Disney in January

Disney in January

January at Walt Disney World Resort affords guests light crowds, delightfully mild temperatures and lower prices for your resort stay.  Light crowds make for a more relaxing time in the parks but the downside is that Disney schedules ride refurbishments at this time.

Check the weather in Orlando when deciding what to pack for your trip.  This time of year, mornings and evenings can be chilly.


weather January Weather

  • Maximum temperatures 68 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 24 degrees Celsius)
  • Minimum temperatures 45 and 54 °F (7 to 12 °C)
  • 73% Average humidity
  • Sunny 62% of the time


Castle Icon January Special Events

  • WDW Marathon Weekend – January 8 – 12, 2020 – Disney organizes marathon events which are widely attended.  While marathons don’t really affect the theme parks, resort hotels are often booked up so if you plan to visit during this time, reserve your resort room early.
  • Epcot International Festival of the Arts – Performing arts experiences are available at Epcot in early 2020. Dates to be announced by Disney.


crowd January Crowds

The first week of January tends to be busy as a number of public schools are still out.  Except for RunDisney events, the rest of the month sees low to moderate crowd levels.