Old Dec 30th, 2001, 08:06 PM
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Thinking about heading to Disneyworld the first long weekend in August 2002. Just how bad is the weather this time of year? What about crowds? Also, any suggestions for accomodations? We are picky about service and prefer a more "deluxe" hotel.

Old Dec 30th, 2001, 09:16 PM
Joy in Virginia
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Weather: Hot, hot, hot! But except for Animal Kingdom most everywhere has air conditioning. Attendance: Lots of people, but depends on day & time. If you get early start you can see lots before crowds and heat get bad. For facts on hotels, lots of tips - go to wdwig.com
Old Dec 31st, 2001, 04:20 AM
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I'm not sure whether the first "long" weekend in August is at the beginning or the end of the month. We've gone at the end of August and the crowds have been heavy but bearable. The heat hasn't been too bad--perhaps low 90s.

We're firm believers in staying on Disney property. And Joy is right--wdwig.com has great information, as does wdwinfo.com. They're both unofficial sites, so they give you the real skinny.

The fanciest places we've stayed on site are the Beach Club, the Polynesian, and the Wilderness Lodge. The Polynesian is right on the monorail line, so you can't beat its convenience.
Old Dec 31st, 2001, 05:12 AM
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Another wonderful hotel is the Grand Cypress Hyatt. It is not on Disney property but they include regular shuttles. Excellent service and fabulous free-form swimming pool that you'd enjoy those hot afternoons!
Old Dec 31st, 2001, 10:03 PM
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After checking in to a timeshare with cockroaches we moved to a Disney property, and it was incredible! Would never stay anywhere but Disney hotels again when we return. Fabulous service and all employees smile and treat you like they are glad you are there. Disney has many variations of grades of hotel from the inexpensive to super deluxe...have fun!
Old Jan 1st, 2002, 02:24 PM
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Because Disney's properties are priced at an all-time low due to very low vacancy rates, nearby excellent properties (including those in Lake Buena Vista) are priced even lower than that. So if a Disney vacation is in your future, show around very carefully for lodging or you'll pay too much! The Swan, Dolphin, and Grand Floridian were going as low as $79 before the Christmas holidays!
Old Jan 1st, 2002, 02:31 PM
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Hi! Our family LOVES Disney! We are in Ontario, Canada and have been to Disney World several times. August is not only extremely hot and humid but it'll rain everyday. We stayed at the Caribbean Beach Resort last April and recommend staying on site. Get yourself a hopper pass so you can visit all the parks ~ a plus pass will allow you water parks too, and in August, water is a MUST! You should visit www.wdwinfo.com for LOTS of Disney info! ºoº

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