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  • On Apr 24, 2015
    Dave from IL Asked

    We are traveling with our two children, 5 and 8 years old, for our first DW vacation in July. We are worried about the heat, and scheduling out our days to allow for fun, but rest breaks as well. Any advice how to have fun and avoid overheating?

    Hi Dave, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Your first trip to Walt Disney World is just a few weeks away now. I bet you're counting them down! Be sure to pick up some "1st Visit" celebration buttons for your family to commemorate this happy occasion.

    I've lived in Florida my whole life, Dave, and I know the summer heat and humidity can be tough on everyone. Taking some rest breaks is a great idea. Here are some other thoughts to help your family beat the heat.

    • Stay hydrated - The Walt Disney World Theme Parks allow you to bring your own drinks with you (just no glass containers), so grab some bottles of water to drink throughout your day. You can also get free cups of ice water at any counter service food spot.
    • Go inside - Don't have a FastPass+ for Dumbo the Flying Elephant? The stand-by line includes a kids' play area inside, so it's a great place to escape the heat while you wait to fly with Dumbo. It's also a good time to check out a show like Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room at the Magic Kingdom or Disney Junior Live on Stage at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
    • Get wet - Take a break and go swimming in your resort pool, let the kids splash at Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station, or check out a water park.
    • Have a cool treat - Dole Whips and Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars all around!

    Of course, wear comfortable clothes, slather on the sunscreen and take it easy. I hope this helps you beat the heat during your big summer trip, Dave. Wishing your family a magical Walt Disney World vacation!

    Kathy K.

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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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