Disneyworld Weather October Averages, USA
The weather at Walt Disney World starts to get a bit cooler in October, however it is still very warm and humid with average temperatures of 24°C and humidity at a peak of 94%. On a slightly colder day temperatures reach an average low of 18°C, however on a very hot day it can rise up to a sweltering 29°C! October is also a very dry month compared to the height of summer with only around 86mm of rainfall throughout the entire month. The amount of sunshine hours are not too bad either with on average eight hours per day.
The crowds in October are generally below average so it's a great time to visit to avoid the long queues for attractions and rides. However, it's best to avoid Columbus Day Weekend which is a national holiday for the USA from the 11th to the 13th of October. Halloween on October 31st is also a great time to come to Disney World as the atmosphere is electric and special events are held to celebrate the spooky season such as Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween.
Things to do
October is a fabulous time of year to visit Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park as it's not too hot! This massive theme park is the largest out of the four theme parks at Disney World and is dedicated to nature and conservation. If you're a fan of The Lion King head to The Tree of Life, which featured in the popular movie. This 145-foot tall tree towers over the rest of the park and is decorated with carvings of 325 animals! However, if you fancy yourself as a bit of thrill seeker, climb aboard the dinosaur-themed Primeval Whirl rollercoaster which was recently reopened in 2011.
You can't go to Disney World without visiting the Magic Kingdom Park for the day. The iconic Cinderella Castle is the centerpiece here and towers over the rest of the resort. But if your little ones are fans of Alice in Wonderland it's worth wandering over to the Mad Tea Party to take a spin in one of the giant teacups inspired by the classic movie.
Food and wine lovers will adore Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which takes place throughout autumn at Epcot theme park. Try cuisines from all over the world including Spanish tapas and Canadian Cheddar cheese soup. Not only is there loads of mouth-watering food on offer here but throughout the festival there will be celebrity chef demonstrations and live music performances.
Celebrate the coming of Halloween at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween in the Magic Kingdom Theme Park. Tickets for this show are sold separately but it is certainly worth the extra price as it's the perfect opportunity to dress up and see the headless horseman.
Time to celebrate
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth is recognised as being one of the top evening entertainment shows to go to at Walt Disney World. This 14-minute fireworks, water and laser show is combined with music from the classic Disney movies. Most importantly don't forget to bring your camera along!
If you're spending the day at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park remember to look out for Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade. This electric 15-minute procession passes through areas such as Africa and Discovery Island with characters from The Lion King and Mickey Mouse himself will be leading the parade.
Eating and drinking out
Tusker House Restaurant serves up a selection of African dishes from hearty stews to healthy salads or why not try some of the spit-roasted carved meats. This is the perfect restaurant to help you warm up on those cool October evenings. Another restaurant to try in the Animal Kingdom is the Rainforest Café, which serves classic American cuisine such as signature chocolate brownies and clam chowder. You can also take away a souvenir drinking glass to remember your experience at this delightful jungle inspired restaurant.
Head over to the Magic Kingdom theme park to try some succulent Chicken Breast Nuggets and Fried Chicken Sandwiches at the Western-themed Golden Oak Outpost Restaurant. Or if that doesn't take your fancy and you have more of a sweet tooth you can try some of the delicious carrot cake and chocolate chip cookies here too. Also at Magic Kingdom is Tony's Town Square Restaurant, this Lady and the Tramp themed eatery serves authentic Italian cuisine including Mushroom Ravioli and Cannelloni.
Where to stay
If your children love all the classic Disney Movies such as One Hundred and One Dalmatians or Pixar's Toy Story they will adore staying at Disney's All-Star Movies Resort in the Animal Kingdom area. Each room is themed after one of the films and the grounds surrounding the hotel feature a 27-foot-tall bucket of Green Army Men from Toy Story and a 47-foot-tall Buzz Lightyear statue. Or another value resort hotel to take a look at is Disney's Pop Century Resort, which is dedicated to many of the music and toy fads from the 20th century. Choose from three outdoor pools to swim in here such as the monitor-shaped computer pool and the bowling-pin shaped pool.
A more exclusive option would be to stay at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, located in the Animal Kingdom area. This grand lodge was designed to look like one of the Great American Northwest National Park lodges built in the 20th century. This is the perfect place to stay at if you're a family of wildlife and nature lovers as each room contains authentic Native American décor. However, if you would rather stay at somewhere a bit more affordable try the recently renovated Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista Downtown situated in the centre of the Walt Disney World Resort.