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  • On Jan 28, 2015
    Michelle from NC Asked

    Our trip is for 10-3-15 to 10-9-15 to Disney World with 6yr old son - his first trip to DW. Is it normally too cold for the water parks in Oct? Would it be best to buy tickets while in Disney instead of in advance in case of weather? Not staying at DW.

    Hello Michelle and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    The weather in Orlando in October is typically BEAUTIFUL- at least in my opinion!  The average highs for the first half of October range from 81 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit. For my family, these are ideal swimming temperatures. Additionally, all Walt Disney World Resort pools and water parks are heated, so any dips in temperature in the evening should not have an effect on your swimming comfort. So, with that said, I say go for it!

    As for tickets, if you are purchasing the Park Hopper option for your tickets, it is much more economical to add the water park option to your theme park tickets. However, if you are buying non-hopper tickets and you intend to only spend one day at a water park, a single day water park ticket is the way to go.  You can look at ticket prices here and try different combinations to identify the best fit for your family.

    If you have more questions, come on back! We love to help.

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother. While I can’t pick my funniest Disney memory – either my 70-year-old mother on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror or my 4-year-old grandson on Dinosaur – I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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