Hi Dad! I am a Disney research-aholic, and I must say I love your take on things! Keeps it light and fun. So thanks for the good info with a dash of levity!
We have two boys ages 2 and 3 1/2. Went to Walt Disney World last year in May and had a great time except it was already MISERABLY hot. We want to return this year, but want to wait out the hot weather. My question is, at what point does the temperature at Walt Disney World become noticeably cooler? We live in GA, so I know September can still be scorching down South. So at what point in October/November do things become more tolerable in Orlando? Also, I figure waiting until the Fall helps with crowd levels as well. Just want the kids (and who are we kidding, the parents) to enjoy more comfortable temps this visit! Thanks so much for your take on this!
Dad’s you want me to predict the weather Answer
Thanks for the great question …
First let me say, I’m not a weatherman and I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. (Nor do I play a weatherman on TV.) But, I am a certified weather observer with a certificate from the National Weather Service (aren’t you impressed?).
As you probably know, living in Georgia, the temperatures in the South are hard to predict from year to year. We’ve been at Disney World in December when the low temperature was 65 and when the high temperature was 35. So predicting the temperature at Walt Disney World is kinda dicey.
I can’t point to a specific date, but usually around the middle of October things temperatures start to trend down. Late October and November are great times to visit Walt Disney World with light crowds, cool temperatures and great events.
The historic average high temperature in September is 89.5, in October it’s 84.0 then in November it’s 77.7. So somewhere around the middle of October the temperatures really start to moderate. (You can see the historic Walt Disney World Temperature here the reading is actually from Kissimmee.)
Dad’s Bottom Line
Jennifer, like you, we don’t like going when the temperatures at Walt Disney World are hot. It’s annoying. Why can’t Disney come up with some super dome thingy to block out all the bad weather? Huh? Until that happens, I guess we’ll be stuck with whatever weather we end up with.