Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Aug 28, 2013
    Jonathan 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.

    Visiting Jan12-18 2014, MK,HS, and epcot. Are Jedi training, parades at MK, etc still going on even though slow time. Any things that we will miss, or other things we will be able to see, usually come in May, Jan is new. Also weather? pants/jackets??

    Hi Jonathan!

    Congratulations on planning your Walt Disney World vacation!  You've picked a great time to head to the Disney parks.  The month of January sees lower crowd levels, cooler temperatures and less lines at the attraction queue's.  Typically, all parades, shows, outdoor entertainment and Jedi Training will take place, save for inclement weather.  If the weather is unfavorable, Jedi Training will be cancelled for that particular show.  Parades will be held off until the weather turns for the better.  Fireworks are only cancelled if there is lightening or severe weather conditions.

    Weather can be a factor as the evening have a tendency to be a bit chilly, so I will recommend wearing layers that you can remove during the day, and put back on in the evening.  Light jacket, sweatshirt and t-shirt are good layering options.  Also, gloves and a light skully or hat might keep you from getting a chill.

    Keep in mind that you will also be visiting the theme parks during a high refurbishment period.  Disney will release a list of attractions that will be closed during your visit.  You can find this list at the independent website

    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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