October in Disney World is absolutely wonderful! Will it still be hot? How will the crowds be? Get the scoop by reading What To Expect In Disney World During The Month Of October.

What To Expect In Disney World During The Month Of October

October in Disney World is unlike any other place in the World! What do we mean? Read on and find out!

Magical Happenings

October will see more crowds, more heat and MORE fun!! From spooky parties to delicious around the world dining, October in Disney World is magical!

Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival will still be going strong this month. Learn how to get the absolute most out of your Food and Wine experience!

Toy Story Land just opened in late summer, so there is a whole new land to explore. We have some great videos of this new land. Just click the link!

What To Expect In Disney World During The Month Of October

This month, you will find fall festivities such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! This will be the last month this year for this party, don’t miss out!

  • October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

What To Expect In Disney World During The Month Of October

Weather in October

October brings beautiful Fall colors, parties and more! It does NOT bring cooler weather always! Yes, it’s still very warm in October. You may see a cooler night/evening, but the days will be hot!

Crowds in October

October, October AND more October! This month, the crowds are back, bigger than EVER!  Dad’s CROWD CALENDAR for the month of October can help.

If you are someone who does not like crowds or experience anxiety in a crowded area here is HELP when dealing with crowds at Disney World!

Refurbishments and Closures

It’s never fun to plan a trip to Disney World and then find out your favorite attraction is undergoing refurbishments. While there is still a ton to do, it’s still nice to have a backup plan. From attractions to dining to the resorts, if there are any refurbishments going on, we will list it here.

Please note that our information comes straight from Disney and sometimes this information changes daily. We will do our best to keep it updated.

What To Expect In Disney World During The Month Of October

MONORAIL

The Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available. Ongoing until further notice.

Be prepared for delays.

MAGIC KINGDOM

  • Liberty Square Riverboat: Jan. 8, 2018 – TBD

What To Expect In Disney World During The Month Of October

EPCOT

  • Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe: Feb. 26, 2018 – TBD

ANIMAL KINGDOM

  • Festival of the Lion King: May 9, 2018

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

  • No reported refurbishments

RESORTS

  • Caribbean Beach: This resort begins a lengthy refurbishment beginning in early May. Refurbishments include Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale, Banana Cabana Pool Bar and Calypso Trading Post. This process will be ongoing from May of this year until 2018. Find out ALL of the details you will need to know about this refurbishment right HERE: Caribbean Beach Refurbishment.
  • Disney Skyliner: We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. 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. Will be going on through Fall 2018.

What To Expect In Disney World During The Month Of October

  • Art of Animation: Disney Skyliner
    We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. 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 9 am. Ongoing through 2018.
  • Boardwalk Inn and Villas: In an effort to make future visits more magical, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn & Villas is currently undergoing some refurbishment projects across the Resort. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available, including dining, merchandise 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 9:00 am. Ongoing until further notice.
  • Pop Century:  Disney Skyliner
    We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. 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.
  • Old Key WestRoom Refurbishments
    Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. During this time, the Resort will be in full operation with all amenities available including dining and merchandise locations, pools, and recreation activities. It is possible that construction may be seen or heard, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. Aug. 1, 2017 – Jun. 28, 2018
  • All Star Movies:  Rooms Refurbishment
    During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. All resort amenities including dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. Early 2019.
  • Coronado Springs: A few refurbishments going on.

The Dig Site, home to The Lost City of Cibola Pool, volleyball court, playground, Iguana Arcade and Siestas Cantina, will be closed for refurbishment. While this work takes place, our other exceptional amenities, including three leisure pools, dining and merchandise locations, La Vida Health Club, Salon & Spa and recreation activities, including Movies Under the Stars and Campfires with Marshmallows, will remain available. Fall through Winter 2018.

Room Refurbishment: During this time, amenities including dining locations (such as the newly re-imagined Rix Sports Bar and Grill) and merchandise locations, pools, La Vida Health Club with the spa and salon, and recreation activities such as beach volleyball, Iguana Arcade, Movies Under the Stars and more, will remain available. Please note that noise will be heard while our Resort is undergoing refurbishments, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms prior to 9:00 am daily. Ongoing.

Pepper Market:
During this time, the quick-service restaurant, Pepper Market, will undergo minor refurbishment work, but will remain in operation. If Guests would like to experience one of the other dining locations, they can visit Maya Grill, Las Ventanas, Café Rix, Laguna Bar, Siestas Cantina and the newly reimagined space, Rix Sports Bar & Grill, featuring a variety of sandwiches, salads and refreshing beverages. All amenities will remain in operation, including the Dig Site pool area, La Vida Health Club, Salon & Spa and the Iguana Arcade. Through Summer 2019.

  • Animal Kingdom LodgeJambo House – Rooms Refurbishment
    During this room refurbishment, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. Mid-August 2018 through Fall 2019.
  • Port Orleans French QuarterPool Refurbishments
    One of the Alligator Bayou leisure pools will be closed for refurbishment, but the feature pool, Ol’ Man Island, and four other leisure pools will be available. During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00am. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. July 20018 through Fall 2018. Room Refurbishments
    During this room refurbishment, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. July 2018 through Early 2019.
  • Port Orleans RiversideRoom Refurbishments
    During this room refurbishment, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 am. All dining and merchandise locations will remain in full operation. July 2018 through Early 2019.

For more information on the new transportation options coming, check out: New Transportation Options

DISNEY SPRINGS

  • Roadwork
    Intermittent overnight lane closures, lane shifts, traffic congestion and noise impacts can be expected along Osceola Parkway / Victory Way.

WATER PARKS

  • None listed

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ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS

Be sure to check the calendar right here: ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS CALENDAR.

  • International Martial Arts Festival-October 25-28, 2018

What To Expect In Disney World During The Month Of October

Stay Tuned

Stay tuned to Walt Express for more October happenings and breaking news!! It’s going to be a magical fall!

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Vanda Bean

Vanda is a Mom of 2 boys who is always thinking about or planning a trip to Disney World! Thanks to them and her work as a travel agent, she has become an expert on planning the perfect Disney trip and making wishes and dreams a beautiful reality. When she's not planning trips for others or visiting Disney herself, she graciously shares her knowledge and experiences here on Walt Express with our readers to help you plan your very own magical Disney vacation!
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