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  • On Jul 7, 2012
    Zainab Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We're coming on 29 Aug til 12 September, can you tell me what the weather and crowd is like during these times. Is it very hot or busy? Also my son is a huge Incredibles and cars fan, do they sell any exclusive merchandise at wdw.

    Hello, Zainab!

    Summers in Central Florida can be very warm, but there are lots of ways to beat the heat!

    First, be sure that each member of your party has a container of water at all times. Staying hydrated keeps everyone happy. Bring a wide-mouthed, screw-top bottle per person, and fill up with ice and water in the a.m.; refill at lunch. Plan trips to indoor attractions throughout the day, so that you're cooled down every hour.

    Regarding crowds, you'll be heading in just around the time that crowds subside, since many schools have started back for the new year. However, you will be in the parks over the Labor Day holiday weekend, so you may notice that the crowds are a little heavier from Friday through Monday, 9/3/12. After that date, you will notice a dramatic decline in the crowd level.

    For your Incredibles and Cars fan, head over to Disney's Hollywood Studios and pick up a Times Guide as you enter. You'll find out exactly where your favorite characters can be found so that you'll get their autographs and some really fantastic pictures with them. In addition, if you have a smart phone, there's a great, free APP which can help you locate Character Greetings in the park as well. Read this Disney Parks Blog for more information and to see how this great APP can help you locate so many things, especially once it detects that you're in the park. Love this APP! Typically, you can find character-specific merchandise at select locations. Look for toys, collectible pins, cups, shirts and hats with your son's favorite characters on them; I'm sure you'll find some he's just going to love!

    Have a wonderful trip! Please send more questions as you think of them; I'd love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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