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  • On Apr 29, 2014
    Terri from IL 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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    We really want to come to Disney around our Anniversary this September 4th, 2014. I have heard that it is really hot at that time. Just want to ask the panel if it super hot and any recommendations to avoid the heat. Thanks,

    Hi Terri,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I've lived in Central Florida for 30 years, so I'm happy to offer ideas for handling the heat.

    It will still be hot in September, though slightly less so than in July and August. The highs during the month average about 90 with lows in the low to mid-70s. Still, September is an excellent time to visit the Walt Disney World resort.

    During the week of your anniversary, immediately after Labor Day, you can expect some of the lowest crowds of the year as families all return to school across the country. We often spend Labor Day weekend in the parks because the crowds are very manageable, even with the holiday.

    So, No. 1, it's easier to stay cool during that time simply because there are fewer people around. I also recommend tucking a water bottle into your bag or backpack so that you can stay hydrated at all times. (You can get free ice water at almost all counter service restaurants.)

    Make sure you use plenty of sunscreen and wear a hat if possible.

    Mix up your activities to intersperse cool moments throughout the day. Mid-afternoon is a perfect time to visit air-conditioned attractions such as Hall of Presidents, the American Showcase, Ellen's Energy Adventure, The Great Movie Ride or Finding Nemo -- the Musical.

    We often plan a late lunch/early dinner for around 4 p.m., too, so that we can rest and cool off in the hottest part of the afternoon.

    Take advantage of early morning and late evening Extra Magic Hours to get more park time during the cooler parts of the day.

    And you always have the option of heading back to your resort during the afternoon for a nap or a swim.

    Wishing you a wonderful anniversary trip! My husband and I frequently celebrate our anniversary at Walt Disney World, so please let me know if I can help with dining recommendations or other celebration ideas. Enjoy!

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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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