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20 Top Tips for Tackling Disney World in the Summer

Mickey Mouse

1. Make the Most of Your Time at Walt Disney World Despite some of the issues you may experience during a summer visit, it’s important to make the most of your vacation! Enjoy your time in the parks and be prepared for some of the hiccups that may occur during the summer. You’re still lucky to be on a Disney ...

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20 Top Tips for Tackling Disney World in the Summer

Kilimanjaro Safari

2. Don’t Try to Tackle Everything It’s difficult to do everything at Walt Disney World over a few days in other parts of the year, but this is also true during the summer. Because of the peak crowds, you are going to spend more time waiting in lines, and the weather may put a stopper on some attractions. Go in ...

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20 Top Tips for Tackling Disney World in the Summer

Bottled Water

3. Stay Cool, Protected, and Hydrated While many of these tips are related to the parks, don’t forget about taking care of your health! The heat and the sun can affect guests of all ages, so drink plenty of water throughout the day (cups of ice water are free throughout the parks!), apply sunscreen, take breaks, and check out indoor ...

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20 Top Tips for Tackling Disney World in the Summer

Disney Cast members

4. Be Kind to Cast Members Cast members are capable of creating amazing experiences for guests of all ages, but they cannot control the crowds, ride breakdowns, parade delays, the weather, and anything else that may bother you during your stay. They are very busy during the summer, but are still going out of the way to ensure all guests ...

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20 Top Tips for Tackling Disney World in the Summer

5. Be Patient Navigating crowds is a pain. Long wait times for attractions are not ideal. Waiting longer for your food in a busy restaurant can make you crankier. While they aren’t fun, these are things that can be expected during the summer at Disney, so it’s important to be patient. After all, you’re on vacation, so try to relax, ...

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20 Top Tips for Tackling Disney World in the Summer

Adventureland

6. Take Alternate Routes and Go Left Navigating through summer crowds can be tricky, but it isn’t impossible. Find a park map and look for some alternate routes to certain attractions that may not be as crowded. This can also include additional park entrances like the International Gateway in the World Showcase at Epcot. When you first enter a park, ...

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20 Top Tips for Tackling Disney World in the Summer

Rainy Disney

7. Embrace the Rain It does rain frequently (and sometimes daily) during the summer in Orlando, which can scare many people away from the parks. If you know it’s going to rain while you’re visiting a park, pack a poncho and stay put. While many guests are flocking to the exits during a downpour, head to an attraction that’s still ...

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20 Top Tips for Tackling Disney World in the Summer

FastPass

8. Book Your FastPass+ Choices in Advance Those staying on Disney property can book their FastPass+ selections up to 60 days prior to arrival (other guests have 30 days), so take advantage of that if you’re planning a summer trip to avoid long wait times for your favorite rides and attractions. Book times that won’t interfere with dining reservations and ...

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20 Top Tips for Tackling Disney World in the Summer

Snacks

9. Bring Your Own Snacks and Water If you want to save money, avoid waiting in line for food, or need something to help you if the heat is affecting you, bring your own snacks and bottles of water. Bring a few snack options that will not spoil during the day that you can enjoy whenever you need one. Water ...

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20 Top Tips for Tackling Disney World in the Summer

11. Do Other Things During Parades and Shows This is another tip that can help you out all year round, but it’s the most beneficial during the summer. If you aren’t a fan of parades or you have a already seen the nighttime fireworks or shows at each park, use that time and hop on some rides or grab some ...

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