As you can see from the data below, even the winter months are quite pleasant with average highs in the 70’s and lows in the 50’s.
Disney World experiences extreme heat and humidity in the summer months, daily rain patterns during portions of the year, as well as tropical storm and hurricane possibilities.
During the winter months cooler temperatures and chilly nights may catch some travelers off guard.
Check the table of historical weather data as well as the upcoming forecast for your vacation time to ensure that you and your family will be prepared for anything that Mother Nature throws Orlando’s way!
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While Disney World weather can be awfully hot in the summer months, there are numerous ways to cool off and keep cool:
- Go visit one of the water parks. Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are both open in the summer, whereas only one is open at a time during the winter months.
- Take a midday break and relax at your resort’s pool. All of the Disney resorts have pools – some of which are most elaborately themed.
- Don’t sweat it – just go to the parks. Almost all of the attractions are air conditioned and even the queue lines are comfortably cooled.
On the other hand, the weather at Disney World in the fall and winter is simply delightful. Sunny, dry days followed by cool evenings will keep everyone happy and energized!
No need to worry about cranky, hot kids (or parents!). You may have to pack more creatively and plan on layered clothing.
You might even need a hat and mittens!
We actually did need them one night in December while at the Candlelight Processional in Epcot. But the chilly crisp night air just added to the Christmas spirit!
Depending on the day and how brave you are, swimming is still an option during the winter months. My family has been known to swim in the evenings in December! Note that while Disney keeps the water heated to a balmy temperature, they make no provisions whatsoever for the surrounding air! So have a warm towel at the ready and take the plunge!
Just remember, you will most likely not have picture perfect weather for your entire vacation. So when the storm clouds rear their ugly heads, simply don a rain poncho and carry on my friend. Most of the attractions and queue lines are covered or indoors. Restaurants and shops happily offer protection from the rain.
Don’t let the rain get you down, most times the storms move in and out quickly. Simply slap a grin on your face and go out and play in the puddles!
Bottom line? Don’t let the heat get to you! Just go and have fun!