(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 # 31
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    3847 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    spoilerssweetie:  I live in SWFL and I can honestly say that I do not go outside more than I absolutely have to in August. Miserable does not even begin to describe what it feels like. The heat and humidity is absolutely brutal. Not to mention–buttcrack sweat. Girl, you will be sweating in crevices you didn’t even know you had. 

    As another aside, Darling Husband and I just went to see Florence + the Machine two weeks ago in Orlando. We stayed overnight and decided to hit Downtown Disney (now called “Disney Springs”) before leaving…I think we lasted a half hour before we had to turn around and go home. We were drenched in sweat. Further, I went to WDW in May a couple of years ago after I graduated college and it was just hot as hell. And that was May. August is roughly 10x more miserable. 

    Here’s the thing–yes, most rides are air conditioned, yes most places to eat will have AC as well. But for a large majority of the time you will be outside walking around or, worst, waiting in lines for 30+ minutes in the heat. 

    If you read this and thought “Hey, what’s a little buttcrack sweat?” then another thing to consider is the crowds. While FL schools (elementaries, middle and high schools) go back early August, many other schools do not and so there are usually more people in WDW during the summer than other times of the year. Hot and crowded? No thanks, I’ll pass.

    Can you go late September/early October instead?

    Post # 32
    Member
    7918 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Not only will it be hot, but there will be SO many other tourists there! I agree with PP about not pursuing this idea. 

    Post # 33
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    2189 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I live in Orlando and have been to the parks in August. It sucks. Imagine walking into a rhinoerous’s mouth. Disgusting. Also, the rain is often and unpredictable. If you still want to try it, a lot of people go during that time so dress for it and bring some ponchos/change of clothes. 

    Magic Kingdom is the worst as there is NO SHADE!

    Animal Kingdom has the most shade as there are huge trees everywhere. 

    Epcot it a mix as there are rides inside and places to eat with shade. 

    The water parks are a mix.

    Those are the only ones I know of personally. This is based on my visit in August to them 8 years ago. It just depends on how much the weather would affect you. We made the best of it when we went. Having been in Fl for awhile, i would not recommend you visit here during august. 

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