• On Jan 7, 2015
    Erin from IL 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.

    We are going to WDW in just 26 days! I know everyone suggests dressing in layers, great idea. I'm wondering though, what do you do with all the layers you're not wearing? For a family of 5, that can be a lot of extra stuff to carry in the parks all day!


    January and February do bring unpredictable weather to Disney: one day it's sunny and 70 degrees and the next day it's in the upper 30s or low 40s with a windchill that can come across the water at night and make you think you're vacationing in Chicago.

    Typically, though, our family finds ourselves taking a light jacket to the parks, sometimes layered with a long-sleeve t-shirt over a short-sleeved one. As lunch arrives the jackets are tied around our waists. Only rarely do we need to strip down to the short-sleeves to be comfortable, but even then, the long-sleeves can also be tied around the waist or stuffed in a backpack. If rain is in the forecast, you'll find us strapping a fanny-pack around everyone to carry their own ponchos. Once we graduated from having a stroller to not only carry our littlest guy but also all of our gear, a backpack could get really heavy toting six plastic ponchos. 

    My 17-year-old just agreed that fanny packs are coming back into fashion, so let everyone share the load.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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