Some Disney World goers are set on being at a Disney park from opening to close. However, that can make for a long and miserable day. Here are my 5 reasons why guests must take a Mid Day break.
1. Leaving During Hottest time of Day
Often, the afternoon is the hottest time of day to visit a Disney World park. The average hottest time of the day is 3pm. Therefore by taking a mid-day break in the afternoon you are saving your group from the sun at its peak. Especially at Magic Kingdom, where there are few trees and little shade.
Accompanying the hot and humid temperatures of the afternoon in Florida are rain showers. Especially during hurricane season, rain is forecasted daily. This does not mean it will rain all day. Often showers are quick, lasting under an hour, and more often that not, occur in the afternoon. Therefore, by taking a mid day break you are possibly missing the rain shower of the day.
3. Crowd Level
Also generally by afternoon crowd level has peaked. All the late arrivals plus guests that have been there since morning are now in the parks. By leaving in the afternoon, you are missing the longest lines of the day.
Perhaps the most important reason to take a mid-day break is to relax and refresh. Avoid meltdowns and tired feet by resting or swimming at your Resort. Even if you do not leave the park, there are air-conditioned indoor attractions to rest at such as: Hall of Presidents in Magic Kingdom, shows at Canada, China and France Pavilion at the World Showcase and more. Or, consider a table service restaurant, providing a seat for an average of 2 hours, food and air conditioning. Advanced Dining Reservations are recommended for most sit-down restaurants at Disney World.
5. Change Of Pace
A mid-day break is also a great way to transition from one adventure to the next. Start in one park, rest and then head to another park (if you purchased park hopper). Otherwise guests could hit a park in the morning, rest and then head to Disney Springs or another Disney Resort for dinner.
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