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  • On Apr 28, 2009
    Michel from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We live in Michigan and want to get away from the cold! Looking at Nov or Dec 09, concerned about crowds, ie: Jersey Week, Pop Warner, Thanksgiving, etc. Can go anytime either month. Also, would enjoy warmer than Michgian weather. Any suggestions?

    Michel,

    Being a neighbor of yours down here in Indiana, I totally get it! Sunshine, here we come!

    Crowds are busy the week of Thanksgiving, and from the week of Christmas through New Years Day. Otherwise, crowds are actually very low. So the general breakdown is;

    • Weeks 1, 2, and 3 of November: Moderate crowds
    • Week 4 of November: Busy crowds
    • Weeks 1-2 of December: Light crowds
    • Weeks 3 and 4 of December:  VERY busy crowds
    My personal preference would be week 2 of December, so that you can avoid holiday crowds, but still enjoy the AMAZING holiday decorations in the parks and resorts.

    As for temperature, here are the average temperatures for November and December, as per the National Weather Service.  Both months had low monthly rainfalls, so no worries there. I will tell you also that I was there during the first week of December last year, and it was warm enough to swim every single day!

    November Temperatures
    • High: 78.9
    • Low: 58.7
    • Average: 68.8
    December Temperatures
    • High: 73.7
    • Low: 52.6
    • Average: 63.0 
    If I can help you with any follow-up questions, feel free to ask me directly from my bio page!

    Have a magical (and warm) vacation!
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I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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