We spent the next day at IOA with temps around 40F. It was perfect clear sunny skies on only felt cold in the shade.
Unsurprisingly there was no queue for ripsaw falls.
In 2010 I ran the WDW Half Marathon and over the course of the race (on Sat) it snowed, hailed, sleeted and rained on us. From what I heard on the news is was the coldest two days in Orlando ever recorded. Sunday it was sunny but the temp was worse because it was windy. I had on every piece of clothing I packed that day as I watched the Marathon and toured the parks.
Aside from Orlando, I've been at Canada's Wonderland for training in February - COLD! - and as a guest at La Ronde in October (also cold!) and at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in April (cold rain!) At those locations, cold is part of the geography, but in Orlando, sun and warmth is part of the contract you're emotionally making with the airline that takes you there, so it's a big disappointment to unpack the down coats even if you're perfectly comfortable (and still better off than home) with proper apparel.
But hey, Disney gives Cast Members coats as part of their costume, so at least you're not having to buy one for the couple of weeks it actually is needed.
It was very near Christmas (a day before or a couple of days after). On that VERY COLD morning, I was scheduled to work the opening shift.
At the time my room-mate and I were living at the Barcelona East apartment complex on Oak Ridge Road. Right next to the apartment was a building that flashed the time and temperature. I vividly remember watching the numbers flash back and forth.
"6:22 AM. 22 Degrees. 6:22 AM. 22 Degrees."
I arrived at work and picked up my costume from wardrobe. Typical Main Street black and whites (navy blue three-piece suit) and a wool pea-coat. Black gloves
And then I spent the day ... wind swept ... riding in the open air on the back of a train.
I imagine this is how Mr. Disney feels at this very moment.
One day, it was far colder than normal and the crowds were not prepared for the weather. All day long, we sold sweatpants, sweat shirts and coats in all sizes. We were constantly stocking from the back, and the tables by the doors were switched to hold all the warm clothing. That day, this one store in one of the smallest parks, sold over $100,000 in merchandise. I know the Disney theme parks are money making machines, but hearing of total so high, was just amazing.