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KennythePirate’s November Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar with Dining and Fastpass+ Booking Dates

November 2014 Disney World Crowd Calendar, Fastpass+ Booking and Dining Windows and Best Times to Visit Disney World

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Updated 8/11/2014

The first three weeks of November are generally a wonderful time to visit Walt Disney World.  The crowds are low, the weather is pleasant and the entire resort transforms into a Christmas/Winter Wonderland almost overnight.  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties begin on November 7th, as well as the always popular Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights and the Castle Dream Lighting Ceremony.  The Friday following Thanksgiving will launch the Holidays Around the World with the always popular Epcot Storytellers.

The first week is somewhat busy because it’s known as “Jersey Week.”  The schools of New Jersey are closed that week and many students and teachers take advantage of the opportunity to visit.  Additionally the Wine and Dine Marathon will add to the crowds.  Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival with the Eat to the Beat Concert Series will wrap up in mid-November.

While the first week and the Thanksgiving week really busy, you can manage them with good touring plans and Fastpass+ usage.   Mid-week Christmas Parties are generally the best if you’re vacationing here.  The Christmas Parties allow guests to see the Christmas Parade and Fireworks as well as meet special characters.  If you’re planning to attend a Christmas Party, you should either sleep in or take a mid-day nap.

With lower hours than normal, it may be best to spend a day in the parks and spend an evening at the resort pool.  The Magic Kingdom will only offer Wishes and Main Street Electrical Parade on select nights each week.  Those park days tend to be more busy than others.  If the evening spectaculars are important, chose the day with the lowest hours or park hop into the Magic Kingdom at night.

What will the weather be like during your November trip?

Month Avg.
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Avg.
Low
Mean Avg.
Precip
Record
High
Record
Low
Nov 78°F 58°F 68°F 2.14 in. 90°F (1957) 28°F (1970)

November tends to begin a cooler and less rainy season in Orlando.  You’ll want to bring a jacket for the evening because 50 degrees in Orlando feels like the 30’s up north.  There’s still a chance of rain, but it’s much less than summer season.

Should I use Extra Magic Hours privilege?

Avoid the trap of visiting a park on its longest hours day.  More people will be there and the wait times can be 30% to 100% higher than other days.  The BEST day to visit the Magic Kingdom in terms of lines is a Christmas Party day.  Many attractions are walk-on.

The Magic Kingdom will only offer Wishes and Main Street Electrical Parade on select nights each week.  Those park days tend to be more busy than others.  If the evening spectaculars are important, chose the day with the lowest hours or park hop into the Magic Kingdom at night.

If you are planning to use Extra Magic Hours, use the morning ones, they are a great benefit, if you leave after lunch or parade time.  Avoid the parks that offer evening Extra Magic Hours because they have large crowds at night and many rides have long lines.  If you choose a Late Extra Magic Hour park, you should plan to sleep in the next day.

What attractions are actually open for Extra Magic Hours at Disney World?

What are the hours for Disney Quest and Cirque du Soleil?

  • Disney Quest – 11:30am to 10pm Daily
  • Cirque du Soleil – 6:00pm & 9:00pm Tuesday-Saturdays

What attractions will be CLOSED for refurbishment during your November trip?

Do you need to know what activities will take place at your Disney World during your November trip?

Updated at the first of each month!

Special November Events at Walt Disney World

Do you need a great map that includes attractions, restaurants, Fastpass kiosks and characters?

Typical Best Days to Go

Magic Kingdom: Friday and Christmas Party Days
Epcot: Monday and Thursday
Hollywood Studios: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Animal Kingdom: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

 

To read the crowd aspect, follow the DATE at the top!
Lowest Crowds
Low Crowds /
Best Park
Moderate Crowds
Busy Crowds
Insane Crowds / Worst Park

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KennythePirate's November Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar with Dining and Fastpass+ Booking Dates

KennythePirate's November Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar with Dining and Fastpass+ Booking Dates

KennythePirate's November Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar with Dining and Fastpass+ Booking Dates

KennythePirate's November Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar with Dining and Fastpass+ Booking Dates

KennythePirate's November Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar with Dining and Fastpass+ Booking Dates

KennythePirate's November Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar with Dining and Fastpass+ Booking Dates

9 thoughts on “KennythePirate’s November Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar with Dining and Fastpass+ Booking Dates”

  1. Is there a reason why thursday, November 13th is more crowded than the friday after? There’s a Christmas Party on both days.

    Do You think it is possible to combine Animal Kingdom with a Christmas Party in Magic Kingdom? We are two adults without kids – so I thought we could see two parks for less money!

    Great site by the way! Very helpful.

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  2. I’m looking at several crowd calendars for November, and yours shows a “lighter” (comparatively) crowd level for the 2nd week of November. What’s your take on what wait times are, realistically? Does the Wine & Dine Marathon have much effect on the crowds that week – do people just stay since they’re already there?

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      1. Great! Thanks! We skipped Epcot last time because our kids were young & wouldn’t appreciate it much (if at all). We’re planning on going next year, so we’ll just try to choose a day later in the week to avoid the crowd.

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  3. Does the Characterpalooza happen also when the Spectacle of Lights are being shown or do they not do that during this time of the year?

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