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☀️Hot Tips for a Cool Disney Experience: Beating the Florida Summer Heat at Walt Disney World☀️

Updated: May 2, 2023

Walt Disney World is a dream destination for many families. However, the Florida summer heat can make it challenging to enjoy all the park has to offer. But don't worry, we've got you covered with some tips for beating the heat and enjoying your time at the Happiest Place on Earth!
Staying hydrated is crucial when you're spending time in the Florida heat. Make sure to bring a refillable water bottle and fill it up at one of the many water fountains throughout the park. Additionally, many quick-service restaurants offer complimentary ice water.

If you're feeling overwhelmed by the heat, take a break indoors. There are plenty of attractions and shows that offer air conditioning and a chance to rest your feet. We recommend "It's a Small World," "Haunted Mansion," and "Pirates of the Caribbean."

The Florida sun can be intense, so it's important to wear sunscreen to protect your skin. Apply sunscreen before you leave your hotel and reapply throughout the day. You can also purchase sunscreen at various locations throughout the park, including gift shops and merchandise kiosks.

Dressing appropriately for the Florida heat can make a big difference in how comfortable you feel throughout the day. Wear light, breathable clothing that won't stick to your skin when you sweat. We recommend avoiding dark colors, as they can attract heat. Additionally, wear a hat and sunglasses to protect your face and eyes from the sun.

One of the best ways to beat the Florida heat is by enjoying water attractions. Although Splash Mountain is closed and transforming into Tiana's Bayou Adventure, Kali River Rapids at Animal Kingdom is still available for you to enjoy. You can also cool off in one of the many splash pads throughout the parks.

If you're looking for even more ways to cool off, consider visiting one of Walt Disney World's water parks. Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon offer a variety of water attractions, including lazy rivers, water slides, and wave pools.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Planning your day at Walt Disney World can help you avoid the hottest parts of the day. We recommend arriving early in the morning when the park opens and taking a break during the hottest part of the day. You can also stay late in the evening when the temperature starts to drop.

Spending time at your resort's pool is also a great way to beat the heat. Many of the Disney resorts have amazing pool areas with plenty of lounge chairs, umbrellas, and even poolside food and beverage service. And if you have young children, you'll be pleased to know that there are plenty of special areas just for them! Many of the resort pools have splash areas and play zones that are perfect for little ones. Schedule in a day to spend poolside or take a break from the parks and relax at the pool for a few hours before heading back for the evening's festivities.

Stormalong Bay shared by Disney's Yacht Club & Beach Club Resorts

At Key to Adventure Travel Co., we understand that the Florida summer heat can make it challenging to enjoy all the magic of Walt Disney World. But by following these tips, you can make the most of your trip and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. So, let's get planning and make your summer dream Disney vacation a reality!
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