• On Aug 15, 2008
    Mistie from TX 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 trip to Disney World this December 28th - Jan 1st. Can you tell us what the temperature normally runs, as we are curious about the pools, and if all parks are open? Any advice for our Disney Christmas trip? Thank you.

    Hi Mistie,

    You will be in for an extra magical vacation during this week.  All of the parks will be open for you to tour.  However on New Years Eve, the parks could reach capacity early, so make sure you are in the park you want to be in as the ball drops at midnight!

    The temperature in Disney will range.  I have been there around this time, and it was 85 one time and 30 another. I would check a weather station on the internet a few days before you arrive to determine what to pack. I would avoid tank tops but you may need shorts and definitely a sweatshirt.  If the weather changes while you are there, you can always buy your souvenir to wear. I have had to do this too!

    The pools are always open and heated to 82 degrees so bring your suits.

    I would make sure you have your Advance Dining Reservations secured now as the restaurants will be packed and walk ups may not be seated.

    However, the main thing to remember is to enjoy your trip! It will be crowded so ask your family to pick a few must haves at each park and cover these. The Disney website and vacation videos are a great resource to look at options.

    Finally, smile and have fun!

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My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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