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Old 12-02-2012, 02:37 PM   #16
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We're from NH and spent 11 days in Orlando in August of 2012 and I really didn't think it was that bad. No worse than at home.

We got up early and hit the parks and generally stayed all day. We took frequent breaks in the air conditioning and usually had a late lunch in a sit down place each day.

This was the second time I've been in August and really didn't find it to be that much different than at home.
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We were there for the last 10 days of August this year. We are from MN and not huge fans of humidity. That said - it was NO WHERE near as bad as I had been led to believe it would be. Actually, we booked again for 2013 over the same time. Yes, it was hot. Yes, it got humid. But not once did I think it felt worse than MN. If we had been at home, we would have been running around outside playing....so it was pretty much the same thing. The crowds were NOT bad AT ALL those last 2 weeks of August. we are used to Jan/Feb crowds and we were very pleased!

We got there early, did a bunch of stuff in the AM, went back to the hotel and swam or just hung out in our room (we were upgraded to a Jr Suite at CSR). Then showered/changes into clean clothes and headed out again around 4pm to close the park. We loved it!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:09 PM   #18
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Before this year, I would say it's deadly but the crowd mid to late August are really low IMO. This year however, the weather was much cooler then usual. I even was able to carry in a wrap my 3 month baby and it wasn't too bad for either of us. that being said, we didn't stay at the park in the middle off the day... we were a the pool instead. We were at parks in the morning and late afternoon/evening.
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We were there for the last 10 days of August this year. We are from MN and not huge fans of humidity. That said - it was NO WHERE near as bad as I had been led to believe it would be. Actually, we booked again for 2013 over the same time. Yes, it was hot. Yes, it got humid. But not once did I think it felt worse than MN. If we had been at home, we would have been running around outside playing....so it was pretty much the same thing. The crowds were NOT bad AT ALL those last 2 weeks of August. we are used to Jan/Feb crowds and we were very pleased!We got there early, did a bunch of stuff in the AM, went back to the hotel and swam or just hung out in our room (we were upgraded to a Jr Suite at CSR). Then showered/changes into clean clothes and headed out again around 4pm to close the park. We loved it!!
I agree. The value season rates, lower crowds, discount promotions, and our kids not having to miss school were the reasons we picked the third week of August for our trip last year and we are leaning towards switching our plans for a trip this May to late August 2013 for all those reasons
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Thanks for posting. We are planning for August as well in 2013. Due to fall sports - hockey & soccer we have to go before school starts so Aug. it is. I have gone in September so I figured it can't be much worse heat wise and I survived Easter Week this year so we should be good crowd wise.
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Went last week of August 3x. 2x had an extended WDW vacation due to a Hurricane Delay (MCO was closed). It is hot. But hot is great for swimming if you like to swim. Best to do parks early. Swim in the middle of the day. Go back to parks at night. Water parks are great this time of year too. Disney Quest helps on rainy days. It does rain a little every day. Does not ruin the trip, just be prepared with ponchos. We have found the crowds lighter at this time compared to earlier in the Summer. Probably because many schools are back in session. Not our favorite time to go, but never had an awful trip. If it was the only time we could travel I would go in August without a problem.
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