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  • On Sep 14, 2014
    Lewis from WA Asked

    Is it too cold to lay out by the pool and go swimming in November, December, January, or February? We like to break in the afternoon from the parks to do that and we want to go in a slower lime of year with 72-80 temp weather. Other times of year to busy

    Hi Lewis,

    Thanks so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.

    I have visited Walt Disney World at many times of the year, including the cooler months.  I think that whether the temperature is warm enough for you to head to the pool will depend a lot on your traveling party.  I can tell you that when we visited in early December one year when my daughter was young, she was going to go in that pool no matter how cool it was outside!

    The good news is that the Walt Disney World resort pools are heated.  For the most part, once you are in the water, you will probably be fine.  It is just that shiver-inducing wet walk back to your room that can sometimes get a bit chilly!  According to, in Orlando, the average high temperature in degrees Fahrenheit is 73 in December, 71 in January, and 74 in February.  For me, this is a little cool to be swimming, but I could be quite happy sitting on the side of the pool watching the rest of my family swim.  Of course, remember that these are averages, and the temperature can vary greatly depending on the year.

    If it does seem too chilly to swim for you at this time of year, consider another afternoon break activity.  If we are very tired, sometimes my family will head back to our room to rest and watch some television or read a book.  We also might take advantage of another recreational activity that is offered by our resort, such as making a craft.  You might consider heading to a resort that is near the theme park that you are visiting on a given day and having a drink or snack.  For instance, if you are at Magic Kingdom Park, heading to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort for some pulled pork nachos in the Tambu Lounge can be a great break.

    I hope that these thoughts are helpful for you, Lewis!  Have a great time planning your vacation, and please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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