Awhile back I was listening to the WDWRadio podcast, a great source for all information about Walt Disney World and one of the topics was what to do when it is cold at Walt Disney World. Now the last words you would ever think you would hear in the same sentence are “Walt Disney World” and “freezing cold” but Walt Disney World recently experienced some cold weather where temperatures tumbled into the 20s’. Most of the east coast experienced it as well. Now this was a really different experience for Florida, which is use to much warmer weather, even for January. It also was a great opportunity to think about what do you do when it’s actually snowing (and not the artificial kind) at the Magic Kingdom. Here are just some of the tips that Lou Mongello, the host of WDW Radio offered to his listeners (in no particular order):
Tip #1 – Resort hopping. Many people just assume that the only thing to do at Walt Disney World is spend as much as you can outside and in the four parks. Wrong! One of the best times you can have, besides being a great way to keep warm, is by visiting the many resorts on property. Jump on the monorail and visit the Polynesian, the Grand Floridian and the Contemporary without having to stay outside in the cold for a long period of time.
Tip #2 – Disney Quest. Hop on a bus and go to Downtown Disney to play at this indoor interactive theme park where you can take a virtual jungle cruise or battle for pirate’s gold inside on
Tip #3 – Swimming pools – okay, so you are probably saying “Are you crazy?” so it will be a little cold getting into the pool and getting out, but once you are inside the pool, you will notice that it is a heated pool and you can enjoy your time out in the cold.
Tip #4 – Stay in bed. There is nothing wrong with just staying in your hotel room, watching Disney TV programming PLUS most resorts can even deliver pizza right to your hotel room.
Tip #5 – Grab your long johns and get out there! Okay, if you’re the kind of person who has to spend all their time in the parks – grab your thermal underwear and bundle yourself up and head on out. The pro’s are that the crowds are very light and you can enjoy a rain shower or a light snow fall and grab a hot cocoa as you walk down Main Street. The con’s are that sometimes Disney shuts down their rides and attractions when the weather gets bad.
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