Answered Question - Disney Parks Moms Panel
- Hi there!
We are going to be at OKW Jul 14-22. We have two daughters ages 16 and 11 and are looking for the best way to plan for the summer heat. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks so much.
- - Asked by Mark from Nevada on 6/9/2011
- Hi Mark,
July is typically a hot month so you're smart to plan ahead to beat the heat. Here are some tips:
* Go early - you'll miss the huge crowds & it will be a little cooler - since you're staying on property you can take advantage of morning Extra Magic Hours.
* Visit the parks later in the evening when things start to cool off. Take advantage of evening Extra Magic Hours.
* Buy a Frogg Togg Chilly Pad (available at most sporting goods stores) to keep around your neck/head - cut in 1/2 to get double the use.
* Buy a misty fan - available in the parks if you don't already have one.
* Take a hand held or clip on fan - be sure to bring extra batteries.
* Use a visor instead of a hat.
* Visit attractions that keep you inside longer. The Hall of Presidents, Carousel of Progress, PeopleMover, "it's a small world" & Pirates of the Caribbean are great examples at the Magic Kingdom (let me know if you'd like suggestions at the other parks).
* Take a break from the parks & go back to your resort for a swim when it gets really hot.
* Visit one of the two fabulous water parks.
* Visit DisneyQuest during the day.
* Wear light colored clothing made of breathable material.
* Drink LOTS of water. Even before you head out to the parks, start drinking so that your body is better prepared to cool itself.
* Freeze water bottles to take to the parks with you. You are also welcome to bring a cooler into the parks as long as it is not larger than 24" long x 15" wide x 18" high.
* Pay attention to your body. If you start feeling faint, get out of the sun and contact a Cast Member if you need assistance. There are First Aid Stations located in every park if you need help.
Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison
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