Visiting Disney World during the summer months means longer daylight hours, and steamy temperatures. Be prepared for the heat and more with these tips to make the most out of your summer vacation to Disney.
Check out: Average temperature by month for Disney World. This will give guests an idea of the average summer temperatures. Disney World is a vacation involving much walking, which can be even further exhausting in the heat. Be sure to stay hydrated. Consider ordering a case of water via a grocery delivery service, and save on buying bottled waters at park prices. Or, ask a quick service eatery for a free iced water!
Other weather to be prepared for in the summer months is rainfall. June, July and August see the highest average rainfall in Florida out of the entire year. Instead of leaving when rain comes, be prepared with ponchos to splash through puddles in the parks! Also note, just because the forecast shows rain does not mean it will rain all day. Looking to the positive, after rain, look for a rainbow!
Take A Mid-Day Break
I recommend taking a mid-day break during any day at Disney World, however it is especially important during summer months. Taking a break in the middle of the day allows guests to rest, relax and gear up for the next adventure. Plus, mid-day tends to not only be the busiest at the parks, it is the hottest point of day as well. By heading back to your hotel to shower, swim or relax you are avoiding the beating afternoon sun.
Another option is to take a mid-day break in park, for the go-getters who stay from open to close. Consider a Dining Reservation in the middle of the day, which will get you out of the sun for an hour or 2. Headed to Magic Kingdom? Learn the best Magic Kingdom locations to sneak in a cat nap!
A Day At A Water Park
Did you know Disney World is home to 2 water parks? Spend a day in the sun, and water with fun waterslides, lazy river and more. Each water park has it’s theming:
Blizzard Beach is a former Ski resort that has melted, therefore the theme is a Ski Resort with Ski lifts and hints of snow left behind. Plus, Christmas music.
Typhoon Lagoon came about from an epic storm, therefore the tropical theme contains a wrecked ship. Enjoy a more typical beach theme at this water park.
To help decide which one to go to, learn more differences between Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.
Cool Down With A Treat
When the sun heats up, cool down with a treat! There is no shortage of Mickey Premium Ice Cream bars, Ice Cream sundaes and more at Disney World. Consider one of these 6 Frozen Drinks to cool down with on your next summer Disney vacation! Dole Whip float gets my vote every time.
Let Little Ones Splash & Play
Consider packing a bathing suit or change of clothes to let your little one splash and play. Disney World offers water fun for young guests with Splash Pads found in Epcot and Disney Springs.
Plus, head to Magic Kingdom for the Casey Jr. Splash N’ Soak Station. This whimsical area is perfect to cool down, and themed after Disney’s Dumbo, found in Fantasyland.
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