This question comes from Jazmine, who asks:
Is it better to go to Disney World the 1st two weeks of November? How is the weather during that time? Will they have Christmas decorations up during that time? And last but not least is it busy during that time. We are going to be staying at Port Orleans Riverside. Have a magical day and keep spreading your magic.
Thanks for your question and for reading Chip and Co. We appreciate it a lot. Early November is a great time to visit Disney World. You can usually get a discount of some kind and the crowds are not bad. The only times you’ll see a slight increase in crowds is during the so-called “Jersey Week” but it’s really just a slight bump in crowd levels. Overall, with low crowds and great weather, it’s a fantastic time to visit.
Christmas decorations are usually up in the parks by November 2. The exception is the large Christmas tree in Town Square in the Magic Kingdom, which doesn’t go up until after the Christmas parade taping in early December. Resort decorations take a little longer. While they are often up my mid-month, expect the resorts to be completely decorated by Thanksgiving week. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, the nightly castle lighting ceremony, and the Osborne Festival of Lights in Hollywood Studios usually starts around the 8th or the 9th, so you can enjoy that as well. Best of all, you can do all of this without the crowds.
Good luck and have fun planning your vacation!