With summer upon us, the heat and humidity of Florida can send even the most southern of families screaming for a cool 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. Magic Hours Beat the Disney World Summer Heat
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 take a nap so that you’ll have the energy to use those times to your advantage.
2. Plan Your Day!
Plan the order of your attractions to visit the outdoor activities in the morning and evening and the indoor activities during the midday. Many of Disney’s rides and shows are located in air-conditioned comfort with even their waiting lines inside.
3. Water Bottles to the Rescue
Be sure to bring along extra water. Keeping hydrated will do a lot to improve your temperament while waiting in the hot sun and will help distract the younger ones with something to drink. If you pack your own reusable water bottles, be sure to load them with ice before you head to the parks each day and refill them at the fountains in the parks.
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.
5. Temporary Ice Pack
Put a wet washcloth in the freezer overnight and then bring it along in a ziplock bag during the day. Each room at Disney World comes with an in-room refrigerator where you can cool items at night and have them ready to go when you leave for the parks. Have a second washcloth waiting for you in the freezer if you plan to head back midday.
6. Water Rides
Take advantage of the splash areas at the parks. In Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland, you’ll find the Casey Jr. Splash and Soak Station, in Epcot’s Future World there is a splash pad near Mission Space and Test Track and another located at Innoventions.
7. Enjoy the Pool
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.
8. Water Parks!
Upgrade your ticket to a Park Hopper Plus pass to enjoy both of Disney’s amazing water parks: Typhoon Lagoon & Blizzard Beach.
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! If you're looking to add any of these special options to your next Disney vacation, contact a Me and The Mouse agent today!