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  • On Mar 29, 2009
    Amanda from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    You moms and dads here have been a great helper planning my family's first disney vacation. I have heard about the "lovebug" season for FL. Since we are visiting May 2- May 9, 2009 will it be a problem for us or is it usually later end of May an

    Hi Amanda,

    Before I tackle the "critter" question, I'd like to say that you have picked a truly glorious month to travel to Disney!  May is gorgeous, with warm (but usually not oppressively hot) days.  Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival will be in "full bloom" while you are there.  This is a "don't miss" on my list at this time of year.  The park is absolutely spectacular with over 30 million blooms, Disney-inspired topiaries and, my favorite, Minnie's Butterfly Garden!

    Now,onto those pesky Lovebugs.  Lovebugs tend to make their semi-annual appearance in central Florida for three to five weeks in May and September.  Your trip may coincide with their mating season, but I wouldn't let this at all deter you from travelling.  We've visiting during "Lovebug Season" many, many times.  They don't bite or bus.  Frankly, they aren't very interested in humans at all.  When you see them, they are busy, well, um...making more Lovebugs.  They generally come out in the morning and at sunset, and can easily be swatted away with a hand.  For some reason, they seem to love cars, and Florida residents often complain about their increased visits to the car wash during their appearances.  Luckily, you won't be driving around from ride to ride, so don't need to worry.

    Honestly, I HATE bugs (I'm the wife who leaves a bowl with ten heavy books on top of a random spider until my hubby comes home), and I'm not bothered by Lovebugs. 

    Have a wonderful trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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