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Disney World in October


October Crowds

Use this helpful guide and calendar to familiarize yourself with October crowd levels at Walt Disney World. We cover crowd levels, weather, frequently asked questions, as well as Resort & FastPass+ booking windows.

October is a magical time to visit as the parks get transformed with the spirit of Halloween. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party takes place many nights during October at Magic Kingdom so if you’d like to attend the party with lower crowd levels, it’s advised to visit during the beginning of the month. Even though October may be chilly where you live, it’s still very hot at Disney World. You’ll want to pack summer clothes and sun screen.

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Halloween at Walt Disney World

Halloween at Walt Disney World. Credit: @sirsplove on Instagram.

Crowd Calendar Key

  • Light Crowds (1/5)
  • Fair Crowds (2/5)
  • Average Crowds (3/5)
  • Heavy Crowds (4/5)
  • Severe Crowds (5/5)
  • Extreme Crowds (6/5)


October Dates

  • October 1-8 – Fair crowds.
  • October 9-14 – Crowds slightly increase due to Columbus Day.
  • October 15-28 – Fair Crowds.
  • October 29-31 – Heavy Halloween crowd levels.

To view the entire year at a glance, view our Disney World crowd calendar.

* FastPass+ reservations begin 60 days prior to the date if you are staying on property at a Disney Resort. If you are staying off property in Orlando, you can make FastPass+ reservations 30 days prior to your arrival.

** Dining reservations begin 180 days prior to the date if you are staying on property at a Disney Resort.

Pandora The World of Avatar mountains and waterfall

Pandora The World of Avatar mountains and waterfall.

How busy is Disney World in October?

October is one of the least-busy times of the year at Disney World. Crowd levels are typically Fair (2/5) throughout the month. Magic Kingdom will be busiest on nights when Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is scheduled.

When is the best time to visit Disney World in October?

Any time during October is a good time to visit. However, if you want to avoid the busiest times, avoid the end of the month due to Halloween.

How busy is Disney World during Halloween?

Disney World gets considerably busy on Halloween, especially Magic Kingdom where Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party takes place. In fact, the party usually sells out around the end of October due to its popularity. As you can imagine, many people want to visit on Halloween and you should plan accordingly.

Florida Climate

October Weather

The typical weather at Disney World in October is a high of 85° with a low 68° (F). It usually rains about 5 days. October at Disney World is just as hot as Summer so pack clothes for hot weather.

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