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  • On Jan 28, 2008
    Wanda from GA 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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    We are leaving on Valentines Day for Disney and want to know what kind of clothing to take for me and children-is it warm enough for short sleeves during day and shorts and what kind of shoes do you suggest?

    A WDW vacation is filled with A LOT of walking. As far as shoes go, I would plan to wear my most comfortable pair for park touring. For most people, this means sneakers. When we travel to WDW, I generally bring three pairs of shoes each for myself and my daughters: sneakers for the parks, flip-flops or Crocs for the pool area, and a dressy pair of sandals or flats for dining out in the evening.

    In mid-February, the average high is in the low 70s and the average low is in the low 50s. Bear in mind that these are averages and that any given year might be quite different. I have been at WDW during five of the last six Februaries. We have experienced everything from sweltering high 80s to frigid icy 30s during these trips. In general, for February travel, I would bring one or two pairs of shorts in case you get a heat wave, but mostly I would bring capri-length pants or jeans for park touring. The key to dressing on top is really layers. Short-sleeve t-shirt, long-sleeve t-shirt, and then sweater or jacket. You can just remove layers as the day progresses from the cool morning to the warmer afternoon.

    Since the weather can be so variable, I always make it a point to check the 10-day forecast as the date of my trip approaches. Go to and search for the Orlando, FL weather. You can find here screens with averages and up-to-the-minute forecasts.

    Have a great trip.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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