Mom And Son Safari
  • On May 30, 2012
    Marisa from OH 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.

    Hi Moms! We are hoping to plan a vacation for January 2013 for our 5 yo and 22 mo old. I know we aren't able to make reservations yet, but is January typically a good time to go? Is everything still open? What should we expect? Thanks so much!

    Hi, Marisa!

    January is usually a nice time to travel to Walt Disney World as far as the crowds go.  Kids are back to school after winter break, and spring break has not started yet.  You will see it a bit more crowded around the WDW Marathon weekend, and again it picks up a bit on the weekend around Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but overall crowds are very manageable. 

    OK - the downside!  It is January, and even though it is Florida, it is still Winter.  Once the sun goes down, it gets cold.  Plan to bring your heavy coats from Ohio, as you may need them on some nights.  Honestly, I have been to WDW in January when we have been swimming, and other times when we wore winter coats.  You will just have to check the weather forecast before leaving home.  Average temperatures will be somewhere in the 60's.  Your best bet would be to book as late in the month as possible to get closer to some springtime weather!

    You may find some refurbishment closings, but with so many attractions and activities, you will find plenty to keep you busy. 

    You will be able to book online for 2013 sometime in mid-summer so keep checking back.  If after booking you find a better Special Offer, call a Disney Reservationist at (407)W-DISNEY to update your reservation.   Have a great time planning your vacation, and hope to See Ya Real Soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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