Beat the Heat Hacks for Summer at Walt Disney World

Beat the Heat Hacks for Summer at Walt Disney World

We’re heading into summer and it’s time to think about how to make it work when you’re visiting Disney theme parks–particularly Walt Disney World during the summer months. People are often surprised how hot, humid, wet and rainy a typical summer day can be. We’re here to give you decades worth of smart steps you can take as you embark on a Disney day during these months. You can still have a great summer vacation–if you follow these practical ideas for enduring the weather. Join us for Beat the Heat Hacks for Summer at Walt Disney World!

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1. Pack & Dress Smart

  • Quick Dry Fabric
  • Smart Shoes
  • Sun Block
  • Frozen Water Bottles or Juice Boxes
  • Misting Fans
  • Towels
  • Ponchos
  • Umbrellas?

2. Hit It Early & Late

  • The Frying Begins in the Parking Lot
  • Get Outdoor Attractions Done Early & Late
  • Eat to the Beat of the Heat
  • Stay Way Beyond the Fireworks

3. Get Beyond Thunderdome

Too much of something is just that–too much. A Central Florida thunderstorm promises more than you bargained for–moreover, in the lightning capital of the country.

  • Use a Weather App
  • Listen Up
  • Keep Your Eye to the Sky
  • Avoid Exterior Style Attractions During These Hours
    • Exterior Roller Coasters
    • Spinner Attractions
    • Outdoor Shows Like Indiana Jones or Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire
    • Test Track
    • Skyliner & Water Craft
    • Parade–Sooner Than Later

4. Play it Cool

From 11:00 am on until dinnertime is the best time to be in attractions that embrace air conditioning and give you a chance to sit a spell (perhaps even sleep a spell). A reminder of those best places to retreat:

Magic Kingdom

  • Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • The Hall of Presidents
  • Mickey’s PhilarMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Carousel of Progress


  • Seas Pavilion
  • Land Pavilion
  • Journey Into Imagination
  • Mission Space
  • American Adventure
  • China
  • Mexico

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Muppet Vision 3D
  • Disney Jr. Dance Party
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Walt Disney Presents

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug
  • Conservation Station
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo the Musical

5. Get Squirt Smart

Some attractions add just a little–or a lot of water to the mix. Take advantage of those. Here are a list:

Magic Kingdom

  • Casey Jr. Soak and Splash Station
  • Leaky Tiki’s
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Big Thunder Mountain


  • Fountains in France, Mexico, American Adventure, Morocco
  • Waterfall in Canada
  • Imagination’s Jumping Fountains
  • Splash Pad Near Mission Space

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Fountains at Muppets, Hollywood Boulevard, Beauty & The Beast
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • Fantasmic!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Oasis
  • Tree of Life
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kali River Rapids Locker Area
  • Pandora WalkingTrails

6. Hit the Beach

  • Your Hotel Pool
  • Blizzard Beach
  • Typhoon Lagoon

Please Share Your Thoughts!

What are your hacks for getting through the heat, humidity, rain and lightning of a Walt Disney World Vacation during the Summer? Please join our Disney Insights Facebook Page and share! We would love to hear from you.

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