WDW in December - How cold is it?

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WDW in December - How cold is it?

We've never been to Disney in December, and have no idea what to expect temperature-wise. Weather.com says the average for early December is mid-70's during the day and low 50's at night. But the record highs are int eh 80's and record lows in the 30's. Anyone have any advice on what to take for clothes? We're assuming long pants and maybe long sleeves during the day and light jackets or sweatshirts at night.

Joe already says he's not riding Splash Mountain and if it's in the 60's no outdoor rides. I think I agree!

In an unrelated note, this stuff came today for our trip in a few weeks! YAY!

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I just scrolled through my pictures from the week after Thanksgiving from last year and we were wearing short sleeves in all of them. I didn't even have a jacket on in the ones taken after dark. Hope that helps.

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We've had shorts and T-shirts during the day and sometimes had to put long trousers on at night at that time of year. It's usually just after Christmas that it gets colder.

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Jeff, I think you just have to keep an eye on the weather, when we go in January we usually wear shorts. Rare that we ever have to wear long pants and long sleeve shirts, but I would advise to take some just in case. Florida came have some extreme temperature changes in the same day.

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Jeff - as a current resident of Central Florida, my advice is to (of course) watch the weather closely a week or two before your trip (wesh.com is a good local source), but it's wildly unpredictable down here. This weekend, for instance, we've been lows in the 30s and 40s and highs only in the 60s, but it's supposed to warm back up to 50s/70s this week...plenty of sunshine can make it feel warmer if you aren't in the shade, but sometimes the winds can cut right through you. Lots of light layers in light colors that you can peel off - that's my advice. And don't forget the sunscreen and shades Smile! Some shorts but pants too...you just never know.

Just a word of advice...err on the side of preparing for anything. We thought we were well prepared for a weekend last February, and we froze our butts off because of the wind.

Have a wonderful time!

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When we've gone in December, we've always packed to "layer." In the early morning, we usually need long pants and a hoodie. Then in the middle of the day, it's shorts and a t-shirt! I like wearing capri pants that you can roll down or up depending on the temp, then bringing a long sleeved shirt that you can take off and wrap around your waist or stick in a backpack.

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layers! We went in December and wore t-shirts underneath sweatshirts. It's nicer during the day but early morning & once the sun goes down can get chilly.

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Great advice and insight, thanks everyone!

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Last Mid December when I was there it was capri's and tank tops and flip flops..except when my feet got cold in EPCOT..I just went over to Japan and bought tabi socks and went on my merry way...

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Congrats on getting your stuff for the vacation, Jeff! That's such an exciting day. I'm looking forward to hearing all about the trip.

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Jan is on the phone right now making reservations for the first week in December . I'll let you know how cold it was when we get back.
(Disney's reservation computers are down), Hope we don't miss out on Pop Century.
Joe

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subvetss wrote:
Jan is on the phone right now making reservations for the first week in December . I'll let you know how cold it was when we get back.
(Disney's reservation computers are down), Hope we don't miss out on Pop Century.
Joe

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subvetss wrote:
Jan is on the phone right now making reservations for the first week in December . I'll let you know how cold it was when we get back.
(Disney's reservation computers are down), Hope we don't miss out on Pop Century.
Joe

Joe great to hear that Jan is up for another trip to the World. Keep us posted.

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subvetss wrote:
Jan is on the phone right now making reservations for the first week in December . I'll let you know how cold it was when we get back.
(Disney's reservation computers are down), Hope we don't miss out on Pop Century.
Joe

Awesome news! Let us know how it turns out!

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subvetss wrote:
Jan is on the phone right now making reservations for the first week in December . I'll let you know how cold it was when we get back.
(Disney's reservation computers are down), Hope we don't miss out on Pop Century.
Joe

Crossing my fingers for you guys on a Pop Century win!

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Got the reservations! Dec. 5th to the 10th. $59.86 plus tax per night.
Got to get a new banner made.
Joe clapping

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Congrat's Subvetss! clapping

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Nice! A good time to be going. I hope you don't have to break Jan out of the hospital this time.

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Oh How Wonderful! It's back to low 80s/50s now, all, with plenty of beautiful sunshine on tap!

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Joe! Yay, I love hearing that you all have another Disney trip planned. You two do Disney right!!

JeffC, if you need someone to head down to Disney a few days before your tip & let you know about that pesky weather situation you just let me know & I'll send you the bill. laugh laugh laugh

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Bella! You would do that for us?? Wow!! What a giver!! laugh

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JeffC wrote:
Bella! You would do that for us?? Wow!! What a giver!! laugh

I know I know..I am a wonderful person..and a modest one.

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