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Beyond Pumpkin Spice: A Guide to Autumn in Orlando

Autumn in North America calls to mind colorful leaves, cozy flannels, and pumpkin spice everything. In Florida, however, we like to do things a little differently. Foodie festivals, wine tastings, and extreme haunted houses are signs fall has arrived. Since this season is so unique in Florida, you may be wondering what you can expect during your autumn vacation. Read on for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about visiting Orlando during fall.

What is the average fall temperature in Orlando?

Autumn in Orlando is essentially an extension of summer. While the heat isn’t nearly as intense as during the summer months, the day’s still pleasantly warm and sunny. Leave the scarves and boots at home and pack your swimsuit and flip flops if you plan on visiting during these months. Orlando’s rainy season continues through the fall, so don’t forget your umbrella or poncho. If it does rain, the storms are generally brief and limited to the afternoon or evening, so you’ve got plenty of time to enjoy the day.

Expect the following average temperatures in Central Florida during fall:

September: High 90F, low 73F

October: High 85F, low 66F

November: High 78F, low 59F

What is there to do during autumn in Orlando?

Autumn brings milder weather and coincides with the shoulder season, making it the ideal time to enjoy Orlando’s outdoor attractions.

Play at the theme parks and waterparks

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy shorter lines at the theme parks this season, while also enjoying some of the newest and most anticipated additions. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is the newest roller coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure that introduces you to some of the rarest magical creatures. If you’ve got tickets to Hollywood Studios, you’ll definitely want to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, where you can fly the Millennium Falcon and battle against the First Order.

Nearby, Orlando’s waterparks offer an escape for those who wish summer hadn’t ended. Whether you love lazy rivers or heart-pounding thrills, you’ll find it at the multiple waterparks within minutes of International Drive.

Explore the outdoors

Everyone loves to explore nature during autumn – or at least take a selfie in the great outdoors. While all your friends post the same old pumpkin patch photos, you can spice up your feed with a selfie at a Central Florida citrus grove. The citrus season begins in November so if you visit in late fall you can enjoy fresh oranges. Some farms even allow you to pick your own fruit straight from the trees.

If you are looking for something more adventurous, try kayaking on the natural springs, or take an airboat tour to learn more about Florida’s natural ecosystems. Both offer plenty of opportunity to safely observe unique wildlife, including baby gators who usually hatch in early fall.

Are there any fall events in Orlando?

Some of Orlando’s best theme events take place in autumn. Whether you want to feast, shop, or get scared silly at the nation’s premier Halloween event, there is truly something for everyone.

Depending on when you visit, you can:

  • Sample wines and cuisine from around the word at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
  • Enjoy a girls night out at the Southern Women’s Show
  • Escape a haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights
  • Shop for handmade souvenirs at Fall Fiesta in the Park
  • Party with the Jonas Brothers at the Amway Arena

Booking your Orlando vacation

Now that you’ve got a better idea of what you can expect on your autumn vacation in Orlando, it’s time to consider booking a hotel. Rosen Inn International has a prime location on International Drive, just minutes from events such as Halloween Horror Nights. Rosen Inn International also has two pools which you’ll be able to enjoy in the warm weather, a playground for kids, and on-site dining options. Book your stay by clicking the orange button at the top of the page, or call 407-996-1600 to learn more about our hotel.

Rosen Inn International

Universal Orlando

6000 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819

SeaWorld Orlando

7007 Sea World Dr
Orlando, FL 32821

Rosen Inn International

Toll Free: 1-800-825-7600

Local: 407-996-1600

7600 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

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