Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 22, 2015
    Jessica from NY 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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    I am going to WDW from 12/4-12/12. Is the weather usually hot enough to swim? The pools at our resort look awesome and we have one day scheduled to just hang out at our resort. Should we look for alternate activities?

    Hello, Jessica. That's a great question. I completely understand as I am in your exact situation. Our trip begins just as yours ends, and I am planning to bring our swimsuits. My son loves swimming and since the pools are outdoors we are all at the mercy of the Florida weather. I am a Florida native, and can tell you that although the winters are mild, it can get pretty cold especially during the evening. The December temperature averages for Central Florida are highs in the mid-70s and lows in the mid-50s. When I was in Florida last December there were a handful of times where I could have easily thrown on a swimsuit and jumped in the water, however, there were also times where I was so cold my teeth chattered! I think your best bet is to prepare for anything. I say pack your swimsuits, and if there is an opening in your plans that align with a warm afternoon, then enjoy the water. I also suggest looking into other activities in case of colder temperatures. Its always good to have options and some flexibility in your plans. 

    If you'd like, we can help you find other resort activities if you could return with another question and specify where you will be staying. We'd love to help in any way we can. Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Indiana

I am a recent graduate from Ball State University and mother to my 5-year-old son. We love all things Disney and when we aren’t watching Disney films or planning our next vacation, we love to go to touring Disney shows. I also love to cook, listen to music, read books, and paint. With my experience planning vacations and navigating the parks from a single parent’s perspective, I hope to be able to add a little “pixie dust” to your vacation! Learn More About Sarah

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