Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jan 14, 2011
    Suzanne from NY Asked

    We are headed to Magic Kingdom and Epcot. The weather is supposed to be cold during the time we will be there. Any suggestions on clothing or places to stay warm?

    Hi Suzanne:

    Enjoying Disney World is always a wonderful vacation, even if it's cold. First for some good news. Some visitors shy away from the cold, particularly Florida residents planning day trips, as they may be able to reschedule their Disney visits with short notice. As a result, crowds in the park tend to be slightly lighter during cold spells.

    For clothing, the best idea is to wear layers to the parks. While it may be chilly outside, the temperature inside the rides and shows is regulated. However, do not worry if you forget your jacket as there are plenty of shops sprinkled around the parks where you can purchase sweatshirts, jackets, and other clothing to keep warm. Your money will be well spent as you'll be able to stay warm and take home a souvenir.

    Some tips for staying warm in the Magic Kingdom include riding indoor attractions such as Space Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean. Try to avoid outdoor attractions such as The Jungle Cruise and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Remember to walk through the warm indoor shops along Main Street, which are connected, instead of walking outside down Main Street. If possible, avoid Fantasyland if with young children. As soon as my kids see Dumbo the Flying Elephant, an outdoor ride, they insist on riding repeatedly, no matter what the weather.

    We find staying warm at Epcot on cold days to be easier as there are many indoor attractions, especially in Future World. You can take shelter from the cold weather inside The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion. This space features The Seas with Nemo and Friends ride, Turtle Talk with Crush, a giant fish tank, and loads of activities. Just some of the other great indoor stops at Epcot are The Land Pavilion and Innoventions. Two Epcot spots to avoid during cold weather are Club Cool and stopping underneath Spaceship Earth, as this area can become a wind tunnel.

    Stay warm and enjoy your vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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