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What to Wear to Disney World in November

Disney World is one of the most exciting places to visit. Experiencing the Disney characters, amusement parks, water rides and everything in between will guarantee you the best time. Whether it’s your first time visiting the magical place or your 100th time, picking out the best Disney World outfits can be tough. We’re here to help you decide what to wear to Disney World in November.

Planning for a vacation can be a lot of stress for anyone in general. From finding the hotel room to booking the flights to planning the activities, there’s plenty of time that goes into preparing. Figuring out outfits is just another factor added onto the list. This is why we put together the ultimate guide for what to wear on your Disney trip.

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There’s so much going on this time of year with the holiday season approaching. It makes it a good time for the perfect getaway. Disney World has a full schedule starting in early October. Columbus Day weekend tends to be a popular weekend for the happiest place on earth. The Halloween and 50th anniversary events are winding down, but there are other special events to look forward to. It’s an added bonus to kick off the holiday season at Disney with festive decor, seasonal treats and characters dressed in their holiday best.

Before we get into the actual Walt Disney World vacation, let’s talk about the important things to remember when planning and packing. Here’s the scoop on what to wear to Disney World in November.

What to Wear to Disney World in November

Disney World is located in Orlando, Florida. The weather this time of the year tends to be warm and dry. The warm weather and few rain falls of this month makes it a good option for visiting the magical place. The historical averages for Orlando in November show 78 degrees fahrenheit during the day and 59 degrees fahrenheit at night.

The average high is perfect for a good day at any theme park. There are approximately 3 days of rain in November so you should be safe from witnessing a torrential downpour. It still doesn’t hurt to pack a light rain jacket and small umbrella just in case the forecast calls for potentially rainy days.

Although the weather is relatively consistent throughout November in Orlando, it would be your best option to check the weather for the time of your visit.

Disney World is a fun and exciting place to dress for. Speaking from personal experiences, checking dress codes and regulations for Disney is ideal before your trip. The Walt Disney World Property Rules explains more on what is and is not allowed in the park. Make sure you check the list of prohibited items and bag size requirements.

The Disney World property is obviously extremely large. This makes for lots of moving and walking around. Wearing comfortable shoes and clothes is a must! It’s always a good option to pack your favorite pair of tennis shoes, sneakers or everyday shoes when exploring amusement parks.

The weather is still warm enough to wear walking sandals if that’s what you prefer. Don’t forget flip flops if you plan to visit the water parks during their park hours. Keep in mind that you will experience cooler temperatures in the evening.

Tops to Wear at Disney World

The summer months are obviously filled with hot days, perfect for cooling tank tops, shorts, bathing suits and flip flops. November is still nice out, but slightly cooler weather is to be expected. This makes short sleeved shirts a perfect option.

The short sleeves will keep you comfortable during the day and keep your shoulders safe from the intense Florida sun. Consider packing long-sleeved shirts, a light sweater or light jacket for those chilly nights. If you tend to get cold easily, a long-sleeved shirt might be ideal.

Regardless what type of shirt you decide to wear, it’s always a fun option to have it be Disney themed or have your favorite character on it!

Bottoms to Wear at Disney World

Deciding on what pants to wear for Disney World is not the easiest choice. Do you want to wear shorts, pants, leggings, a dress? We’ve come up with plenty of ideas to figure out what’s best for you.

The weather is still pretty warm out. Meaning if you seem to always be hot, shorts are probably the best bet. Biker shorts are an easy choice to keep cool and still look cute. They can be paired with your favorite Disney shirt and a jacket or sweater if you’re getting chilly.

Leggings are a good option for everyone. You’re bound to stay comfortable throughout the day of exploring the park. Leggings can be breathable enough to keep you cool during the day, but also will keep your legs covered at night. Capri leggings are perfect for those who can’t make up their mind.

Long pants, such as jeans, are good to pack just in case. Jeans are ideal for when the weather cools down at night or if your trip to Disney is set on a cloudy day. Jeans are amazing to pair with any outfit. Mom and boyfriend jeans are in style for every occasion right now. Jeans might not be the most comfortable choice for everyone, but they look good with nearly everything.

It’s definitely a personal preference for the style of shirt, shoes and pants you want to wear. We just recommend keeping it comfy at the happiest place on Earth!

Comfortable clothing doesn’t mean you can’t make it fashionable. A loose knit sweater and jean jackets are perfect for when the temperature drops at night. The jackets and sweaters can be kept in your park bag or tied around your waist when it isn’t being worn. An oversized Disney sweatshirt or zip-up makes for a cute night time outfit as well. If rain is a possibility when you’re at Disney, wear a rain jacket and make it a fashion statement.

As you are walking down Main Street in Magic Kingdom park and getting your picture taken on the different rides, it’s fun to show off your Disney outfits. This is an unforgettable experience, making it important to feel comfortable and confident in your favorite Disney attire.

Accessories for Disney World

Packing your park bag properly for the Disney World trip is crucial. It’s important to have all the necessities as you roam the different parks. If you plan on purchasing souvenirs remember to save room in your bag for those.

For people with young children, a backpack or easily carryable bag is ideal to fit all the essentials for both you and the whole family. Some essentials include chapstick, sunscreen, face coverings, a first aid kit and hand sanitizer.

We didn’t forget to remind you of all the other essentials too! Make sure to have these and all your favorite things on your packing list. Disney World allows guests to bring in a reusable water bottle, as long as it’s not glass. Considering the Florida heat, deodorant is smart to carry with you. A hat or sunglasses will most definitely be vital on sunny days.

For those who prefer to travel light, a fanny pack or small purse is a better option. Just be sure you can fit everything you need beforehand.

As for the more fun accessories, the possibilities are endless! Don’t forget to pack your favorite unique Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse ear headband. Or buy a new pair when arriving at the park. If you aren’t much of a headband person, a hat with the Mickey ears or Minnie bow is a fun alternative.

Jewelry always adds to an outfit, but be careful with it at the amusement parks. You wouldn’t want any important jewelry to get damaged or lost. 

Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World in central Florida is home to a bunch of unique parks and experiences. Let’s dive into some of the Disney parks! Of course there is the Magic Kingdom park filled with enchantment everywhere you turn.

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Meeting some of your favorite characters and Disney princesses is a great way to spend your time here. However, don’t forget to ride your favorite Disney roller coaster. This park offers some of the classic Disney rides including Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, It’s A Small World and Pirates of the Caribbean. Walk down Main Street and enjoy different shops, food and the atmosphere. Stay late enough to enjoy the new nighttime show, Disney Enchantment!

Animal Kingdom

Moving onto one of the more lively parks is Animal Kingdom. This park celebrates all kinds of nature experiences. You are sure to come across exotic animals, jungle trails and even dinosaurs.

Encountering African birds, lions, elephants, tigers, rhinos and more is one way to ensure a great time. Jump on the Kilimanjaro Safari, Maharajah Jungle Trek, Discovery Island Trail, Conservation Station or Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail for a chance to experience seeing the different animals.

If you’re looking for more connection with animals, visiting the Affection Section petting zoo is a good idea. Rides are obviously one of the favorite things in Disney World and Animal Kingdom has some good ones too!

Be sure to check out Kali River Rapids and Avatar Flight of Passage. The Beacons of Magic is the best way to end the night!

Epcot

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Epcot is a must on the Disney theme parks list! Epcot is full of different adventures full of culture. If you want to taste some fun and delicious food, Epcot food is something you don’t want to miss out on.

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is taking place until November 20, 2021. It’s the perfect activity for the end of the month. This festival is a tour across six continents providing you with a diverse range of food and drink options.

The chefs focus on authenticity of ingredients, cooking techniques and presentation. For those who are the age of 21 and over, drinking around the world at Epcot is a perfect addition to your Disney World vacation.

Enjoy tasting a drink from multiple different countries around the world including Germany, Mexico, Italy, France, Japan, China and more. Besides the food and drinks, Epcot has rides and attractions as well.

Soarin’ Around the World, Test Track, Frozen Ever After and Spaceship Earth are just some of the many great options!

Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios brings all the excitement of Hollywood’s film industry to life! From Star Wars to Toy Story to The Incredibles, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is filled with entertainment, shows, attractions and more from all your favorite movies. Star Wars: Galaxy Edge takes you into a galaxy far, far away.

Explore the rides, characters and food options this destination has to offer. Toy Story Land is perfect for all ages. Ride the Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania to feel like you’re part of the Toy Story family.

There’s plenty of live shows to catch too. Be sure to see Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage, For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing Along Celebration and end the night with Wonderful World of Animation.

Disney Water Parks

We can’t forget about the notorious water parks Disney has! Disney World is home to the Blizzard Beach Water Park and Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is currently closed to maintain health and safety of workers and guests due to COVID-19.

However, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is full of fun experiences. Discover the rides, slides and other water activities available at this water park. The park also has sensational sport options, including mini golf. If you’re looking to just relax, float down the meandering river.

If attending the water park is in your plans, don’t forget to add a bathing suit, flip flops and sunscreen to your packing list! The water parks are perfect for the hot weather Florida has.

Disney Springs

Another exciting place to visit is Disney Springs. Disney Springs is a themed dining, retail and entertainment center that opened in 1975. The area has since grown in popularity, underwent expansions and landed the name Disney Springs. It’s a place for guests to enjoy the natural beauty and historic architecture.

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The promenade expands across four main neighborhoods: The Landing, Marketplace, West Side and Town Center. Explore the many shops and dining experiences. Or sit at one of the many pavilions and enjoy some time with a friend or family member. There are plenty of activities to entertain all ages along the way!

Depending on when you’re going on your trip, it’s possible you’ll run into some long lines. A Disney World Crowd Calendar has been created to provide you with accurate information on the expected busyness of the parks. The Crowd Calendar bases the information off of tickets bought, events being held and more.

If you’re traveling to the magical place with children, it’s smart to plan ahead for the potential long lines in the hot weather. Consider having snacks, water bottles and downloading games for the kids to play.

Other Things to Consider

Disney World is full of countless fun and activities to offer. Overall, Florida is a huge tourist destination known for its beautiful weather, beaches and attractions. Plan your next trip with a travel agents to ensure you get to do everything you want.

As we all know, COVID-19 is still a relevant topic in our current lives. Walt Disney World has been careful and gradual in their approach to COVID-19 health and restrictions. The adjustments and measures may continue to change as necessary.

The park attendance is managed and kept track of by the Disney Park Pass reservation system. Face coverings are currently required in all indoor attractions, queues and transportation. In outdoor locations, face coverings are optional. The cleanliness and sanitation of the parks is an ongoing commitment for the guests and staff. The health and safety conditions of the parks are being continually monitored. Read up on the current updates prior to your visit!

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Clearly, Disney World is a popular place… for valid reasons of course! However, this means it can tend to be pretty packed and crowded. I’m sure you won’t want to wait in line or be on a wait to eat at some of the restaurants Disney has to offer. This is why advance dining reservations have been created.

The advanced Disney dining plans are a way for people to conveniently enjoy the restaurants and food services available. Guests can make reservations up to 60 days in advance plus the length of their stay (up to 10 days). Dining reservations can be made easily online. The reservations are taken at select locations in four different parks. 

If Disney is only part of your trip, there’s plenty of other things you can do in the area. Universal Orlando Resort is another great option. Universal is an American theme park and entertainment resort. It consists of three amazing parks: Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Island of Adventure, Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park.

There are different attractions, rides, shows and more at each park. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is extremely popular and filled with activities Harry Potter fans will love. The Jurassic Park River Adventure is a must. Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration lights up on select nights. Harbor Nights in the Harbor Piazza provides guests with live music and traditional opera.

You can sip wine and enjoy amazing food here. Universal’s Superstar Parade is perfect for any age. Enjoy seeing the characters from your favorite shows and movies. Characters can range from Edith and the minions, SpongeBob, Dora and Diego, animals from The Secret Life of Pets and more.

Universal Orlando Resort makes for more amusement park fun. Be sure to remember all your necessities and wear your comfortable shoes if you’re heading here too!

If you’re looking for a little more relaxation, there’s plenty of options for this as well. While Orlando is located in central Florida, there are still over 10 beaches you can drive to in under 2 hours. The beaches range from Cocoa Beach to Daytona Beach to Vero Beach to Clearwater Beach and more. It is perfect for a day of relaxation after all the walking at Disney World.

You’re sure to have a great time at Disney and throughout your entire Florida vacation. If you don’t have your trip planned, consider booking now and enjoy a get away today!

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