Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 30, 2012
    Stephanie 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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    Hi Stacy! I'm going to be visiting Disney the second week in January, can you tell me what the weather is like that time of year? It's cold where I live, but I don't know if I should pack shorts or pants. What should I plan to pack? Help!

    In January the average high is 71 and average low is 47, which means that you should definitely plan to wear layers. When I visit in January I pack mostly jeans, T-shirts, light long sleeves to layer and fleece jackets. I start off the day in a jacket and usually shed it by the afternoon. I usually don't wear shorts in Orlando in January, but I'm cold natured. My husband packs shorts and he is fine. The weather can be fickle during this time of year. One year there was sleet and freezing rain, another temperatures were so warm that we wished we packed shorts! 

    Right now it appears that this January will be fairly mild with temperatures in the 70s in the afternoon. Pack light layers and you'll be fine! And don't worry, there are plenty of places in the park to buy a sweatshirt, raincoat or T-shirt if the weather shifts during the day. 

    I hope you have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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