Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Apr 22, 2012
    Andrea from MI 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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    I know I am planning WAY ahead, but we are thinking of a DisneyWorld trip last week of August 2013. Is it too hot this time of year to enjoy the parks? Also, will it be very busy, or will kids in Florida be back to school? Thanks!

    Welcome to the Mom's Panel, Andrea!  We're glad you're hEAR!  You are my kind of girl getting a jump start on the Disney Vacation Planning. I am also a huge planner and completely understand wanting to go ahead and get an idea of a time frame for your 2013 trip!  I live in Georgia so we see very similar temperatures here as they do in Florida. I will not lie to you...August is really hot in the South!  I would recommend visiting the parks first thing in the morning when they open and then plan to go back to your Disney Resort for a break or swimming in the early afternoon to get out of the heat for a bit. You can then reenter the parks in the early evening and enjoy all the activities of the parks when the temperatures start to cool back down. Schools in Georgia usually go back in session in early August and Florida schools typically go back mid-August. I do believe many schools across the United States start back after Labor Day, but I do not know of any Florida schools that start back that late. I do think the crowd levels will be a little more manageable in late August than if you visited in June or July.  The unofficial website does show the last week of August to be "Highest Attendance" on their Historic Attendance chart with crowds dropping off after Labor Day.  I hope this helps with your planning, Andrea!  Please write back if I can answer any other questions for you.  Best wishes for a Magical 2013 Trip!
    Happy Planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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