Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-21-2012, 09:04 AM   #1
mamita
Mouseketeer
 
mamita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: the D.R
Posts: 114

question about disney in january

We are all booked and ready for our jan trip.. this will be our first trip in january, living in summer weather all year long we are hoping to get some cool weather and won't miss going in the pool much. my question is this.. how cold can it get? my sister in law was there last year and told me they had to buy jackets and even gloves!! can it get that bad?
mamita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 09:15 AM   #2
TigrLvsPooh
Disney's Ultimate Fan, and our very own Travel Channel television star!!!
Anthony's Girl
Got my way
 
TigrLvsPooh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Indiana
Posts: 10,126

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamita View Post
We are all booked and ready for our jan trip.. this will be our first trip in january, living in summer weather all year long we are hoping to get some cool weather and won't miss going in the pool much. my question is this.. how cold can it get? my sister in law was there last year and told me they had to buy jackets and even gloves!! can it get that bad?
Last January was BRUTALLY cold!! We go every year for the marathon, and usually it really isn't too bad.... couple pairs of jeans, some sweatshirts and a jacket would be plenty. But last year was out of the ordinary, we wore multiple layers, coats, hats, gloves, the whole works. I would recommend bringing winter gear just to be on the safe side. It will save you from having to shop for it once you get there.
__________________
Erika Murphy
My WDW Resort stays: Grand Floridian 2012, 2003, 2001, 1994 * Polynesian 2013, 2011, 2008, 2008, 2005, 2003 * Contemporary 2014, 2008 * Bay Lake Tower 2013 *Boardwalk 2014, 2013, 2006, 2004 * Wilderness Cabin 1998 * Dixie Landings 1999 * All Star Music 2001 * Caribbean Beach Resort 2012, 2002 * Animal Kingdom Lodge 2014, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2006, 2005 * Old Key West 2009, 2008, 2004, 2003, 2002 * Yacht Club 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2002 * Beach Club 2014, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2003 * Swan 2006, 2005, 2003 * Pop Century 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 * Art of Animation 2014 * Wilderness Lodge 2014, 2011, 2004, 2003 * Saratoga Springs 2007 * Port Orleans French Quarter 2014, 2013, 2004 * Coronado Spring 2014 *
Live from the WL CL for Christmas!!! Come join the fun: http://www.disboards.com/showthread....7#post52762897
TigrLvsPooh is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 10-21-2012, 09:41 AM   #3
Wood Nymph
DIS Veteran
 
Wood Nymph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 5,121

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamita View Post
We are all booked and ready for our jan trip.. this will be our first trip in january, living in summer weather all year long we are hoping to get some cool weather and won't miss going in the pool much. my question is this.. how cold can it get? my sister in law was there last year and told me they had to buy jackets and even gloves!! can it get that bad?
We have been there in January when they had frost, so it was very cold. We always take our winter coats with us when doing Disney in January and February. We have also had 80 degree weather in January. One of our family members made a quick trip to Walmart to get some shorts since we didn't expect it to be that warm.

So you never know what you'll get until you get closer to your trip date.
__________________
~ Sue



Next up: WL - Jan 24 to 29, 2015; YC - April 15 - 21, 2015
WL - Oct 22-27, 2014, YC - Sept 24-28, 2014; BC - March 19th to 25th, 2014, WL - Jan 23 - 27, 2014; WL - Nov 30 - Dec 5, 2013; WL - Feb 5 -11, 2013; BC - April 2011, BW - January 2009, BCV - 2007, 2005, 2003, Poly - 2002;
BC - 2001, 1998, 1994, 1992; YC - 1997; GF - 1989, 1988; Poly - 1987, 1986, 1985; CR - 1981, 1980; offsite - 1982, 1976, 1973
Wood Nymph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 09:51 AM   #4
mickeynut1
DIS Veteran
 
mickeynut1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 15,153

Weather in January can be very iffy. I would pack a little of everything from shorts/t shirts to jeans/sweatshirts as the weather can change from one day to the next.
__________________


Country Inn & Suites LBV June 2001 - CBR July 2002 - BC December 2003 - WL CL Oct/Nov 2004 - WL September 2006 - All Star Vacation Homes March 2007 -Poly September 2007 - All Star Vacation Homes March 2008 - AKL/GF SL/WL January 2010 - AKL/GF December 2010 - GF RPC May 2011
mickeynut1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 09:53 AM   #5
wuzzy6
Mom to the Fab 4
 
wuzzy6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: 148 miles from the Magic Kingdom
Posts: 562

Definitely pay attention to the local weather forecast in the days prior to your trip. If you're coming from a really cold climate, even the "cold" temps will be mild compared to what you left behind "back home." For me, personally, after living in Maine for the last 4 1/2 years, I can't wait to get back to Florida's "cold" for a week!

ETA: The PP makes a VERY good point... just because it's cold one day definitely does not mean it will be cold like that every day. It's very common to have big temp changes from one day to the next!
__________________
Me (42) DH (42)
DS(15) DD(13) - DD (21) and DS (19) have left the nest!


FL Native and habitual day-tripper: since 1971; Apr 2002: PO-R; Mar 2014: CSR ; Apr 2014: WL; May 2014: PO-R and FW-cabin; Aug 2014: YC CL+DxDP; What's next?!

Last edited by wuzzy6; 10-21-2012 at 09:59 AM.
wuzzy6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 10:06 AM   #6
dawnhaze
DIS Veteran
 
dawnhaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 1,736

I'm planning to pack for all sorts of weather for January, but my winter gear is pretty limited since I'm a cold weather person to start with... My standard winter outfit is a t-shirt, jeans, hoodie, light gloves, and a scarf if necessary. I'll bring some shorts for warmer days. I'm even bringing my swim clothes - if I get a good water park day, I'm going for it!
__________________
Aug '12 (All Star Sports), Oct '12 (All Star Music), Jan '13 (Art of Animation), Oct '13 (Pop Century), Aug '14 (All Star Music)

(Exact trip dates a work-in-progress!)
dawnhaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 10:43 AM   #7
Cee
DIS Veteran
 
Cee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Occoquan, VA
Posts: 5,025

Oh yes. We've been in January several times and once it was mild, but another time we were in our winter gear(coats, hats, scarves and gloves) huddling around those big outdoor heaters they put out in DTD. Brrrrrr.......!

We love it there no matter the weather. Have a blast!
Cee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 10:45 AM   #8
JennyDrake
Darkwing Duck's Biggest Fan
 
JennyDrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 3,291

One year in the SAME week, we had lows of 28 and highs up to 83.
__________________
Jenny Drake
JennyDrake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 02:11 PM   #9
minniebeth
I count on y'all to keep me up to date ;)
I'm ok going up, just can't go down...
 
minniebeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: columbus, ohio
Posts: 8,000

Last year the week leading up to Marathon Weekend was the coldest we've ever experienced in WDW. It was in the low 30s in the evening and at night and made being at The Osborne Lights feel like we were at Christmas in NYC. We had the $1 "throwaway" gloves for the Marathon races packed thank goodness. We wore the same jeans sweatshirts and scarves for a few days because it was the warmest we had.
3 days later it was beautifully warm and we were swimming. We will be there again this year for Marathon Weekend as well and will bring warm AND cool clothes for sure!
__________________
minniebeth

minniebeth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 02:47 PM   #10
Janed
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 115

I have a picture of a picnic table at Animal Kingdom, January 2010. My daughter wrote: 1-7-10 WDW in the frost on the table. If I could figure out how to insert pictures I would post it here. We were COLD most of our trip. And, we are from Upstate NY where temps in the 'teens are not unusual!

Check the weather forecast and don't hesitate to take hats, gloves and plenty of layers!

Oops, just noticed you are from the DR. Probably not hats/gloves in your wardrobe! You may need to plan on purchasing some if the weather repeats what we and your sister in law experienced.

Last edited by Janed; 10-21-2012 at 03:12 PM.
Janed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 05:06 PM   #11
roomthreeseventeen
Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher
 
roomthreeseventeen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 8,041

Quote:
Originally Posted by TigrLvsPooh View Post
Last January was BRUTALLY cold!! We go every year for the marathon, and usually it really isn't too bad.... couple pairs of jeans, some sweatshirts and a jacket would be plenty. But last year was out of the ordinary, we wore multiple layers, coats, hats, gloves, the whole works. I would recommend bringing winter gear just to be on the safe side. It will save you from having to shop for it once you get there.

I think you have your years mixed up. The entire marathon weekend was high 70s and sunny.
__________________
Amy, Patrick, Cosette and Herbie
Many trips as a kid! 2010 GF RPC (March) and AKL/BWI (Oct)
2012
AKL (marathon weekend) and ... AKL (Wine and Dine)
2013 Fort Wilderness 2014 Dopey Challenge AKL
2015 Dopey Challenge at POR!

roomthreeseventeen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 05:44 PM   #12
minniebeth
I count on y'all to keep me up to date ;)
I'm ok going up, just can't go down...
 
minniebeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: columbus, ohio
Posts: 8,000

Quote:
Originally Posted by roomthreeseventeen View Post
I think you have your years mixed up. The entire marathon weekend was high 70s and sunny.
The weekend was, but the Mon, and Tuesday before it were bitterly cold~
__________________
minniebeth

minniebeth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 06:30 PM   #13
stpats317
Mouseketeer
 
stpats317's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 194

The only time we've been in January, the weather was perfect - 70s during the day and a little cooler in the evenings. We didn't even have to wear jackets or sweatshirts. that was 2008, I think. We were there last November and a couple of nights were freezing - 40s in Florida seem much colder than 40s in Colorado.
__________________
1994-First visit, CBR, 1997 Dixie Landings, 2005 POP, 2006, offisite, 2007 Offisite, 2008 POR, Offiste, 2009 POR, 2011 POR, WL, 11/2012 WL 11/2014
stpats317 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 06:54 PM   #14
lovesdumbo
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 12,984

I've been on several winter trips with morning temps in the 30s. I've lived in Massachusetts my entire life and am used to cold temps. Florida 30s feel colder to me than in MA. I think it is the humidity. FL 30s are a damp, bone chilling cold.

But the best weather I have ever had on a trip was a January trip so you really never know what the winter months might bring. Best to have layers of clothes you can wear as needed.
lovesdumbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 07:55 PM   #15
Mamato3Princes
Adventure is out there!
 
Mamato3Princes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: About 140 miles from WDW!! :)
Posts: 321

It can definitely get really cold. Last year we were at Disney from Feb 4-14 and the first half was gorgeous but the second half was in the 30s and 40s. We're Floridians so that was really really cold to us. We had hats, gloves and 3 layers of clothing on .
__________________
Me (29) DH (33)
DS1 (8) DS2 (7) DS3 (4)
DD (1)

Feb 4-9, 2012@CRMKView//Feb 9-14, 2012@BWV! Our sons' 1st trip! May 28-June 1, 2012@POR! Aug 26-29, 2012@OKW! Oct 27-28, 2012@CSR! Dec 7-9, 2012@POR!
Jan 28-Feb 1, 2013@AKV! Mar 9-12, 2014 @POR! Baby girl's 1st trip! Mar 15-19, 2014 @BC! May 19-25, 2014 @KidaniSavView! Sept 23-25, 2014 @OKW! Oct 20-21, 2014 @POR! Oct 31-Nov 2 @POR!



Mamato3Princes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.