• On Apr 17, 2017
    Melayna from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! We arrive WDW in mid-May . I'm very sensitive to hot weather and it tends to trigger a migraine. This is the only part of the trip I'm worried about. Any what-to-wear tips for extremely hot Florida days for a Mom chasing two preschoolers. TIA!

    Hi Melayna,

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel. The good news for you is that in May, it still will not be peak summer heat in Florida. Nonetheless, let me share with you some tips on staying cool at Walt Disney World!

    When I am touring a theme park in the heat, I tend to dress as though I am going to work out. I generally wear athletic shoes to a theme park because I need the support for my feet; however, I know that many people find shoes and socks to be hot, so if this is the case for you, a pair of good, supportive sandals is in order. I sometimes throw a pair of sandals into my backpack so that if we get to a restaurant or somewhere that I know I can be off of my feet for a while I can throw on my sandals and let my feet cool off. I suggest light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Shorts and t-shirts or tank tops are my go-to theme park wear. I also always take a light-colored hat. I have lots of dark hair and I find that the sun can make the top of my head very hot. A light-colored hat takes care of this!

    Along with what to wear, here are a couple of other tips for staying cool at the theme parks. I always bring bottled water into the theme parks. Staying hydrated is key in remaining cool! I freeze one of the bottles and put it at the bottom of my backpack. This functions to keep my back cool as I walk around the park and is then icy delicious when I drink it! You can also ask for a cup of complimentary ice water at any quick-service restaurant at Walt Disney World. Also, indoor attractions are air conditioned. Head into those on a regular basis to cool off. If you simply need an air conditioned break, try a Baby Care Center. Located at all four theme parks, these are a great place to take a break with your little ones even though they are not babies anymore!

    Please do let us know if you have any further questions, Melayna!
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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