Orlando is a hot part of the earth and come summer the humidity and temperature can reach triple digits. Even worse still, weeks of heat occur exactly when school is out and families head to Walt Disney World. Nobody in their right state of mind thinks about heat, humidity and crowds as a fantastic combo, however with some preparation, your family’s summer getaway to Disney World can still be enjoyable.
Residing at an on-property Disney hotel is a great start. You can commute to the parks in air-conditioned comfort using Disney bus, water or monorail transportation. This is certainly a much better option than driving a car that has actually been baking in the sun for hours.
Another reward for staying on a Disney hotel is that you can take advantage of the Extra Magic Hour. On designated days, a Walt Disney World theme park will open an hour early for Disney Resort visitors exclusively.
Bring a few water-mister fans. These little device’s are life-savers. It’s enjoyable to buy the Mickey version in the park, however why pay $15 a pop if you can get them at Wal-Mart for $4.95 each? Kids will be fighting over them, so getting a few of them inexpensively and packing additional batteries to go is a wise option.
Cool down by checking out the water parks if you have a Park-Hopper Pass. Both Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon offer great deals of fun for the entire family in the form of slides or raft rides. The water parks get crowded in a hot day quite fast, so if you come to the park 11 am or after, expect lots of queuing in the hot sun.
This is obvious, however essential to point out nevertheless: dress light and use open toe shoes. Many theme-park manuals encourage appropriate shoes and socks, however with the heat and humidity, covering your feet in socks isn’t actually going to help.
Remember to drink lots of water. Get to the First Aid Station if someone in your group does get dehydrated. Each Disney theme park has one.
This is the best pointer, which is why I’m saving it for the last. Let them set the pace if you have kids. Kids get grouchy easily in the heat. This is more so considering that while you are taking a look at castles, they remain in a hot stroller with absolutely nothing intriguing at eye level. If the kids are tired, head to somewhere with air-conditioning, have a break in a restaurant, or do anything that enables everybody to cool down.
Another way to have some fun is by renting a jumping castle. These are some options:
Even worse still, weeks of heat occur exactly when school is out and families head to Walt Disney World. No one in her right frame of mind thinks about heat, humidity and crowds make a fantastic combo, however with some preparation, your family’s summer getaway to Disney World can still be enjoyable.