Disney World Weather
People have a fascination with weather. Combine that with the most visited vacation destination in the world and you can build an entire industry out of Disney World weather forecasts. On any given day, I can visit one of the various message boards dedicated to Disney parks and someone will want to know — very far in advance — about Disney World weather. How’s the weather next March? We’re planning on visiting in June — will it be hot?
Well, yes! It’s Orlando. Disney World was built on unwanted swampland. It’s not only going to be hot in the summer, but it’s also going to be muggy. You’re going to sweat, get sunburned and suffer if you come here next June. The only good thing about coming here in June is that it isn’t July or August. Although I have an Annual Pass to Walt Disney World, I just don’t use it in the summer months, with the exception of Star Wars Weekends that run into the first weekends of June. Once that’s over, I’m concentrating on portrait photography in a nice, air-conditioned studio.
Your Guide to Disney World Weather
Look, I’m here to help. I’m a lifelong native resident of Central Florida. With that in mind, I’d like to give you a guide for your Disney World weather planning needs from here to eternity. You can adjust for variations like global warming, new ice ages, flood and drought. We’ve had all of those while I’ve been living here, but this guide still holds true.
From June through Mid-September — It’s hot. It’s muggy. We have thunderstorms and occasional hurricanes. Don’t worry about the temps in the 90’s. It’s the humidity in the 90’s that will make your life miserable.
Mid-September through Late December — It’s not hot. It’s not muggy. It’s relatively high, unless we have a hurricane. Then it’s very wet. Considering that hurricane season runs until November 30th, this is a possibility. However, we really only get hit every four or five years. If we haven’t been hit with a hurricane in four years, you should worry about one screwing up your vacation because we’re due for one. If we got hit by a hurricane last year, go ahead and book it! You’re going to have pleasant Disney World weather.
Late December — Mid February — It’s not hot and may even get cool. In some cases, it can get damn cold. Fortunately, damn cold doesn’t last very long in Florida. You may need to dress in layers that don’t match, but that’s OK. It’s what local Floridians do because we don’t have any real cold weather clothing. Some of us don’t even own socks.
Mid February — April — It’s actually pleasant. Mild temperatures, no big storms or any other problems. It’s the best time to be here, which is why we’re filled up with Spring Breakers and Bikers during this time of year. Most of them will be loud, obnoxious and drunk, but that has nothing to do with the weather.
May — This month is here to remind you that the sweltering summer months are coming. It’s going to be hot and the humidity will start to rise, but it’s not yet as bad as the summer. Make of it what you can, expect a few short showers. This is a good month to hit the pool and have some ice cream.
There you go. That’s your Disney World weather guide for any year. Now you can plan your vacation in peace.