Disney World is a popular place, and the summer months when kids are out of school are some of the most crowded. However when going to Disney in the summer you have several extra things to consider, and you may need some tips for visiting Disney World in the summer.
These Disney World in the summer tips are sure to help.
One of the most important considerations you will have when visiting Disney world in summer is the heat, and humidity. Knowing what you will be facing will help you be more comfortable and avoid more dangerous situations such as Disney World heat stroke. The summer weather in Florida is humid, rainy, and can be miserable. Summer weather wise is also unpredictable. What this means for you is that you have to worry about weather related instances you cannot control. There are often afternoon thunderstorms, & hurricane season starts June first and last beyond the summer months.
Some of the best ways to deal with the heat, and humidity of going to Disney in summer is by making sure you dress appropriately, drink plenty of fluids, and take breaks throughout the day. There are plenty of ways you can make sure you make these things a priority.
The best clothes for going to Disney in the summer are lightweight, and moisture wicking.
Try to dress in layers & consider bringing a change of clothes with you to the parks. You will be especially happy to have a change of clothes if you get wet.The humidity will make it so your clothes will never fully dry.
Footwear is also an important consideration when going to Disney anytime, but especially in the summer. I’ve never understood how anyone is able to walk around the parks all day in flip flops n fashion Sandals. Make sure to pick a shoe that is good for walking on concrete all day, lets your feet breath, and will not hinder you if they get wet. You also want to make sure your shoes are broken in to avoid pain and blisters, and stock up on friction sticks before you go.
Staying hydrated is also a very important thing to do while going to Disney in the summer.
The summer months makes this even more important. I suggest investing in a couple of collapsible water bottles like these for your family to use while waiting in lines. Trust me on this one you and your kids will always be hottest & thirstiest while waiting in lines. So make sure to fill up those bottles before you take your place in a standby queue. While walking around the parks stop by any quick service location and ask for an ice water. Quick service locations in Disney World give out free ice cold water to guest. This makes staying hydrated easy and affordable. Whatever you do don’t spend $4 or waste a snack credit on a bottle of water when you can get some for free.
Some of these indoor quick service locations also make a great place to get out of the sun and take a break. When going to Disney in the summer it can be auto easy to just want to go, go, go. There is so much to do and see and you want to get your money’s worth, but make sure to rest. The last thing you want on your vacation is for anyone in your family to exhaust themselves. Not taking breaks can lead to bad moods, sunburn, temper tantrums, and scarier still heat exhaustion or stroke. So make sure you schedule some sort of regular break into your day. After all you are on vacation who wants to be stressed, frazzled, and exhausted while on vacation at the most magical place on Earth.
The other thing to consider when going to Disney in the summer is the crowds.
Most people will put off their Disney vacation for when kids are out of school and it convenient for the whole family. This is one of the reasons the summer months at Disney have historically been the most crowded ( except for Christmas week which is a whole other beast in and of itself.) Now this is not to say the summer months are the most crowded just that you should not expect a off-season level of people. Disney also prices it ticket in summer under its dynamic ticket pricing system as peak season. This of course is going to make just getting into the parks more expensive, and also will trickle down into dining and resort rates. Now for some people of course this does not matter as they have to go during summer break because of jobs, and school, and the preconceived notion of summer break is just when you are supposed to take your kids to Disney World in the first place.
Going to Disney in the summer may not be the most ideal time, but it can be great by following some of these basic tips. Dress appropriately, stay hydrated, and break up your day with rest to avoid having a not so magical time. The summer months at Disney can be fun, and a great time to make your Walt Disney World dreams come true.