When it comes to deciding what to wear to Disney World in October, there are a few things to keep in mind. The first is that it will be hot during the day, but cooler in the evening. This means that you’ll want to dress in layers so that you can adjust as needed.
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To make sure you’re prepared for your Walt Disney World trip during this time of year, here are some important tips you’ll want to keep in mind when packing for a magical Disney World vacation. You can view my full Disney necessities list here.
Weather in October in Orlando
The weather in Orlando in October is typically hot and humid. The average high temperature is 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), while the average low is 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). So, not as brutal as the summer months, but cooler weather that makes park days more enjoyable.
However, it’s not uncommon for temperatures to reach into the 90s Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) during the day. You can expect about six hours of sunshine each day, with rain showers possible in the afternoon.
October is hurricane season so rain jackets and ponchos are a must for your Disney packing list. I would also recommend packing at least two long-sleeved shirts for the cooler evenings.
The Ultimate Guide to What to Pack for Disney World in October
Assuming you’ll be spending most of your time outdoors, pack clothing that is light and breathable. Cotton is always a good choice, as it will help keep you cool and comfortable in the heat.
Tank tops are still a great option if you tend to overheat easily. Lightweight shirts and shorts are a great choice for the daytime. A sweatshirt or light jacket will be perfect for the evening to make sure you’re not chilly.
If you don’t need an extra layer, you can always stash your light jacket or other items in a locker. But better safe than sorry…no one wants to have to leave the park to go back to the hotel room because they weren’t prepared.
If you’re planning to visit a water park during your vacation, be sure to pack a bathing suit and cover-up.
And finally, the most important thing to remember on your Disney vacation is don’t forget to bring comfortable shoes! You’ll be doing a lot of walking, so you’ll want to make sure your feet are happy. In fact, it’s a good idea to bring 2 pairs to make sure you’re not stuck with soggy shoes after those central Florida rainy days.
Other Things You Don’t Want to Forget to Pack for Disney World
While there are lengthy lists of things you don’t want to forget when packing for Disney World, as someone who has been multiple times over the last few years, here are the things that you absolutely don’t want to forget when packing for Walt Disney World. This is not a full/all-inclusive list but will get you started. You can view my full Disney necessities list here.
- Anti Blister Balm
- Refillable water bottle
- FuelRod portable phone charger (you can ‘swap’ these out in park)
- Small Bottles of Hand Sanitizer
- Small First Aid Kit (if you are flying, make sure that you purchase a TSA approved one!)
- Cooling Patches (these are great to stick on the back of your neck and keep you cooler than cooling towels or neck fans!)
Special Events at Disney World in October
When it comes to special events, the fall is one of the best times to visit. October is full of exciting things to do at Disney World. One of the most popular is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which takes place on select nights in October.
Guests are welcome to dress up in their Halloween costumes and enjoy a night of trick-or-treating, rides, and entertainment. Your favorite characters are out in their Halloween costumes too, so be sure to say hello!
If you’re looking for something a little more low-key, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is also taking place in October. This event is perfect for food and wine lovers, with over 30 marketplaces featuring dishes from around the world. No special attire is required for this special event, except maybe stretchy pants. There are so many delicious dishes to try!
There’s no doubt that October is a great time to visit Disney World. With the weather being cooler and special events taking place, it’s the perfect time for a vacation. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today!