In case you haven’t heard, Disney World turned 50 on October 1st, which means lots of celebrations throughout the next year and a half. But on top of that, there are reopenings, grand openings, and annual events going on as well, so there’s quite a bit you need to know if you plan on visiting. To make it simple, we’re breaking down the list of the top 10 things to know about Disney World in October!
Wait — how did it get to be almost October already?!
Spooky season has arrived at Disney World, and it’s about to arrive on Disney+, with highly-anticipated specials like the LEGO Star Wars Halloween special AND Muppets Haunted Mansion. But that’s not all — a ton of new stuff is coming to Disney+ and we’ve got the full list!
Disney World’s 50th Anniversary begins in just a few weeks!
Starting October 1st, we’ll be getting new entertainment, including two fireworks shows, a daytime show, and a brand-new character cavalcade. We’ll also get to celebrate with the opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and La Crêperie de Paris at EPCOT. And if you’re planning to visit the parks at the start of the celebration, then we have some exciting news to share — select park hours were just extended!
When it comes to hotels, Disney World offers something for everyone — and there are SO many great hotels to choose from at a variety of price points. And then you’ve got even more hotels on Disney World property that aren’t owned by Disney, like the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin.
One of the newest hotels to arrive at Disney World is the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve. This hotel is located next to the Swan and Dolphin, putting it super close to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Reservations initially opened up for the hotel in February, with an opening date of July 2021.
The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is one of the best offerings at Disney World, and it’s happening right now!
The festival started in July and runs until November, offering delicious eats, fun entertainment, and exclusive merchandise. But if you plan on visiting during the month of October, there’s something important you need to know!
If you’re planning a Disney World trip in October, you’ll have a lot to experience!
Halloween will be in full swing, and the 50th Anniversary kicks off on the 1st of the month. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure opens at EPCOT and two new fireworks shows premiere, along with a new daytime show. It’s a LOT to plan for, and now you can help solidify those plans — park hours have been released through most of the month!
If you love Disney snacks, then you’ll be happy to know that we’re in the middle of the biggest food festival of the year — the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival!
The festival started in July and runs until November 20th, so there’s plenty of time to stop by! But with crowds for the holidays, a new ride opening, several more booths opening up on October 1st, oh…and that little 50th anniversary of Disney World thing happening soon 😂, when is the best time to visit? We’re answering that question today!
If you’re hoping to visit Disney World soon, then you’re going to need to plan ahead!
Disney Park Pass reservations are required for all visits right now, so you’ll need to decide which parks to visit on which days. And if you’re traveling this holiday season, then you’re going to want to book those park passes now!
It’s a busy year for Disney World!
Not only will it celebrate the 50th anniversary on October 1st, but there will be new experiences opening and old favorites reopening. If you’re headed to Disney World during this exciting year, there is a Park Pass Reservation update you’re gonna want to know about!
Do you know the significance of October 1st in Disney World history?
Walt Disney World opened on October 1st, 1971, which means that this year, the resort will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary. With new offerings around Magic Kingdom and the fact that it’s a milestone occasion, we’re expecting massive crowds for the 50th. However, an anniversary isn’t the only thing big in Disney World that day, so today we’re sharing the full list of what’s happening on October 1st, 2021!