How to Dress to Walt Disney World in the Winter

When some people plan their Walt Disney World vacations in the winter, they figure that they are in for a real break from the cold. They pack nothing more than shorts and tank tops, only to get there and realize that it is not going to be colder than fifties for the whole day. Someone else might think the other way around and bring only heavy clothes, because it is the winter. Then they arrive at Disney and it is in the seventies and they are burning up! So what do you do for such varied weather? Consider the following tips for deciding how to dress for Walt Disney World in the winter.

How to Dress for a Visit to Walt Disney World in the Winter
People walking in front of the Cinderella Castle at Word Disney World

How to Dress to Walt Disney World in the Winter

Look at the weather reports to get an idea of the averages for the month you are going. In many places during the winter, you are almost guaranteed to get very cold weather. In Orlando, Florida, however, the winter is very varied. You can have one day that is pretty cold by many people’s standards and would require layers or a heavier jacket. On other days, it might seem like a summer day to some. You can get an idea of the range of temperatures and the general highs and lows from a website like Think about what you like to wear during those temperatures and bring that.

The best thing to do is to bring a variety of clothing for your winter Walt Disney World trip. Also think about the times you will be at the Disney parks. If you will be out after dark, then the temperature can drop significantly.

How to Dress for a Visit to Walt Disney World in the Winter
Cinderella Castle illuminated with Christmas lights

One great idea is to bring a lot of layers on your Walt Disney World trip. You can even wear shorts under your pants or bring them so you can change. You might want to wear a short sleeve shirt, but then bring a jacket to wear over it. The parks have lockers that you can rent so, if you do not want to carry around the extra clothing, you can also store it there.

Some people will dress with a little extra to help them protect themselves from the sun. Many would find themselves comfortable with some light pants or a long sleeve shirt in the winter. You should check the weather report every day while you are there to decide what to wear. Cold fronts come in quick and can change the weather by ten or twenty degrees in a single day.

How to Dress for a Visit to Walt Disney World in the Winter
How to Dress for a Visit to Walt Disney World in the Winter

You want to be comfortable for your winter Walt Disney World trip. Consider the above tips to decide how to dress!

Have a magical time!

Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. It’s unfortunate that you never know the weather down there but for the most part it’s always better than a Canadian winter.


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