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Disney World in October!

Disney World in October!

If your planning a trip to Disney World in October, this is what you have too look forward to!

updated June 25, 2017

Disney World in October means cooler temperatures, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival!

Follow along below for a timeline to help plan your trip.

Orlando Weather In October:

Average High: 85*F

Average Low: 66*F

Average Rain: 3.3″

Don’t forget to bring a raincoat or poncho, it’s not likely to rain this time of year, but it can! ?You may also want a light jacket in the early mornings or evenings!

Special Disney World in October?Events:

  • Epcot International Food and Wine Festival – August 31 – November 13, 2017
  • Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
    • August 25, 29
    • September 1, 7, 10,12,15,17,19,22,24,26,29
    • October 1,3,5,6,9,10,12,13,15,17,19,20,22,24,26,27,29,31
    • November 1
    • For all you ever need to know about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party, read my post!

What To Do and When: Before your trip to Disney World in October:

April or Earlier: ?Make Hotel Reservations

May: Book Airline Flights

April (180 days prior to arrival date): ?Make dining reservations! ?Make at least one reservation per day. ?You can cancel what you don’t want prior to arrival.

August (60 days prior to arrival date): ?Make Fast Pass Reservations

September (60 days prior to arrival date): Add that Disney Magic! ?You can book extras like Bippity Boppity Boutique, Pirates & Pals Dinner Cruise and much more! ?Post on all of the extras coming soon!

October or earlier: Purchase Memory Maker!? It’s a must have in my opinion if you’re spending several days in the parks! ?Pre-purchase for $169, purchase while at the parks or after $199

Late August, early July: ?Shop and Pack for your trip.??Shop for the items on the packing list you don’t already have. ?Click here to see my Disney World packing list.

July or earlier: ?Download the My Disney Experience App. ?Use this app to manage your reservations, see your Fastpass+, see wait times and park maps while in the parks.

July or earlier: ?Reserve a stroller!???Even if you don’t think you need a stroller, chances are you do! ?It’s great to push around your tired kids (not just babies and toddlers) and stash your stuff (including heavy water bottles). ?Post on why you need a stroller coming soon! ?I like to rent at Kingdom Strollers. ?They will deliver and pick up the strollers at your resort, no hassle for you! ?If you reserve a stroller with them, please list my name and email in the comments. ?TIA! ?jamie@loveofthemagicvacations.com

One week prior to departure: ?Order Food and Snacks.??I like to bring snacks and sometimes entire sandwich meals into the parks! ?Food at Disney is EXPENSIVE! ?Don’t get me wrong. ?It’s good, and you should try it, but it doesn’t have to be every meal. ?Order snacks, water bottles, sodas, sandwich makings to your hotel. ?I prefer to order all of my non-refrigerated items via Amazon and have them delivered directly to the resort.

One Week Prior or sooner: ?Pack!? There’s no reason to wait until the last minute!

By December (up to 45 days after your trip): ?Make sure to view and download your My Memory Maker pictures/Photopass.

Need more help with your trip? ?Have questions? ?I am more than happy to help! ?Email me (it’s free, in fact, all of my services are free!) at jamie@loveofthemagicvacations.com or

message me on Facebook at Love of the Magic!

Jamie Rumph
Jamie Rumphhttps://www.loveofthemagic.com
Hi, I'm Jamie, traveling mama, entrepreneur, and travel advisor. I'm addicted to Disney, traveling and exploring the world with my family, and have a passion for helping families experience the magic of travel. My home is filled with love and chaos, 2 crazy girls, 2 large dogs, and the most spectacular architect and Disney Cast Member I call my husband. We live in Florida and spend our weekends playing at Orlando's many theme parks and visiting the beach. In 2015, after helping numerous families plan their vacations to various Disney Destinations, I started a blog to answer all of the many travel questions I received daily. In 2016, the blog grew into a travel agency, and Love of the Magic Vacations was born. With a team of nearly 20, we spend our days creating family vacations around the world. What started as a blog is now a full service, worldwide vacation destination planning service. I create custom itineraries for each of my clients that not only meets but exceeds expectations. There is no greater gift than making memories while sharing the world and its cultures with your kids.
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