Re: November Vacation
The crowds are pretty low at the beginning of November. I'd hit every E ticket or slow loading attraction you can through the 8th of November. Veterans Day is a school holiday which also ties into many parent teacher conference days/week and grading days off.We frequently pulled our kids from school at that time because they'd miss few actual school days and the crowds were very low.
The Halloween party is over and most of your time is before the debeaute of the Christmas performances so that first week you should skate through the parks. Note you should be able to see Osborne at DHS. You will have the MK close very early on Nov. 2, for the Halloween party and it will also close early on Nov. 9, 12 and 15th for the Christmas Party so plan accordingly. Also on Veterans weekend, 8-11th is two major golf classics happening on Disney property. The golfers and their families arrive a day or two early and stay through the tournaments. We have noticed through the years they really bump up attendance plus we noted celebraties through the years with the DAC passes which add to the wait times. Annoying.
My other advice is to avoid Epcot at night Friday through Sunday during Food and Wine as it attracts many guests and local guests in hordes. If you are going to Food and Wine which I highly recommend, I'd do it Monday thru Thurs. Food and Wine ends Nov. 12th.
Come the end of your trip you will see the attendance come up somewhat for the holiday and everyone who has been waiting for the opening of the Fantasyland expansion (preview) to come online November 18th likely to start arriving.
Your first week should be great!
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They aren't really good for anything,
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