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As It Heats Up At Disney, Make Sure You Stay Cool

As it continues to warm up at Walt Disney World, you will want to ensure that you have ways to remain cool. 

We have a few ways to ensure you stay comfortable while visiting Walt Disney World.

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What To Bring

Some essential items will help you remain cool while visiting Disney Parks. Bring these into the Disney Parks with you so you can use them when it starts to heat up.

Cooling Rags

When your body starts to heat up, these cooling rags can be super helpful. There are many different ones to choose from on places such as Amazon.

You get these rags wet and then use them around your neck, on your head, or anywhere else that will help keep your body temperature down.

Individual Fans

Another great item to have in the Disney Parks with you when it gets hot is Individual fans.  

It is nice to have some air movement when waiting in line for a ride. These are also great when waiting for a parade or fireworks.   Incredibly, a little air movement can help you feel better.

There are lots of options to choose from when it comes to individual fans. You can get ones around your neck and don’t have to hold on to little handheld ones with fun themes. No matter what you choose, we would pick one that is rechargeable. You don’t want to have to be packing batteries as well.


The umbrellas at Walt Disney World aren’t just for the rain storms. Having an umbrella on sweltering days can make a huge difference as well.

Use the umbrella to block out the sun’s rays while standing in line for rides that offer no shade or while walking from place to place in the Disney Parks. You will be surprised how much of a difference that little shade helps.

Those are just a few items that can be extremely helpful in keeping you cool while it is hot at Walt Disney World.

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Stay Hydrated

Another critical way to stay calm while in the Disney Parks is to stay hydrated. The Florida sun and humidity are no joke. Make sure that you battle it with lots of water.

Disney allows Guests to bring in their water. Have water delivered to your Disney Resort, or use your favorite Disney Theme water bottle to refill throughout the day.

Many Disney quick-service locations throughout Walt Disney World will provide you with ice water when asked. Use this to keep not only your water cool but you cool as well.

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Take Breaks

We all wish we could stay at Magic Kingdom forever, but that isn’t a good choice when it is super hot outside. When visiting during the warm months, schedule some breaks throughout the day.

You can take breaks during the day at a Disney Park in many different ways. You can enjoy a friendly table service meal indoors, visit nearby Resorts, or even head back to your Disney Resort for relaxation.

No matter where you take your break, make sure you allow yourself one throughout the day.  This will allow your body to reset and cool off.

Hall of Presidents

Find Air Condition

As you travel around the Disney Parks, make sure you find air conditioning. We often call this air conditioning hopping. We hop from air-conditioned location to air-conditioned location to stay calm. Have an idea of where you can find these locations throughout the four Disney Parks to help stay cool.

Magic Kingdom

Some of our favorite air-conditioned areas are Monsters Inc Laugh Floor, Hall of Presidents, Enchanted Tiki Room, Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, Country Bear Jamboree, and Mickey’s Philharmagic.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Finding some shade and cool spots at Disney’s Animal Kingdom can be challenging. We enjoy the hitting Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo:  The Big Blue and Beyond. These are longer shows giving us a nice break from the heat.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

No secret about it. When we need to cool off in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we head to For the First time in Forever:  a Frozen Sing-Along. This is so much fun and a great way to cool down.  We also walked throughout Walt Disney Present and visited the Mickey Vacation Short.


Although there is a lot of walking between air-conditioned locations in EPCOT, this Disney Park offers a lot. The aquarium in EPCOT is fantastic and so fun that kids can be entertained for hours. Back in the World Showcase, there are a variety of shows and stores to explore.  

These are great ways to stay cool while in a Disney Park.

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Go Early, Visit Late

Finally, stay cool as Disney heats up by getting to the Disney Parks early and visiting later in the evening. If you hit the Disney Parks early, not only is it less crowded, but it will also not be hot.  It will still be hot in the summer months, but not as awful as midday.

That is ideal if you can hit the Disney Parks when the sun is down during the summer months.  Being there without the sun beating down on the Park makes a huge difference.

These are just some of the ways you can stay cool while visiting Walt Disney World as it gets hot. Use these tips to keep yourself safe and enjoy the magic.

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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