Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 10, 2013
    Sharon 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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    We are coming to WDW Sept 6-14 and staying at PORS. What will the weather be like? Free Dining was too good to pass up but concerned the heat will be intense. Any suggestions? Traveling with DH and DDs ages 9 & 6. Thanks!

    Hi Sharon!

    Nothing beats free dining and you're going to love the Port Orleans Riverside Resort!

    Its still pretty warm in central Florida in September. The average high temperatures are in the high 80s and the lows in the lower 70s. It can also be very rainy since its Hurricane Season but don't let it stop you just remember to pack your ponchos and umbrellas.

    Here are some tips to help you beat the heat:
    * Go early. It will be a little cooler - since you're staying on property you can take advantage of morning Extra Magic Hours (EMHs).
    * Visit the parks later in the evening when things start to cool off. Take advantage of evening EMHs.
    * Buy a Frogg Togg Chilly Pad (available at most sporting goods stores) or other type of cooling cloth to keep around your neck/head.
    * Buy a misty fan - available in the parks if you don't already have one.
    * Take a hand held or clip on fan - be sure to bring extra batteries.
    * Use a visor instead of a hat.
    * Visit attractions that keep you inside longer. The Hall of Presidents, Carousel of Progress, PeopleMover, "it's a small world" & Pirates of the Caribbean are great examples at the Magic Kingdom. These are also great if its raining.
    * Take a break from the parks & go back to your resort for a swim & when it gets really hot.
    * Visit one of the two fabulous water parks.
    * Visit DisneyQuest during the day.
    * Wear light colored clothing made of breathable material.
    * Drink LOTS of water. Even before you head out to the parks, start drinking so that your body is better prepared to cool itself. 
    * Pay attention to your body. If you start feeling faint, get out of the sun and contact a Cast Member if you need assistance. There are First Aid Stations located in every park if you need help.

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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