Cinderella Castle 50th Night
  • On Sep 5, 2022
    Regina from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Trying to decide, when would be a good time to go. I don't do well in the heat. What month would you suggest.

    Hey Howdy Hey Regina,

    It is great to see you back at planDisney. There are a lot of factors to think about when planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. You need to consider work and possibly school schedules, budgets, special events and potential crowd levels. And, like you, I always consider the typical weather at that time of the yEAR. 

    While the Florida heat and humidity can definitely impact how enjoyable your trip is, the good news is there are a number of months where the extreme heat relents and the weather is more comfortable. The even better news is these months often coincide with some of the lower travel periods. This means not only would you have more comfortable weather but also smaller crowd levels. If you have the flexibility to travel at any time of the year, the first option I would look at is mid September to mid November. While still warm, the average temperatures have usually dipped from the summer 90s to the lower 80s and occasionally, the 70s. There may even be early mornings or evenings where a light sweatshirt could be helpful. Another great thing about travel during these months is you would be able to enjoy the fall festivities, like Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. The one downfall to this time of the year, is it falls at the end of hurricane season and daily rain is common. Luckily most days, the rain is a brief shower or thunderstorm and not a complete wash out. We simply carry a change of socks and a rain poncho and continue on. 

    If you are looking for even cooler temperatures, the other option would be early January through early March. January is typically the coolest month of the year in Florida with daily temperatures in the high 60s and low 70s. In the evenings or early mornings, it is not unusual to see 50s. We have been there many times in January and early February and needed not only jeans and sweatshirts, but there were days that we appreciated having coats and light winter hats with us. Again the crowds are typically very low at this time of the year, until you approach March and start to see Spring Break travelers. While you will not have the same special events at this time of the year as you would in the fall, you will still have plenty of reasons to visit. One big plus right now is the 50th anniversary celebration will continue through the end of March. You could skip the heat, find lower crowd levels and still take part in The World's Most Magical Celebration

    I hope this helps you find the perfect time to visit with plenty of cool temperatures and sunshine. If I can help with any further planning questions, please stop back and see me.

    T-T-F-N (Ta-Ta for now),
    Margaret 
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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