Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jan 16, 2014
    Amanda from MI 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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    I have a question about coming to WDW in the middle of August. It is predicted to be very hot (which I don't mind) and very rainy (which I do mind). Has anyone traveled here during this time and kind of know what to expect?

    Hi Amanda,

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I have visited Walt Disney World several times in the middle of August. I know the weather averages will tell you it will be hot and rainy, but the averages don't tell the whole story.

    The weather in Florida in August will be hot so I'm glad you're prepared for it. There is typically some rain every day, but we have been for a week in August and only had rain one day. Frequently, there will be afternoon thunderstorms that might last thirty minutes to several hours. We actually enjoy those rainstorms because people will leave the parks thinking the rain will last, and we will get to enjoy shorter lines for a brief time. My husband and I are weather fanatics and have several weather apps installed on our smart phones. When the rain starts, we check to see if it's going to be short lived or long lasting. If short lived, we'll find an attraction to take refuge in. If the rain looks to be long lasting, we do consider heading back to the resort for a break. We have honestly only had that happen once or twice. 

    There are no guarantees with the weather, but I guarantee there is no better place than Walt Disney World to wait out a rainstorm! Please let me know if you have any other vacation planning questions. Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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