Packing can be one of the most stressful things about a vacation. You’re going to a place you may not have visited before, you have to make sure you have all of your toiletries, and you have to break in any shoes you’re going to walk in a lot. On top of that, if you have a large family with younger kids, packing can turn into a nightmare faster than you can say, “Disney!” 

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In order to be properly prepared for weather and visiting the parks, you’re going to need a well-organized and thoroughly extensive list of what you should pack for both adults and kids. Every month brings changes to the weather and events offered at the parks. Follow these Disney World tips for what to wear in Disney World for every month of the year, and you should be very prepared for your trip to the Happiest place on Earth. 

January

Even though Disney World is located in Central Florida, January still brings cooler weather that can make walking through the parks and standing in long lines quite chilly if you don’t pack the necessities. Always remember that you can take a trip to the local store or a shop at Disney Springs in case you forget anything or find yourself needing clothing you didn’t pack for your trip. 

Weather

Since January is still considered “Winter” at Disney World, it’s not going to be very hot or humid in the parks. The highs in Orlando are around 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. At night and in the morning, the lows are typically around 45 degrees Fahrenheit. One thing you should always be prepared for when visiting Disney World is that the weather can change quickly. As usual, there is definitely a chance of rain in the afternoons – typically either a light shower or a torrential downpour. 

Clothing

Layers are the key to being comfortable walking through the Disney World parks. Here are a few things that you’ll want to bring in order to layer up and keep both warm and cool:

T-Shirts 

Bringing Disney themed shirts is always fun because then you might get characters who comment on them 

Long sleeved shirts

These could keep you more comfortable than a t-shirt, and you can always roll up your sleeves if you get too warm

Jeans, leggings, or long pants

You’re most likely not going to need shorts for this trip unless it’s supposed to be unusually warm for the season

Jacket or sweater

Not only is this good to take on and off with fluctuating temperatures, but it’s great for the indoor restaurants and attractions that can either get much warmer or colder than outside

Sneakers or tennis shoes

I would skip the sandals for this trip unless it’s going to be unseasonably warm

Warm and/or long socks

Keeping your appendages warm is important because it can make your entire body warmer

Hat or beanie

Your head is one of the most important things to keep warm since it can also help warm up the rest of your body

Gloves or mittens

These can help keep out the germs at Disney World while keeping your hands warm against the colder temperatures

Having lots of layers and options is the best thing you can do to prepare for Disney World in January. This way, you can take off some of your outer layers if you get warm while walking through the parks; you can also add more layers with hats and gloves if you feel yourself getting colder while waiting in lines or standing in place to watch an attraction. 

Extras

If you’re getting the itch to take a swim, you most certainly still can. Disney World Resorts and Hotels as well as many other places to stay in Orlando keep their pools heated even in the winter so their guests can enjoy a dip in the pool. There are also hot tubs available which can be a great way to get a taste of the water while also keeping warm in the cooler temperatures. 

There are a few other things that are key to bring to Disney World in the winter months: sunscreen and blankets. Now, I know that bringing sunscreen sounds crazy because it’s not going to be very warm outside. However, you can still get burnt even when it’s cloudy. 

One of the worst mistakes I’ve made came from not putting sunscreen on my feet just because it was cloudy outside. I paid for my mistake through every painful step with my sunburnt feet, and I want to make sure you can learn from my mistake and avoid any unpleasant and unnecessary pain that comes from sunburns. Pack the sunscreen – it’s never a bad idea. 

Having a blanket or two can come in handy while you’re waiting in lines and standing to watch some of your favorite Disney World attractions. It’s also quite helpful to have a blanket if you plan to sit and save your spot before any fireworks shows or Fantasmic at Hollywood Studios.

It makes the ground a less cold keeping you a little more warm, especially when the sun goes down and you lose the extra heat. I would even suggest bringing a travel blanket with you so it’s less likely to pick up extra dirt on the ground. 

Packing ponchos and/or umbrellas is always a good idea, as well. When it starts to downpour at Disney World, people who have forgotten to pack any rain gear panic and run for the nearest store selling ponchos that are normally about $5 for about $15. Save some money and grab a much cheaper poncho from a local or online store before you leave for your Disney World vacation. 

Keeping hand sanitizer and wet wipes on hand is always a good idea whether you’re traveling with or without kids. If you’re a germaphobe like myself and my family, wet wipes are very nice to wipe down anything so many other people have touched on rides like the lap bars on rides or tables used for outdoor seating.

Hand sanitizer is good to keep around to use before and after you eat so you can avoid catching any kind of sickness people who visit Disney World may have. 

Kids & Teens

If you’re bringing your family along with you, you’ll want to make sure you pack appropriately so that Disney with kids is as easy and smooth as possible. For both kids and teens, you’ll want to make sure they have an ID tag or card with their name and your phone number on it just in case they get lost. 

If you plan on visiting a fancier restaurant at Disney World, your kids and teens may want or need some dressier clothes. However, from experience, most places even if they are nicer are completely fine to go to in costumes, jeans, leggings, or whatever else you might be wearing to beat the cold. 

A lot of kids like to dress up when they meet their favorite Disney characters, so it might be a good idea to ask your kids if they want to bring any Disney t-shirts with them as well as any costumes. The costumes I usually see kids wear to Disney World are princesses, princes, and pirates; your kids can be whoever they want – they are in Disney, after all, where dreams come true. Be as creative as you want with their costumes. 

If they’re wearing a costume that isn’t very warm, make sure they have leggings or warm pants underneath to make sure they don’t get cold waiting in lines. It’s also a good idea to have them bring along a jacket they can put over their costume to keep warm, too. Kids might also want to bring one or two of their favorite toys to keep them occupied while waiting in the long lines. 

If you’re planning on traveling with an infant or toddler, you will want to be sure your stroller is well prepared for long days at the park. Packing plenty of snacks, blankets, and toys is essential to keeping the younger ones happy while they spend entire days at Disney World. Rain can be frustrating when it comes to strollers, so you might want to pack some stroller protection to keep the rain off your little ones.

On top of that, clothes pins can be helpful to make sure your stroller protection doesn’t fly away in the wind. You always want to keep your younger kids warm. Bring layers for them in case it does get a little toasty, but also be prepared for mostly chilly days with winter jackets and blankets to keep them nice and warm.

When it comes to teenagers, electronics are more important to pack for your trip to Disney World. Make sure teens have their phone or tablet, headphones, chargers, and any other electronic devices they want to keep with them. You’ll always want to ensure they have any toiletries they may need – especially deodorant. 

Deodorant is a must-have when it comes to walking around the parks all day no matter what time of the year it is. Feminine hygiene products are also a good thing to keep on hand just in case. I have seen some bathrooms at Disney World that have free feminine hygiene products, which is incredible; however, it’s still a good idea to bring some just in case. 

Teens can basically dress like adults as far as clothing goes. Jeans and leggings are helpful to make sure their legs stay warm while standing still in lines and for attractions and rides that are outside. Layers are also important so they can shed coats or jackets if needed or add on a hat and gloves when it gets chilly as the sun goes down. 

What Not to Do & What Not to Wear

With the high temperatures staying around 75 degrees Fahrenheit, I would suggest staying away from any water rides. Water rides at Disney World can be frustrating enough in the summer since you have to walk around in wet socks and water dripping off the ends of your hair. If you think that sounds awful, it’s even worse in the Winter because you have more layers that can get wet and lower temps leaving you wet for a longer period of time. It’s just not a fun time, especially for those of us who hate wet socks . . . yuck. 

Another suggestion is to not bring or wear any sort of sandal unless you’re planning on swimming in the heated pools at some point during your trip to Disney World. You’re going to want closed-toed shoes on while you’re walking around the parks – especially when it gets down to about 45 degrees Fahrenheit at night after the sun goes down.  

February

It’s quite romantic to visit the happiest place on Earth during the month of Valentine’s Day. February is one of the slower months at Disney World, so if you choose to visit this month, you should be able to get some good deals while avoiding the larger crowds during the more popular Summer months. 

Weather

The average temperatures in February is similar as it is in January. It’s still technically “Winter” in Orlando, so the high temperatures nearing 100 degrees Fahrenheit are but a distant memory. The humidity is thankfully almost nonexistent. Typically, the average high temperature in February at Disney World is approximately 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day.

At night and in the morning, the lows are about 55 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a little bit higher than the lows for January. As always, temperature and weather can change in a heartbeat at Disney World. You want to always be prepared for a bit of afternoon rain as well as unexpected warmer days due to the sun. 

Clothing

Comparable to January, going to Disney World in February requires lots and lots of layers. They can keep you comfortable as you go from walking through the streets of the park to waiting in a line or watching a parade on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. Here are some examples of clothing you’ll want to consider when packing so you can keep warm and cool when needed: 

T-Shirts

These are a great layering tool since you can put tank tops underneath and jackets on top of them – it’s also a great way to show your appreciation for Disney by wearing some of your favorite Disney World gear

Long sleeved shirts

Having sleeves can sometimes make all the difference, and you can still layer both over and under them as well as roll up your sleeves – they’re quite versatile

Jeans, leggings, or long pants

Shorts probably won’t be necessary unless you plan on putting them over your swimsuit when you go to the pool – it’s a good idea to keep your legs warm for the drop in temperature in the mornings and evenings in the parks

Jacket or sweater

This is the best layering tool of all because it’s so easy to take on and off with the differing temperature from outside and inside

Sneakers or tennis shoes

Sandals might be necessary if you’re going to the pool, but if you’re not, I’d suggest wearing close-toed shoes to keep your toes warm as you walk through Disney World

Warm and/or long socks

Warm appendages can make all the difference – keep the rest of your body warm by making sure your feet are warm

Hat or beanie

Another important appendage to keep warm is your head; it can also warm up the rest of your body as you walk through your magical days

Gloves or mittens

Not only are these good for keeping your hands clean, they also ensure you can move your fingers at the end of the day 

Layers are the best way to fight the chilly temperatures during your trip to Disney World in February. You’re able to keep warm while standing around waiting and cool enough while you’re walking for the hours you’re in the parks. If you bring a bag or backpack, you’ll be able to add extra layers or take them off as needed. 

Extras

Swimming is still possible if you’re really in the mood to while on your February Disney World visit. Most places you stay at in Orlando including the Disney World Resorts and Hotels keep their pools heated in the Winter so guests can take a dip if they so desire. Hot tubs are always an option to keep you even warmer while you enjoy the feeling of being immersed in water. 

Sunscreen and blankets are also key items you’ll want to bring with you even as you travel to Disney World in February. Bringing sunscreen sounds counterintuitive, but you can actually still get burnt when it’s cloudy outside.

It’s much better to be safe than sorry – especially for those who burn easily. Blankets are also ideal in the cooler temperatures so you can stay even warmer while waiting in lines, watching fireworks, and enjoying parades. They’re also great to sit on the ground to put another layer between you and the colder ground. 

Even though rain isn’t as prevalent in Orlando in February, it’s always a good idea to pack ponchos for everyone and a few umbrellas. This way, you can avoid the high prices of the Disney World ponchos people buy when they forget to pack things to keep them from the rain. Save some money and pack the ponchos – they don’t take up much space, anyway. 

Hand sanitizer and wet wipes can give us germaphobes some peace of mind, since we all know how many people have touched the lap bars on those rides. Who knows how often those get cleaned. They’re both helpful when you’re either about to eat or done eating – less germs on your food, the less likely you are to get sick.

Wet wipes are even more handy when you’re traveling with kids who have sticky fingers and like to touch everything in sight after they’ve just eaten a messy Mickey Ice Cream Bar. 

Kids & Teens

Packing for families with kids and teens can definitely add stress to your experience before you travel to Disney World. Making sure you pack appropriate clothes is crucial to having the most smooth trip you can. Both kids and teens should have an ID tag or card on them at all times with their name and your phone number in case they get lost or separated from you at any point.

Most restaurants at Disney World don’t have a strict dress code, but if you’re planning on going somewhere extra nice and want your family to dress up, make sure to bring fancier clothes for them, too. 

If you’re bringing younger kids, they may want to dress up as their favorite Disney prince, princess, or pirate. This is especially fun if they’re dressing up as the Disney character they’re planning on doing a meet-and-greet with in the parks.

While it’s chilly outside, make sure their costumes are warmer by adding leggings or warm pants underneath their outfits and bringing a jacket along so they can add another layer if they get colder throughout the day. It might also be a good idea to bring one or two of their favorite toys so they can do something while you wait in longer lines. 

Traveling with infants and toddlers can bring some complications in your trip, so it’s important to be fully prepared for anything and everything that could happen at Disney World. I suggest bringing along snacks, blankets, and toys to make sure the younger ones are fed and happy through the long hours of the day.

If you’re traveling with a little one who needs a stroller, it might be a good idea to bring stroller protection to keep them covered from the rain. Clothes pins should help keep the stroller protector on more securely. Plan to bring extra layers such as jackets and blankets for the kids in order to keep them warm throughout your stay at Disney World.

Teenagers are about at the age where they’re more self-sufficient in their packing, but it’s always a good idea to double-check their list to make sure they have everything they need for your visit to Disney World. They will most likely want to keep their phone or tablet on them, headphones, chargers, and any other of their favorite electronic devices. 

These should keep them occupied during long waits in line and during your travel to Disney World. You’ll also want to make sure they’ve packed plenty of deodorant. Even though it’s not going to be hot necessarily, teens can still emit plenty of body odor, and deodorant can prevent that. Bringing along feminine hygiene products in the case of an emergency is also an excellent plan. 

When it comes to clothing for teenagers, you can basically pack for them as you would for yourself as an adult. As mentioned earlier, layers are essential for traversing the Disney World parks in the Winter. Make sure your teens pack jeans, leggings, or long pants as well as a coat or jacket and hats and gloves to keep them warm as the day goes on. 

What Not to Do & What Not to Wear

The high temperature is going to be around 75 degrees Fahrenheit which isn’t very warm for Orlando. Keeping this in mind, water rides might not be the best idea since you will end up having all of your layers soaked with little to no warmth to dry off as you walk through the parks the rest of the day. 

Sandals would only be necessary if you’re going to take advantage of the heated pools and hot tubs – if you’re not adventurous enough to swim in the Winter, I would pack only sneakers or tennis shoes. Those average 45 degree Fahrenheit lows will catch up to you eventually, I can guarantee you. 

March

The month of March is such a pleasant time to visit Disney World with warmer temperatures and the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Keep in mind that March also brings in student Spring Break crowds making the crowds a little busier than they were in January and February.

Weather

In March, the temperatures get a little bit warmer than February. The highs range from 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and the lows range from 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. This is definitely an improvement from the cooler lows in January and February, but it’s still not hot and humid. The mild weather definitely makes it a great time to visit Disney World. Orlando’s weather can change quickly, so you’ll still want to prepare for some afternoon rain along with fluctuating warmer and cooler weather throughout the day. 

Clothing

Even though it’s going to be warmer in March than January or February, you still want to prepare for both warm and cool weather by bringing layering options. It’s better to have some options than to have no options and end up buying an overpriced sweatshirt. Here are some suggestions for layering clothes during your Disney World trip:

T-Shirts

You can never go wrong with t-shirts – not only can you put jackets over them and tank tops underneath, you can also simply wear a t-shirt by itself if you need to stay cooler on a warmer day

Long sleeved shirts

You may not need long sleeved shirts if the days you’re going in March are going to be warmer, but it never hurts to pack extra just in case – worst case scenario is you don’t end up wearing one

Jeans, leggings, or long pants

This is the season where pants could be iffy – you might want to pack some shorts in case you have an unseasonably warm day, but if you’re planning on going to the parks early or staying late, you’ll want to have longer pants when it’s cooler outside

Jacket or sweater

Jackets are always a good idea because you can take them on and off easily if you’re getting too chilly or warm either inside or outside 

Sneakers or tennis shoes

Again, this season is iffy as far as sandals go – if you’re brave, I’d pack them just in case; otherwise, tennis shoes or sneakers are always the way to go because they’re more comfortable and leave your feet less prone to blisters if they’re broken in

Hat or beanie & gloves or mittens

With the mornings and nights still being cooler, I would bring these along just in case you find yourself in need of them – it’s always better to be safe than sorry, and these items don’t take up much room in your suitcase

Overall, I’d plan for both warm and cool weather checking what the specific predictions are for the week you plan on visiting Disney World. Packing for both warm and cool weather can take up extra space in your suitcase, but it will be worth it if the temperatures fluctuate as often as they do in Orlando. 

Extras

In March, swimming can be a bit more tolerable with the bump in temperatures from January and February. I would plan on packing a swimsuit just in case you ever feel in the mood for a dip. If it gets a little too chilly, Disney World Resorts and Hotels along with other places you can stay in Orlando keep their pools heated and offer hot tubs for you to enjoy. Sunscreen is a must as the sun gets stronger and Spring approaches. 

You never want to take that chance of getting burnt, so make sure you lather up before leaving for the parks and keep some sunscreen on you to reapply throughout the day. You might still want to bring a blanket or two in case you get chilly easily. They can be handy while you’re waiting for fireworks or parades toward the end of the day. 

Rain becomes more prevalent in March, so you want to make sure to bring ponchos and umbrellas for everyone joining you on your trip to Disney World. If you’re bringing little ones who need strollers, you’ll probably want to bring a stroller protector with clothes pins to keep it from falling down or flying away while it keeps the younger kids safe from the rain. 

Wet wipes and hand sanitizer come in handy for cleaning up messes as well as making sure your hands are clean before and after you eat. If you’re traveling with younger ones, wet wipes are especially helpful when you have messy little hands. 

Kids & Teens

Bringing kids and teens along on your trip to Disney World can be stressful when it comes to packing. However, if you know what to except, it hopefully won’t be as bad as you think. Give each one of your kids an ID tag or card with their name and your phone number so you can track them down easily if they get lost or separated from you.

If you’re planning on eating at a fancier Disney restaurant, you might want to pack nicer clothes for your kids and teens like dresses and slacks. If you don’t want to bring extra clothes, most restaurants at Disney World don’t have a strict dress code and are perfectly fine to attend in your normal park clothes. 

Some kids might want to dress up as their favorite Disney characters, especially if they’re meeting that character at a meet-and-greet. Since it’s not either extremely hot or extremely cold, kids in costumes should be fairly comfortable depending on how warm the costume is. It’s never a bad idea to bring a jacket or layers in case they get a little chilly. 

Some of their favorite toys might help keep the kids occupied as you wait in longer lines or for the firework show at the end of the night. If you’re bringing infants and toddlers along with you, you want to be prepared with plenty of toys to keep them engaged and happy while you’re spending time in the park. Snacks and blankets as well as some extra layers would also be helpful with the weather varying between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the day.

Teens are similar to adults making them not as difficult to pack for. The most important thing to have for them is their favorite electronics: phones, tablets, headphones, and chargers for everything. Portable phone chargers also come in handy for the long days in the park where teens may be using their phones more than usual. 

You’ll definitely want to make sure they’ve packed deodorant, especially for those warmer days where sweat and body odor are just inevitable. Make sure to pack some feminine hygiene products in case or emergencies. Keep teenager’s clothing options as simple as possible – longer pants and maybe some shorter pants if the week is going to be warmer, t-shirts and long sleeve shirts for the varying weather, and jackets to layer for the cooler nights. 

What Not to Do & What Not to Wear

With the temperatures rising as Spring comes closer, you’ll want to make sure you bring clothes that can keep you cooler along with clothes to put on top of those clothes for the cooler nights. You definitely don’t want to walking around the parks in your brand new shoes. 

Sure, they might look great, but you really won’t like the blisters you’ll get after walking around Disney World in your new kicks all day.  

April

This time of year is beautiful in Orlando. The flowers are blooming throughout the Disney World parks, and Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival is in full swing. With April comes more Spring Break crowds who make longer wait times. 

Weather

April at Disney World means it’s finally Springtime, and warmer weather has arrived. The temperature highs are around 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and the lows are around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s definitely warmer, but you never know when it might get just a bit colder or rain. However, the rain doesn’t get really bad until about June. 

Clothing

Although the temperatures are rising, that doesn’t mean the cooler temperatures are gone for good. You’ll still want to pack clothes you can layer for the chillier mornings and nights in the parks. Make sure the clothes you bring are loose-fitting and breathable so they can be comfortable for both warmer days and chilly nights. 

T-Shirts

These are definitely a staple when going to Disney World – they’re easy to layer and can be fun when you’re wearing some of your favorite Disney apparel

Longer pants & shorts

You might still want to have some longer pants like jeans and leggings just in case, but it’s getting warm enough for shorts if you’re feeling brave

Jacket or sweater

I suggest bringing this no matter what time of year since Disney likes to pump the air conditioning as the temperature outside gets warmer

Sneakers or tennis shoes & sandals

Sandals are more practical that it’s getting warmer; however, tennis shoes or sneakers are still more comfortable to walk through the parks than attempting to walk in sandals – sandals or flip flops are good for trips to the pool

Extra socks

If you’re planning on going on any water rides with tennis shoes on, you’ll want to pack extra socks so you don’t have wet feet for the rest of the day – nothing is worse than wet socks 

With the temperatures rising, you thankfully won’t have to pack as many clothes. Make sure you bring comfortable shoes you can walk and stand in line with all day – you’re going to need them. Sore feet at Disney World can ruin the magic. 

Extras

Higher temperatures also make swimming a better option than it was in January, February, and March. If you’re a big fan of swimming, I’d make sure to pack a swimsuit and flip flops or water shoes to get to and from your room and the pool. As always, sunscreen is necessary for both the sunny and cloudy days as you can get burnt no matter how bright the sun shines. 

Don’t risk the chance of getting burnt – it can ruin your entire trip to Disney World. Rain isn’t as big as a problem as it is during the Summer months, but you want to make sure you’re prepared no matter what. Grab some ponchos, umbrellas, and stroller protectors to keep everyone dry from the rain. 

The most important things to bring along with you are hand sanitizer and wet wipes. Not only can they prevent germs, they can also clean up after some messy ice cream bars and cheesy pretzels. 

Kids & Teens

What you bring for your kids and teens on your trip to Disney World is quite similar to what you’d bring for them in the month of March (see above). What I would add to your packing list is loose-fitting and breathable clothes to make sure your kids and teens stay cool as the sun gets warmer than it was in the Winter months. Make sure kids’ costumes are going to keep them cool, as well, if they’re planning on dressing up to meet their favorite Disney characters. And, as always, bring along things to keep your kids and teens occupied during longer waits for rides, attractions, and shows. 

What Not to Do & What Not to Wear

Again, look back at March for what not to wear to Disney World during the spring season (see above). 

May

To those of us who live in the Midwest or anywhere above the Mason-Dixon line, May in Orlando can feel more like Summer to us, even though it’s still technically Spring. There will be some busy days in May, but with it being squished between Spring Break season in April and Summer Vacation season beginning in June, Disney World is not going to be as busy as the Summer months. 

Weather

May brings longer days and higher temperatures, but the humidity thankfully isn’t as high as it is in June, July, and August. The average high for Orlando in May is about 88 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average low in May is around 65 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Clothing

As in April, you’ll want to bring breathable, loose-fitting, and versatile clothes to keep you warm in the air conditioning and cool in the rising temperatures. 

T-Shirts

Paris T-Shirt” by Sam Howzit licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Shorts

You might still want to bring longer pants if you get chilly in the air conditioning like I do

Jacket or sweater

Again, if you get chilly when the air conditioning is on full blast, you might want to bring an extra layer to put on so you don’t freeze while you’re enjoying your meal

Sneakers or tennis shoes & sandals

Extra socks

As in April, you don’t have to have to pack as many layers for your trip to Disney World as you do during the Winter months (see above).  

Extras

Rain averages begin to rise in May at Disney World, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your visit. If you bring a poncho, umbrella, and stroller protector if needed you should be able to keep the rain from ruining your trip to the happiest place on Earth. For other important items to bring in the Spring months, check out the April extras (see above). 

Kids & Teens

What you need to bring for your kids and teens to Disney World is basically identical to what you’ll need to bring for them in March and April (see above). 

What Not to Do & What Not to Wear

Look back at March to check out what you shouldn’t do and bring to Disney World during the Spring months (see above). 

June

Along with the beginning of the Summer season at Disney World, June also brings one of the busiest time to visit Disney since most schools let out either at the end of May or the beginning of June. It’s undoubtably much warmer than it has been throughout the year which can make some attractions such as water rides more inviting than they are in the Winter months. 

Weather

June is the first month to bring 7 or more inches of precipitation throughout the entire month. With all of this rain brings humidity and lots and lots of heat. The average high for June at Disney World is about 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average low is around 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Hurricane season begins in June – they’re not very common right away in June, but you never know what could happen. 

Because of the high humidity, thunderstorms happen often yet only last for about an hour or two at most. To people not used to this kind of brutal heat that can get even warmer with the blazing sun, this can be a bit of a shock, so it’s important to come prepared to beat the heat. 

Clothing

With all of this heat and humidity, it’s so important to pack clothes that will keep you cool. Extra sweat soaking into your clothes are the last thing you want when walking through Disney World in the 90 degree Fahrenheit highs. 

T-Shirts & tank tops

Be sure to avoid cotton and polyester shirts as they can make you even warmer than the sun does because of all the heat it traps within the material

Shorts

Longer pants definitely aren’t necessary anymore – you’ll want to be as cool as you can while walking through the parks

Jacket or sweater

I know this seems like it wouldn’t be necessary, but again, for those of us who get chilly while inside, it will save you from freezing in the cold air conditioning Disney uses to overcompensate for the extreme heat outside

Sneakers or tennis shoes & sandals

Sandals can definitely help you stay cool since your feet won’t get overheated, but they may not be the most comfortable to walk miles through the parks – I would suggest wearing tennis shoes or sneakers that are broken in well so you don’t get blisters

Extra clothes

Bring along extra socks, shirts, underwear, and anything else you think will get extremely sweaty or wet throughout the day – you might want to change halfway through the day depending on how sweaty you get 

Swimsuit

There’s no better way to beat the heat than spending some time at Disney Water Parks or in the pool

Being cool is definitely key when visiting Disney World in June. Pack clothes to keep you cool but those that aren’t bulky in case you find yourself caught in the rain. Make sure to keep that at the forefront of your mind as you’re packing for your Summer trip. 

Extras

Beginning in June, rainfall is at its peak in Disney World. Pack your ponchos, umbrellas, and stroller protectors if you need them. This will save you from buying overpriced ponchos people buy last-minute because  they didn’t expect rain.

As before, hats and sunscreen are great to prevent sunburns especially for those with fairer skin. Misting fans and cooling towels are some of the greatest inventions for walking through Disney World. Bring these along before you have to buy one in the park at a much higher price. 

Kids & Teens

As before, make sure to bring along toys and electronics to keep kids and teens occupied as you wait in line for rides and attractions. It’s important to make sure your kids are keeping cool in the blazing heat. If kids want to wear costumes, you’ll want to choose costumes that aren’t as hot as others can be – it might mean not wearing the beautiful and poufy Cinderella dress, but you can always be Cinderella with or without the big, blue dress. 

What Not to Do & What Not to Wear

One thing you really don’t want to do is wear lots of layers. Layers may be the key to a successful Disney World visit in the Winter and Spring months, but they definitely aren’t in the Summer. Also, not keeping sunscreen on you is just asking for a third-degree sunburn. Even if it’s just a small tube, you’ll want to reapply your sunscreen throughout the day in order to avoid getting burnt. 

July

The month of July is the peak season at Disney World – everything is crazy busy with lots of parades, events, shows, Extra Magic Hours, and families on Summer vacation. This is the one month where Disney is quite likely to hit maximum capacity in the parks. 

Weather

The temperatures and precipitation in July are practically identical to those in the month of June (see above). 

Clothing

One of the most important things you want to do while visiting Disney World in July is to make sure you pay attention to your body at all times. You never know when you could be getting close to overheating, and a lot of that depends on what clothing you choose to bring on your trip. 

  • T-Shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Shorts
  • Jacket or sweater
  • Just for the cold air conditioning in most restaurants and indoor attractions
  • Sneakers or tennis shoes & sandals
  • Extra clothes
  • Swimsuit

As mentioned above, overheating is a real concern when you visit Disney World in July. Bring extra clothes in case you get rained on, overly sweaty, or just plain old dirty. Keeping cool should be your number one priority when you think about packing for your July trip to Disney World. 

Extras

Any extras suggested you’d bring in June are also suggested to bring in July (see above). 

Kids & Teens

Again, anything suggested to pack for kids and teens in June is also suggested you bring for them to your Disney World trip in July (see above). 

What Not to Do & What Not to Wear

Anything suggested for June also applies to your trip to Disney World in July (see above). 

August

August is the hottest and most humid month at Disney World in Central Florida. Disney offers tons of deals and promotions to try and entice guests to visit during this extremely hot month. The weather is quite brutal, but you will avoid more crowds if you choose to brave the heat by taking a trip to Disney World in August.  

Weather

Again, the temperature highs and lows along with precipitation amounts are quite similar to those in June (see above). The difference is that in August, the humidity and heat index can make the climate worse than it is in June or July. 

Clothing

Staying cool and hydrated are of utmost importance for your trip to go well without anyone in your group getting overheated. Make sure to keep lots of basics on you that aren’t warm or bulky. If you have any kind of dry-fit clothes, now would be the time to wear them. 

  • T-Shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Shorts
  • Jacket or sweater
  • Just for the cold air conditioning in most restaurants and indoor attractions
  • Sneakers or tennis shoes & sandals
  • Extra clothes
  • Swimsuit

Keep cool and bring extra clothes in case you want to change them throughout the day – they can get fairly sweaty, wet from rain or water rides, or just dirty. 

Extras

All extras suggested for June and July also apply to August (see above). 

Kids & Teens

Everything suggested to bring for your kids and teens to Disney World in June and July are also suggested to bring in August (see above).  

What Not to Do & What Not to Wear

Again, that suggested in June and July is also applicable for August (see above). 

September

This is one of the best times to visit Disney World because the crowds are so low. It’s an in-between time where people are done taking their Summer vacations but aren’t visiting for the holidays yet. Disney World truly is beautiful in September. 

Weather

September is considered “Fall” to most of the country, but in Orlando, it’s basically still Summer. The average high for September is around 88 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average low for September is 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Now, this can mean either pleasant weather or scorching heat. The heat index and humidity are still quite high, but toward the end of the month, it can begin to cool down as hurricane season ends and Orlando’s true “Fall” begins. 

Clothing

Since it’s still quite warm in September, you’ll want to bring Summer clothes such as tank tops and shorts because there is a chance you could overheat with the high heat index and humidity especially at the beginning of the month. 

  • T-Shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Shorts
  • Jacket or sweater
  • Just for the cold air conditioning in most restaurants and indoor attractions
  • Sneakers or tennis shoes & sandals
  • Extra clothes
  • Swimsuit

It might seem strange to bring Summer clothes to Disney World when the rest of the country is preparing for Fall, but you will truly want Summer clothes when you experience the brutal heat that can still happen at Disney World in September. 

Extras

Any extras you would bring for June, July, or August are suggested to bring for September as well (see above).

Kids & Teens

Anything suggested you bring for kids and teens in June, July, or August are also recommended to bring to bring for your trip in September (see above). 

What Not to Do & What Not to Wear

Advice given for what not to do or wear in June, July, and August is also suggested for September in Disney World (see above). 

October

Weekends in October can still be busy in October because of Fall Breaks and Columbus Day, but the temperatures are beginning to cool down, at least by Florida’s standards. It’s a beautiful time of the year to visit Disney World with special events such as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival

Weather

Average highs in October are around 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average lows are around 65 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s finally beginning to feel like Fall in Orlando. You could still spend some time in the pool, but you also get the chance to walk around the parks without sweating away in the blistering humidity. 

Clothing

Though the temperatures are getting lower, it can still be quite warm in Disney World, so be sure to bring a variety of clothing in preparation for any sort of weather that may come your way.  

T-Shirts

Easily one of the best things to pack when traveling to Disney World because they’re versatile in layering as well as keeping cool

Shorts & longer pants

You’ll want to prepare for the warm days and cooler nights – bringing along both long and short pants is a good idea just in case you get either too warm or too cold. 

Jacket or sweater

Air conditioning can be so cold – you’ll want this if you get as chilly as I do while sitting inside Disney restaurants

Sneakers or tennis shoes

You could still bring sandals if you would like to; however, I’d suggest simply bringing sneakers or tennis shoes since they’re typically more comfortable, anyways

Bringing along summer clothes along with warmer clothes is key so you’re prepared for any kind of variance in weather, 

Extras

You could still plan on bringing a swimsuit if you want to get in the pool, but you may not even want to swim since there are so many fun special events to enjoy that you can only go to in the Fall. Keeping a backpack around is also helpful so you can pack extra layers or have room to shed layers throughout the day. You’ll still want to bring a poncho and umbrella just in case you get caught in an afternoon storm or shower in the parks. As always, bring sunscreen with you so you can avoid getting burnt as much as possible. 

Kids & Teens

Some of the most important things to bring for kids and teens have already been mentioned in previous months. During October, you might want to bring special Halloween costumes for kids who want to dress up and trick or treat on Main Street at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. For younger kids, make sure to check out the Disney Junior Dance Party. 

What Not to Do & What Not to Wear

The worst thing you could do is only pack for warm days or cool days. In October, you never know what you’re going to get at Disney World. Be sure to pack for all scenarios just in case you get an unseasonably warm or cool day. 

November

At Disney World, November is another popular time of the year to visit. Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival is going on for part of the month, and Christmastime is just beginning. 

Weather

November is when Disney World really starts to cool down. Averages highs are around 79 degrees Fahrenheit, and average low are around 59 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s not as chilly as December or January, but the temperatures are much more mild than the Summer months or early Fall. The humidity really drops making the parks much more tolerable during the day. 

Clothing

With it becoming cooler again, I would plan on packing layers again. Any sort of layering clothes are perfect to bring so you’re prepared for cooler temperatures at night and in the morning as well as warmer temperatures during the day. 

T-Shirts

These will always be the staple of laying – be sure to bring plenty to go around

Long sleeved shirts

Just in case you get a little bit colder in the morning or at night, you’ll want to bring these along; if anything, you can roll up your sleeves

Jeans or long pants & shorts

This one depends on your preference and the varying temperature – check the weather for your particular week before you leave; otherwise, plan on bringing both just in case

Jacket or sweater

You may need this inside or outside

Sneakers or tennis shoes

Sandals aren’t as necessary with the heat and humidity dropping in November

Hat or beanie & gloves or mittens

You may not need these, but in case it gets chillier at night, you might want them – they don’t take up much room in your suitcase

All in all, Winter gear isn’t exactly necessary, but you want to make sure to pack both warmer and cooler clothes to prepare for all kinds of circumstances that could happen in November. 

Extras

Other extras suggested for October are also recommended to bring for your November trip to Disney World (see above). 

Kids & Teens

Besides Halloween costumes, other suggestions for kids and teens in October are also applicable for November (see above). 

What Not to Do & What Not to Wear

Again, everything suggested in October is also suggested for November (see above). 

December

Christmastime at Disney World is one of the busiest times of the year because of the extra magic found while walking down Main Street. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is quite a sight to behold, and the mild and pleasant temperatures make it much more tolerable to spend time walking around the parks. 

Weather

The average high for Disney World in December is 73 degrees Fahrenheit with the average low being 52 degrees Fahrenheit. These cooler temperatures make it pleasant to walk around for an entire day at Disney World. The fun holiday events make it an even more fun and magical time than usual. 

Clothing

As in January, February, and November, you’ll want to make sure to pack mostly warm clothes with plenty of clothes you can layer. 

  • T-Shirts
  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Jeans, leggings, or long pants
  • Jacket or sweater
  • Sneakers or tennis shoes
  • Warm and/or long socks
  • Hat or beanie
  • Gloves or mittens

The only time you’ll want to bring sandals, shorts, or tank tops are if it’s going to be quite unseasonably warm. It’s most wise to bring along Winter gear in order to keep warm during the chillier days and nights. 

Extras

As previously stated, extras suggested in January, February, and November are all prevalent to bring in December (see above). 

Kids & Teens

Anything recommended to bring to Disney World for kids and teens in January, February, and November are also suggested to bring in December (see above). 

What Not to Do & What Not to Wear

Again, anything suggested previously in colder months such as January, February, and November are also recommended for you not to do and wear in December (see above). 

There are many things that vary throughout the months, but many things you should pack stay the same. Let yourself relax and enjoy the happiest place on Earth by feeling well prepared from this extensive list. No matter what month you choose to visit Orlando, your trip to Disney World will be as magical as you make it. 

As listed above, there are so many great things offered in October that can make your trip to Disney World even more magical. If you and your family, friends, and guests are able to take a trip during the less busy months of the year, that might be the time for you to go to Disney World. It all depends on what you value – special events, the pre-made vacation Fall Break provides, shorter wait times, cooler weather, or something else. 

There’s no right or wrong answer here because Disney World is always happy and magical, and if you plan accordingly and come with a great attitude, you will have a wonderful visit to the happiest place on Earth no matter what.  

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