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What is 65* in WDW?

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by Raenstoirm, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Raenstoirm

    Raenstoirm DIS Veteran

    Sep 20, 2007
    Trying to plan clothing for our trip. There are a couple days that are predicted to be around 65* at this point. I know what 65* feels like in Maryland, but what does the florida humidity and such do to the feel? Is it slightly colder? Warmer? Is the sun "hotter" during the day since it is florida? I will be packing a little bit of everything, but I am wondering if I should pack more summer clothes (and jeans) or long sleeve shirts. With the airline weight restrictions, 2 outfits for each day just isn't gonna work, so I have to hedge my bets. :duck:
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  3. Maleficent53

    Maleficent53 Have fun storming the castle...

    Aug 24, 2011
    We were there a couple weeks ago and had days in mid-60s. It was okay during the day with just a tee shirt or light jacket. As soon as the sun went down we definitely wanted our jackets on - lots of people were buying sweatshirts!
  4. meljean

    meljean Mouseketeer

    Jul 30, 2011
    For us it felt very damp. I agree with the pp that as soon as the sun went down it was chilly. We typically wore jeans and a tee during the day of under 70 degrees.
  5. puffkin

    puffkin DVC Owner- SSR & AKV

    Apr 30, 2001
    Don't forget that around home you probably aren't going to be outside in 65 degree weather for hours and hours on end. So while it feels warm walking into a store or out to your car after awhile it gets a bit cool. Also don't forget that there is so much shade in Disney (espeically for benches/seating areas) so you won't always have the sun to warm you up either.

    When the weather is forcast like that we usually wear jeans and a tshirt with a ligthweight jacket or sweatshirt on top. We are constantly pulling it on and off or at least pushing up the sleeves. Early morning and evening you will definitely want a sweatshirt/jacket. As soon as the sun goes down it gets quite chilly.
  6. ars0525

    ars0525 DIS Veteran

    Mar 2, 2011
    We were there begining of Nov. Started out in a tee & shorts Sunday, by mid week it was 60* & they closed the water park. I wore a long sleeve top everyday over my tee & last park day I wore jeans & hoodie sweatshirt to AK (it was cold on EE!). When we went back at night to parks all week I wore several layers on top (I didn't have any 1 heavy thing packed) and jeans.

    Keep in mind 65* is the warmest part of the day & only for a short bit. I find layers good & you can tie it around your waist.
  7. Missytara

    Missytara I'm all ears!

    Apr 3, 2009
    You have to realize that Florida is part of the Atlantic, not the Caribbean.

    A 65 degree day with 70 percent humidity at home (I live in DE) is going to feel about the same in Florida.
  8. kmb584

    kmb584 DIS Veteran

    May 12, 2010

    We were there at the end of October / beginning of November and had 3 days where the highest it reached was 65 degrees. At home (Pennsylvania) I'd be out in a t-shirt; in WDW I was purchasing a sweater! It did get warmer in the sun but not warm enough for me to take the long sleeves off.
  9. LSUfan4444

    LSUfan4444 DIS Veteran

    Feb 9, 2005
    65 can be shorts and a t-shirt during the day in the sun with no wind, and can feel like 40 if it is humid, windy and in the shade, at night.
  10. PJ

    PJ Mouseketeer

    Nov 9, 1999
    Was just out walking the dogs in Fort Wilderness, where its cloudy and 67 with 66% humidity. Without the sun I definitely wanted long sleeves. Yesterday it was mid-70's and sunny - good thing too - we were in the front seat on Splash Mountain, and was drenched - 5 hours later, my jeans were still damp. :)

    Best advise is layers for tops, and long pants. If you end up with warmer days, even in mid-70's and sunny I was comfortable in Jeans. Once the sun goes away it cools off quickly. More often than not, people waiting for buses or on the boats look really uncomfortable in shorts.

    Have a great trip!
  11. RedHeadedFairy

    RedHeadedFairy DIS Veteran

    Sep 13, 2012
    Early mornings & evenings after sunset can get downright chilly! Layers are your best bet for sure!
  12. DebbieB

    DebbieB DIS Veteran

    Aug 24, 1999
    My personal rule is if highs are below 70, don't even bring shorts. I even sometimes bring a light winter coat for night. 65 and sunny feels much warmer than 65 and cloudy. Once it gets dark, it's cold if it's less than 65, no matter where you are from.
  13. MomToPirate&Princess

    MomToPirate&Princess Mouseketeer

    Feb 9, 2011
    If it's in the 60s, for me that always means jeans, a long sleeve tshirt, and shoes with socks (no flip flops) during the day and at least a sweatshirt on top of that at night. We always bring small pair of gloves. They do wonders in chilly-ish weather to help keep warm. For DH, 60s is long sleeve tshirt and shorts. He doesn't mind the cold as much as I do. Go by how cold natured you are.
  14. North of Mouse

    North of Mouse DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Arrived here 11/27 (Tues) and the wind has been blowing (especially today, overcast & windy). I had on long sleeves, plus a wind breaker all day, could have used more tonight with the wind. Of course, some people had on shorts/tee shirts all day (but most of them looked cold).

    We've lived in MD and 65* with wind is the same no matter, if you are outside all day - and remember 65* high, does not mean 65* all day ;) Think it stayed in the low 60's today.

    Anyway, I think the thing to do is to layer, because each week down here can get colder - or not :confused3
  15. Belle83

    Belle83 DIS Veteran

    Feb 20, 2011
    I'm glad I found this thread. I'm packing right now for our trip (we leave 12/6 for Florida, and will be in WDW from 12/11-12/18 after going to Universal, Sea World, etc.)

    I'm packing a lot of cardigan-type sweaters and jackets for layering, long sleeve and short sleeve tops, jeans, 1 pair of shorts (I hate shorts though), 1 skirt, and a few sundresses that can be worn with sweaters.

    Hard to deal with weather predictions so early but the highs for our trip are between 69 and 74, with lows between 52 and 57.
  16. Allieran3

    Allieran3 Live in my magical Disney bubble with Grumpy and a

    May 4, 2012
    I'm here now, it was chilly today. It was about 68 but felt cooler because of the breeze. I was comfortable in jeans and a hoodie
  17. MouseEarsForAll

    MouseEarsForAll Oh snap! I get to hold the trophy?!

    Jun 29, 2011
    Cold. The sun likes to provide "cold light" during those times.

    Jacket and jeans, thank you very much.
  18. AndyFL

    AndyFL This is my tag....one day I'll be all big and my c

    Jul 19, 2010
    OP, one thing to keep in mind is that this time of the year you are going to be spending more time in the parks AFTER the sun goes down than you would before the time change because you not only lose an hour of daylight due to the time shift but the days are shorter as well. This was our first time going after daylight savings ended and we were amazed at how it threw us out of whack. Anyway, the weather forecast was utterly useless...zero % chance of rain yet it DID rain Tues night at Epcot. Forecast was for mid 50s that same night so we hauled our jackets around.....never even got cool. Forecast was for mid 70s yesterday (Wed) so we didn't take our jackets and it hovered in the mid 60s with a steady damp breeze. Must be nice to be a weatherman....you get to be wrong over and over yet keep your job :duck: .

    Best bet is to take a T-shirt with you to put on underneath what you wear in the park just in case the temps drop. It keeps that cool breeze from reaching your skin which goes a long way in keeping you comfortable.
  19. mickeyluv'r

    mickeyluv'r DIS Veteran

    Feb 14, 2005
    Beyond cardigans, we like sweatshirts that zip. Dark colored hoodies are great at WDW. (built in head cover if it really gets cold) I'm also a huge fan of fleece.

    As other have said, it's not just the highs you have to think about, it's the lows, the amount of sun, and the amount of wind. We tend to stay out late at night in the parks. After dark, the wind can really pick up. I have more than one picture of us wearing four layers! If you are the kind of folks that stick more to daytime hours, you probably won't be out the low temps as much as us.

    One packing 'trick' is to bring extra socks. An extra pair of socks only takes up a little room in your luggage, but warm feet go along ways towards keeping me happy. I don't mean just ankle socks...the under jeans option of cotton tights or thin thermals is also great, and again, they don't take up much room in luggage/day bag. Hats/gloves are also an easy luggage 'stash.'

    Layers are wise. I like to bring a little of everything: tank tops, long sleeves, hooded sweatshirts, windbreaker. I'd rather be prepared than uncomfortable, without overpacking. Many times, I've been very happy to have a winter coat with me at WDW.

    Epcot always feels the coldest to me. Partly because there's so much open space. To make matters worse, at night, most guests are over by the big lake (WS dinners/Illuminations), or on Test Track. On your AK day, conversely, you know you won't be out late. AK also has lots of wind protection.

    Beyond that....during the holiday season at WDW, particularly an area like the Osbourne lights area, it's fun to adopt a 'winter holiday' look. (Think: Old Navy commercials) If you've got a took, it makes for a fun photo op, and it keeps your head warm!

    There's no lack of opportunity to buy shirts and sweatshirts at WDW. They don't really sell jeans. Socks are hard to find. (been there, WDW charges a premium for socks and underwear...)

    Still one more good thing to know...worst case scenario - there is a great outlet mall (actually two) located just off WDW property. They have lots of big names like Nike, Gap, Oshkosh, Levi's, etc. It's just across I-4.
  20. Herfnerd

    Herfnerd DIS Veteran

    Feb 28, 2006
    Especially near ToT :rotfl2:
  21. ain0004

    ain0004 Mouseketeer

    Nov 18, 2011
    We were there last week. I can tell you layers are your friend! It depends when the sun wasn't out it was chilly. The wind made it feel about 5 degrees cooler. I wish I would have packed gloves for early morning and late evening! When it was mid 50's and wind. But we didn't bring coats. We had sweat shirts.

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