November at Disney World
Mild temperatures and moderate to busy crowds to be expected

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Crowd Calendar
November 2021

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Park hours for people visiting in November usually come out in mid-April

Crowd Levels

The "crowd level" compares each day to the rest of the year; it indicates how crowded the entire WDW Resort area is on a scale of 1-10.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
10/10 crowd level
  • 1-3 crowd levels
  • 4-7 crowd levels
  • 8-10 crowd levels
  • Recommended Parks

    Using many different factors, we look at which park(s) will be the most and least crowded every day. We then mark a recommendation for each park.

    Magic Kingdom
    9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    Hollywood Studios
    9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

  • Park recommended
  • Moderate
  • Park not recommended

  • About advanced reservations

  • - Advanced dining reservations: 180 days beforehand when dining reservations open (online at 6 am EST by phone at 7:00 am EST).
  • - On-Site FastPass+ Reservations: 60 days beforehand when people staying onsite can begin making their FastPass+ reservations (7:00 am EST)
  • - Off-Site FastPass+ Reservations: 30 days beforehand when people staying offsite can begin making their FastPass+ reservations (7:00 am EST)
  • Tips from our ground crew

  • - In general, we recommend avoiding parks with Extra Magic Hours (EMH) because they tend to be hte busiest parks that day.
  • - Magic Kingdom usually sees a surge on Saturdays, so other parks are usually a better choice.
  • - Exception: Animal Kingdom because it's usually not too bad, even on EMH days.

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      Recent Updates

    No updates published yet.

      Refurbishment Details

    September 1, 2019 - December 31, 2021 - Tron Rollercoaster - Coming 2021, (Attraction)

    September 1, 2019 - December 31, 2022 - Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, (Attraction)

      Available Discounts

    No discounts currently available.

    See the chart of past discounts for previous promotion dates.

      Special Events

    January 8, 2021 - February 22, 2021 - Taste of Epcot International Festival of the Arts

    March 3, 2021 - July 5, 2021 - Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

    April 15, 2021 - April 18, 2021 - Star Wars Rival Run – Virtual

    July 15, 2021 - November 20, 2021 - Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

    We will update this soon.


    November 1 - 5
    November 6 - 7
    November 8 - 10
    November 11 - 14
    November 15 - 18
    November 19 - 23
    November 24 - 27
    November 28
    November 29 - 30

    Important things to know about traveling in November

    November ushers the holidays into the parks with festive decorations and entertainment offerings. But, the holidays also mean "crowds." 

    Here's what you need to know:

    November CROWDS & PARK HOURS

    Disney publishes its park hours about 78 days in advance, but those hours can (and very often do) change.

    Note: This used to be about 180 days in advance, but since the reopening, they have transitioned to a 78-day window.

    As the dates get closer, it isn't unusual for Disney to tweak either the opening or closing times. And during especially busy times of the year, they may change both.

    That means to avoid having your plans sidetracked that you'll definitely want to keep checking the park hours - including while on your trip.

    For many Disney World visitors, 78 days isn't enough time for planning. That's why we use historical data and current park hour trends to show the "Anticipated Hours" for dates around 79-110 days out. After Disney releases official park hours, we update the calendar above.

    When it comes to park hours - in general - the heavier the crowds, the longer the parks will be open during the day. Of course, that also means that the parks will be open fewer hours of the day during less busy times of the years.

    That means in November you can expect to see the parks open more hours around both the busy Veterans Day and Thanksgiving holidays.

    Disney World Crowd Calendar


    Even though November has a couple of very busy holidays, there are still chances for some discounts.

    Guide to Disney World Discounts


    50th Anniversary Celebration

    October 1, 2021 is the official kickoff for the 50th Anniversary Celebration.

    Extending all the way until April 1, 2023, this celebration will offer guests the opportunities for new experiences, entertainment, and of course merchandise and treats.

    Complete Guide to the 50th Anniversary at Walt Disney World

    International Food and Wine Festival

    Probably the most famous of all the Epcot festivals is the International Food and Wine Festival.

    Held every year in the fall, for 2021 we will see the dates extend from July 15 all the way until November 20.

    If you are a fan of good food and fun drinks, you'll definitely want to plan to spend some time at Epcot during your trip.

    Overview of the International Food and Wine Festival

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

    Note: Due to current health and safety measures, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party was suspended for 2020. We will update with 2021 information as soon as it becomes available.

    One of the hottest parties around, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a specially ticketed event (translation: it costs extra) at Magic Kingdom. During the party you'll find special character meet and greet opportunities, dance parties, a special parade, fireworks, and special treat stations where you can get hot cocoa and cookies.

    Complete Guide to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

    Festival of the Holidays

    Typically starting at the end of November, Epcot's Festival of the Holidays introduces guests to holiday customs and traditions throughout the world.

    An Overview of the Festival of the Holidays


    November at Disney World can be anything from hot to perfect to cool. That means you'll definitely want to check the forecast when your trip gets closer and then consider packing layers.

    During November, the temperatures will range from lows in the 60's to highs in the upper 70s.

    The rain chances also decrease, with November only seeing around 2 and a half inches of rain per year.

    But even though the rain chances aren't as high, we still recommend that you come prepared with ponchos, multiple pairs of shoes (in case one pair gets wet), and umbrellas just in case.

    How to handle the weather at Disney World

    Swimming in November

    Even though it may be too cold to swim in November where you live, at Disney World the pools are heated which means even if the air is a bit chilly, the pools are still a comfortable temp.

    In addition to the pools at the resorts, at least 1 of Disney's 2 water parks will remain open.

    FAQ's about the Pools at Walt Disney World


    Traveling in November? We recommend you start with clothes that are comfortable for summer but that you also consider bringing jackets or sweatshirts for the nighttime or early morning.

    In fact, even during the hottest months we keep a light jacket in our park bag because coming out of the sun into an air-conditioned space is sometimes too cold for our liking. And in November, that can still be true.

    If you're the kind of person that finds sitting under the AC to be too much, you might want to consider tossing in a light jacket, too.

    Ultimate Packing List for Walt Disney World


    While routine refurbishments aren't typically scheduled in November, you'll likely still run into a few attractions that are closed.

    We keep track of those on the calendar above.

    To see what will be closed on your trip, toggle the "attractions closings" tab.


    During the colder months, Disney also typically closes Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon (one at a time) for refurbishment.

    These scheduled closings typically take place between the end of October and mid-March.

    Make sure you check the calendar above to see what park will be open during your visit.

    WHAT'S NEW?​

    At this time, no major new attraction, restaurant, or show is scheduled to open in November


    • If you can avoid Veterans Day and the week of Thanksgiving you'll have the best chances for lower than average crowds.
    • Keep checking for discounts. Even if you've already booked discounts can still be applied.
    • The pools can get quite busy. For the lowest crowds consider visiting in the morning.
    • If you plan to visit the Food & Wine Festival, consider going on a weekday when the crowds are lower.