1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome both old friends and new to the all new Walt Disney Secrets :-D Please take a moment to say hi

Tips for August

Discussion in 'Walt Disney World' started by Isafari, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Isafari
    Offline

    Isafari Wild Animal Expert

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    13,144
    Likes Received:
    93
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    North East England
    Most of you know that we have only ever been to WDW in December/January.
    We are going back in December but for a shorter length of time. So, seeing as we have AP's to most parks, we are fitting an extra trip in this August.

    We are going on a budget....any tips for me?
    Also, I am assuming the weather will be quite a bit different to what we're used to in December so, what can I expect? Any tips to deal with the heat?
    Will we need mosquito spray etc?

    :thankyou2:
     
  2. arkvilla
    Offline

    arkvilla Addicted to Mickey

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,305
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Romford, Essex
    We go every August and it's very hot & very humid

    Take water with you wherever you go. Slap on high factor suncream.

    Applebees and Chili's do 2 people eat for $20 so that's a really good deal, share a appetiser, main course each and share a dessert.

    We've never taken mosquito spray and haven't been bitten

    Sandra
     
  3. Britchick
    Offline

    Britchick Cast Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,396
    Likes Received:
    517
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    drink lots! go to the parks early in the morning and have a break in the air con after lunch.
     
  4. Johnie
    Offline

    Johnie Budget Queen Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    16,401
    Likes Received:
    305
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Virginia
    Get up early and go. Book your main meal of the day in the 2-4pm range. The afternoon storm usually comes around that time.

    Take advantage of all the indoor shows and queues. Make sure you drink lots of water and wear light colors and lightweight colors. Ponchos are not needed because you will suffocate in them.
     
  5. Isafari
    Offline

    Isafari Wild Animal Expert

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    13,144
    Likes Received:
    93
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    North East England
    Thanks:thumbsup:

    Is the suncream less expensive at Publix etc than buying it in the UK?
    We quite like Chili's....is this offer on all the time?
    Wow, pleased to hear about the mosquitos :yes:

    Does this mean that a lot of the afternoon parades get cancelled then? :unsure:
     
  6. Johnie
    Offline

    Johnie Budget Queen Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    16,401
    Likes Received:
    305
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Virginia
    I haven't heard of anything getting cancelled except Fantasmic.

    I haven't been bothered with mosquitos in Aug either.
     
  7. Isafari
    Offline

    Isafari Wild Animal Expert

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    13,144
    Likes Received:
    93
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    North East England
    Brilliant, what happens with the afternoon storms then, do they just postpone the parades until it dries up?
     
  8. Johnie
    Offline

    Johnie Budget Queen Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    16,401
    Likes Received:
    305
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Virginia
    I truly don't know. I don't know that I have ever watched an afternoon parade in Aug. It's just too hot to stand in that heat.
     
  9. Isafari
    Offline

    Isafari Wild Animal Expert

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    13,144
    Likes Received:
    93
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    North East England
    ok, thanks Johnie:thumbsup:
    I so hope to see the parades though as the parades and shows make the holiday for me :yes:
     
  10. arkvilla
    Offline

    arkvilla Addicted to Mickey

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,305
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Romford, Essex
    Check out both websites and put them on your favourites and you'll be able to see when they have them.

    Applebees have had that offer since last August so I assume it's going to be a long term one.

    They also have 1/2 price appetisers between 12-4pm and I still only eat half so take the other half home with me for later on :thumbsup:

    I think Chilis do it on and off

    We tend to buy our sunscreen in walmart of Publix ( we check to see if they have any on special offer

    Sandra
     
  11. foreverducky
    Offline

    foreverducky Addicted to Mickey

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    8,327
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    United States
    I never really experienced the mosquitos either and I tend to attract them for some odd reason. I'm just that sweet, I guess. ;)

    Yes drink tons (more water than alcohol though)! Which leads to taking your time, don't rush. If you want to rest, then sit and rest.

    Don't let the rain scare you away, the parks and alike clear out when it rains. I think a lot of people believe they will melt. :lol: I think a small travel umbrella works out nicer than the poncho. Those are cheap at lots of places.

    The rain storms are pretty normal and tend to be like clock work. And in reality, when it doesn't rain it's even more hot.
     
  12. BUTTERHEAD1
    Offline

    BUTTERHEAD1 Addicted to Mickey

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    859
    Likes Received:
    154
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    NYC
    I have been to WDW a few times during August and I agree that you should drink a lot of water. I also welcome the afternoon rain because it seem to chase people with small children away which leads to shorter lines. Definitely make all reservations well in adavnce because August is free dining time and getting a seat at a restaurant last minute is next to impossible. The heat and humidity makes the pool time even more enjoyable.
     
  13. Dawn
    Offline

    Dawn carpe diem-ing Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    14,371
    Likes Received:
    174
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    In the red...
    The factor system is different for US sunscreen compared to the UK stuff. We'll be taking our own for Steven definitely so we know what we're putting on him.

    Sunscreen needed if you venture to Kennedy - speaking from experience here. :eek:

    And I'll be in chef mickeys on the 16th, teppan edo on 18th, dine with shamu on 20th, 50s prime time on 22nd and 1900 park fare on 27th - feel free to say hello. :D
     
  14. tb2830
    Offline

    tb2830 Addicted to Mickey

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,978
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    warks,uk
    i got bitten four times on the august trip i would still take some stuff just incase
     
  15. Tinkfan
    Offline

    Tinkfan Earning my ears

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,629
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Western NY
    :wave: When we went in September we went into the parks later it was so hot . We went swimming alot that trip at the pool and the waterparks for Tyler. We didn't rush and we love the parks at night so it worked for us!Seems cooler when it's getting dark lol! Yes lots of sunscreen for swimming or anything!
     

Share This Page