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Old 04-15-2013, 08:38 AM   #1
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November or December?

Hi, for first timers, would you say November or December is best? If we do November could we get to see both fall and Christmas decorations? What about weather? We are coming from a cold northern state so would prefer a semi warm vacation. Any advice would really be appreciated.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:45 AM   #2
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I doubt you would see both seasons of decoration. The Christmas stuff goes up around Thanksgiving...resorts start a bit earlier than that.
As far as weather??? Dec is a crap shoot. I've been in early Dec for 10 years now. There have been times when I needed mittens at night, not to mention the jacket over the sweatshirt, a scarf, jeans and socks!! When it gets down to the low 50's in central Florida, it's cold!!!
Other times, it's been very pleasant...warm during the day (in the 60's-70's) and down to cooler temps at night when the sun goes down.
If you are looking for a warmer stay? I would go down the middle of November. The crowds should be pretty good then..just avoid Veterans Day! If you go any time from the 10th to the 25th or so, you should get good weather and lowish crowds.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:49 AM   #3
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We've done both....early/mid December, and early November. There is something truly magical about the holidays at Disney. As the pp mentioned, weather could be similar or very different - but both our trips were warm (warmer than up north!) and no rain at all. I personally would aim for the 2nd or 3rd week of November (pre-thanksgiving - with some decorations up), or 2nd or 2rd week of December (holidays in full swing).
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:54 AM   #4
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Thank you! We were set to do first week of December. (Nov 29-Dec 8th) but then started questioning maybe mid November. I really want to see the Christmas decorations, but would prefer not to freeze either on our Florida vacation haha ill have to really think on this I guess thanks everyone!
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:05 AM   #5
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I'm in the same boat! We are actually thinking veterans week because it would only be 4 days out of school. I'm hoping they come out with the school calander to see if there are any professional days off.
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You will see Christmas decorations in mid-November because typically MVMCP will start in early November as well as the Osborne Lights.
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I just checked and both started last year on November 9th

hope that helps
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I just checked and both started last year on November 9th

hope that helps
Ohhhh that's really great info!!! Thank you! I think that might also be around when my kids have off from school for a couple days!
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You will see Christmas decorations in mid-November because typically MVMCP will start in early November as well as the Osborne Lights.
Oh so all decorations are up in Nov that's great to know that's!
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #10
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Oh so all decorations are up in Nov that's great to know that's!
The Osborne Family of Lights and the Parks are up for the events.

The resorts are not guaranteed to be completed until the Saturday after Thanksgiving; many of the deluxes resorts take a few weeks to accomplish while some just go up overnight.
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The first or second week of December IS a magical time at the World.
If we only go once during a year, it's during this time frame. Holiday decorations are wonderful.
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I have gone practically every year since 2000, arriving the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

You are guaranteed to see all of the decorations by then; the CP has started, etc.

However, the weather can be very unpredictable.
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We are from MN so we know cold weather. Our first choice is early December. We have done early November and it has been too warm for us, upper 80s. The misters were going in the parks. We have never had too cold of weather in early December.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:22 PM   #14
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We are from MN so we know cold weather. Our first choice is early December. We have done early November and it has been too warm for us, upper 80s. The misters were going in the parks. We have never had too cold of weather in early December.
Thank you for your experience! This definitely helps!
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:22 PM   #15
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We are going this year in November and are hoping for warm enough weather for swimming.

That being said, we were at WDW around December 10, 2010 and - no word of a lie - the temperatures got down to 29. Yes, that is Fahrenheit! We froze! I know before we went that I had read that the weather could be warm during that time of year, and it could be cold. Lucky us, we got the jackpot of record lows

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