Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On May 20, 2012
    Jaime from NH 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'll be in WDW August 9-18 for my son's first visit! I've been to Disney many times before, but always in April during school vaca. I'm concerned about the crowds and heat in August. Can you tell me how April and August differ/compare in WDW?

    Hi Jaime!

    You are probably facing the same crowd level if you usually come during spring break.  We visit in August every year for my children's birthday's.  I'm not going to sugar coat it, it's hot and humid, but tolerable.  Be sure to wear sunscreen, keep yourselves hydrated and take breaks in the afternoons to splash around in your resort pool or head over to a water park for a couple of hours.  The nice thing about Walt Disney World is that most of the attractions are indoors.  If you need an air conditioned break, head to an indoor show where you can sit and cool off for a little bit.  

    A great tip especially for hot days is that you can get complimentary cups of ice or ice water at any location that services fountain soda.  I always take advantage of this!  It might be a good investment to purchase a spray fan as well.  These help keep you cool when you're standing in lines.

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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