Friday, January 1, 2016

Your Disney Vacation: Are You Weather Obsessed?

By Nick

I can't help myself. It started a week ago. I started looking at the weather for my trip to Walt Disney World, which I'm embarking on today. 

I tell myself it's so I know how to pack. It is January in Florida after all. I've been there when it was in the 60s and 70s, and I've been there when it was in the 30s and 40s. And that was in the same week!
Really though, it's to see if it will rain.

As I get closer to a trip, if the weather forecast is looking less than what I consider favorable, I'll sit and consult multiple sources like I'm doing research for a dissertation on the accuracy of local weather forecasters as opposed to national weather sources.

It doesn't make sense, of course, but I just hope to see the local forecast from Channel 9 Orlando give me a better looking forecast than Accuweather!

Now, I know it should not matter if it rains while I'm on my trip.

For one thing, it is not the only time I'll be going to Walt Disney World this year. I'll be there next month in fact, along with my Disney Exchange Podcast co-hosts Lisa Green and Dave Hodges.

For another, a vast majority of my plans, which I also obsessively consulted this past week, are indoor activities, mostly consisting of eating and drinking. And for outdoor attractions, parades or fireworks, well, with the exception of The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, which will see it's last show on January 3rd, I'll have the opportunity to experience these again in the future, and I can just adjust my plans accordingly.

Though I say these things, I know that I'll be consulting the weather throughout my trip.
But that's just to know how to dress for the day. Right?

I'll be sharing photos of my trip on The Disney Musings Facebook page, on Twitter and Instragram, and on The Disney Exchange FB page as well. 

1 comment:

  1. I always check the weather before finalizing my packing. I have had to buy a sweatshirt during one trip to WDW because the forecast had been incorrect and on a trip to Disneyland I needed to buy a polar fleece pullover because I was quite unprepared for how chilly it was.
    Have a marvellous trip, looking forward to the photos!


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