We visited Walt Disney World this year the first week of November. Turned out to be the best week of the year, well at least in our opinion! We had some friends go the following week and they talked about how long all the lines were, even the Fast Pass Line. They said the crowds seems so much higher then other weeks they had gone.
It was also the 7th week of the 20th Annual Food and Wine Festival, so crowds were down. The next week was the final week and we learned later was one of the busiest! The only night we had to wait in line very long was the Saturday night before the Food & Wine Marathon. That night was extremely packed.
The weather was perfect, even at night. This too was unusual for Florida, since temps that week were roughly 10-20 degrees higher than normal. We didn’t need jackets, even at night. The days were a little hot, but we could always find a cool spot to chill out or a store to duck into for a touch of air conditioner.
The BEST thing of all – the Christmas trees and decorations were up, at least a good share of them. This was so unexpected! I really had not thought about Christmas, the holidays or the gift buying before heading to the Most Magical Place on earth, but there is something about being around all the beautiful decorations and listening to the Holiday music to get you in the mood.
We were lucky enough to also see The Osborne Spectacle of Lights, which sadly is up for the final year. It was such a pleasant surprise seeing Disney Hollywood Studios decorate with lights upon lights covering every building and props sitting around! The snow machines were going, so walking around in shorts and seeing it snow, was such a treat.
Before leaving for Walt Disney World, the holidays were the last thing on my mind. By the time we got back, I was ready to get things out, begin decorating and started shopping for gifts. There is something about being at Walt Disney World to make everything seem right and give you a new perspective on life!!
Hope everyone has a Very Magical Holiday filled with family, friends and all things Mickey!
Debbie and her husband live in Collegedale, TN where her youngest son is going to college. She is a huge Disney fan who dreams of someday retiring and working as a tour guide at Walt Disney World. She has enjoyed many trips to WDW with children, grandchildren and sometimes adults only. It is her ultimate goal to make sure everyone who visits WDW has the same magical time that she enjoys every time she visits.