Staying Hydrated and Keeping Cool at Disney

Today’s temperature at 7:00am in Virginia is already 80 degrees. You know it is hot when Washington DC is hotter than Orlando for the week.  Here are some tips for staying hydrated and cool while vacationing in Disney. I only wish I had a Dole Whip machine in my kitchen or Splash Mountain in my backyard. I guess the kids will have to be okay with the water sprinkler and a popsicle.

Staying hydrated and cool while visiting Disney Parks.

It is important for you and your family to stay hydrated in the hot Florida sun.  Sunscreen is essential while visiting the parks but so is water.

Did you know that you can get free ice water from all quick service restaurants? Add a drink powder packet and you have a tasty way to cool off. You can even use your snack dining credits to purchase a soda or bottle of water. Ask for an extra cup of ice water, wet down a bandana or small hand towel and use it to cool yourself and the kids.


Fresh fruit is always available at all Disney Parks. Fruit is full of water and its sugars help your food cravings and keep you hydrated. Many fruit choices are a snack dining credit. There is nothing better than a cold pineapple spear from Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom.


Temperatures can reach into the high 90’s during the summer months. Disney has set up water misters and water play areas throughout the each of it’s Parks.  These are a great way to cool off without getting too wet. At the Magic Kingdom you will find 2 options in Adventureland – Spitting Camels and totem pole misters. And New Fantasyland offers young guests an opportunity to cool off in a circus themed water play area in Casey Jr. Splash “N” Soak Station. There is a leaky fire hydrant on New York Street in Hollywood Studios. Epcot offers the Jumping Fountains located at the Imagination Pavilion. Streams of water jump from pad to pad. Misting stations can also be found near Test Track in Epcot and throughout the Animal Kingdom. Just remember to reapply sunscreen after enjoying these water features.

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If you are looking to get “soaked”, guests should head on over to Splash Mountain in the Magic Kingdom or the real soaker, Kali River Rapids in the Animal Kingdom.

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Of course you can also duck into an air conditioned show or head back to the resort and cool off by the pool or try out one of Disney’s Water Parks. The Shark Reef at Typhoon Lagoon is aways kept at 68 degrees year round.


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