What happens in Orlando in October?

October is a special time of the year to visit Orlando. It’s not just Halloween, this month offers more than many fantastic events and good deals when you shop for Orlando vacation rentals and Disney packages. In Orlando, October also means celebrating diverse cultures, dishes and lifestyles.

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How busy is Orlando in October?

With children hunkered at the schools, October is a great time to go for an Orlando vacation. One may have to face the smallest crowd and queues for the attractions. With lower demand, expect theme park tickets and accommodation to be lower than in other seasons. And since the summer humidity wave is over, the weather is generally extraordinary. The amusement park is open every day, but with a Halloween event at night, Universal Studios Orlando closes early at night.

What to wear?

Fleece or cardigan sweater for evenings and restaurants (air conditioning can be cold). Also wear a pair of trousers or leggings if your legs get cold at night. Also, wear comfortable shoes / sandals / sneakers.

Things to do in Orlando in October

Halloween horror night at Universal Orlando: Universal Studios Orlando is strangely redesigned every October. This year’s event featured nine new haunted houses, Austrian streets and live entertainment. Guests can also enjoy many walks and attractions.

The Illusionists: Live from Broadway: This traveling magic group meets Orlando and offers a fun night for the whole family. Watch the seven illusionists perform actions such as floating, reading minds and running in the water.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival: Whether you are a local or an Orlando visitor, you cannot miss the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Enjoy international dishes in more than 30 different stalls, participate in beverage or cheese seminars or participate in food and food events.

Get out with pride: Orlando Pride Week is a one-week event with several events, such as street parties and photo exhibits based on the world’s response to the pulse shot. Saturday not to be missed: the last day of Pride is the Big Gay Brunch, an exhibition on the history of LGBT in Orlando and a festival with parades and fireworks.

Winter Park Fall Art Festival: Stroll along the sidewalk of Winter Park and see the work of some of Florida’s most talented artists. After shopping with art, you can visit live music and entertainment shows, as well as breweries and supermarkets.

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The best hotel in Orlando in October

What do you look for when searching for Orlando hotels and Orlando vacation homes? If your best offer is the lowest price or high quality hotel with a spa supplement at a price lower than the specified amount, it is a guarantee.

Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista As low as USD 44: The hotel is located just 13 blocks from the entrance to Disney World. They offer a FREE transportation service to all Disney World theme parks. They also offer transportation services to SeaWorld, Universal Studios and Premium Outlets Mall. The hotel was completely renovated in 2012. These are the most spacious rooms you’ll find in the Disney World area. All rooms have two queen size beds, flat-screen TVs, microwaves, refrigerators, and free coffeemakers. This hotel has the highest Holiday Inn award on the market and is so close to the WDW that you can feel its magic.

Red Lion Maingate Resort starts at $ 51: are you looking for an incredible price for a hotel located right next to Disney World? Then look for Red Lion Maingate Resort. The hotel is also close to many others, such as restaurants, shops and shows. The hotel is easily accessible through the entrance to Sherbeth Road on Highway 192, which is located a few blocks from the hotel and near 429 and I-4. If you plan to spend time at Universal Parks or SeaWorld, you’ll be glad to know it’s less than 15 minutes. This high quality hotel, located in the center of the city, is a good option for visitors with limited budget who want comfort.

Baymont Inn & Suites Orlando near Universal Orlando Resort ™ From USD 58.00: As the name implies, the recently opened Grand Hotel is located a few blocks from the famous Universal Studios. All new furniture, new carpets, new beds, new bathrooms, new flat screen TVs, all new and even a landscape very cozy and fresh. The Grand offers a full hot breakfast for families with four children and a free shuttle service to Universal Studios, SeaWorld and the adjacent Walt Disney World.

Best Western Saratoga Springs Premier Resort Villas from $ 89: When looking for hotels in Orlando, consider improvement options such as villas. Saratoga Springs Premier Resort Villas, offered by Best Western, offers all the comforts of home, at a fraction of the price found in many Orlando hotels. Your villa has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are also four large flat screen TVs, two living rooms and a covered terrace. Thanks to a full kitchen with pots, pans, plates, cutlery, cups and much more, you can save even more by preparing your meal.

Are Orlando Waterparks open in October?

The 2 most popular waterparks in Orlando are Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon in Walt Disney. Blizzard Beach Disney is known for water slide, Typhoon Lagoon known for the biggest wave pool in the country. Disney World maintains a modified maintenance schedule for 2 waterparks in late fall. One park is always open though the other one is served. For example, Laguna Typhoon must be closed for repairs from the end of October until before Christmas at the time of launch. In return, Blizzard Beach Disney will be closed simultaneously next year and beyond.

SeaWorld Orlando, 5 miles north of Walt Disney, contains 2 waterparks, Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Aquatica is full of wave pools and slides. Stay open during the winter and fall, although the opening hours are shorter & the Waterpark only opens five days a week, not seven days as in the summers. Discovery Cove is open all year. The Orlando water park is open every day from 10 a.m. until 17:00.pm.

Things to do at Walt Disney World in October

In October, special events are held at Disney World, which include a fearsome Halloween party with Mickey Mouse with haunting decorations and shows that haunt the entire Magic Kingdom Park. With Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic, this is also the month in which the best food and drinks are celebrated. Additionally you pay less when you shop for Disney World tickets.

  • Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival: This one-month event ran smoothly in October. In the global market you can try world cuisine with small gourmet dishes and exotic drinks. Famous musicians appear in the Eat to the Beat concert series, so you can dance to your liking. Culinary demonstrations, performances by famous chefs and gastronomic seminars complete the series of gastronomic events.
  • Mickey’s not-so-scary Halloween celebrations: come in costumes and enjoy tricks or parades, fireworks, costume parties and not-so-scary shows in Magic Kingdom. You must purchase separate tickets for this event, which takes place several nights a month and ends on Halloween.

What to Pack?

Bring a thin jacket or sweater and jeans or pants for a cooler night in Orlando. It also helps fight strong air conditioners in restaurants and retail stores. Shorts and shirts make you feel comfortable in the park. Also choose sturdy walking shoes. If you want to make water trips to Disney World, bring a suitable backpack to change your clothes so you cannot walk in a wet swimsuit for the rest of the day.

Parking hours

  • Magic Kingdom Park: from 8 a.m. to midnight.
  • Epcot – Future World: from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Additional magic hours 9:30 until night until 11:30 at night.
  • Epcot – World Showcase: from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Extra magic hour 9:30 until night until 11:30 at night.
  • Disney Animal Kingdom: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Disney Springs: 10:00 a.m. to midnight.

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Things to do at Universal Orlando Resort in October?

Halloween horror night is a special pleasure at the resort. Most of the amusement parks offer Halloween shows, but Universal, a movie studio that pioneered the horror genre with classic movies featuring characters like Frankenstein’s monsters, mummies and Dracula, has taken a sinister maze to the next level. Universal horror experts present branded movies and television shows such as Stranger Things, The Exorcist and Jordan Peele’s Us. Keep in mind that the PG-13 event is not clearly for children and that popular events can attract many people, especially on weekends. Plus you will get great discounts when you shop for Universal Studios tickets in October.

What to pack?

When you visit Universal Orlando in October, you should wear comfortable shirts, shorts and shoes during the day. You will walk a lot (and a lot!) In parks and resorts, so make sure your shoes are ideal for walking. Be sure to bring a swimsuit to rest in your hotel’s refreshing pool and water park. You should also bring a light jacket or sweatshirt for nighttime activities. You may also want to pack long pants for the night. It is not necessary to change clothes. Or, you can visit the elegant restaurant of Universal Orlando. In this case, bring casual clothes.

Even if it falls, wear tons of sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the rays that are still strong in Central Florida. As he spends time away from home and travels a lot, it is also important to stay hydrated. Remember to bring your bottled water so you don’t have to buy drinks all the time. (But it won’t be a trip to Universal Orlando without at least one butter beer, a drink that depends on the park). It won’t rain every day during the October vacation at the resort, but you should still consider bringing a portable umbrella with a rain poncho for every member of your group. Yes, you can buy these items at the gift shop (with a universal logo printed on them), but you will pay a fortune. Instead, prepare your home equipment and save your vacation budget for important things like the magical world of Harry Potter’s wand.

Park Hours

Universal Islands of Adventure ™ & Universal Studios Florida ™ are open 365 days each year. The opening times usually begin from 9:00.am. in the morning & closing hours change. Universals’ Volcano Bay ™ business hours generally begin from 10:00 a.m. and closing times changes. After each day at the amusement park, you can relax, unwind & explore good food, live music and cold drinks at Universal CityWalk ™! Universal CityWalk ™ operates 365 days each year at 11:00am to 02:00am. Note: parking schedules may vary.

Things to do at SeaWorld in Orlando in September

Spectacular SeaWorld Halloween: a new weekend surprise awaits you at the biggest family Halloween event in Orlando. Guests of all ages can celebrate with the new Halloween parade on Sesame Street, which hosts fantastic allegorical floats, human-scale shows and the most popular furry friends of all involved. Families will also enjoy Halloween dance parties, tricks or snacks in the park and the opportunity to meet unique characters inspired by the sea. Plus you will get good discounts when you shop SeaWorld Orlando tickets.

What to pack?

  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Get a poncho.
  • Bring or pack water and snacks.
  • Use sunscreen
  • Wear a hat and sunglasses so you can keep calm and protect yourself from the sun.

Park Hours

Parking and show schedules; SeaWorld Orlando is open 365 days a year. For the safety of guests and pets, attractions and exhibits are sometimes closed due to repairs. Parking schedules and shows are updated periodically. Most of the performances last between 20 and 25 minutes. The opening hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. October is an ideal month to visit Orlando.

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