Disney in summer is hot. There's no way to not experience the heat unless you stay indoors at all times, but there are a few ways to make that heat more manageable! Embrace the warm hugs of Disney, and not the melting aspect with these tips!
The number one fun stopper, as I've written before, is getting overheated and getting sunstroke. A great way to help not suffer in the sun is to keep yourself hydrated. Drinking plenty of water will help your body to keep cool and not become dehydrated. Plus, there's not much better than holding an icy beverage in your hand and occasionally putting it on your forehead.
If you've ever wondered if cooling towels work, they really do, and recently I had the opportunity to semi scientifically test them. With all of the temperature checks that will be happening at Disney, I was worried that our oldest, who runs hot in the summer time might not pass. We walked around in the sun, and took his temp. Yikes! 100.4. The cut off. We used the cooling towel, 5 minutes later, 99.9. 5 more minutes later 99.3. While we would NEVER visit the park if we were sick, for those of you who natrually run warm, or, maybe like us aren't used to the sweltering heat and start to burn when the sun looks at us, those might be helpful for you.
Embrace the rain
While the humidity isn't going to be nice, a cooling rain or drizzle is a delight at Disney, as is afterwards, when for a while, Mother Nature turns the temps down a bit there. If possible, don't leave the park, let others leave while you stay and enjoy!
Ahh the blazing sun! It's hotter than hot some days, so why suffer? Take a mid day AC break! Head to your resort, or find a theatre style attraction to do, and redo, to linger in that wonderful recycled air. If you get too hot, you'll get really tired and no one has time for that on vacation! I've never done it myself, but I understand some of those indoor shows are perfect for a quick snooze.
Find the shade
Some of the parks are more shady than others, but if you are staying all day, embrace the shade! Try and walk in it, take your stops to check your maps in the shade, and linger for a few minutes to cool down!
I know last week I told you my story of the misting fans being a waste of money. What isn't though, are the tiny little pocket sized fans that can either be around our neck, or just handheld. Nothing calms a little tyke (or grumpy oldey) down like a bit of a breeze on a day when there isn't one. I prefer these because they are small, might weight and still create a good breeze. For $5 or less at Walmart, they are perfect, and if they break when someone drops it, isn't a tragic loss.
I bet you've got some great ways you beat the heat!! Tell me some of your best ways!