October at Disney World is starting to cool down from summer temps (though it's often still hot), has busy crowds to start the month, lower crowds to end the month, and a couple of special events.
As you get closer to Halloween, Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party nights at Magic Kingdom will get busier and busier. If you want to attend without super busy crowds, try to visit earlier in the month if you can.
Though it's cool fall temps in many places, October at Disney World is still very hot. Check the forecast before your trip so you can pack accordingly.
|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,
|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
Moderately suggested park
Park not suggested
|Park hours for people visiting in October at Disney World usually come out in mid-March.|