Top Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer at Walt Disney World

Visiting Disney World during most of the year means that guests will encounter some hot temperatures as well as some oppressive humidity.  Guests are certain to feel those effects even more as they are walking around the theme parks moving between favorite attractions and hunting down their next snack.  Guests certainly don’t want to push it too hard and overdo it when visiting Disney World, so it is important to have a plan on how to beat the heat and stay cool during their trip.  Here are the top ways to beat the heat on your next trip to Disney!


1. Stay Hydrated

The simplest suggestion is to make sure that you are drinking an adequate amount of water to keep your body cool and replace water lost to sweating.  You’re welcome to enjoy a soft drink or some frosty, delicious adult beverages, but make sure you are drinking water, too.  If you want to avoid the cost of bottled water, consider bringing in water of your own and refill your water bottle when needed.  If you don’t want to be carrying around a water bottle or bag all day, guests can also get a small cup of ice water at counter service restaurants across the parks. 

Bottled Water

2. Take Frequent Breaks, Preferably Inside

Being outside in the sun can easily sap you of your energy and make an enjoyable day one you’d rather forget.  All of the theme parks are designed with enjoyable outdoor spaces, as well as indoor spaces to explore, enjoy, and cool off.  So, the next time that you are enjoying the kiosks from the seasonal festivals at Epcot, be sure to explore the pavilions and go inside the stores and the attractions.  Even if you have to wait in line, you’ll enjoy some air conditioning, as well as the opportunity to get off of your feet and recharge for the remainder of your day.

3. Visit the Pool

All of the Disney resorts have multiple pools for guests to enjoy and to cool off — kids will love jumping into the water and making a big splash or hurtling down the waterslides at the main pool at each resort.  Adults can rest away any pains from the day by soaking in the hot tub or laying back on a chaise lounge poolside while enjoying the scenery, as well as a refreshing beverage from the pool bar.  Check the hours on the pool because most stay open even after you’ve returned from the park, so you can even beat that late night summer heat once the sun goes down.

Riviera Resort Pool
Disney’s Riviera Resort


Bonus Tip!

BONUS TIP: Consider planning and booking your next Disney trip with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner you can trust like Mickey Travels. They’ll help you get the best Disney travel deal, share expert advice and their services are totally FREE! It’s genius! Discover More >

About Tyler

Tyler is a lawyer living in South Florida who visits Disney World at least once a month. He enjoys re-living classic Disney experiences and discovering new things about the parks when he visits. Friends and family always ask him to plan their trip for maximum Disney magic!