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8 Quick Tips For Not Being Miserable This Summer in Disney

Summer months in Walt Disney World mean long hours, lots of additional time in the Park, swimming, heat, and humidity. If you plan a trip to Walt Disney World this summer, we have eight essential tips you will want to ensure you know about. These will help ensure you aren’t miserable during your Disney vacation.

We love visiting Walt Disney World in the summer, but being prepared for the elements is essential. We hope to share our tips with you so you can have a magical time during these summer months at Disney.

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Stay Hydrated

One of the most essential tips for the summer months, and truthfully any time in Disney, is to stay hydrated. With all your walking, your body needs extra water to stay hydrated. Dehydration is a serious issue and concern during the summer months at Walt Disney World. The combination of heat, humidity, and extra walking takes a lot from the body.

Make sure everyone stays hydrated by having a water plan. Walt Disney World allows Guests to bring water and water bottles into the Parks. You can get your favorite Disney-themed water bottle and refill it daily.

Prefer bottled water? Then have a case or two of water sent to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel. This can save you a lot of money on water during your vacation. Disney always offers free ice water to Guests, so stop in quick service locations to stay hydrated and save money.

Another tip for hydration is to bring hydration packets. There are so many different options and flavors out there that you will find something you like. These are great for refueling those electrolytes.

Ensure you drink all the water during your Disney trip this summer.

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Cooling Towels

These might not look the coolest, but they make a huge difference in keeping your body cool during those hot afternoons. You get the towels wet, and that activates the cooling feature. Wrap them around your neck or head to help your body cool down.

They are the most fashionable items, but they can be so helpful in keeping your body cool down. Disney does sell them throughout the Parks, but you can also find them on Amazon in packs for the whole family.

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Individual Fans

An item that we love in our family is individual fans. It can be miserable standing in line with no air movement. A small fan providing a little air makes a huge difference in these situations.

We like rechargeable ones, so we don’t have to worry about batteries, but Amazon has a variety of different options to choose from. If you have little ones, make sure you have a fan for the stroller. This is a great way to keep them cool during the day.

A little air movement can make the heat and humidity slightly easier to manage.

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Chaffing Prevention

Chaffing is a genuine concern when touring Walt Disney World in the summer. Make sure you are prepared to deal with this ahead of time.

We recommend packing a chaffing stick that can be applied throughout the day. Bring it into the Disney Park you visit so you can reapply it as it wears off throughout the day.

If you plan to wear dresses or skirts, consider investing in some sort of slip shorts to wear underneath. This can make a huge difference in keeping you from being miserable.



Keep your eyes protected by bringing sunglasses for everyone. Although they might be frustrating on some rides, you will want to ensure you have them as you walk around the Parks and enjoy shows and other outdoor entertainment.

Sunglasses will not only protect your eyes but will also prevent headaches. You can always find some adorable Disney-themed ones that will help you keep your cute Disney outfit.

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Hats are another way to help keep yourself protected from the sun. Hats can protect your face from the sun and keep your body cooler. Little ones should also have hats to keep their face and head covered and protected from those harsh UV rays.

We also like having hats when the rain shows up. It is easy to wear a hat and keep going in the rain. Hats are easy to toss in and can make a huge difference in your comfort in the Parks.

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Take a Break

When traveling during summer, take breaks from the Disney Parks throughout the day. When the afternoon hits and the heat and humidity are worse, head back to your Disney Resort. Hit the pool, eat, or even take a nap or shower. This will help you feel better and ready for the rest of the day.

For those who don’t want to leave the Parks during the day, ensure you know where you can find some relief and good air conditioning. Even in the Parks, Breaks are significant during the hot summer months.

Visit shows in the Parks with a lot of seating and air conditioning. Schedule a meal so you can have some time to get off your feet and relax.

Taking these small breaks can make a huge difference in managing the conditions.

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Make Adjustments

Finally, when visiting during the summer months, be willing to adjust your plans. Don’t push one more ride or show if you notice people fading. Slow down, and take a break. The summer heat and humidity can take a lot out of everyone. Be aware that this will be key to having a good time in the Parks.

Have an overall plan for the day, but be willing to adjust that plan if the heat and humidity become too much for your family.

Summer is a fun time to visit Walt Disney World. It is a beautiful time to be in the Parks. With that in mind, make sure you go in with a plan on how you will manage the heat and humidity. Doing this will make a massive difference in your experience at Walt Disney World.

Related: 8 Essential Things to Pack For a Summer Trip to Disney

Related: Why This Summer Is Going to Be Magical at Disney


Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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