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  • On Apr 2, 2010
    Deb from PA Asked

    We are planning a trip for Oct. Looking at the calendar I don't see Judges Tent open?? From other panel questions looks like toontown will be closing?? My kids will want to meet Mickey and others. Should I plan to come a different time? 1st visit to wdw

    Hi Deb,

    October is a great month to visit. The weather is often warm but has lost a good deal of the summer humidity and the crowds are often smaller in October than the summer. You will also be able to enjoy the very popular Epcot Food and Wine Festival or have the opportunity to attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. This special ticket event available on select evenings at Magic Kingdom is a great chance to enjoy your favorite attractions, meet your Disney pals and do some trick or treating.

    Unfortunately, Toontown is slowly closing as part of Fantasyland expansion plans. While the refurbishment is in the beginning stages, eventually the Judges Tent and Mickey and Minnie's homes will be closing and removed. There is no exact time schedule given for these closures and changes but I would not include it as part of my October planning. No worries though, even if the Judges Tent is gone, I can promise you there are other opportunities to meet Mickey and his pals throughout Disney World. You may want to consider making a reservation at Chef Mickey's to dine with Mickey, Minnie and Goofy. Reservations can be made 180 days in advance by calling 407-939-3463.

    The characters can be found throughout the parks, just be sure to check the park schedule or the tip board for appearance information.

    Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

I'm Margaret, a busy wife, mom to 3 sons, & full time paralegal. I've been visiting Disney World for twenty years & still can't wait for my next visit.  I hope that I can help other families experience the magic that our family finds in every trip. Learn More About Margaret

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