Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Aug 31, 2012
    Carolyn from KY Asked

    We were looking at the value dates of Feb 3-9, 2013 but our 5yo loves swimming too and we are worried it would be to cold for her to swim. An alternate date is Mar 3-9, would there be much difference in weather? Would there be any difference in crowds?

    Hello, Carolyn!

    We've been to Walt Disney World both in February and March; both, most likely, will be just fine for swimming, although I've experienced a bit warmer weather in early March than early February.

    According to weather.com, the average February high in Orlando is 73 degrees, while the average March high is 78. Because WDW heats all of the resort pools, your little one will surely be able to swim in this weather (my little guys swam in early January and were perfectly fine, only getting chilly once they got OUT of the pools. :-) ) In fact, I've taken several senior class trips to WDW in mid-March, and it's been downright HOT some afternoons; the resort pool was a popular place on many afternoons!

    Regarding crowds, check out a great, unofficial website, touringplans.com, which predicts the crowd levels at the parks very effectively. Those dates in February average from a 3 to a 6 out of a possible 10, while those dates in March look to be 4-10 out of 10. According to Touring Plans, Spring Break Season begins on Sat., March 9th, 2013, which would explain why the predicted crowd levels increase at that time.

    In short, you might find crowds to be a bit lighter in February and the weather a bit warmer in March; however, with Mother Nature, one never knows. Either month will be just fine for swimming, though, and both will see crowds to be smaller than during more peak seasons.

    Send more questions as you think of them! I love to help!
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I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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