To most of the country, and a good part of the world, Florida is known for theme parks and a warm climate. Being unprepared for the weather can really burn your Walt Disney World vacation. So we put together some ways you can beat the heat on your Spring Break or Summer vacation. With these tips, you can fight against nasty burns, frustrated meltdowns, and even some health emergencies.
Beat the Heat Tips
Wear Light Clothing And Comfortable Shoes!
This is the easiest and best way to make sure you’re comfortable throughout the day. A good pair of breathable, comfortable shoes can make all the difference. Lightweight clothing can keep you from feeling weighed down as the day goes on. If you want to add a little Disney to your park attire, consider using printable transfers to add your favorite characters to comfy shirts.
Trying to hit all the attractions while pushing through Spring Break or Summertime crowds can drain you! Make sure you’re intaking at least as much water. Keep your water bottle filled and make sure you’re taking regular sips even if you aren’t thirsty. Dehydration can cause a variety of problems from headaches to heatstroke. Drinking plenty of water can keep your day, and even your vacation, from being ruined.
Pack Your Bag Appropriately!
We discussed how we pack our backpack in an earlier post. We may add items from time to time as the weather demands. For average Florida heat, the Stanley thermos and sunscreen are absolutely indispensable to us. But when the heat really turns up, I pack a Frogg Togg Chilly Pad to help keep me a bit cooler on the go. The special material soaks up a little water and uses it to cool you but doesn’t drench your clothes. Thermal water bottles can also help keep your water cool longer than your average bottles.
Take Stand-By Indoors! Take In A Cool Show!
Standing in line doesn’t mean you can’t beat the heat. Many ride lines in Walt Disney World are covered and some are even indoors with air-conditioning. Some popular rides like Pirates of the Caribbean and Soarin’ feature large indoor lines that could be worth the wait if your party needs to get out of the sun for awhile. Slow rides and indoor shows can also be great for cooling down. Consider mixing in a Living With The Land or visit to the Carousel of Progress into your plans to keep from being overheated.
Use Those Long Shows/Rides To Your Advantage!
Cooling off on the 45-minute long Ellen’s Energy Adventure can be fantastic but that sun will still be out there when you’re done. Use lengthier attractions like this to prepare! Reapply sunscreen or add ice to your water bottles. Running around the parks on a hot day can feel like an endless scramble, so make sure to make the most out of these slower moments.
How do you beat the heat at Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments below!