October 2013 at Walt Disney World
By Dave Shute
OVERVIEW: OCTOBER 2013 AT DISNEY WORLD
OCTOBER 2013 CROWDS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
October is one of the least crowded months at Walt Disney World. Crowds are highest over the week of Columbus Day–Columbus Day is 10/14 in 2013–but are low the rest of the month.
On a crowd scale of 1-11, the weeks beginning 9/28 and 10/5 have crowd ratings of 2/lower, the week beginning 10/12 has a crowd rating of 5/moderate-minus, and the rest of the month’s weeks have a crowd rating of 2/lower..
However, even during this low crowd month, certain days at the Magic Kingdom can still be wildly crowded. See this for how to avoid them.
OCTOBER 2013 PRICES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Each resort type sees a significant price bump over the Columbus Day holiday weekend, and then settles back to the level at which the month begins. Values and moderates stay at this level all month; on October 20, deluxe prices drop to 8% higher than the lowest of the year.
OCTOBER 2013 DEALS AND DISCOUNTS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Deals are available for October 2013. Find them here.
OCTOBER 2013 WEATHER AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
The second half of October has weather about as good as Orlando gets.
Click the image, or go to Weather and When to Go to Disney World, for more on temperatures.
The hurricane season officially begins on June 1, but the peak of the hurricane season begins in mid to late August, and continues through September into early October.
Click the chart to see more on the typical timing of hurricanes.
DISNEY WORLD SPECIAL EVENTS IN OCTOBER 2013
The 2013 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival begins September 27, 2013 and continues through October into November.
OCTOBER 2013 OPERATING HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Park operating hours vary by the day, and sometimes change without notice. It is rare for hours to be shorter than Disney has publicized, but Disney may lengthen them in response to unanticipated crowds.
The best way to keep up with operating hours is to check Disney’s official calendars, usually available six months in advance.
These calendars can be found by clicking the following links:
WEEK BY WEEK COMMENTS FOR OCTOBER 2013 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD BY ARRIVAL DATE
The week rankings that follow below are from 2013 weeks to visit, ranked in order, and are designed for first-time visitors who do not know whether or not they will return.
Click the image for a calendar view of 2013 weeks (when open, keep clicking to enlarge.)
10/12/2013 Moderate-minus prices at values and deluxes, low at moderates. Moderate-minus crowds. Crowd ranking=5. Week ranking=15. Use the Autumn-Winter-Spring Itinerary but see this for required changes
MORE ON WHEN TO GO TO WALT DISNEY WORLD
- For when to go to Walt Disney World, see this
- For the next best dates, see this
- For the best and worst times to visit, see this
- For forecasting crowds at Walt Disney World, see this
- For seasonal pricing at Walt Disney World, see this
- For weather at Walt Disney World, see this
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