Incredible Tips To Beat The Summer Weather At Walt Disney World

Summer is prime season at Walt Disney World, but it also has some of the hottest and wettest weather of the year. That shouldn't put a damper on your vacation fun, but you should be sure to do your homework before you go. Read on on to learn some Incredible Summer tips for beating the heat at Walt Disney World.


Beat The Summer Heat At Walt Disney WorldBeat The Summer Heat At Walt Disney World


Incredible Summer Tip #1 Know Before You Go

June through September are some of the hottest months of the year in Orlando. When you combine those rising temps with high humidity, and almost daily afternoon storms, it can create an environment you really need to prepare for. Knowledge is power, and staying up to date on what the weather forecasts are during your trip will help you to create a plan for maximum summer fun.

Download a reliable weather app to your cell phone before you travel. Once you're on the ground in Florida, you can also call the Walt Disney World Weather Information number at 1-407-824-4104.

Incredible Summer Tip #2 Hit The Parks Early

Mornings are usually the coolest time of day, with the least chance of rain, and a bonus of fewer crowds. Grab an early breakfast and head off to the Parks for rope drop, to start your day off right. Hit your "must do" attractions early in the day, that way the time it gets too hot, or the afternoon storms roll in you can change plans quickly without disappointment.


Japan's Torii GateJapan's Torii Gate On A Bright Summer Day


Incredible Summer Tip #3 Take An Afternoon Break

When the sun is high, be sure to head inside for some air conditioned attractions, or a leisurely lunch at an indoor table service restaurant. Personally, I like to head back to the hotel for an afternoon nap, or dip in the pool. Taking that break gives you a guaranteed, air-conditioned rest just when you need it the most. Once everyone is cooled down, and the sun gets lower in the sky, heading back to the Parks is the natural thing to do. Summer nights are spectacular at Walt Disney World.

Incredible Summer Tip #4 Wear Your SuperSuit

Summer weather means that you should pull out the tech when it comes to what you wear. Stick with wear light colors, breathable fabrics, and materials that will wick away sweat and dry off fast if you get wet. Don't forget your comfortable walking shoes, and a hat to shade your head. Rain ponchos and extra socks are handy to keep tucked in your day bag to keep you touring through afternoon storms.


Cinderella Castle Is Beautiful Even In The RainCinderella Castle Is Beautiful Even In The Rain


Incredible Summer Tip #5 Roll With It

Weather can muddle even the best-laid plans. Attractions may close temporarily, fireworks and parades can be rained out, but you shouldn't let that ruin your vacation. Check the weather forecast before you leave your room in the morning, and keep in mind some alternate activities to enjoy if you have to rearrange your plans.

Likewise, high heat and crowded Summer days can leave some guests feeling less than optimal. Don't let things that are out of your control get to you. Vacations are made for relaxing and going with the flow.

Incredible Summer Tip #6 Remember Self Care

The most important tip I can give to anyone is to remember to take care of yourself. Wear Sunscreen and reapply during the day. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water, ice water is free at all the Disney restaurants so take advantage of it. Take it slow, don't rush and your Incredible Summer vacation is sure to be the best ever.


Always pack your ponchos!Always pack your ponchos!


What are your best Disney summer weather stories? Leave a comment below and share your expertise!

JeffC wrote on Sun, 06/17/2018 - 12:47:

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Joe freezes a water bottle or 2 that he adds to the others in the backpack - unfrozen but still super cold by the time get to the last bottles, and the frozen bottles help keep his back cool.

We also try to duck inside cooler places - gift shops, quick service food places - as we walk around so we are not constantly in the sun/heat. Oh, and walk on the shadier side of the path/street/walkway when you can.

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