Who's been to WDW in Feb/March?

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Who's been to WDW in Feb/March?

We will be at Disney the first week of March. Has anyone been this time of year?? What is the weather like? What kinds of clothes should we pack? Will it be warm enough for the pools?

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Hi Emma Anne! I'm local, so I'm happy to field this one. Frankly, it's a crap shoot. It may be nice and warm, or it may be blustery. Normally, we're starting to warm up and stay warm in March. The pools are another story. Northerners seem to be fine in the pools if the air temp is approaching 80 (or even cooler.) We freeze. The pools are heated, though.

My advice is not to make any plans this far out, and then to keep an eye out on the weather at about the 10 day mark. Even then, I would pack a wide variety, and clothes that can be layered, and peeled off. Even if it's warm in the sun (and it will be, even if it's only 60s) it will be cool in the shade. Weather forecasts down here also tend to change on a dime; I planned for an overnite at WDW a couple of years back during Feb. It was supposed to be sunny and 60s; at the last minute, they revised the forecast, and it was crazy windy, cloudy, and low 50s. We froze!

And def bring your swimsuits...even if it's too cold to swim, the hottubs will be welcome after a long day of touring!

And no matter how cool it is, do NOT forget the suncreen, shades, and hats Smile Hope this helps!

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Thanks a ton! I am probably planning WAAY too far ahead! haha! Good to know the pools are heated though. We are from Alabama so our weather isnt too much different than yours. Thanks for the info =)

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We went to Disney March 3rd-6th a few years ago and it was a great time. The weather was warm in the day but cooler at night. Like Lizzy B said though...it really depends. The only bad thing was there was a cheerleading competition going on at the time and there were 50 million cheerleaders in WDW.

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emmaanne wrote:
Thanks a ton! I am probably planning WAAY too far ahead! haha! Good to know the pools are heated though. We are from Alabama so our weather isnt too much different than yours. Thanks for the info =)

I thought it looked like you were good SEC folk Smile

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We went to Disney March 3rd-6th a few years ago and it was a great time. The weather was warm in the day but cooler at night. Like Lizzy B said though...it really depends. The only bad thing was there was a cheerleading competition going on at the time and there were 50 million cheerleaders in WDW.

Eek! (I can say that. I was a cheerleader. I'll say it again. EEK!)

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The only bad thing was there was a cheerleading competition going on at the time and there were 50 million cheerleaders in WDW.

scared me for a minute.. I looked up competitions and they are the week before and after we get there... whooo that was close! hahaha!

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Bella wrote:
We went to Disney March 3rd-6th a few years ago and it was a great time. The weather was warm in the day but cooler at night. Like Lizzy B said though...it really depends. The only bad thing was there was a cheerleading competition going on at the time and there were 50 million cheerleaders in WDW.

Eek! (I can say that. I was a cheerleader. I'll say it again. EEK!)

haha! me too!! Thats why it scared me for a minute!!

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Lizzy_B wrote:

I thought it looked like you were good SEC folk Smile

War Eagle!!! wink

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I love March's weather, I haven't been in February for quite some time.
But then, I've been living in Northern Illinois for the past 16 years, so if it's over 70 I think it's pool weather. awesome

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Lizzy_B wrote:
Hi Emma Anne! I'm local, so I'm happy to field this one. Frankly, it's a crap shoot. It may be nice and warm, or it may be blustery. Normally, we're starting to warm up and stay warm in March. The pools are another story. Northerners seem to be fine in the pools if the air temp is approaching 80 (or even cooler.) We freeze. The pools are heated, though.

My advice is not to make any plans this far out, and then to keep an eye out on the weather at about the 10 day mark. Even then, I would pack a wide variety, and clothes that can be layered, and peeled off. Even if it's warm in the sun (and it will be, even if it's only 60s) it will be cool in the shade. Weather forecasts down here also tend to change on a dime; I planned for an overnite at WDW a couple of years back during Feb. It was supposed to be sunny and 60s; at the last minute, they revised the forecast, and it was crazy windy, cloudy, and low 50s. We froze!

And def bring your swimsuits...even if it's too cold to swim, the hottubs will be welcome after a long day of touring!

And no matter how cool it is, do NOT forget the suncreen, shades, and hats Smile Hope this helps!

I second this opinion. We went in the middle of Feb. and it was a bit chilly at night, but we came from MI so it seemed great!

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emmaanne wrote:
Lizzy_B wrote:

I thought it looked like you were good SEC folk Smile

War Eagle!!! wink

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We have been twice in March and it was chilly. The pools were like bath water but getting out of it was quite cold. I was glad to have a robe to wrap myself in. We experienced the cheerleader thing to but my son didn't seem to mind too much. After the cheerleaders were gone there was a marching band competition. Neddless to say it was quite busy. We did experience nice weather though. It was sunny during the day but I needed a heavy sweater and at night I was glad to have a jacket and pants. The funny thing was both times the temp was the temp we were having back home and I live in Southern Ontario. March is a fickle month for weather anywhere I guess.