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  • On Dec 30, 2014
    Claudine from NY 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.

    I am thinking about visiting DW in Jan 2016 before my daughter goes back to college.I have two teenagers.What is DW like this time of year?I am looking for the best price on hotels, good weather and no crowds! What are some "hi-lights" for teens

    Welcome Claudine! Sounds like you have a fun trip in mind before your college girl heads back to class. There are so many great things for teens to do at Walt Disney World!

    January is one of the best times to visit when it comes to crowds, but crowd levels do pop a bit for the Walt Disney World Marathon during the second weekend of the month, and the weekend of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. We've been in the parks on both of these occasions, though, and found crowds were pretty manageable.

    I'm a Florida girl, so I can definitely talk weather! We can actually dip as low as the 30s, or soar as high as 80s. For the most part the weather is pretty moderate - you'll almost never see anything below freezing - so just check the forecast before you come, plan to dress in layers, and you'll be prepared for anything.

    Your teens will probably appreciate the thrill rides in the parks, like Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, or Test Track. If they like shopping, they'll love the new Marketplace Co-Op at Downtown Disney. I visited recently for the first time, and it was amazing. Cool gadgets, great bags, fun clothes, all in a fun, funky atmosphere.

    My fellow panelists have lots more ideas for teens, too, if you'd like to check them out. Claudine, I know your teens will find their fun at Walt Disney World. Hope you have a blast!

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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