Everything You Need to Know to Plan a Fall/Holiday Disney World Trip in 2019

There’s not a bad time to go Disney World, but there are certainly are times that are better than others. The Fall and Holiday seasons are those times for me – and I combine them together intentionally because one season rolls right into the next from late August till the new year.

This year, that roll over and transition will feel even more quick and it makes planning a trip to see multiple seasons and events super easy. This post will go over all the details, dates, and advice you need to know as you start planning your trips for the end of 2019.

This post includes the following events:

  • Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Opening
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
  • Fall Decorations at Disney World
  • Halloween Horror Nights at Universal
  • Illuminations/Epcot Forever Closing/Opening Dates
  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
  • Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
  • Christmas/Holiday Decorations at Disney World
  • New Year’s Eve Celebrations

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Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge won’t have FastPass: Here’s why that’s a good thing

It was announced in March 2019 (subtly, through an update on the Disney website that the community later discovered) that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attractions, once they open, will not be offering FastPass availability.

It came as one simple line that read: “Disney FastPass+ service is unavailable for the attractions in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.”

Keeping in mind that that’s all the information we have to go off of, it’s unclear if this is a permanent/indefinite decision or just temporary while the land and its attractions are new.

(Remember, only one ride will open on opening day – the second of two will open later in the year.)

Your first instinct might be to panic and think that it’ll be impossible to get on the new rides now, with standby lines being too insane for anyone but the most die-hard fans to wait in. Don’t fret – the lines will be bad, but Disney actually made a smart decision here.

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A Disney Remake That Struggled to Fly: Dumbo (2019) Movie Review

Continuing its live-action trend, Disney released Dumbo on March 27th, 2019 and it might just be the most underwhelming Disney movie release of the year.

With everyone currently hyped about Toy Story 4, the Lion King live action remake, and, of course, Avengers Endgame, there just wasn’t much room to hype over and take interest in Dumbo. I’d say that’s definitely been seen in the media coverage and other reviews posted since the movie premiered. It definitely did not overwhelm me.

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Low-Cost Dining Options in Each Disney World Park

Aside from the essential expenses like travel, lodging, and park access, the next expense that you have to spend money on and is almost as essential is dining. You have a lot of options when it comes to dining, however, and you don’t even have to buy it in the parks. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of buying groceries or packing in meals to the parks – so in this post I will share my top low-cost places to eat in each Disney World theme park.

You really don’t have to worry too much about sacrificing quality when you eat at a lower-cost dining location. Disney food is great where ever you get it from (if you like the food on the menu). You can also get your dietary needs met anywhere – Disney dining is well-known for providing gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, and keto friendly options anywhere – among any other dietary restrictions you need to meet.

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