Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 9, 2014
    Starr from IL 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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    My daughter's 5th birthday will be next August. We are torn between going in August, so we will be gone for her birthday, or going totally early over spring break of 2015. I know there are pros and cons to each. In your opinion, which would you choose?

    Hi Starr!

    First of all, I'd like to wish your daughter a Very Happy (upcoming) 5th Birthday!  There's no better place to celebrate a birthday than Walt Disney World!

    There are certainly pros and cons to each time frame, and ultimately the choice will be in your hands.  Let's chat about the pros and cons:

    hot (average high is around 92 degrees)
    (typically) daily rain showers
    crowd levels in the 'normal' range for summer vacation travel
    it is seasonable enough to enjoy the pool and water parks

    Spring Break
    can be much more moderate temperature-wise (average highs in upper 70s, but you can see 90s in March as well)
    not as much rain
    crowds are at a very high level because of Spring Break travel

    I think it'll really boil down to personal preference: higher crowd levels, or warmer temperatures?  I will say that we've vacationed many a time at the end of July, and while it is hot, it's not completely unbearable.  There are lots of ways to stay cool, and any reason to eat more ice cream is a plus in my book!  The daily rain showers actually do help cool things down a bit, and are so welcome.  

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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