We love fall. There’s just something so magical about the cooler weather, the changing leaves and dreams of all things pumpkin spice. Fall at Walt Disney World is no different! Although Florida isn’t typically a state that sees the beauty of this season like some of us northerners do, Walt Disney World does a fantastic job of bringing in the new season with its own version of festive magic for fall.
Fall is actually one of our favorite seasons to visit Walt Disney World. While some of its a bit nostalgic-our first trip together was in September many moons ago- fall really is a great time to visit the happiest place on Earth.
Here’s 5 reasons you should visit Walt Disney World in the Fall!
Cooler Weather in the Fall at Walt Disney World
Ok, ok, let’s not get carried away here. You’re not going to see 65 degree temps at Walt Disney World in September. Its just not going to happen. You will, however, see cooler weather. While the beginning of September is still pretty hot, by the end of the month, you’ll see those temps start to fall. And by October, the weather is definitely more comfortable.Keep in mind if you’re coming from the north, you likely won’t be considering these temps cool; but you also won’t be battling the heat and humidity of the summer months. Also keep in mind, this is rainy season. Pack your poncho and enjoy it like a pro. You’ll be rewarded with lower crowds and slightly lower temps after a classic Florida afternoon rainstorm.
Lower Crowds in the Fall at Walt Disney World
With the shift in crowd levels over the last few years, we can’t really say this is the lowest you’ll see crowds at Walt Disney World, well because that would be a lie and a mean one at that. But after having gone eight times last year, we can confidently say that the crowds were a little more manageable during the fall than other times(hello December-you are way too crowded). This obviously varies from week to week so be sure to check your crowd calendars for your specific time frame.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Ok guys, get ready because this is our favorite event of the year. You heard me. FAVORITE. And, no you can’t convince us otherwise, so don’t even bother. After experiencing both the Halloween and Christmas parties now, we honestly prefer the Halloween Party and I often tell my daughter if we ever decided to go back to annual trips only, it would be fall for this one reason alone.
The Boo to You Parade is the best themed parade EVER and we promise you’ll have that song stuck in your head for the rest of the season and won’t even be mad about it. Aside from the parade, there are so many yummy treats, super fun meet and greets and lower ride times if that’s what you’re here for. They’ve added some new things this year that we can’t wait to report back on what we loved most.
Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival
You guys already know we love food. We come from a big Italian Family and honestly, it’s just a requirement. So whenever Epcot is having a festival, you know we have to try it all! The Food and Wine Festival makes it worth going to Walt Disney World in the fall, even if that’s all you’re going for. There are so many new things to try and fun festivities, it’s like a party around the world!
Less Expensive in the Fall at Walt Disney World
While it’s never a guarantee, generally everything seems to be less expensive in the fall months. Whether you’re flying, renting a car, or looking at Walt Disney World resorts, fall discounts tend to be pretty significant. And again, while never guaranteed, Free Disney Dining is usually during the fall at Walt Disney World as well as other percentage off discounts. We’ve even noticed Disney Springs area hotels offering more perks during the fall months, like free parking and heavily discounted room rates.
So have we convinced you?! Let us know your favorite season to visit Walt Disney World! We love them all, but Fall really holds a special place in our hearts!