It’s always fun to visit Disney World during the wintertime. And because of that, it’s deeply important to understand what to wear so you can properly pack you suitcase!
Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival is going on for part of the month, many schools have a Thanksgiving or Fall Break during November, and Disney World will be decked out (pun intended) for the Christmas and holiday season. November is arguably one of the best times of the year to go to Disney World.
What to Wear in Disney World in November
Let’s first discuss the weather in Disney World in November, and how that will dictate what you will pack and ultimately wear.
When visiting Disney World in November, you’ll notice a large temperature drop and difference from the much warmer and much more humid summer months in Orlando. The average highs tracked for Disney World in November are around 79 degrees Fahrenheit. However, since it is almost winter, the highs may not get this high and are likely to be anywhere between 65 degrees Fahrenheit and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
When it comes to the morning and night time when the sun goes down, the average lows are around 59 degrees Fahrenheit. Obviously, it’s not going to be quite as chilly or cold in November as it is in December or January, but the temperatures are more mild than they are in the summer months and early fall. The humidity drops drastically which makes walking around the Disney World parks even more tolerable during the day.
Always keep in mind that the weather in the Disney World parks can change with the drop of a hat, so you want to make sure you’re always prepared for anything to happen. As typical of Orlando, afternoon downpours or thunderstorms are always a possibility.
Make sure you have everything you need such as ponchos and umbrellas to be prepared for all circumstances the November weather in Orlando may through at you on your trip to Disney World.
Clothing to Pack for November
Since it’s cooling down, plan on packing layers. Layers are perfect because they make sure you’re well prepared for both warmer and cooler weather during your trip to Disney World in November. They can help you stay warm in the cooler hours during the morning and at night as well as the very well air-conditioned restaurants in the parks.
You can also always put extra layers into your bag if you get warm walking around the parks during the day. The list below will help you pack for your visit to Disney World in November.
- These are a staple for layering – they can either go over a long sleeved shirt or under a jacket, sweater, or coat.
- If you have any Disney themed shirts, those are fun to wear since you’re around people in the Disney World parks who will appreciate the puns or funny phrases and pictures on some of your favorite Disney shirts. It’s also great to watch the reactions of certain characters when they see their faces on your shirt. You never know what to expect.
- Putting a t-shirt on under a jacket is great because you can always take the jacket, sweater, or coat off when you get too warm and take it back off when you get too cold. It’s the perfect layering option.
Long sleeved shirts
- Bringing just a few of these in case you get colder in the morning or at night is a good idea.
- These are great for people who just get colder more easily.
- If you get too warm and don’t have another option to change into or layer to take off, you can easily roll up the sleeves to your long-sleeved shirt to cool down or get a nice forearm tan.
Shorts and jeans or long pants
- This depends completely on your preferences and the varying temperatures during November.
- Check the weather coming up during the time of your visit to Disney World so you’re aware of the approximate temperature for the exact days of your trip. This will help you choose what to bring more specifically.
- If anything, plan on bringing both shorts and jeans or long pants just in case you need either. It’s never a bad thing to be over prepared – just make sure you have room in your suitcase for everything.
Jacket or sweater
- Some of the restaurants and stores in the Disney World parks can be almost too air conditioned. If you get cold easily, make sure to have a jacket or sweater with you to warm you up when you get cold in these areas.
- The temperatures also drop in the morning and at night, so it’s good to have an extra layer while you’re waiting on a bus, in line for a ride, or saving your spot for the fireworks.
Sneakers or tennis shoes
- Sandals or flip flops aren’t as necessary in November since the heat and humidity are not even close to as bad as they are in the summer months and early fall.
- Sneakers or tennis shoes are probably the most comfortable footwear that you could walk many miles in throughout your visit.
- You’re less likely to have blisters from sneakers or tennis shoes than you are with sandals that rub against your feet in strange ways.
Hat or beanie and gloves or mittens
- You may not need these extra layers, but it never hurts to pack them just in case.
- In the morning or at night, it gets chillier, and you might want them while you’re waiting on a bus, in line for a ride, or saving your spot for the fireworks.
- They don’t take up much room in your suitcase, so it doesn’t hurt to bring them along in case you might need them.
November can be a strange in between month where you don’t know exactly what kinds of clothes to pack for your trip to Disney World. It’s always a good idea to pack for chillier and warmer weather just in case it gets either unseasonably cool or unseasonably warm for November.
Layering is also one of the best things you could do – you can stay cool when you’re walking around the parks and keep warm in the morning, at night, and in some of the well air conditioned restaurants and shops at Disney World. Having layers available will you’re your trip much easier. Having both types of clothes, winter and fall as well as summer, helps you prepare for any kind of weather circumstances that could come about in November.
Keep in mind that you can always buy any clothes you forgot or decided not to bring with you on your trip. There are plenty of local stores and shops at Disney Springs that have plenty of clothing for you in the event that you left clothing at home that you realize you may now want while you’re visiting Disney World in November.
Extra Items to Pack in November
November truly is a great time to visit Disney World with your friends and family. Along with the clothing listed above, there are a few more extra items you might want to consider packing for your trip to Disney World in November.
If you’ve never been to Disney World or haven’t been to Disney World in November, you might benefit from this packing list to help you out. Here are some items you may want to pack when you’re preparing for your visit to Disney World in November.
- Though it’s not spring or summer anymore, it can still be quite warm in Orlando in November, so it’s not uncommon for people to swim this time of year, even though it may seem so for those of you who live in the northern states of America.
- If the weather is a bit chillier or you’re wanting to take a dip in the pool early in the morning or at night, know that most places to stay in Orlando as well as the Disney World Resorts and Hotels always keep their pools heated to a certain temperature. You will be able to go for a swim no matter the weather.
- There are always hot tubs available for you to use if you’re looking for an even warmer soak.
- If you do want to swim, bring along flip flops or sandals. You can wear these as you walk back and forth from the pool or hot tub and your room. Otherwise, you’ll either be barefoot or wearing your tennis shoes.
- Typically, beach towels are available for you to use at most places you stay in Orlando. Disney World Resorts and Hotels assuredly always have beach towels for you to use when going to their pools and hot tubs. This is extremely helpful when you’re trying to save space in your suitcase.
- Even though it’s not as hot and humid, the sun can still shine quite brightly in November.
- Those of you with sensitive eyes will want to bring along some sunglasses so you can safely navigate the parks despite the bright sun beaming down on you during trip to Disney World in November.
Backpack or bag
- Keeping some sort of bag whether it’s a backpack or a drawstring bag or a purse is very helpful for making sure you can carry everything with you in the parks that you want to bring along with you, such as items that are going to be listed below.
- If you are wanting to take the layering aspect of packing seriously, you will definitely want to bring some sort of bag with you into the parks. This means that you can store a jacket to put on when you get chilly and have a place to put it when you want to take it off as you get warm walking around the parks while the afternoon sun is shining down on you.
Ponchos and umbrellas
- Your best chance to save some money is on ponchos and umbrellas. Buying these at home is much cheaper than waiting until the last minute possible as the rain is coming down to purchase the overpriced Disney World ponchos and umbrellas that are double the price just because they have a Mickey Mouse on the back.
- You’re likely to need them because Orlando is notorious for its afternoon rain, downpour, or thunderstorms.
- If anything, ponchos definitely do not take up much room in your suitcase, so it doesn’t hurt to pack them just in case. Then, you’ll have it if any sort of precipitation does come your way.
- This is always a necessity while traveling to Disney World. Even if it’s not going to be extremely hot and humid, you can still always get burnt.
- Sunburns are not at all enjoyable, and when you have to wear clothes over your burns that rub harshly, it makes them even less enjoyable, which is not ideal while walking for many, many miles during your visit to Disney World.
- Sunscreen is another smaller item that doesn’t take up much room in your suitcase. If you bring it, you have it just in case you need it, even if you choose not to use it.
Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
- These come in handy for guests of all ages but especially for younger guests who tend to get their hands sticky quite easily while they’re eating.
- Anyone who is a germaphobe will want to put an extra layer of protection between themselves and the dirty world outside.
- If you use hand sanitizer before you eat, it can protect you from the many germs you have touched on the rails while waiting in lines all day.
- Wet wipes are great for both kids and adults since they can help get all the sticky food off your hands – especially after eating a churro or Mickey ice cream bar.
- You’re less likely to catch any kind of sickness by making sure your hands are clean throughout your visit to Disney World.
All of these are extras you may or may not have thought to bring with you during your trip to Disney World in November. Whether you had the idea to bring them or not, they are listed out here for you just in case you need an extra reminder for your own personal packing list.
Packing for Kids in November
Going to Disney with kids can be quite the challenge. It’s overwhelming and sometimes just plain old exhausting. If you make sure to be well prepared, you will hopefully be able to make your trip to Disney World with your kids as smooth as it can possibly be. Listed below are some items you’ll want to bring along for your younger kids on your trip to Disney World.
ID tag or card
- It can be nerve wracking to travel to Disney World with younger children who are more likely to get lost. If they do happen to get lost or run off without you, having an ID tag or card can be extremely helpful for anyone helping them get back to you.
- Put your name and phone number on the ID tag or card to make it even easier for the person helping your kid to contact you and get them back to you safely.
- Though this is precautionary, it’s never a bad idea to be over prepared.
- Before you leave for Disney World, ask your kids if they want to wear some of their favorite Disney shirts in the parks.
- This is a good alternative option for kids who want to see their favorite Disney character react to their shirt but don’t want to wear a costume to a character meet-and-greet.
- However, some kids will want to go the extra mile and dress up as their favorite Disney character whether that’s a princess, prince, pirate, or someone else.
- Make sure you plan out the day they wear their costume with the day you have a Genie+ reservation or overall plan to go to a special character meet-and-greet.
- Dressier clothes might be nice to have if you’re going to one of the fancier restaurants.
- Many places you eat at Disney World are quite aware of the fact that you’ll walk many miles around the parks before you eat and are okay with casual attire. This is mainly for those of you who want to get extra dressy for your special meals.
Jacket or sweater
- These are great for chilly mornings and nights.
- Kids can put these over a t-shirt or costume in case they get cold during the day or while in the air-conditioned restaurants and stores.
- You’ll always be prepared for any chilly weather when you’re waiting in line or saving your spot for fireworks.
Favorite toy or two
- Occupying anxious and eager kids while they’re waiting in line can be a challenge. If you have one or two of their favorite toys, you just might be able to keep them calm.
- These toys from home might also be a comfort to kids who get fussy or sad at any point throughout your trip.
Stroller protector and clothes pins
- If you plan to bring an infant or baby with you, be sure to bring a stroller protector to keep them safe as well as clothes pins to make sure the stroller protector is secure.
- The stroller protector can keep your baby safe from elements such as the rain or cooler weather.
- This is another way to occupy kids while they’re waiting in line and might comfort them while they walk a lot in the parks.
- Snacks can also help tide them over between meals when they start to get extra fussy or hungry.
- These are really best for kids or babies in strollers – it gives them something extra to hold throughout the day.
- They might want a blanket if they take a nap in their stroller, too.
- Blankets will also keep them warm during the chilly hours in the morning and evening.
Though there is no perfect list to encapsulate everything you want to pack for your kids, hopefully this gives you a good idea and starting point for what to pack for your kids to your visit to Disney World in November.
You know what’s best for your kids and what they’ll love and need on your trip the most. Make sure to pack anything that will make them the happiest as you visit the most magical place on earth.
Packing for Teens in November
Preparing pre-teens and teenagers for your trip to Disney World is quite different than getting your kids ready. First of all, they usually don’t want your help packing because they’re becoming much more independent than they were before.
They also will most likely not want to dress up in costume and won’t be interested, or at least not act like it, in the “little kid stuff” like character meet-and-greets. Below is a list of some important things you’ll want to check and make sure your pre-teen or teenager has packed for your trip to Disney World in November.
ID tag or card
- Even though they’re not kids anymore, you’ll still want to make sure that in case they get lost the people helping them know who they are helping.
- Still put your name and phone number on the ID tag or card. They might not admit it, but if they’re really scared and lost, they might not be calm enough to tell the person helping them your name and phone number.
Phone or tablet
- Pre-teens and teenagers are generally inseparable from their phones and tablets. They’re either going to want to keep their friends updated on their trip or have a way to escape all the family time that’s going on.
- If your pre-teen or teenager doesn’t have a phone, you might want to bring a tablet with you so they can stay occupied with they’re “bored” waiting in line or traveling.
- Music is a huge part of most people’s lives, and it’s likely your pre-teen or teenager is going to want to listen to some of their favorite music at some point during your trip.
- This will help them stay occupied and zone out when they’re bored.
- Obviously, all of these electronics are quite pointless without chargers.
- Keeping a battery pack or portable charger on you through the parks might be good for both you and your pre-teen or teenager. Then you can charger your phone if you’ve drained the battery taking too many pictures.
Deodorant and other toiletries
- With pre-teens and teenagers comes a certain smell. Walking around all day will make them even more smelly, so make sure they bring deodorant with them on your trip.
- They might not admit it, but they’re likely to forget one of their toiletry items. Check with them before you leave to make sure they have everything they need before you leave.
Feminine hygiene products
- Most Disney World bathrooms will have free feminine hygiene products available, which is refreshing. In case they don’t, it’s a good idea to bring some just in case of an emergency.
- Pre-teens or teenagers could get their first menstrual cycle or a regular cycle at any time, so bringing some extra products just helps you be more prepared.
- Pre-teens and teenagers pretty much wear the same types of clothing as you would pack for yourself as an adult.
- For a complete clothing packing list for your pre-teen or teenager, see the list of clothing suggested above.
Packing for pre-teens and teenagers is honestly really similar to packing for adults. You’ll just need to supervise what they pack to make sure they have everything they need.
Hopefully, the list above can give a good picture of what your pre-teen or teenager will need to bring with them on your trip to Disney World in November.
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