Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Nov 14, 2012
    Laura from MN 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.

    My family and I will be in DW the first week of December. I've been advised to pack and dress in layers, but is the weather/temperature at the time of year more shorts weather or pants weather? I just want to make sure I'm dressing my kids appropriately!

    Hi there, Laura!

    As a Floridian myself, I am rarely out of jeans after mid-November. However, Guests who come from warmer climes might be comfortable either way.

    Historically, the average high is 73F, while the average low is 53F. That's mid-late December, though, so consider November's data in to your packing: the average high is 79F, with the average low at 59F.

    In all likelihood, for Guests used to snowy, icy conditions, shorts would be fine for the daytime. And if layered properly, they might work for the evenings, as well. I'm hesitant, of course, to make any recommendations one way or the other because without knowing your family members and their preferences, I would not want to risk steering anyone wrong!

    Additionally, it can be tricky to predict the winter weather here in Florida, so please be on top of the forecasts about a week before you set off on your trip.

    Have a wonderful time!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.

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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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