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Old 07-02-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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Is the heat really too miserable from July-Sept for a trip to WDW?

We were supposed to take our vacation to WDW and Disney Cruise in the spring but got postponed so now I am wondering if we could go sometime in the next couple of months or is it just too hot. My hubby said he has been hearing that the weather and humidity are just so bad during these months that it would be too miserable to go and a waste of money. He thinks we should wait until October when the weather has cooled down a bit but is still warm enough to enjoy the water parks and pools. I just am having major Disney withdrawals and want to go asap. But I dont want to go and have a miserable time. What are your thoughts? Also, is October hurricane time? I dont want to go on a disney cruise and get caught in a hurricane either
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:54 PM   #2
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We were supposed to take our vacation to WDW and Disney Cruise in the spring but got postponed so now I am wondering if we could go sometime in the next couple of months or is it just too hot. My hubby said he has been hearing that the weather and humidity are just so bad during these months that it would be too miserable to go and a waste of money. He thinks we should wait until October when the weather has cooled down a bit but is still warm enough to enjoy the water parks and pools. I just am having major Disney withdrawals and want to go asap. But I dont want to go and have a miserable time. What are your thoughts? Also, is October hurricane time? I dont want to go on a disney cruise and get caught in a hurricane either
If you can, I would wait until October.....I know it sucks and you really want to go but it is NASTY hot down there in the summer. Heck in October don't be surprised if its 90, but the humidity will be down...AND you and your hubby can enjoy the Food and Wine Fest!
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:58 PM   #3
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In July/August I find the heat to be high, but not unbearable. I'm from NC and it's pretty humid here most days too, so that's not my real issue with WDW at that time of year. The big problem to me is, mid-late summer brings thunderstorms most days and they are just long enough to be bothersome. Some days, they'll be short enough that you can duck in a store or out of the way for 15-30 minutes and be fine. Other days it'll rain for a longer period of time and you'll go wait on the buses. By the time you make it to your resort, the rain stops.

My sister and her family went in September a few years ago and really enjoyed it however. Crowds are still really high through Labor Day I think with kids being out of school for the summer, so that's another reason to avoid it. I think you could make plans for mid/late September and really enjoy it though, October is even better if you can hold out though!
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:03 PM   #4
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It depends on your tolerance for heat and humidity. We live in Nebraska where we can have some pretty miserable summers- some with long stretches of dry heat waves and others with long stretches of humidity and heat together. So for us, we don't mind the summer trips to Disney. Just drink lots of water and take breaks! There are so many indoor attractions/restaurants to cool off in, so you would be fine.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:16 PM   #5
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We are from California and do not have a high tolerance for super high heat with humidity. Right forecasted to be 110 degrees outside today and it's pretty miserable here (we are not even venturing out if we can help it) but we don't have humidity. With humidity I imagine it would be a hundred times worse.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:50 PM   #6
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We are from California and do not have a high tolerance for super high heat with humidity. Right forecasted to be 110 degrees outside today and it's pretty miserable here (we are not even venturing out if we can help it) but we don't have humidity. With humidity I imagine it would be a hundred times worse.
Yep, I'm from Washington State and can't imagine going in those hot, hot ,hot (and humid!) summer/early fall months. I don't tolerate the heat and humidity well (even though back in the 1990s, I lived in Florida for a year!). My next trip, we're going in February.

I have been in October five times, and have found the weather to be all over the map. I've had: 1) pleasantly warm and sort of humid; 2) hot and humid; 3) very hot and humid; and 4) unbearably hot and humid (mid to upper 90s almost every day, and very humid!). So please realize that even October can be very hot and still humid - there's no way to know in advance, every year is different!

Regarding hurricanes/rain, I've experienced October trips with little rain (mostly brief afternoon showers some days, which is typical for Florida in October). But I did go to WDW in 2005 just in time for Hurricane Wilma. Luckily, we only got the outer edge of the hurricane. We had torrential downpours just as the storm was coming in, with sideways rain and water/puddles up to our ankles! Even with ponchos, we were totally soaked. We were instructed to stay in our resort rooms for about 18 hours, and they closed the parks for about 2/3 of day, reopening them at 2:00 pm. We had mostly some strong winds and rain, then beautiful weather afterward! Just remember that your actual chance of having a hurricane on your trip is extremely small - you will probably just have a few afternoon storms to deal with.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:27 PM   #7
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We like going in the summer and pace ourselves. So much of Disney world is based around warm weather activities. We love staying at the poly and enjoy pool time for a few hours every afternoon




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It depends on your tolerance for heat and humidity. We live in Nebraska where we can have some pretty miserable summers- some with long stretches of dry heat waves and others with long stretches of humidity and heat together. So for us, we don't mind the summer trips to Disney. Just drink lots of water and take breaks! There are so many indoor attractions/restaurants to cool off in, so you would be fine.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:16 PM   #8
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We were supposed to take our vacation to WDW and Disney Cruise in the spring but got postponed so now I am wondering if we could go sometime in the next couple of months or is it just too hot. My hubby said he has been hearing that the weather and humidity are just so bad during these months that it would be too miserable to go and a waste of money. He thinks we should wait until October when the weather has cooled down a bit but is still warm enough to enjoy the water parks and pools. I just am having major Disney withdrawals and want to go asap. But I dont want to go and have a miserable time. What are your thoughts? Also, is October hurricane time? I dont want to go on a disney cruise and get caught in a hurricane either
I can't stand hot and humid weather, but our last 2 trips to WDW have been in July and we're going back again next week. There are plenty of places in the parks to get out of the sun, just wear a hat and make sure you stay hydrated. Personally I've taken to wearing Under Armour Heat Tech shirts under my regular clothing, they really help.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:33 PM   #9
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We normally go in the summer and it is HOT! If you can wait until October it will be more comfortable - and you can do the Halloween Party.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:44 PM   #10
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Dh is a teacher, so our options are limited. We go EVERY August. We LOVE IT! Do we melt? Nope. True, it IS hot - like surface of the sun hot. However, we live in WI where it gets pretty hot and humid during the (very short) summer months, so by the time Aug. rolls around, we're acclimated to the heat and humidity. We stop in the air-conditioned shops and/or restaurants when we need a break while we're at the parks. We also do RD (and use EMH when available), stay in the parks til lunch, then head back to the resort for few hours of swimming/down time. We then head back to the resort for the evening. Staying out of the parks during the super heat of the day works for us. And there's almost always a rainstorm or 2 that pop up and cool you down (well, wet you down which somewhat cools you down.)

Is it crowded? Yep. But again, not awful and we're used to it. We fp anything that has over a 30 min. standby (well, as long as it has fp of course!) and always get to do all the rides we want multiple times per day.

If we could travel in early to mid-Sept., that would be ideal, but for us, summer works and it truly isn't unbearable.
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Listen to your husband and go in the fall. We've gone a couple of times during the summer and several times in late Sept. I had a terrible time handling the heat+humidity.

As for hurricanes- it's already hurricane season. It lasts till late fall.
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I can't stand hot and humid weather, but our last 2 trips to WDW have been in July and we're going back again next week. There are plenty of places in the parks to get out of the sun, just wear a hat and make sure you stay hydrated. Personally I've taken to wearing Under Armour Heat Tech shirts under my regular clothing, they really help.
Ditto to this. I don't do heat. My central AC gets turned on as soon as it hits 75* outside.

Hit rope drop and evenings. Take a nap during the hottest hours (12-2) and swim after that. Stay hydrated and plan on more shopping and shows than usual.
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When it was just DH and I - we could tolerate the heat.

But it was in the 90's and so humid every day of our last trip (early Oct) and we were traveling with our then 19 month old. The heat really made my patience wear thin.

There's nothing like standing outside in the sun feeling sweaty and disgusting and try to fold up a *&*(&(@%^#!! stroller that won't fold up - DH just snapped at each other a lot more. DD dine fine
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My first time was towards the end of Aug 2011. It was hotttt, but we survived. We are going again in Aug 2014, my husband thinks im nuts but thats when our daughters will be available to go. Mister fan and frog togs do help.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:59 PM   #15
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We have been 3 times in July and it is hot but manageable and we come from Scotland
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