What week to go to Disney in October or November
by Laura Davis
"We want to go this fall “before” Galaxy's Edge opens, which I know is still TBD. We can go anytime in October or November and curious which week you will think will be the less crowded. We aren’t sold on either Halloween or Christmas themed and really just wanted the projected lowest crowd. Thank you!!"
I think a lot of people want to go to Disney World before Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens. Once that happens the crowds at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be NUTS!
So between October and November I would definitely pick a week in November. October has become one of the busiest months of the year. All month.
There's just not a good time in October to avoid crowds.
November is lots better
Pretty much the whole month of November except for Thanksgiving week is OK. It's lots better than October.
As you can see from the crowd calendar, the weekend before Veterans Day is busy and right before Thanksgiving week it gets busy again. (That's when I predict Galaxy's Edge will open.)
That's when I would suggest you go. Any time between Veterans Day (the 11th) and the Friday before Thanksgiving (the 22nd). And you'll be there during my favorite time of the year, Christmas!
I also suggest you get in touch with my friends and partners at Destinations to Travel. They can help you not only make your reservation, but can help with FastPass, making dining reservations and even itinerary planning. They'll really help.
Dad's Bottom Line
The bottom line is mid-November is the best time, with the lowest crowds, in October and November to visit Walt Disney World.