But put me in summer and I’ll be a — happy snowman!
Family vacations at Disney are magical all year round. But no-one wants to be a soggy snowman! With a little preparation you’ll be all set for a puddle-proof time during your summer Disney visit! Take a look below for 10 great ways to beat the summer heat.
Extra Magic Hours – Guests staying at a Walt Disney World resort can take advantage of Extra Magic Hours. Each day one park will either open early or close late. Taking advantage of these times means you can take a break in the middle of the day when it’s the hottest.
Free Ice Water – Yep! You read that correctly, a Disney Freebie. Staying hydrated during your visit is a must, especially in the summer at Disney. Visit any Quick Service dining location and ask for a complimentary cup of ice water. Refillable water bottle stations are now being implemented as well.
Splash Pads & Misting Zones – Let the kids burn off a little steam and cool off at one of the water play areas. Magic Kingdom: Casey Jr. Splash n’ Soak, The Tiki Statues in Adventureland and Camels at the Magic Carpets of Aladdin. Epcot: Splash Pad across from the Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure. Test Track Cool Wash. Disney Springs: Market Place Splash Pad. And watch out for Stitch at the World Of Disney.
Take the Plunge! – There are a few rides that will help keep you cool. Splash Mountain at the Magic Kingdom and Kali River Rapids in Animal Kingdom. Bonus: For those who want to stay dry, stand on the Bridge that overlooks the ride and use the Elephant Squirters to spray the rafts as they go by.
Indoor Attractions – There are many attractions at each of the parks that allow you to be indoors, in the AC! Sprinkle those in your itinerary between thrill rides to help minimize exposure to the elements! Bonus: These are also great attractions for when it rains.
Pool Time – Taking an afternoon break back at your resort is always a great idea, and taking a quick dip in the pool is even better! Perhaps even plan a down-day to spend at the resort and take advantage of the incredible Disney Pools. Ask me about which resorts to choose to enjoy The Big Blue Pool or Stormalong Bay!
Water Parks – Disney has two fun themed water parks to choose from. Blizzard Beachand Typhoon Lagoon. Adding the Park Hopper+ option to your tickets gets you entry into both!
Cool Snacks – There are so many delicious treats to try at Disney. I’m always up for a delicious, soft-serve, pineapple flavored Dole Whip! But you can keep cool with a plethora of cold concoctions like Mickey Ice Cream, Kakigori (shaved ice cream from the Japan Pavilion), Night Blossom (boba infused passionfruit flavored drink from Pandora in Animal Kingdom) Frozen chocolate covered bananas, and more!
Special Events – There are several Special Ticketed events (on select days) to add to your vacation. Ask about adding one of these fun events to your next visit.
- Early Morning Magic events are available at Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. Enjoy extra time in the parks to experience fan favorite attractions and breakfast!
- After Hours events are available at Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. Enjoy cooler evenings with no waits for your favorite attractions and special treats.
- Disney Villains After Hours at the Magic Kingdom offers more nighttime fun with a wicked twist!
- Disney H2O Glow Nights offers splash-tastic surprises at Typhoon Lagoon water park once the sun goes down!
Little Extras – Misting fans, cool cloths (like Frog Toggs), hats, and breathable clothing can all help ensure you stay comfortable during your summer visit to the most magical place on earth! And, of course, don’t forget the sunscreen!
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