Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Aug 11, 2014
    Danika from NL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am planning a trip with my family in January 2015. I'm wondering about the weather. We're going Jan 10-20, 2015. Will we need coats or shorts? Is it too cold for swimming? Also, the marathon weekend overlaps on our dates, how busy will it be?


    Our family went for Marathon Weekend last year and simply loved it so much we're going back this year. From the milder weather to the lower crowds, it was a respite from what we've found at Spring Break and our summer visits, even our vacations in the fall. The leftover crowd from marathon weekend won't be anything like warmer times of the year. I would still recommend, however, that you get FastPass+ for the more popular attractions.

    The tough question to answer is what to bring to wear. January weather in Florida seems unpredictable. We wore shorts half the time with long-sleeve shirts and nearly froze near the end of our trip. I found myself searching through the marked-down Disney Marathon Weekend apparel at Downtown Disney for a good deal on a light jacket. A check of the weather forecast before you leave home will let you know if you should bring a winter coat or leave it at home, but I can tell you for this year's trip, I will pack a warmer light jacket along with a few pairs of jeans regardless. 

    There were several brave souls in the resort's pool with climate-controlled water, but to hear their accents, they clearly were not from the U.S. where most folks don't swim in 60 or even 70-degree weather. Because swim suits are light to pack, I will pack mine again in case of a full sunny day and would encourage you to, also. 

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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