I love Disney World. Since my first visit to Disney World as an adult in 2009, I have been back a total of 9 times. I have visited in January, February, May, June, October, and November. By far, November is my favorite time to visit and here is why.
Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival overlaps with Disney’s Christmas celebration.
Come November 1st, Disney is already putting up all of their Christmas decorations to kick off the holiday season. Christmas at Disney is one of the most exciting things you can witness if you love Christmas lights and music as much as I do. As with everything, they know how to make it extra special. What makes it even more special is the Epcot Food and Wine Festival is also going on. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend it. The Festival turns Epcot’s World Showcase into over 30 international kiosks that features food and drinks from around the world. It also offers culinary demonstrations, beverage seminars, and much more! My favorite part is the concert series that is included with admission that features bands like Hanson, Boyz II Men, and Wilson Phillips! A complete list of the concert dates and performers can be found here. Recently they have extended the Food & Wine Festival into the 3rd week of November so there is plenty of time to enjoy it along with the Christmas festivities. I would highly recommend visiting the Festival during the week. When we have gone on a Tuesday or Wednesday the lines have been much shorter than on a Saturday or Sunday, so plan accordingly. For more information on the Food & Wine Festival, visit Disney’s website here.
The crowds are low.
Our favorite week to go is the week before Thanksgiving (our last day of the trip is the Saturday before Thanksgiving as the crowds are coming in). The crowd levels are at some of the lowest but we still get to enjoy the festivities of both the Food & Wine Festival and the Christmas decorations. There are weeknights we have visited the park and have walked on to all the popular rides with little to no wait time.
The weather is perfect (almost).
Florida weather can be brutal. High heat and humidity is not the ideal when walking around the parks all day. In fact, that combination could make a difference between having a GREAT day at Disney or a not so great day. November weather has been close to perfect when we have visited in the past. The days our warm enough for shorts and tank tops, but the evenings cool off so you can walk around comfortably in jeans and a sweatshirt. Personally, I’m not a fan of any weather extremes so having a day with a high as 79 and low as 59 is perfect to enjoy the parks.