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  1. vis
    April 3, 2018

    Hi Dave,
    Thanks for the updates.
    Just wanted to know if the humidity is a lot at the end -August – early Sept. in Orlando.
    Will it be uncomfortable for Bush Garden and Sea Worl?

    Looking forward for your reply.
    Thank you.

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    • Dave
      April 4, 2018

      Well, Vis, it varies but yes, you should expect high heat and high humidity.

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  2. Kelly B – Destinations In Florida
    September 28, 2016

    The weather in November fluctuates quit a bit. I’ve been in November where we have gone swimming, and worn shorts and t-shirts. I’ve also gone in November and it’s been below 40 degrees, we’ve worn coats and gloves and even gotten wind burn.

    Both Disney and Discovery Cove do heat their water (in the 80s). And Discovery Cove requires you to wear a wet suit (long or short depending on the season). Do keep in mind that children must be at least 6 years old to swim with the dolphins.

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  3. Nancy
    September 28, 2016

    Planning a trip to Orlando area for the week of Thanksgiving for possibly WDW and Disc Cove want to swim with dolphins 2 children 3 & 7 – will it be too cool at that time of year?

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  4. Stephanie
    August 9, 2016

    Hi Dave: I am going to WDW next week (Aug 15-18). My weather shows it is going to rain every day. Is this true? Is there some tropical storm coming in or just the regular Florida rain for an hour or so? Thanks for your help.

    Stephanie

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    • Dave
      August 10, 2016

      Stephanie, the daily charts are often misleading from the short afternoon storms. It’s too early to have a good “real” forecast.

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  5. Eric
    June 17, 2016

    Hi Dave,
    Wasn’t quite sure where to drop this question. I’m planning a mid-October trip (2017) and my wife is now thinking that a day at a Water Park would be fun (BB/TL). This really came up because we saw a deal that required adding the WP&M option. (The deal was buy 4 days, get 3 days free). Math aside, do you think it’s generally too cool in October for a day at a water park?

    On a separate note: I hope you and all of your friends / family / etc. are ok after the horrific recent events.

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    • Dave
      June 18, 2016

      Hi Eric, late October is typically perfect water park weather!

      And thanks for the kind thought. I live in northeast Ohio so am like most others–sad from afar…

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  6. Gopinath
    May 17, 2016

    We are planning for Disney world trip during 7/20 to 7/27… Should we worry about tornado/ hurricanes?

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    • Dave
      May 19, 2016

      Gopinath, them having an impact is very rare. Just stay in touch with the weather forecasts.

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  7. Dola Brooks
    March 30, 2016

    We are going to Disney/Animal Kingdom for the first time in June. June 15-19. Only time we could get away. Please advise. Already booked Port Orleans and Restaurants.
    Thanks

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    • Dave
      March 30, 2016

      Dola, I need a little more specific question 🙂

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  8. Alan
    February 2, 2016

    Hi Dave,
    love your site and all the analytics. This is not going to be my first trip to WDW, but my first with my son (3yo)and daughter (7 month old). I am thinking about traveling in the last week of September (9/24). According to your crowd calendar that would be a good week to go. My son loves water parks so the winter is out of the question. Do you think that the last week of September and first of October will be too hot for my children? Would it be better to postpone the trip for one week? Thanks so much

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    • Dave
      February 3, 2016

      Hi Alan and thanks!!

      As you can see from the chart here, there’s a precipitate drop (weather pun there) in median temps in later Sept inot October, and also in increase in the variability of the temps (variability, visually, is the distance between the blue and the pink lines.)

      So the odds of a more comfortable trip increase the more you go into October; however, the inc tease in variability may swamp the effect of the median temp declining.

      So taking the two factors together, I’d just pick the week that works best for you on other dimensions.

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  9. Naomi
    October 19, 2015

    Hi Dave… Or anyone who would be able to answer…
    So according to the site; the weekend after thanksgiving is the best to visit in November.. Am I correct?

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    • Dave
      October 21, 2015

      Naomi, my rankings are Saturday-Sunday 9 day “weeks,” not weekends. If I’m just looking at a weekend, the weekend that’s 12 days-ish befroe Thanksgiving is usually the best November weekend.

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  10. Nic
    August 2, 2015

    Hi Dave, can you please advise what we can expect if we go 23 June to 9 July 2016 particularly the weather and crowds. We have been in late July, and August, October and 15-31 Dec but not tried June/July. Will it really be that busy?
    Many thanks
    Nic

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    • Dave
      August 3, 2015

      Nic, see this and this–they are about about 2015, but 2016 will be pretty much the same.

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  11. Andrea
    April 21, 2015

    4 days until our Magic begins (4/25-4/30)! I have an awesome plan for our 4 days in the parks w/ park hopper. However, looking at the possible weather for next week, I’m wondering if I might need to call an audible when we get there.
    Current Plan:
    Sunday–rope drop MK w/ FP+, hop to HS in the afternoon for shows
    Monday–rope drop AK (no FP+), hop to HS (FP+ Toy Story, Frozen, Star Tours)
    Tues–MK
    Wed–rope drop EP, hop to MK in evening (FP+ A&E, SDMT, Wishes)

    I’m a FL resident, so I know that you can’t trust the forecast a week out. But, I just wanted to get your opinion. TODAY, there is an 80% chance of rain for next Monday (our AK day). If the weather is still looking bad for Monday when we’re at the MK on Sunday, would you recommend hopping to AK on Sunday instead of HS? Then, we can do shows and things in the morning at HS on the rainy day rather than walking around the mostly open air Animal Kingdom. Does that seem like a good idea?

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    • Dave
      April 23, 2015

      Hi Andrea! Sure, you can do that, but AK has EMH on Sunday so crowds will be higher than Monday…me, I’d take lower crowds in the rain…

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  12. Kelly
    June 19, 2014

    Hey there, Dave! When do you normally update your calendar, when should I look for 2016 dates? 🙂 thanks so much for your amazing work!

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    • Dave
      June 20, 2014

      Hi Kelly and thanks! I’ll update the 2015 calendar later this summer, and put the 2016 forecast out in early fall.

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  13. Tara
    May 14, 2014

    Hi Dave,
    Just wanted to say your site is fantastic! Me and my better half have just booked to go to Disney for our honeymoon for next year in May 2015. We get married here in the UK in September 2014 and thought May 2015 would be a good time to visit (and give us chance to save as much money as possible!)
    I’ve never been before (only Euro Disney – Paris), and my partner’s last visit was 8 years ago. He proposed to me at Disneyland Paris, so it only made sense to have our honeymoon in Florida!
    Thanks again for your site, it’s extremely useful for someone like me 🙂

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    • Dave
      May 14, 2014

      Hi Tara, thanks for the kind words, and what a wonderful story!

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  14. Tina
    February 11, 2014

    Hi there – love the site…we are looking to go in November from Thursday 20th thru Tuesday 25th. How is the weather (for water rides) and crowds?

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    • Dave
      February 12, 2014

      Tina, because of the Thanksgiving holiday, crowds will be high beginning the 22nd. November weather is all over the place. There may be good water park days, but there may not…

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