The calendar might say it’s Fall but Florida’s weather might say otherwise. In an effort to make the temperatures match the season, Floridians do several things to make it feel like it really is fall outside, most of which really do work.
Eat more apples
We’re several hours from a local orchard so we won’t be doing any apple picking any time soon, but we can buy a bunch of apples and pretend we picked them ourselves. Go ahead and dip them in caramel and you’ll feel full on like you are up North.
Play in leaves
Every year the town of Celebration in Walt Disney World celebrates the season change by dumping fake leaves all over the town for their Oktoberfest event. This just might be the only place to see the leaves “change” in the entire state. Check it out.
Dress like Fall
The temps in Florida don’t usually change until the third week in October, and even then it is by no means cold out. But you can pretend everything is cooler right now by busting out the fall clothes. Go ahead and dress up in boots, sweaters and jeans. Just make sure you have a portable fan handy.
If we can’t go to a real pumpkin patch, we’re going to make sure we at least eat some pumpkins or at least pumpkin-flavored food this fall. While there are a plethora of pumpkin treats available like the much-anticipated pumpkin spice lattes, some of our favorites include the Pumpkin Cheesecake Log at Main Street Bakery in Disney’s Magic Kingdom, pumpkin spice beignets at Disney’s Port Orleans - French Quarter and the pumpkin cupcake that is decorated to look like a pumpkin throughout Disney parks.
Attend a Fall/Halloween event at an Orlando theme park
Orlando theme parks have plenty of fall and Halloween themed fun to offer this time of year. SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular, LEGOLAND Florida’s Brick-or-Treat, Walt Disney World’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights are just a few. Attend one and you’ll for sure feel like Fall is in the air.