Summer is here and the weather can be HOT. READ my 5 tips for dealing with the heat on your summer vacation at Disney.
Hey guys, today’s post is about weather, most specifically how to deal with the rising temps at Disney. I have many clients who LOVE going during the summer (crowd levels can be lower). And I have clients who are teachers or have older kids, this summer is the best time to travel outside of the Holidays. So with temps at their highest…what do you do?? My top 5 tips to enjoy you summer vacation at Disney World.
#1 – WATER, Hydrate and repeat:
So as much as this sounds like common sense, its apparently not. People forget to drink water or they think soda or ummm…wine/beer is the same. Sorry to say, it’s not. You need water and lots of it. This is especially important for older folks, younglings and those who easily get affected by the heat. I mean, think about it…you are going from ride to ride and hanging out, drinking water can be a forgotten task. BUT DO IT. Pack refillable bottles and hydrate. Your body will thank you.
#2 – FANS:
So a few years back this idea would be for the kids and those with scooters, but did you know you can also get fans for your neck?? Thats right, I travel with a fan that hangs around my neck and blows air up at my face. Its not amazing, but it totally works and helps cool down my head, hands free. I have them for everyone in the family. Just remember to pack extra batteries. Also consider a stroller fans and attachable fans for scooters too.
#3 – BREAKS:
So often Disney is considered a FULL day event, but in the heat…this can be challenging. So summer is the perfect time to enjoy your pool, at you Disney Resort hotel of course. I often help customize plans for my summer travelers to help make the most of their day(s). Between dining and fastpasses, you don’t want to skip a beat or miss anything important. So coming up with a game plan that includes a break from the direct sun can be HUGE. Even a long (air-conditioned) lunch can help with this.
#4 – COOLING TOWELS:
Now these things are AMAZING and can be found anywhere, even Disney sells them. WE have them in every size, they even make a kids size. Just add water and snap…you have an instant cooling towel. Wrap around your neck and enjoy. These are great for cooling down your back, your core and for the ladies (your chest).
#5 – RIDES
Ummm…say what?? Did you know that some rides are longer than others? Some are low-wait and pumped with air-conditioning? So mid-day when the heat is on, we like to break with a Dole Whip, COLD water and a nice air-conditioned ride. WE really miss Ellen’s Energy Adventure for this 🙁 Also mid-day is the perfect time to actually explore the interactive areas of Epcot, the in-door areas. Key to this thinking is air-conditioning and if there is seating too – SCORE.
I hope my top 5 ways to deal with the summer heat has helped you consider summer as a vacation time. Due to the heat, it can be a great time to go as crowd levels are lowering. Consider it a great time to swim, relax, and explore Disney in a different way. I find we do slightly different rides/attractions in the heat and makes for a perfect summer vaca. We are hitting up Disneyland this summer (and it will be HOT), stay tuned for how we handle that and enjoy our trip…with LOTS OF WATER!
Mahalo for READING and FOLLOWING along. Let me know if interested in booking a Vacation – Nina