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  • Writer's pictureKim York

Keep Your Cool this Summer with a Trip to Walt Disney World

As the sun blazes down on the magical kingdom of Walt Disney World, guests flock to the parks to experience the wonder and excitement. However, with the summer heat in full swing, staying cool becomes a top priority for visitors of all ages. Fortunately, Disney World offers a plethora of ways to beat the heat and stay comfortable while enjoying all the attractions and entertainment it has to offer. Here’s your guide to staying cool during your summer visit:

reusable water bottle and metal straws

1. Hydration Stations: Disney World provides numerous hydration stations throughout the parks where you can refill your water bottles for free. Keeping hydrated is essential, especially during the scorching summer months. Carry a refillable water bottle and take advantage of these stations to stay refreshed throughout the day.

2. Water Rides: Kali River Rapids and the soon to open reimagined Tiana's Bayou Adventure (formerly known as Splash Mountain) are just a couple of the thrilling water rides that offer a refreshing escape from the heat. Embrace the splashes and enjoy a cool-down while experiencing these exciting attractions.

kids playing at the new Moana World of Water attraction in EPCOT

3. Water Play Areas: Many of the parks feature interactive water play areas designed for younger guests, such as Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station in Magic Kingdom and the Boneyard in Animal Kingdom. New this year is the Moana World of Water Experience at EPCOT Theme Park. Let the kids splash around and cool off while you take a breather.

entrance to Pirates of the Caribbean attraction

4. Indoor Attractions: Seek refuge from the sun by exploring indoor attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, and Spaceship Earth. Not only are these rides entertaining, but they also provide a reprieve from the heat with their air-conditioned queues and ride vehicles.

adults and kids enjoying mickey ice cream bars

5. Frozen Treats: Indulge in a delicious frozen treat from one of Disney World’s many snack carts and kiosks. Whether it's a Mickey-shaped ice cream bar, a refreshing Dole Whip, or a frozen lemonade, these treats offer a sweet relief from the heat.

6. Cooling Towels: Bring along cooling towels or purchase them at the parks. These specialized towels provide instant relief when placed on your neck or forehead and can make a significant difference in combating the heat.

sunset from the balcony of a room at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort

7. Midday Breaks: Plan for midday breaks to escape the peak heat hours. Head back to your resort for a swim in the pool or a nap in the air-conditioned comfort of your room. You’ll return to the parks feeling rejuvenated and ready for more adventures.

Magic Kingdom Fireworks from the beach of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

8. Evening Attractions: Take advantage of cooler temperatures in the evening by exploring the parks after the sun sets. Enjoy nighttime spectaculars like Happily Ever After fireworks at Magic Kingdom or Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios without worrying about the heat.

Disney's Blizzard Beach Waterpark at Sunset

9. Water Parks: For the ultimate cool-down experience, spend a day at one of Disney World’s water parks—Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon. With thrilling slides, lazy rivers, and wave pools, these parks offer endless opportunities for aquatic fun.

10. Stay Sun Smart: Don’t forget to protect yourself from the sun's rays with sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and lightweight clothing. Seek shade whenever possible and take breaks in indoor areas to avoid overheating.

sun with sunscreen graphic

Ready to embark on a magical summer adventure and keep your cool this summer with a trip to Walt Disney World? With these tips in hand, you're well-equipped to beat the heat and enjoy every moment of your visit. However, if you want to take your Disney experience to the next level and ensure a seamless and stress-free trip, why not enlist the expertise of Disney planning professionals?

a black family enjoying the splash area at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Contact Journey to Discover Travel today to work with experienced Disney planning advisors who specialize in crafting unforgettable family vacations. From securing the best accommodations to creating personalized itineraries tailored to your preferences, our team is dedicated to making your Disney dreams a reality. Let us handle the details so you can focus on creating magical memories with your loved ones. Get in touch with us today and let the adventure begin!


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