(Closed) WDW Honeymoon…In August. Are We Crazy? (Poll)

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Is WDW in August miserable or manageable?
    Miserable! Don't do it! : (53 votes)
    72 %
    Manageable. It is hot and humid but not too bad. : (14 votes)
    19 %
    Not an issue at all! I go all the time in August/late summer! : (7 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 16
    426 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    I HATE the heat, but I love Disney World so I deal with it. I’m going in August this year and I just plan on getting up for early morning extra magic hours, taking a break during the middle of the day, and making Fastpass reservations for night. It will be hot, but it will work. Plus you get to enjoy the hotels in the middle of the day which is nice. 

    As an extra note…don’t go to Disney Springs and think you will be out of the heat shopping. World Of Disney is hot as hell almost any time of year haha. 

    Post # 18
    223 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    spoilerssweetie:  My fiance and I are going to Universal Studios for our honeymoon in the beginning of August! We just plan on taking full advantage of our early park access and getting to the park as early in the morning as possible before it’s really hot. Also, we live in North Carolina so maybe we are just used to the heat, but I definitely think it’s worth it!! Although your plan of going to Europe does sound pretty awesome too…

    Post # 19
    2041 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I would go… but it is going to be very very hot!

    I would actually go just after the long weekend in September. At the end of August, the parks will be filled with families getting one last trip in before school starts. If you guys go at the beginning of September, it is always super quiet and lines are much shorter. You’ll have a great trip!

    And we have been to LA and Disneyland at the end of August/September and it is also ridiculously hot. So you’ll be overheated in either location!!

    I love Disney. Enjoy 🙂

    Post # 20
    2318 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would say No to WDW anytime durring the summer when kids are out of school.  The best time to go is Sept-nov and Feb-May (minus spring break weeks).  I think late Sept is best and that is usually around the time they have their Food and Wine festivalin Epcot.  You also avoid all of the lines and traffic going those times.  Added bonus….You will be able to ride the rides as many times as you want because the wait times are well under 1 hr most of the time. 

    Post # 21
    283 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    As a native Floridian and avid WDW goer, I would definitely advise against going in August if you’re not accustomed to extreme humidity and heat.

    However, kids may be back in school if you go later in the month.  The best time to go is October/November when food and wine festival is going. If you going to Epcot during food and wine it’ll be crowded on the weekends and at times when there are big bands playing, but it shouldn’t be too bad in the other parks.

    It’ll be less crowded during times when there aren’t any holidays, or during times when it’s raining or looks like it might rain. You can sign up for advanced ride reservations through the disney website, which is really handy. I recommend doing that.

    Post # 22
    293 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    It’s hot and sticky, but it can be done. I work at WDW, so I go all the time, whether it’s the rare 45 degree day or 110 and as humid as Satan’s balls. It’s just about planning ahead. Dress in cool clothing, bring one of those cooling towels (you can buy them on Amazon), and also bring water bottles in with you, like a Nalgene or something. You can refill them with the free cups of ice water from any quick service food location or cart that has a drink fountain with a water spigot. You could just get the free cups, but if you dump the cups into a water bottle, you can bring it onto rides with you instead of having to dispose of it before boarding. Definitely bring sunscreen and apply it BEFORE you leave your hotel. Utilize the lengthy air conditioned attractions, like Hall of Presidents, American Adventure, Carousel of Progress, Ellen’s Universe of Energy, Monsters Inc Laugh Floor, Great Movie Ride, Philharmagic, Festival of the Lion King, and the Finding Nemo musical (I feel like I’m missing something). My fiance and I are actually hitting Epcot tomorrow with some friends and it’s supposed to be in the high 80s and storming. We have a backpack that we use as our “park bag”, which we stock with bottles of ice water, extra socks for the rain, and an umbrella and poncho. We also sometimes bring sandwiches or snacks so we don’t have to spend money on food in park.

    That being said, you’re looking at August. It will be hot and humid, it will be busy, and it will be a little more expensive because summer is considered peak season for pricing. It’s definitely not easy, but it can be done.

    Post # 23
    6932 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    spoilerssweetie:  I’m an east coast girl, so I deal with heat/humity all the time and am used to it. I also went to college in FL and there’s not way in hell I’d do Disney in August ever again. One time was enough for me. Sure if you dress for the temps you can manage but to me there is just nothing fun about walking miles and miles through a themepark when you’re hot/sticky through crowds of other hot/sticky people. 

    Post # 24
    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2016 - Homestead Golf and Country Club

    I am doing a three part honeymoon with stops in Miami, Bahamas and WDW in late Aug! Yes, it will be hot and we are also from the PNW, but we have been there before in early September and it is doable! My guy hates the heat, but even he can do it. Water, sunscreen, breaks and pools! I love Florida and plan on relocating there for a few years for grad school! 

    Post # 25
    1579 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    spoilerssweetie:  First off, it’s freaking hot. Disgustingly hot, actually, with 100% humidity.  Like where your denim shorts feel like they are sticking to you at 730am and you’ve got a pool of sweat collecting in your bra as you leave the hotel, type of humidity. It’s quite interesting.

    But, with that said, if it works for you guys and you are aware of the heat, go for it! We’ve gone twice (once in August, once in September) and it’s a great time to go!!! 

    We would go for for the morning/afternoon, go back to the hotel around 2ish, shower, change, nap, grab a bite to eat, and then go back to the parks around 5 or 6 (which isn’t that late when it’s open to 11 or midnight).  We always packed an extra tank top in our backpack just in case we got way too sticky to be comfortable. With that said, Disney KNOWS it’s hot and does a great job of keeping guests cool.  We’d get ice cream, go on water rides, stop in a store for the AC, or just jump in a line (like space mountain) for a solid 45 minutes of cool air. 

    Epcot was the hottest park for me, even though I know most say Animal Kingdom. 

    Post # 26
    7442 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    spoilerssweetie:  I’ve done WDW in June and September and I would never do a summer trip there again. It is just gross. 

    Post # 27
    42 posts
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I’d second (or third) some of the other posters and delay the trip a few weeks to go in September. The weather will be a little better and the crowds were really low whenever we’ve gone in Septemper (little to no wait times even for pretty popular rides!)

    Post # 28
    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    I’m originally from Florida and we live in the central coast and I’ll say that I’ve taken my fiancé to universal both times we visited (November/December) which are usually a great time to go and it was still extremely muggy for someone not used to it. August would be hot and I’d suggest a day at the water parks for sure but summer is extremely busy too. Have you considered a cruise? They aren’t terribly expensive. 

    Post # 29
    848 posts
    Busy bee

    spoilerssweetie:  I’m going on a WDW honeymoon August 20th 🙂 i know it’s hot but that’s predicted as the slowest week of the year! We were going to go right after the wedding in July but that week was predicted as the busiest! Blah. 

    Post # 30
    348 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    spoilerssweetie:  As a Florida native and Orlando resident, I would definitely advise against Disney in August. The weather is AWFUL – hot and humid, severe thunderstorms each afternoon so many rides are shut down – and it is BUSY. Insanely, incredibly busy. I would try for a later month, sorry to rain on your parade!

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