Welcome to Believe Vacations’ Weekly Post where today, we showcase the pros and cons for planning a Disney trip in November 2021.  For this article, we will share important changes, openings/closings, events, tips and suggestions for planning a trip for your family that month.  We will try to consider as many areas as we can so let’s see what our milestone month will bring us…

Disney World, Universal draw holiday crowds despite COVID-19 warnings -  Orlando Sentinel

November 2021 Basics

Reservations – For these articles, we need to first consider if there are openings and availability for the parks.  As of the publish date of this article, all parks have availability for all dates (see Crowd information below).

Weather -One of the most ideal months to visit in terms of temperatures.  You may reach low 80s and drop to the high 50s at night.  Perfect days and nights for all ages.

Crowds – Outside of Thanksgiving week, you should be able to enjoy low crowds which means low wait times.  With Veteran’s Day being on a Thursday this year, fewer people may take the opportunity for an extended vacation weekend.  But Thanksgiving week is always crazy with some of the heaviest wait times during the year, national pandemic or not.  We anticipate the week of Thanksgiving to be crowded so book now and make those park reservations early as we predict those days to sell out for at least Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

November at Disney World: Crowd Calendar & Info - Disney Tourist Blog

Special Events for November 2021

Christmas Decorations – If you time your visit in November at Disney World just right, you could actually see both the Halloween and Christmas decorations in the parks which are typically switched over during the first week of November. Some resort hotel decorations are not up until late November.

50th Anniversary Celebration – October 1, 2021 is the official kickoff and it will continue for the next 18 months.  Exact details of the celebration are few at the moment but expect new decorations, new looks for Minnie and Mickey and spectacles we’ve never seen before.

EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival – Enjoy a taste from more than 6 continents complete with sights, sounds and smells for the senses plus the addition of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Officially Starts the Holiday Season at  Walt Disney World Resort! | Disney Parks Blog

Traditional Events Yet to Be Announced for November 2021

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (Magic Kingdom) — Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year Disney style with characters in seasonal costumes, festive treats and special parades and shows

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays (Epcot) — Celebrate Christmas around the World, topped off by the popular Candlelight Processional

Holiday Celebrations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom — Enjoy holiday awakenings from nature and creatures of all kind

Holiday Celebrations at Disney’s Hollywood Studios — Watch as Tinseltown lights up with projections and snow, topped off with a spectacular fireworks show

Brian Pavlick

Brian Pavlick

Brian Pavlick is a husband and father residing in Maylene, AL. His love of Disney goes back to his early memories of watching the New Disney Channel on cable, occasional vacations to Orlando Florida and attending Disney Institute Management Training classes. He keeps up with Disney news and updates by reading numerous websites, experiencing attractions by watching YouTube videos and introducing his family to classic and timeless Disney movies, attractions and songs.