With the summer finally headed our way, I have HEAT on the mind. As bad as it seems in New England sometimes, Florida heat during the summer can be absolutely brutal. Don’t despair! There are ways to stay cool at Disney, and I’m going to tell you about them!
1) The first and most obvious way to keep cool at Disney is to stay hydrated. You’re allowed to bring your water bottles into the parks (as long as they’re not glass) so make sure to have them loaded up cold and ready when you leave for the parks for the day. Some people complain about the taste of Florida water in the fountains. I’ve personally never noticed it, but you can also go to any counter service restaurant and ask for a cup of water with ice. It’s free, and a good way to help you cool down. Another place for free, cold beverages is Club Cool at Epcot. Located in Future World, Club Cool features different sodas from around the world. Don’t forget to try the Beverly 😉
2) Cool treats: The most delicious way to stay cool at Disney is to enjoy a frozen treat! My personal favorites are as follows: The Dole Whip at Magic Kingdom, Grey Goose Citron Lemonade Slush at Epcot (not for children!), the homemade ice cream sandwich at Hollywood Studios and a Mickey Premium bar at Animal Kingdom (though they’re available at all 4 parks!)
3) If you have the water parks and more option on your tickets (or if you’re a promo client and got a one day entry for FREE!) head to a water park to cool down! With the water parks and more tickets you could enjoy a water park every day (that you have a ticket for, that is) if you so choose. Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are both great options. If you don’t have water park tickets you can always enjoy your resort pool (moderates and above even include water slides!) or even the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station in the Fantasyland section of the Magic Kingdom. Water play is the most fun way to cool down!
4) Arriving early in the morning and enjoying the parks before the heat of the day really comes out is the BEST way to avoid overheating at Disney. Mid-day is when the heat gets really bad, so if you can avoid it by getting most of your intensive park touring in the morning morning that will leave the afternoon free for swimming or relaxing in the air conditioning. It’s a win-win, really!
How do you cool down at Disney? Whats your favorite frozen treat to enjoy?