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  • 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.

    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

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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