15 Things Every Walt Disney World Rookie Should Know

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10. Be Prepared for Central Florida's Climate

Florida: The Sunshine State. While Florida gets its sunny reputation fairly, it can also rain frequently and be downright chilly in the winter. Be prepared!

Going in the summer? Know that it’s going to be very, very hot and humid. If you aren’t used to the southern climate it may take more out of you than you anticipate. Remember to hydrate, take breaks in the AC, and wear and reapply sunscreen. Summer is also Orlando’s rainy season, so be prepared for the frequent, though typically short-lived, thunderstorms. A few emergency ponchos and will keep you dry without taking up a lot of space in your bag.

Planning a winter visit? While the average high temperature in January is a pleasant 71º F, the average low is only 49º F, and the record low is a brisk 18º F! If your suitcase is full of tank tops and shorts you’re probably going to be shivering! And while winter is the dry season, rain showers can and do happen. Be ready for them!

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