People ask us for advice all the time about their Disney trips and the question that I dread having to answer is this: Should I do Disney in August?
The words August and Disney give me post traumatic stress disorder and flashbacks – flashbacks of my least favorite trip to Disney World.
It was mid-August and the end of some hurricane or another but we’d gotten a really good rate (it’s no wonder why the rates are lower in August) and we thought we’d bring a friend of ours along to show her what we loved about Disney.
It really never did stop raining, and most of the time it was raining so hard and the wind was so strong that the ponchos didn’t even help – we were constantly soaking wet. And yet it was still stinking hot – sometimes I think I’d like to live in Florida and then other times…
One evening we had reservations (priority seating – excuse me) at the Italian restaurant at the Italy pavillion and we were late because even the Friendship, the boat from the EPCOT resorts had temporarily stopped running because of the storm.
We finally arrived and walked in looking like drowned rats, mascara running and our clothes clinging to us, soaked and sticky. Since I always take the opportunity to practice speaking Italian there, a waiter stopped me and said, “Piove Signora?” (Is it raining, madam?)
“Sì, un po’ “. Yes, a little.
My neighbors’ trip would have been next week, and while I never say, “Don’t go”, I always tell people about our ill-fated trip and let them decide for themselves.
As it turns out, the weather forcast for next week in Orlando is hot and