With summer upon us, the heat and humidity in Florida can send even the most southern of families screaming for some cooling relief. We know you’ve been eagerly anticipating your Disney World vacation for months and we don’t want you to miss out on any of the fun that Disney has to offer because of the heat. Here are some tips to help you survive the hottest and most humid of Disney days:
1. Take advantage of Disney’s Extra Magic Hours. By staying on property at Disney, you qualify to go early or stay late at Disney’s parks. The extra magic hours are the coolest of times to visit the parks not to mention the least busy times. Not a morning or a late person? Go back to your hotel during the hottest part of the day to rest so that you’ll have the energy for the extra magic hours.
2. Plan the order of your attractions to visit the outdoor activities in the morning and evening and the indoor activities during midday. Many of Disney’s rides and shows are located in comfortable air conditioning including the lines.
3. Enjoy a water ride! Splash Mountain in Magic Kingdom and Kali River Rapids in Animal Kingdom are two great rides where there is an excellent chance you will get more than just a little wet.
4. Be sure to bring along extra water. Pack your own reusable water bottles, load them with ice before you head to the parks each day, and refill them at the fountains in the parks. During the day, ask for a cup of ice water from any quick-service restaurant. Pour the small cup they give you into your own water bottle.
5. Bring along a water misting fan. Purchase them before you leave for your vacation and you can save your souvenir dollars for other fun trinkets.
6. Put a wet washcloth in your resort room’s freezer overnight and then bring it along in a ziplock bag during the day. Have a second washcloth waiting for you in the freezer if you plan to head back midday.
7. Take advantage of the splash areas at the parks. In Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland, you’ll find the Casey Jr. Splash and Soak Station and in Epcot, you’ll find one on the bridge between Future World and World Showcase.
8. Go for an afternoon swim. Going back to your hotel and taking a nap and some time at the pool will help pass the hours when the Florida sun is at its hottest.
9. Upgrade your ticket to a Park Hopper Plus pass to enjoy both of Disney’s amazing water parks.
Being prepared for the heat will allow your family to enjoy the most of your Disney World vacation during the summer. You won’t miss a beat and will be so proud that you successfully conquered the Florida heat!