On March 7, Disney announced that the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land would partially open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 29.
Crowds in the new land will be a mess, and likely will spill over into the other thrill-style rides at that park. While I don’t see much impact on the other parks, no one knows for sure.
The opening date of the rest of Galaxy’s Edge has not yet been announced. If it opens in November, I may bump up my crowd forecasts for November by a point or so for each week. See this for more.
WHAT IS NOVEMBER LIKE AT DISNEY WORLD?
Mid-November has some of the best times of the year to visit Disney World, with cooler weather, low crowds, low prices, and fun special events.
Other parts of the month are not so good. Jersey Week, beginning 11/2 in 2019, sees moderate crowds and higher prices at the deluxes. Thanksgiving week, beginning 11/23 in 2019, with high crowds and higher prices than the rest of the month, should be avoided.
Note also that picking the right park to visit each day is critical at this time of the year. See this, and use the comment form below to ask me about your specific dates!
NOVEMBER 2019 CROWDS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
On a crowd scale of 1-11, the first week of November (beginning 11/2) sees crowds levels of 5/moderate-, the second week 4/low+, the third week 3 /low, and Thanksgiving week 8/high-.
As noted, an opening of the rest of Galaxy’s Edge in November might lead me to have to bump these by a point or so.
NOVEMBER 2019 TICKET PRICES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
November 2019 Disney World ticket prices are higher to average early in the month, lower to average in the middle of the month, and then higher again when eligible use dates include Thanksgiving week.
For more, see my Disney World 2019 ticket price calendar.
NOVEMBER 2019 RESORT HOTEL PRICES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Prices begin the month 5-10% higher than the lowest of the year at the values, 10-18% higher at the moderates and and 20-25% higher than lowest of the year at the deluxes.
- Prices then pop up over the Veterans Day weekend to 20-30% higher than the lowest of the year
- On 10/11 they go back down to beginning of the month levels at the values and moderates, and at the deluxes go to 5-15% higher than the lowest of the year
- On 11/23, values prices go to 30-35% higher than the lowest of the year and moderate prices to 20-25% higher than the lowest of the year
- On 11/26, deluxe prices go to 20-25% higher than the lowest of the year
- On 11/30, all prices drop. At the values they go to 5-10% higher than the lowest of the year, at the moderates 10-18% higher, and at the deluxes 5-15% higher
NOVEMBER 2019 DEALS AND DISCOUNTS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Deals for the general public are available for November 2019. Find them here.
NOVEMBER 2019 WEATHER AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Early November weather can be about as good as Orlando gets. Over the course of the month, lower and much more variable temperatures emerge. Days can be perfect or quite cool.
Click the image, or go to Weather and When to Go to Disney World, for more.
DISNEY WORLD SPECIAL EVENTS IN NOVEMBER 2019
The 2019 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party kicks off on November 8 and has many dates during the rest of the month–except for Thanksgiving week.
The 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival continues until November 23.
Disney World’s Christmas program will begin November 8 at Magic Kingdom and (likely) around then at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays will complete the program when it kicks off November 29.
NOVEMBER 2019 OPERATING HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Park operating hours can 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 about six months in advance. Major hours updates–often with later closes–can happen a month before.
These calendars can be found by clicking this link.
WEEK BY WEEK COMMENTS FOR NOVEMBER 2019 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD BY ARRIVAL DATE
The week rankings that follow are from my 2019 weeks to visit, ranked in order, updated in April 2019, and are designed for first-time visitors who do not know whether or not they will return.
10/26/2019 Low to moderate resort prices. Low+ crowds. Crowd ranking=4. Week ranking=5. Recommended week. Use the Extra Extra Magic Hours Itinerary (published 6/24; dining remains the same as the previously recommended itinerary) but change the plans (and To-Do Lists) for the two Sundays based on the material on this page.
11/2/2019 Jersey Week. Moderate resort prices. Moderate- crowds, better earlier in the week, worse later. Crowd ranking=5. Week ranking=12. Use the Higher Crowd Itinerary to manage the crowd risks of Galaxy’s Edge
11/16/2019 Low to moderate resort prices. Low crowds, worse at the end of the week, better early in the week. Crowd ranking=3. Week ranking=3. Recommended week. Use the Higher Crowd Itinerary to manage the crowd risks of Galaxy’s Edge
11/23/2019 Thanksgiving week. Moderate+ resort prices. High- crowds, worst Wednesday through Saturday . Crowd ranking=8. Week ranking=27. Use the Higher Crowd Itinerary but swap First Sunday and Thursday.