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Heat - or Cold?

Being a transplanted Floridian, I am officially wimpy when it comes to extreme temperatures, and I simply do NOT do parks in the dead of summer - TOO hot. On the other hand, I often miss out on the water rides, since I tend to go in the cooler months. What's your preference - heat or cold? If cold, do you ride the water rides and just freeze, or do you have handy tips? What are your best tips for cooling off in the hot and steamy months of summer?

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We go in Jan/Feb. One year we wore shorts the whole time and were the pool everyday another we were in jeans and sweatshirts and never took our swimsuits out of our suitcase.

Missing the waterrides isn't a big deal to us. I hate humidity more.

I'd never call it cold down there though, lol.

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We'd take the heat over the cold any day. Despite 8 years in Minnesota, my blood has thinned out and I am a cold-weather wimp.

Joe has Reynaud's symdrome, where his hands and feet get freezing cold and turn purple when he or the temps get cold, so we avoid it.

We wouldn't do any of the water rides when we were there in December, even though the afternoon temps got into the mid-70's. Too cold!

Our tips for the summer are getting there at rope-drop (we usually do AM EMHs in the summer to beat the heat), get all our favorite rides in, then take everything casually. If we get hot, we duck into a shop or grab a snack somewhere air-conditioned. We also take a break after lunch and hit the pool for about an hour, before heading back out, which helps ALOT.

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We like it with mid 70's. November. Yes..... oh yes...............

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Mase wrote:
We like it with mid 70's. November. Yes..... oh yes...............

Same for me. Were not big water ride people and I hate going when it's hot so November is the perfect time for us

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Oh January all the way baby, we hate the heat too!

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Heat all the way for me. Hate being cold.

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Those are some great tips, Jeff. Thanks!

Tony - I have always found it interesting that our British friends seem to prefer the summer - I would think it would be too blistering hot for y'all, but it seems that you like it the hotter, the better!

So...no polar bears among us who like to get wet in the cold and freeze while you drip dry? Laughing out loud

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We have enough cold and wet at home, it;s the last thing I want on holiday Smile

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I have to go with heat. I would much rather be hot than cold! We have done Disney in August and it really isn't that bad!

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I'll take cold! I don't want freezing temps, but the 50s and 60s of Florida winters are just fine with me! The worst part is that the parks close so early!

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admin wrote:
I'll take cold! I don't want freezing temps, but the 50s and 60s of Florida winters are just fine with me! The worst part is that the parks close so early!

I agree with you admin. You can always put on another layer if it's cold but you can't always take another layer off if it's hot eek and the parks DO close too early in the winter months, heck they do have lights, what is with that??

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Do they really? I guess it never got that way in the end of November. How cold does it get in Florida to have the parks close early?

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I have a feeling most people who live in cold places prefer the heat and vise versa.

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Mase wrote:
Do they really? I guess it never got that way in the end of November. How cold does it get in Florida to have the parks close early?

I don't think the correlation is between temp and closing time. I think it has more to do with crowd levels. The parks always seem to be open longer during busier times; even if it's freezing, I guarantee the parks are open long hours during Christmas week, for instance.

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Tony wrote:
We have enough cold and wet at home, it;s the last thing I want on holiday Smile

Here here!

I find the summer temperature totally fine. Give me some heat please!

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admin wrote:
I'll take cold! I don't want freezing temps, but the 50s and 60s of Florida winters are just fine with me! The worst part is that the parks close so early!

I agree with this as well. I wouldn't call Florida winters cold..just a bit chilly!

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dsoup wrote:
I have a feeling most people who live in cold places prefer the heat and vise versa.

Hahaha good observation..I think you are right!!

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Bella wrote:
dsoup wrote:
I have a feeling most people who live in cold places prefer the heat and vise versa.

Hahaha good observation..I think you are right!!

Yes and no...like I said, I find that I'm just plain wimpy. I want it neither too hot, nor too cold. I would like for it to be juuuuust right (which, in the world according to Lizzy, is somewhere around 70, give or take a degree if the sun is very bright that day.)

Sigh...it's hard to be high maintenance.

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Lizzy_B wrote:
Bella wrote:
dsoup wrote:
I have a feeling most people who live in cold places prefer the heat and vise versa.

Hahaha good observation..I think you are right!!

Yes and no...like I said, I find that I'm just plain wimpy. I want it neither too hot, nor too cold. I would like for it to be juuuuust right (which, in the world according to Lizzy, is somewhere around 70, give or take a degree if the sun is very bright that day.)

Sigh...it's hard to be high maintenance.

Got to add just a light breeze now and then too !

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mrhub wrote:
Lizzy_B wrote:
Bella wrote:
dsoup wrote:
I have a feeling most people who live in cold places prefer the heat and vise versa.

Hahaha good observation..I think you are right!!

Yes and no...like I said, I find that I'm just plain wimpy. I want it neither too hot, nor too cold. I would like for it to be juuuuust right (which, in the world according to Lizzy, is somewhere around 70, give or take a degree if the sun is very bright that day.)

Sigh...it's hard to be high maintenance.

Got to add just a light breeze now and then too !

And maybe a late night rain shower to help me sleep and keep the crowds away..

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Heat for sure!

I just hate walking around the park in layers.