Water Parks in December?
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We have gone in December. Ususally BB is open but TL is closed.
Being from Alaska, the waterparks are perfect in December when the temps are in the 70s. We have even gone when it was in the high 60s and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
I say go.....have a blast!
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They usually shut down one park for refurbishment during the cold months. One park will be open unless the high temperature is 50 degrees or lower which is when most activities are closed. You will have to wait until the schedules are available later in the year and if there are two parks open then ask more questions on which parks best fit your group.
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We've been before now. It just depends on your weather and at what temperature you think it's warm enough to enjoy a water park. Floridians shiver when they see us in the water in the high 60s, but that's warm enough for us.
Personally, I would be open minded about a water park trip in December as the weather could vary significantly. We've had trips were the weather was glorious and trips were it has been (literally) freezing. I find the average temperatures at that time of year just a little too cool for watery comfort and tend not even to use the pools much then, but I know I am in the minority.
I go late Jan; and it's too cold for me to go to the water parks, but have swam in the resort pools mid day when it's warmest. The mornings are chilly but afternoons can be warm. The price just isn't worth it to me to go to a water park just for a couple of hours mid day when its warm enough. But that's me.
I love the water parks in August
Usually one WP is open during that time.
We're from MN, so my children swim any time we're at Disney, regardless of what time of year. This past winter break (last week of Dec/first week of Jan), the weather was not very warm at WDW, and I think they swam more than ever.
If you're unsure, I'd hold off on adding WP to your ticket unless you're already getting a non-expiring ticket, and see how you feel when you get there. Obviously, this isn't great advice if you're the type who likes to have their days pretty well planned out in advance, but I just hate the thought of committing to WPF&M add-on and then finding out it's too cold for your taste.
ETA: LOL, I typed up my response and then had to walk away for a few min. I didn't see that you had posted until after I posted.
They are usually shut down in the winter months. I think it's too cold to swim in December anyway.
Each water park gets shut down for about two months every year for refurbishment, but not at the same time. (One will be closed Nov-Dec, and the other one Jan-Feb.) December can be warm enough to swim, but as has been pointed out, it could depend on what your definition of warm enough is. The last time I went in December I believe temps got up into the low 80s all week, which I certainly thought was warm enough to swim (although I did it in my resort pool, not a water park).