November at Disney World enjoys mild temperatures and crowds that vary from light to very busy.

If you time your visit in November at Disney World just right, you could actually see both the Halloween and Christmas decorations which are switched over during the first week of November.

Be sure to check the forecast before your trip, but you should likely plan on wearing layers to adjust to changing temps throughout the day.

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Explanation of park recommendations and abbreviations below
In general, I recommend avoiding parks with Extra Magic Hours because they tend to be the busiest parks that day. Animal Kingdom is an exception because it's usually not too bad, even on EMH days.

Magic Kingdom usually sees a surge on Saturdays, so other parks are usually a better choice.

MK = Magic Kingdom, EP = Epcot, HS = Hollywood Studios, AK = Animal Kingdom,
TL = Typhoon Lagoon, BB = Blizzard Beach, EMH = Extra Magic Hour
 

What the dates in each day of the calendar mean
(click the + sign beside each date to add it to your calendar):
When guests can start making Advanced Dining Reservations
When onsite guests can start making FastPass+ reservations
When offsite guests can start making FastPass+ reservations
Park colors:
Suggested park
Moderately suggested park
Park not suggested

Park hours for people visiting in November at Disney World usually come out in mid-April.

Trip planning checklist

April or earlier: book your hotel, make your daily plans and choose dining options

May or early June: 180 days before your trip begins, make dining reservations (website is available at 6 a.m. eastern, phone lines are open at 7 a.m. Eastern). Use the dates on the calendar to show you when to do that.

July - September: book flights (tips on finding best flights)

September or early October: if you're staying onsite, you can start making FastPass+ reservations 60 days before your trip begins. Use dates on the calendar to see when you can start making FP+ reservations online beginning at 7 a.m. eastern time. You can also check in online for your resort room if you'd like.

October or earlier: set up Magical Express, purchase Memory Maker and order groceries

November: pack (packing list to help you) and go to Disney World!

December: finalize PhotoPass pics and order within 45 days after your trip

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  Recent Updates

10/16/2017 - Magic Kingdom - park hours were extended: 5th-30th | Hollywood Studios - closing 1 hour later: 19th - 25th (from 9a-8p to 9a-9p) | Animal Kingdom - park opening at 8 am instead of 9 am: 16th, 19th-25th | Animal Kingdom - second Rivers of Light scheduled for every night now EXCEPT 1-4th and 16th

09/16/2017 - 3, 4 - Magic Kingdom staying open later | 19-25 - Animal Kingdom staying open later and 2nd performance of Rivers of Light added

09/07/2017 - Grand Floridian Beach Pool and the Pool Bar & Grill refurbishment added (exact end date unknown)

09/01/2017 - 1st-18th and 26th-30th - Animal Kingdom now closing at 8pm instead of 7pm, Rivers of Light now being performed nightly

08/30/2017 - Chef Mickey's temporarily being relocated end of November/beginning of December (exact dates unknown at this time).

08/12/2017 - Rivers of Light added on select nights

08/10/2017 - Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! performances added for Nov 9th - 30th. No Star Wars fireworks those nights.

05/23/2017 - Festival of Fantasy Parade time changed to 2p

05/19/2017 - Magic Kingdom closing time changed to 6pm on Mickey Very Merry Christmas Party nights

05/06/2017 - 10 - Magic Kingdom closing changed to 6 pm from 7 pm

04/24/2017 - November park hours posted

04/06/2017 - Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party dates released for November 1st and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party dates released for November 8, 9, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26 and 28.

02/22/2017 - Caribbean Beach and Coronado Springs expansion and construction notes added

  Refurbishment Details

October 26, 2015 - December 31, 2017 - Wilderness Lodge Construction, Hidden Springs leisure pool, resort beach, playground, fire pit, nature trail, boat and bike rentals, and spa treatments will be unavailable. The main feature pool will remain open. (Resort)

October 26, 2015 - December 31, 2017 - Wilderness Lodge Villa Construction, Hidden Springs leisure pool, resort beach, playground, fire pit, nature trail, boat and bike rentals, and spa treatments will be unavailable. The main feature pool will remain open. (Resort)

January 3, 2016 - December 31, 2017 - Cub\'s Den refurbishment, Re-opening date unknown at this time. Guests are invited to use Lilo’s Playhouse (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort), the Sandcastle Club (Disney’s Beach Club Resort), or Simba’s Cubhouse (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge) during the refurbishment. (Resort)

January 6, 2016 - January 31, 2018 - Caribbean Beach Resort - Jamaica Pool refurbishment, (Resort)

December 31, 2016 - December 31, 2017 - Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! (seasonal show), (Attraction)

January 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018 - Runoff Rapids refurbishment, (Attraction)

January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 - Santa Claus and Goofy Santa (seasonal), (Attraction)

January 9, 2017 - November 1, 2017 - Holiday Wishes fireworks - Only available during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party until the last party, then it is available daily. Not available, (Attraction)

January 9, 2017 - November 1, 2017 - Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade - Only available during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party until the last party, then it is available daily. Not available, (Attraction)

January 9, 2017 - November 2, 2017 - Frozen Holiday Wish - Only available during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party until the last party, then it is available daily. Not available, (Attraction)

January 17, 2017 - December 31, 2017 - Hall of Presidents refurb, (Attraction)

January 31, 2017 - June 30, 2019 - Coronado Springs - construction, Major construction and a reconfiguration of the resort currently under way. (Resort)

February 22, 2017 - January 31, 2018 - Caribbean Beach - construction refurbishment, In addition to extensive construction throughout the resort, Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters, Banana Cabana Pool Bar, and Calypso Trading Post at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will all be closed starting May 1st, 2017 (Resort)

May 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018 - Old Port Royale construction and refurbishment, (Dining)

May 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 - Banana Cabana construction and refurbishment, (Dining)

May 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018 - Old Port Royale construction and refurbishment, (Dining)

May 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018 - Old Port Royale construction and refurbishment, (Dining)

June 26, 2017 - July 31, 2018 - Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill - Opening in 2018, (Dining)

June 26, 2017 - July 31, 2018 - Jaleo - Opening in 2018, (Dining)

June 26, 2017 - December 31, 2017 - The Edison - opening late 2017, (Dining)

August 1, 2017 - December 31, 2019 - Art of Animation - Disney Skyliner construction, Construction of the new Disney gondola system known as the "Disney Skyliner" has begun at Art of Animation. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am. (Resort)

August 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 - Coronado Springs - hard goods refurbishment, Hard goods within resort rooms are currently being refurbished, however, noise should not be heard between dusk and 9am. (Resort)

August 19, 2017 - November 18, 2017 - Stitch closed (open seasonally), (Attraction)

August 28, 2017 - November 16, 2017 - Splash refurb, (Attraction)

September 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018 - Old Key West - room refurbishments, Rooms at Old Key West are being refurbished, however, there is no impact to amenities and while it is possible that construction may be seen or heard, noise should not be noticeable between dusk and 9am. (Resort)

September 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018 - Boardwalk Inn & Villas refurbishment, Boardwalk Inn and Boardwalk Villas are undergoing some general refurbishment projects., however, there is no impact on any of the resort amenities including dining and recreation locations. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. (Resort)

October 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 - Tarzan appearance ending on September 30th, 2017, (Attraction)

November 20, 2017 - January 31, 2018 - Pool Bar & Grill refurbishment (exact end date unknown), (Dining)

November 20, 2017 - January 31, 2018 - Grand Floridian Resort - Beach Pool refurbishment (end date unknown), (Resort)

November 20, 2017 - January 31, 2018 - Grand Floridian Resort - Beach Pool refurbishment (end date unknown), (Resort)

November 26, 2017 - December 16, 2017 - Chef Mickey''s temporarily being relocated (exact dates unknown), (Dining)

November 26, 2017 - December 16, 2017 - Chef Mickey's temporarily being relocated (exact dates unknown), (Dining)

November 26, 2017 - December 16, 2017 - Chef Mickey's temporarily being relocated (exact dates unknown), (Dining)

  Available Discounts

No discounts currently available.

See the chart of past discounts for previous promotion dates.

  Special Events

August 31, 2017 - November 13, 2017 - Food and Wine Festival at Epcot

November 1, 2017 - Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

November 2, 2017 - November 5, 2017 - Wine & Dine 1/2 Marathon

November 9, 2017 - Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

November 10, 2017 - Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

November 12, 2017 - Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

November 14, 2017 - Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

November 16, 2017 - Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

November 17, 2017 - Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

November 26, 2017 - Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

November 28, 2017 - Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

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