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  • On Dec 30, 2010
    David from NY Asked

    hello all!, I'm traveling to Disney in Florida this upcoming January 8th to the 14th and was curious to know if any of you know what usually the weather is like around this this time of year in Disney and really what kind of clothing to bring

    Hi David,

    Only a few short days until your trip :-) The average highs in January are typically in the low 70s & average lows are in the mid-40s. Keep in mind these are averages. During the 2010 Disney Marathon in January, they actually had snow flurries.
     
    A couple of days prior to your trip, go to www.weather.com & check the 10-day forecast just in case there is some out of the ordinary weather pattern moving through.

    January is one of those months you can have some warm days and some cold days so I prepare for both. Typically the evenings do get a little cool.  Since you are from NY, you may find the temperatures pretty pleasant (barring any crazy weather patterns). I think that layering is the key.  You can start out with 2 or 3 and take them off as it gets warmer and then put them back on as the temperatures drop in the evening.  

    I am cold natured so I always take along a heavier jacket, sweatshirts and jeans. I also throw in my gloves, scarf and something to keep my ears warm. In addition, I bring along short sleeve shirts for the warmer days. If the 10-day forecast shows really nice weather, I also throw in one pair of shorts.

    The average rainfall is a little over 2 inches in January but just in case, I always throw in some cheap disposable ponchos.  If you forget these and it rains, ponchos and umbrellas are available in the theme parks.

    Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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