Go Back   theDIBB > Walt Disney World and Other Florida Vacation Planning > Theme Parks Florida
Forgotten Password?
Notices
Theme Parks Florida Rides, Attractions, FastPass+ Questions and Info.
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 1 Dec 17, 04:12 PM  
Link to this Post
#17
penguin19
VIP Dibber

 
penguin19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 12

penguin19's Reviews
Restaurant Reviews: 3
Mobile

Originally Posted by Bal View Post
I can imagine that might happen on the odd freak occasion. Around the parties etc. But not generally. Early October through to Early November, apart from right near Halloween are generally pretty manageable and quieter than peak summer.

People get weird perspectives on this, probably based on the fact it has got busier across the year in general.
Hmm I've actually been several times and October has been the busiest I've ever been. All my other trips have been school holidays which are usually busy and this was the worst.

If you ask locals / APs they will tell you just how busy October is.

To be honest all I'm doing is telling OP it was super busy. It doesn't bother us as we expect WDW to be busy and we don't mind queues and crowds at all. I'd go back in October but it was very busy
__________________
Disneyland Paris - 01, 14, 17
Walt Disney World - 96, 00, 11, 15, 17,18
Disneyland - '14

(wo)MAN vs FOOD - August 2017 food trip report
penguin19 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Disneyland!
Reply With Quote
penguin19 is a Disney Podcast DIBBcast-ear
Unread 3 Dec 17, 08:08 AM  
Link to this Post
#18
MrsMoney
slightly serious Dibber
 
MrsMoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 17
Mobile

Originally Posted by Bal View Post
I was there the same time as you... for us, it just wasn't! Very confused.
Well in comparison to when we were last there (August 2016) it was! Furthermore the height of summer is no longer being defined as such a busy time at WDW any longer (for American guests), with fall (especially October) being very busy in comparison to previous years.

I'm not sure how much time you spent at MK but non party days were packed and every CM we spoke to said that this October had been especially busy so maybe you are used to Christmas crowds...
MrsMoney is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Florida Road Trip 2019
Reply With Quote
Unread 3 Dec 17, 08:28 AM  
Link to this Post
#19
MrsMoney
slightly serious Dibber
 
MrsMoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 17
Mobile

Originally Posted by penguin19 View Post
Hmm I've actually been several times and October has been the busiest I've ever been. All my other trips have been school holidays which are usually busy and this was the worst.

If you ask locals / APs they will tell you just how busy October is.
We felt exactly the same and lost count of the amount of CMs that said this October had been particularly busy. It's been widely documented that fall crowds have largely increased over the last couple of years.
MrsMoney is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Florida Road Trip 2019
Reply With Quote
Unread 3 Dec 17, 09:27 PM  
Link to this Post
#20
Bal
Imagineer
 
Bal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 14
Originally Posted by MrsMoney View Post
Well in comparison to when we were last there (August 2016) it was! Furthermore the height of summer is no longer being defined as such a busy time at WDW any longer (for American guests), with fall (especially October) being very busy in comparison to previous years.

I'm not sure how much time you spent at MK but non party days were packed and every CM we spoke to said that this October had been especially busy so maybe you are used to Christmas crowds...
Weve been in Oct in 2015 and this year. We went in August 2011. Maybe we got lucky, but Oct was not even close to our August trip. As I say, most rides at MK had short queues. Even SDMT was just 30 minutes. So quite confused.

Maybe we just got lucky. I very much doubt that October has over taken August though. Maybe the last week of August vs the height of Halloween.
Bal is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Second time for our little girl.
Reply With Quote
Unread 7 Dec 17, 10:11 AM  
Link to this Post
#21
AlpacaPicnic
Earning More Ears
 
AlpacaPicnic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 16
Originally Posted by loldis View Post
As an example, October 11th (a Wednesday, which is typically evening EMH but also the only non-party weekday that week) was rated 9.5 for MK.
It's all so objective, isn't it?! I was there from Oct 10-24 this year and spent the 11th in MK and found it just fine! We did go early and leave by 4 ish which may explain it but we went on lots of rides, had a good look around and at no point felt it was insanely overcrowded.

In fact, I was expecting huge crowds the whole holiday and literally the only time I felt overwhelmed was leaving the park after the fireworks on the 21st (non party Saturday). I had a dessert party booked so it was really relaxed and the day hadn't been too busy, lots of FP/ walk ons available so when we left I was very WOAH! at the crowds to get out.

I'm hoping to go back in 2019 and will opt for the same time of year again.

It may also be that this was my first visit so no previous experiences of parks being quiet to compare to. And planning to within an inch of my life, this forum helped with FP planning etc. Rode everything and never waited more than 25 mins for anything (and that was a night time photopass at rapunzels castle!)

Edited at 10:15 AM.
AlpacaPicnic is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Waiting for free dining 2019!
Reply With Quote
Unread 7 Dec 17, 01:37 PM  
Link to this Post
#22
Nimbus
Imagineer
 
Nimbus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 10
Location: South Manchester

Nimbus's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 7
Restaurant Reviews: 21

theDIBB Guidebook
Pages Created: 1
Guidebook Photos: 36
Guidebook Reviews: 2
Originally Posted by AlpacaPicnic View Post
It's all so objective, isn't it?!
I think you mean 'subjective' not 'objective'?

Everyone has a different opinion, and experience, of what's busy and what's not. I've seen DIBBers commenting on the crowds in a park on the same day and one of them thought it was rammed whilst another thought it was fairly quiet. So, yes, it is very subjective.
__________________
DLC: Jun 95 - Holiday Inn // WDW: Dec 97 - Gateway Inn | Feb 00 - Gateway Inn | Mar 01 - Best Western | Feb 06 - Embassy Suites | Oct 10 - Hawthorn Suites | May 12 - Homewood Suites | Aug 14 - CBR&Doubletree | Apr 16 - Caribbean Beach // DLP: Aug 13 - Sequoia Lodge

~ Trip Report Indexes ~
Nimbus is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Nimbus is a DIBBcast Disney Podcast Fan
Unread 10 Dec 17, 05:36 AM  
Link to this Post
#23
Vicki045
Getting to know the DIBB
 
Join Date: Oct 16
Mobile

We were at MK on October 11th and found it crazy. Took 40mins or so just to get the boat across to even get into the park. Cast members were telling you which side of the path to walk on as you couldn't move for people.
I know there was a combination of things Columbus Day, Irma etc which added to this but not sure if I would go in October again. Found September to be much quieter.
Vicki045 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Orlando 2018
Reply With Quote
Unread 11 Dec 17, 10:55 AM  
Link to this Post
#24
Nimbus
Imagineer
 
Nimbus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 10
Location: South Manchester

Nimbus's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 7
Restaurant Reviews: 21

theDIBB Guidebook
Pages Created: 1
Guidebook Photos: 36
Guidebook Reviews: 2
Originally Posted by AlpacaPicnic View Post
I was there from Oct 10-24 this year and spent the 11th in MK and found it just fine! ... at no point felt it was insanely overcrowded.
Originally Posted by Vicki045 View Post
We were at MK on October 11th and found it crazy. Took 40mins or so just to get the boat across to even get into the park.
Case in point - see the above.

One person's "crazy" is another person's "just fine".
__________________
DLC: Jun 95 - Holiday Inn // WDW: Dec 97 - Gateway Inn | Feb 00 - Gateway Inn | Mar 01 - Best Western | Feb 06 - Embassy Suites | Oct 10 - Hawthorn Suites | May 12 - Homewood Suites | Aug 14 - CBR&Doubletree | Apr 16 - Caribbean Beach // DLP: Aug 13 - Sequoia Lodge

~ Trip Report Indexes ~
Nimbus is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Nimbus is a DIBBcast Disney Podcast Fan
Reply

Bookmarks
My Magic Holiday

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump

Eat and Play Card

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ocean Florida

theDIBB Menu


US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.2605
CaxtonFX  $1.2666
Covent Garden FX  $1.2803
FAIRFX  $1.2680
John Lewis  $1.2670
M&S  $1.2376
Post Office  $1.2472
Sainsburys  $1.2590
TESCO  $1.2606
Travelex  $1.2537
Updated: 23:03 22/01/2019

theDIBB Charities
Cancer Research UK
DIBB Members have Donated: £10,130
£


Macmillan Cancer Support
DIBB Members have Donated: £1,055
£

Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.1100
CaxtonFX  €1.1143
Covent Garden FX  €1.1239
FAIRFX  €1.1155
John Lewis  €1.1161
M&S  €1.0879
Post Office  €1.0986
Sainsburys  €1.1089
TESCO  €1.1108
Travelex  €1.1043
Updated: 23:03 22/01/2019

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Tue 22nd Jan 6:29pm
Now: 20C/68F
Broken Clouds
Broken Clouds
Cloud Cover: 75%
Wind: 11mph - ESE Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1028mb
Humidity: 60%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 22:55 22/01/2019