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    It's not a waste if it saves the rest of your day and holiday overall, eh Brit?

    For someone who has never experienced the extreme humidity of Florida, it will literally ring you out like a wet dish cloth. It saps energy, effects appetite, and can lead to dehydration if you are not alert to the need for additional non alcoholic, and non caffienated drinks.

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    Because of school holiday we always have to go in August and yes it's very hot & humid.

    I take my hair straighteners but really it's a waste of time as it's frizzy as soon as you step outside!!

    Far better to take a band and have a ponytail

    We rarely eat in Disney restaurants and never have a problem getting a seat when we go out to dinner offsite.

    Always carry water with you where ever you go

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    Sandra what are the queues like?

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    A good thing about those afternoon storms is thats usually leads to a lot of people leaving which makes it a good time to head for the big rides. After reading a few posts here it would make me avoid going in August but I have been there during July and August 15 times and although it is hot it is bearable. You will sweat and you will need to drink a lot of water and to pop into the store for some A/C and like I said before you will definitely appreciate the pool.


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    We usually make an ADR for late afternoon to avoid the hottest part of the day and the afternoon storm.







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    August makes your hair go funny lol.

    Hit the parks early then head back to the pool for a while and and up to the room for a wee siesta,then hit the parks again at night time.

    The water parks are the most dangerous areas to be in August I feel. Not all the lines have shade and they often have long wait times. Sometimes it's easy to forget just how hot and strong the sun is while you are playing in the water. Even if you have good quality sun cream on there is always the danger of heat stroke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnie, post: 187053
    We usually make an ADR for late afternoon to avoid the hottest part of the day and the afternoon storm.
    Oooh! I like this idea.

    Do you know What time lunch would end and dinner start for most places?

    Thanks xx

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    I've been there the end of August and will be there this year for the pin event . :biggrin: It is very hot & humid with the occasion refreshing thunderstorm . Some times on only one side of the street, only at Disney . Crowds are light as well as quenues . Floridian children are back in school . Weekends are busier ! Do make your ADR's as others mentioned, free dining is offered and restaurants get booked fast .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 187036
    Sandra what are the queues like?
    Queues are not too bad as the US children have gone back to school. We went for the whole of August last year and didn't do a single park

    Early Sept is even better as you get the lovely weather and UK children have then gone back to school so everywhere is pretty quiet and you don't have to queue.

    For us Florida isn't about Disney ( we did that for the first few years ) it's a chance to relax and enjoy some sunshine and quality time to relax as a family.

    Oh yes also it means I get time off from cooking everyday as it's so reasonable to eat out in the US. I always end up putting on a few pounds

    I can't wait and our trip is the thing that keeps me going all year. I absolutely love our villa and would love to get there more often but flights are expensive so it's just the once a year which is very hard for me But we are blessed and I don't forget that.

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