• On Sep 26, 2016
    Christie from NJ Asked

    Planning to visit October 2017. Do they usually send mailers with special promotions for rooms for October if we've been to Disney before? We usually get them for the spring. Is there a less busy time to visit in October? Are all the rides opened?

    Hi, Christie! I wish I knew the secret to receiving those magical special offer mailings! When we were planning our first Walt Disney World Resort vacation in 2010, we received a magical offer in the mail ... and that was the last time! In contrast, my parents visited last Christmas and they have received many special offers via email and mail. I may be a tad jealous of all of you that receive them!

    October as a whole is a #WonderFALLDisney month (and my favorite time) to visit! The weather is great, with the days being warm enough to enjoy the Disney Water Parks, while the evenings usually carry a comfortable breeze. There are two fantastic events going on during that time, The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. These events are our Disney must-dos and I cannot imagine trick-or-treating anywhere else than on Main Street, U.S.A. Since most schools are in session for the whole month, the crowds are very reasonable. I usually notice a bit more Guests during Columbus Day weekend since some schools do schedule a Fall Break at that time. It is very easy to work around crowds with a good plan that includes FastPass+ selections. As with any time of year, there will be some attractions that are unavailable due to refurbishments, but in my experience, there are very few during that month.

    Christie, even if you do not receive a special offer by mail to make your vacation extra magical next year, I hope you do consider an October visit. Stay tuned to the Special Offers page throughout the year to watch for offers available to all Guests during that time period. You may just find one that fits what you need! Please stop by and see us again if you have other questions about your soon-to-be-planned trip!

    Brandy B.
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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