EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 21, 2012
    Ronda from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning our first DW trip December 8 - 12, 2012 with our kids ages 6 & 8. What can we expect in terms of crowds, lines and weather? Also my kids are little fish so are swimming and water parks options or is it too cold?

    Hi Ronda!  Congratulations on planning your first trip to Walt Disney World!  I had the fortune to be able to travel down to WDW during that exact time frame last year, and I can say that it is definitely a great time to go.  The crowd levels are pretty low, with exception of the nights when Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is being held (separate ticket required).  The weather for that particular week in December last year was fairly nice, with highs in the mid 70's during the day, and an evening average of 55-60.  However, in 2010 there was a bit of a cold snap, resulting in temperatures in the 40's, so I would definitely keep an eye on the weather once your trip gets closer. 

    With respect to the water parks, yes, one or both of the water parks will be open during your stay.  They do alternatively closed during the winter months, but the schedule for December 2012 has not been posted yet.  The great news is that the water slides and pools are heated during the winter months, so I would absolutely consider taking the kids to enjoy the great Disney water parks!

    Hope that this helps you plan the first of many Walt Disney World vacations!


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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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