EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Sep 13, 2014
    Cindy from TX 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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    Hi there.. We plan on visiting next summer about the third week of August. How are the crowds and temperatures during that time?

    Hi Cindy,

    I vacationed at Walt Disney World with my family during the third week of August 2014. 

    On the plus side, I found the crowds to be quite low. By mid-August many of the school districts in the South are heading back to classes, so that tends to be the beginning of the slower season. I was quite happy with the minimal crowd level we experienced. 

    On the minus side, it's hot in Orlando in August. Like really hot. Like really, really, really center of the sun hot. I see that you're from Texas, so that may not be an issue for you, but I'm a Northern girl and found the heat in August to be oppressive. Of course there's always a possibility that next year will be a bit cooler, but during my summer trips this year (I also went in mid July), the daily highs were in the high 90s, with heat indexes in the 100s every day. 

    If you don't mind the heat, late August is a fantastic time to visit Walt Disney World. If you're truly bothered by high temperatures, then try to find an alternative date. 

    Please let us know if you have additional questions. We're happy to help. 
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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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