10 Things to Know For Your Fall 2019 Visit to Walt Disney World

Fall is here, and that means everyone with fall Disney trips are looking at their plans and checking them twice. After all, you’ll want to make sure to see and do all of the most important things this Fall. Not wanting to miss what’s happening this Fall 2019? Well, knowing what to expect certainly helps. Below are the top ten things we think you should know for your visit this fall:


1. Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Is Open

The highly anticipated Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios is open as of August 29th which means Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run awaits! While the second attraction in this land, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, doesn’t open until December 5, you can see most everything the land has to offer this fall. This new land is incredible and features new attractions and new food and drink options. That said, it is important to keep in mind that the land—and the park it calls home—will be packed this fall.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

2. Pack for All Kinds of Weather

Florida weather is a bit unusual. When visiting in fall, you can almost always bet on warm, sunny weather, rather than brisk autumn days you’d get anywhere else. That said, the occasional chilly night or rainstorm has been known to catch visitors off guard. Therefore, we recommend packing for all kinds of weather just so you’re prepared.

3. The Skyliner is Waiting

Another exciting opening will is on the transportation side of things. The new Skyliner—a gondola ride in the sky—opens September 29th, offering transportation from Pop Century Resort, Art of Animation Resort, Riviera Resort, and Caribbean Beach Resort to both Hollywood Studios and Epcot. This new transportation option is handy and helpful with traffic flow to these two popular parks.

Disney Skyliner


4. Add “Epcot Forever” to Your Schedule

Looking for some new entertainment during your fall visit? You’ll be pleased with Epcot’s new nighttime show, “Epcot Forever”, debuting October 1. This is something you’ll definitely want to add to your to-do list. After all, we all know that Disney does nighttime shows right, and this one is not an exception to that rule.

Epcot Forever

5. Use Extra, Extra Magic Hours

To help alleviate the incredibly high crowd levels for Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, Disney World has even more Extra Magic Hours to guests of their resorts, as well as some non-Disney hotels. These “Extra, Extra Magic Hours” take place super early in the morning, giving guests a chance to see the latest and greatest at Disney World without the ridiculous crowd levels. Enjoy a couple of these early mornings in your trip!

6. Taste Something Yummy at the Food and Wine Festival

As usual, Epcot is currently hosting their annual Food and Wine Festival. This is an event you won’t want to miss. Taste some delicious foods along with perfect wine pairings all around the World Showcase, and finish the night with a viewing of the aforementioned “Epcot Forever” spectacular.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

7. Check Out Incredible Holiday Decor

Every year, Disney World gets all dolled up for the holiday season. This super fun decor began with pumpkins and all things Halloween in August, and is then switched to gorgeous Christmas decor the day after Halloween. You will want to make sure to give yourself time to really appreciate these decorations, which are above and beyond anything you’re likely to see elsewhere this season.

8. Attend a Party

In addition to fabulous decorations, you can also count on the Disney Parks awesome holiday events. Magic Kingdom is currently hosting Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this first part of the fall season, then switch to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party once November rolls around. Both are awesome events featuring exclusive entertainment, meet-and-greets, and special snacks.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Fireworks

9. Try New Eateries

As if new attractions, transportation, and a nighttime spectacular weren’t enough, Disney World is also opening several new restaurants this fall:

  • Takumi Tei in the Japan Pavilion in Epcot is now open.
  • Regal Eagle Smokehouse Craft Drafts and Barbecue in Epcot’s America Pavilion will be opening in late fall.
  • Toledo at Coronado Springs Resort is now open as well.

10. Watch Out for Epcot Closures

Finally, we must warn you of some bad news. Several things in the Future World section of Epcot have closed as of September 8th. Character Spot has been relocated, Innoventions East has closed, Club Cool has closed, and the Fountain of Nations has been removed. There are more closures schedule for late fall for Epcot’s re-imagined Future World.

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