, so we tend to go on the off days.

Have a good time!

Re: Disney World in November... any tips? by NotSo NotSo Profile at 10/11/16 4:47:00 PM
Everybody does Magic Kingdom Monday and Epcot Tuesday. Switch your days and it will be less crowded for you.
Re: Disney World in November... any tips? by mucciared at 10/18/16 11:32:39 PM
Thanks for the tips.

What are average wait times for rides at Disney during this time of year?

Re: Disney World in November... any tips? by coastinj coastinj Profile at 10/18/16 11:42:07 PM
If you decide to not to stay all day at the parks go to I drive and eat at Cafe TuTuTango it's such a great unique restaurant. Also I'm not sure if it will still be open but if it is go up to Apopka/Altamonte Springs and follow the signs to Wekiwa Springs and canoe there or possibly swim in the natural hot springs.
Re: Disney World in November... any tips? by RobLec RobLec Profile at 10/19/16 8:47:51 AM
mucciared said:
What are average wait times for rides at Disney during this time of year?

That varies, but they are shorter than practically any other time of year. I would say typically 10-30 minutes. We have even had a few walk-ons in November. We've also visited in December and had huge crowds... not sure why. Sometimes there will be large groups in town, which is near impossible to predict. The economy, foreign travelers and weather are all factors, but the most significant factor is park hours. On days when the park stays open longer and/or has special events, the crowds will be larger.

We've only been to WDW once since they implemented the new fast pass system. It is rather technical, and fortunately they had park associates at each kiosk to assist guests figuring out the screens.

We will be in Kissimmee next month Nov 5-12. Not sure if I mentioned that earlier, but we do not plan to visit any parks this year. We are finally moving to Florida at the end of October and will probably wait until we become official state residents and qualify for discounted admission before we visit any parks again.

One thing you really can't do anything about is the weather. We've experienced 85+ degree heat waves that lasted weeks as well as near freezing cold snaps during our Nov/Dec visits to Orlando... even a hurricane. The long range forecast this year actually looks pretty good. Average temp this time of year is right around 80 degrees. Hope you have a great visit!

Re: Disney World in November... any tips? by NotSo NotSo Profile at 10/19/16 10:18:20 PM
I agree with Roblec about the fastpass system now, its very hard to get started on it. I couldn't do it, my wife took care of it for 12 of us January this year. It worked great, but you have to really know what your doing when you book the fastpasses in advance with pre bought tickets. And then you can shange them on the fly when your there if you have to, I couldn't do it...

* This post was modified at 10/19/16 10:20:00 PM *

Re: Disney World in November... any tips? by mucciared at 10/20/16 2:12:25 PM
Thanks again everyone. We went to Hollywood Beach last year at the end of October. I was worried it would be too cold to swim. Never would I have thought I would be dripping in sweat having a dinner on a patio at 8pm lol.

70s would be perfect for us since we don't plan on hitting up the waterparks as we just don't have the time.

And I agree with the FastPass. The whole process is a little more complicated and tedious that I would like. Took me 30 minutes to book for 5 days. The hardest part is trying to figure out where we will be in the park at certain times as I haven't been in over 20 years and can't predict line wait times.

Thanks again everyone!