This year is very different, but there are a few specific things you should know about before your Fall Disney World vacation in 2020.
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Fall Disney World Info to Know About and Plan For
Fall is a great time to visit Walt Disney World. Even with the temperature checks and mandatory face masks, there is plenty of magic left at Disney’s Florida resort. This year is very different, with mandatory park reservations, and all kinds of social distancing measures but there are a few specific things you should know about before your Fall Disney World vacation in 2020.
Halloween is Canceled
If you love returning to Walt Disney World in the fall for the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween event, this fall is going to be different. Unfortunately, the whole event is canceled this year. It might have something to do with staffing or safety or a little bit of both.
Disney hasn’t really explained why they made this decision, only that it was difficult to make. November Guests will not get to experience Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party either. Keep that in mind as you plan your Fall Disney World vacation.
The Food and Wine Festival is…Smaller?
The Food and Wine Festival is going on at Epcot this year and even started early once the park reopened in July. While the offerings were simple, it was a nice introduction to the event with potential additions as fall approaches.
But those additions haven’t happened. The usual demonstrations, seminars and parties won’t be part of the festival this Fall. If you just want to try the food and drink, you’re in luck. You can also enjoy some live entertainment at the American Gardens Theater and Remy’s Hide and Squeak Scavenger Hunt.
Lots of Dining Areas are Closed
As you plan your Fall Disney World vacation check the dining options on the Disney World website. Be aware that many places are temporarily unavailable. If you want to eat at a table service restaurant, reserve your table at the top of the 60-day window so you don’t miss out.
Since many restaurants won’t be open it will impact how you plan your days, so be prepared to change things up and bring food with you, in case you get hungry and there are no restaurants nearby.
Fall Disney World Character Dining is Coming Back!
Slowly but surely character dining has been making a return. This is great news, because as other areas of operation lose money in their budget, Disney recognizes this as an essential part of the Disney experience.
Right now, You can see characters at Be Our Guest, Garden Grill and soon Hollywood and Vine, to name a few. Be on the lookout later in the Fall for more character dining options.
The Rainy Season Will Be Harder to Deal With
The Fall is a season with more frequent and more sustained rainfall. Unlike the short showers of summer, Fall rainstorms can completely change your plans. Hurricane winds further complicate things when such storms make it to the Orlando area.
Walt Disney World is built for hurricanes and inclement weather, but the double whammy of rainstorms and COVID-19 will be tough to deal with on vacation. Indoor space will be scarce with social distancing measures so finding shelter will be an altogether new kind of challenge.
Will you be planning a fall Disney World trip?
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