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March in Orlando - OLCC

ajhcmaj

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I have a few questions I cant find answered

We are thinking about going to Orlando Spring Break 2010

1) Are the pools heated at OLCC, or do they not need to be. I say the average temp of 79 and thought that might be a little chilly for non-heated pools. Or are the pools even open.


2) I would imagine that spring break differs for each school/state. So should the parks be a little less crowded then in middle June - middle August.


3) If you had to choose (if you had vacation time for either), what would you pick. Summer or Spring Break


Thanks
 

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March in Fl. is great!

I love Fla. in March! It is one of my favorite months. I can't help you about the OLCC pools but the crowds will be less in the earlier part of March. We spend the winters on the west coat and since our pool is heated we swim all winter long. You may have some cooler days and evenings but that would probably be in the low 70's. This past winter was very warm and we only had to wear sweatshirts in the evening at the beach.
The summers in Orlando are Very hot and humid, so if you have a choice, I'd pick March. Spring breaks will occur in late March, so if that is the timeframe...expect crowds at the Parks. My children and their families are coming during their childrens Spring breaks and that is the last week of March and first week of April. We will be at Parks then and we know it will be busy but have no there options. We are staying at FT.Wildernessand hope to avoid some fo the crowds by using the early and late stays in the Parks!
 

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March is preferable as it is not so very hot and humid like the summer months. We have been vacaioning in Florida during Februay or March for the last15 years, and have only run into one pool that was not heated. Some resorts keep their pools toastier than others, but kids are way heartier than adults when it comes to water temperatures.

Dori
 

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the week before and after Easter are VERY crowded

For 2010, Spring breaks the last week of March and 1st week of April will be crowded--much more so than in June. But I would still pick Spring break. The weather is usually great, no rain, etc.
But, you MUST have a plan--but a disney book, etc. The best plan (used by us every Easter when we go to WDW) is to get to park by 9 AM, go straight to big ticket rides, grab a fast pass and get in line and ride, and use fast pass later. If you realize that by noon, it will be very crowded, and you then shop, walk around, etc., leave and pool it, you'll be fine.
We go every Easter and love it--and ride lots of rides (in the AM)--but we are leaving the park by 2 PM and pushing our way like salmon swimming upstream to get to the exit. HAve fun. Elaine (ps--we also went this June and had a blast--but be prepared for daily afternoon thunderstorms--including one that lasted from 3-8 PM).
 

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Before the renovations of the Olympic-size pool in the West Village, it was the only pool that wasn't heated although it had been in the past. When I was there the end of May, I was told the renovated pool would not be heated either I think this needs a wait and see attitude. I do know that the River Island pool was not very warm when I was there in May but it was okay when you got in and got use to the temperature. Jim (JBL) had done some measurements a few years ago and he might pipe in here with his measurements. But the general answer is that the pools are heated with an exception perhaps (how's that for a definitive answer:D ).
 

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Like gjw007 states the pools are heated and last year when we were there the olympic pool was the only one not. We have not stayed during March Break but were at WDW this past June (very busy). If the parks are just as busy at both times of year I would choose March were it is a lot cooler and standing in lines is not a big deal. We also try to get to the Parks at opening to beat the rush, return to the condo for lunch and a swim, then return at night. Have a great time and happy planning.
Mike
 
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