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Ways to Beat the Heat at Disney World: Tips 6-10

Last month we started you off with some tips to get you help you keep your cool during the hot Florida summer when visiting Disney World. The heat isn’t something to take lightly, so we have a few more tips to keep you cool and healthy, because if you’re not used to the heat it’s easy to get heat exhaustion. You don’t want to miss out on any of your vacations, so do as much as you can to beat the heat with these tips. Also, be sure to book one of the vacation villas in Kissimmee at FantasyWorld. With its own water park, not to mention the spacious, fully equipped villas, this is an ideal place to relax after a hot day at the park.

  • Loose Clothing. Before you even leave for your vacation, make sure you have the right clothing. You don’t want anything tight or heavy-weight, because you will likely end up sweating and tight clothing just makes it feel worse. Look for loose cotton clothes, preferably in light-colors or prints, as the lighter colors help reflect some of the heat instead of soaking it up. You may also want to consider clothing that is designed to keep you cooler or that wicks away sweat. Also, If you’re wearing skirts or dresses, consider a pair of lightweight or moisture wicking shorts underneath. Don’t forget anti-chafing products, as well.
  • Bags. If you’re traveling with younger kids, you’re probably going to need larger bags to hold supplies, snacks, or even a change of clothing, not to mention sunscreen and other necessities. However, a big bag like that can add to the heat and discomfort. If you’re using a stroller, let the stroller bear the brunt as much as possible. However, if you’re going to be carrying a bag the whole time, look for a comfortable cross-body bag or a ventilated backpack, especially one with outside pockets for water bottles. A normal backpack is likely to just make you feel even hotter.
  • High SPF Sunscreen. No, this won’t keep you cooler, but regardless of the type of bag you take with you, make sure there’s room in it for high SPF (30-50) sunscreen, and reapply it regularly. You will end up sweating and over time the effectiveness fades, especially in the Florida sun, so reapply frequently and plentifully. You may even want to consider a zinc oxide physical sunscreen for parts of your face, especially your nose. Wearing a hat and sunglasses is also recommended and try to take along a lightweight, long-sleeved loose shirt you can wear over t-shirts and tank tops to also provide some physical protection. You will be outdoors in long lines in the sun and getting a sunburn or getting heat exhaustion can ruin a good vacation.
  • Take a Break. If you, and especially your kids, are starting to wilt and look a little pale or too pink, head inside and take a break. There are plenty of stores, restaurants, and other areas where you can go in and get out of the sun and enjoy some cold air conditioning. You should make these stops frequent enough so that no one gets to the point of getting overheated. In fact, it’s a great time to reapply that sunscreen! Don’t push yourself and risk your health. But be prepared for kids to beg for items in the shops. Consider budgeting a few small items into these rest breaks.
  • Cool Treats. You should certainly stay hydrated with plenty of water and even some sports drinks, but you can also help beat the heat a little with a nice cold treat, whether it’s frozen drinks from LeFou’s Brew at Gaston’s Tavern or frozen treats like ice cream at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. Plus, there’s always the ever-popular Dole Whips which you can now find in even more places in the park.


With some advanced planning and the right equipment and clothing, along with knowing when to take a break from it all, you’ll be better set to fully enjoy your trip to Disney World without being overwhelmed by the heat. Then, when you return home at the end of the day to your FantasyWorld villas in Kissimmee, you’ll have plenty of space to stretch out and relax or you can cool off at the on-site water park. And remember, wear sunscreen!

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