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#DisneyFamilia: Staying Cool While Having Fun at Walt Disney World Resort

Sarah Domenech

by , Public Relations Manager

They don’t call Florida “the sunshine state” sin razón. Sunny days year-round make Walt Disney World Resort the ideal vacation destination. Even when it’s hot at the parks, there are always ways to beat el calor that don’t involve missing out on any of the diversión.

Here are some tips for keeping cool around the resort.

  • Savor a Frozen Treat – Ice cream on a hot day is a classic, but Disney’s offerings for sweet frozen treats go above and beyond. Pineapple Dole Whips or Pineapple Floats from Magic Kingdom Park or Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort are particularly refrescante. If you’re at Epcot, you can’t go wrong with gelato in the Italy pavilion. It comes in a variety of flavors in a cup, cone or, if you’re feeling particularly indulgent, between two galletas de chocolate chip.
  • Spend the Afternoon at a Disney Water Park – Walt Disney World Resort is home to two distinctive and themed water parks, Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. No matter which park you choose, you and your familia will find exciting rides ranging from peaceful to thrilling. Slides, wave pools and shaded lounging areas make for a cooler and entertaining afternoon.
  • Enjoy the Cooler Attractions Across the Resort – If you need a break from the heat, but don’t want to stop experiencing attractions, consider something with a little aire acondicionado. Mickey’s Philharmagic at Magic Kingdom Park offers a nice break. The family-friendly 4D musical show seats many guests at once, so it’s usually a good option for a quick rest. Cooling off can be thrilling, too. Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park and Kali River Rapids at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park both have exhilarating drops that end with a splash.
  • Take Care of Yourself and Your Familia – Make sure everyone is feeling their best during their stay. Wear sunscreen (and reapply often!) and make sure todos in your group drinks plenty of water. Water fountains are plentiful throughout the theme parks, and you can get cups of ice water at all Quick Service dining locations. Stay hydrated!

Do you have other consejos for beating the heat at the parks? Let us know!


  • That brown cup in the background looks Trader Sam-esque, anyone know what drink that is, and from what venue? I have a small handful of Trader Sam glasses, mugs, etc., always looking to expand the collection!

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