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Disney World Crowd Calendar November 2020

Disney World Crowd Calendar November 2020

The Disney World Crowd Calendar November 2020 shows the first three weeks of November are generally a wonderful time to visit Walt Disney World.  The crowds are low, the weather is pleasant and the entire resort transforms into a Christmas/Winter Wonderland almost overnight.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties begin early November, as well as the always popular  Castle Dream Lighting Ceremony.  The Friday following Thanksgiving will launch the Holidays Around the World with the  Epcot Storytellers.

The second week is somewhat busy because it’s known as “Jersey Week.”  The schools of New Jersey are closed that week and many students and teachers take advantage of the opportunity to visit.  Additionally the Wine and Dine Marathon will add to the crowds.  Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival with the Eat to the Beat Concert Series will wrap up in mid-November.

While Thanksgiving week really busy, you can manage them with good touring plans and Fastpass+ usage.   Sunday Christmas Parties are generally the best if you’re vacationing here.  The Christmas Parties allow guests to see the Christmas Parade and Fireworks as well as meet special characters.  If you’re planning to attend a Christmas Party, you should either sleep in or take a mid-day nap.

With lower hours than normal, it may be best to spend a day in the parks and spend an evening at the resort pool.  The Magic Kingdom will only offer Wishes and Main Street Electrical Parade on select nights each week.  Those park days tend to be more busy than others.  If the evening spectaculars are important, chose the day with the lowest hours or park hop into the Magic Kingdom at night.

Disney World Crowd Calendar November 2018

Will the park hours for Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom be extended?

Yes, it’s highly likely that the park hours will extend for many dates in December.  Disney usually releases preliminary hours, then adds hours the closer you get to your trip.  With Animal Kingdom now offering “After dark” experiences, you can expect that park to stay open much later.

What will the weather be like during your November trip?

  • Average high temperature:  78°F
  • Average low temperature:  58°F
  • Mean temperature:  68°F
  • Record high temperature:  90°F (1957)
  • Record low temperature:  28°F (1970)
  • Average Precipitation:  2.14 in.

November tends to begin a cooler and less rainy season in Orlando.  You’ll want to bring a jacket for the evening because 50 degrees in Orlando feels like the 30’s up north.  There’s still a chance of rain, but it’s much less than summer season.

Should I use Extra Magic Hours privilege?

Avoid the trap of visiting a park on its longest hours day.  More people will be there and the wait times can be 30% to 100% higher than other days.

If you are planning to use Extra Magic Hours, use the morning ones, they are a great benefit, if you leave after lunch or parade time.  Avoid the parks that offer evening Extra Magic Hours because they have large crowds at night and many rides have long lines (Hollywood Studios and Epcot).  The exception would be the Magic Kingdom late at night because most guests won’t stay up from 1am to 3am in the morning.  If you choose a Late Extra Magic Hour park, you should plan to sleep in the next day.

Disney World Extra magic hours attractions

A note on Fastpass+ Booking

Fastpass+ can be booked 60 days in advance for ONSITE guests and 30 days in advance forOFFSITE guests and Annual Passholders.  You can begin booking them at 7am Eastern Time.  The booking dates are included on my Disney Crowd Calendar below.

Special November Events at Walt Disney World

  • Wine and Dine Marathon
  • Epcot Food and Wine Festival featuring Eat to the Beat Concert Series
  • Mickey’s Very Merry Chrisstmas Party
  • Cinderella Castle Dream Lighting likely to begin early November
  • Holidays Around the World at Epcot with Epcot Storytellers and Candlelight Processional

To read the crowd level, follow the DATE at the top!  The best park each day is marked in GREEN.

Lowest Crowds
Low Crowds / Best Park
Moderate Crowds / Median Park
Busy Crowds
Insane Crowds / Worst Park

Weekly view includes all entertainment options, weather and Fastpass/Dining booking dates!

Be sure to print in landscape mode with background image turned on!

If you are viewing on a desktop/laptop, you will see a week at a time with all the full details.  It is printable.  If you are on mobile, it will show in mobile format that will stream down the page.  You must subscribe to Character Locator in order to see Friday/Saturday in Mobile View.

My Crowd Calendar includes park hours, Extra Magic Hours, special entertainment options, 180 Days Dining Window, 60 and 30 Day Fastpass+ Booking Windows!

November crowd calendar will be available mid-April

November 2020

Historic Disney World Park Hours

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Carley Smith

Monday 11th of May 2020

same curiosity.


Monday 11th of May 2020

Disney is on furlough. There are no November park hours.

Christina Smith

Thursday 23rd of April 2020

I was wondering the same thing since it says mid-April and granted the parks are closed but I am going for the Wine & Dine if it still happens and would like to plan my weekend. Gives me something to look forward to.


Thursday 23rd of April 2020

Hi Kenny! The header on this page has been changed to November 2020 however the calendar is still the 2019 dates. Will you be updating your color coded calendar for Nov 2020 this year? I know there are so many unknowns with the state of the pandemic. It would still be nice to have some sense of normalcy to be able to plan, even it the trip doesn't happen. Thanks!


Monday 14th of October 2019

Hi, am going 11/11-11/17 this year and have family meeting us at MK on 11/16 (saturday). overall listed as yellow, but MK is red. I figured the overall yellow wouldn’t be too bad, but Im reading something about “Dapper Day” being that day?? Can you tell me what that is, and if I should really avoid it???


Monday 14th of October 2019

Yes. It will be very busy.


Monday 14th of October 2019

Hi again, Kenny!

When do you expect to update November's calendar Disney's new park hours?



Monday 14th of October 2019

Two days ago. There is a post to that effect on the front page

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