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  • On Feb 8, 2012
    Latasha 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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    Hello! I', planning a trip in late August for My family of 5. Children ages 10,7,3. I've been told that its too hot for the kids in August and that we will not be able to enjoy ourselves. Besides the Water parks , what else can we do to stay cool.

    Hello, Latasha!

    This is a great question!

    Early planning, taking frequent breaks and staying hydrated are the key to your comfort at that time of year.

    Try to book one Table-Service meal per day, forcing you out of the heat and into the air-conditioning of one of Walt Disney World's fantastic restaurants.  A refreshing cold beverage, too, perks everyone up after walking around in the heat all morning.  Try to schedule either a very early lunch or a very early dinner for these meals, since that is often the height of the heat.

    Also, get to the parks as early as possible, taking advantage of morning Extra Magic Hours, too, if you're staying in a Walt Disney World resort. See as much as you can, then head back to your hotel for a swim or a nap especially if you are staying on property.  Everyone can recharge, then head back when it's cooler.

    Many parks also have a wet ride or wet-play area so that Guests can cool down when the heat seems to be getting too much.  Plan your tour in the park accordingly. Similarly, the attractions and some entertainment venues are air-conditioned, so plan to enjoy one of these at least once every couple of hours.

    Finally, bring each person a partially-frozen, wide-mouth, refillable bottle of water, which can be refilled as the day goes on. Each child also brings a spray-fan filled with ice water, which does a surprisingly good job at keeping everyone cool. If using a stroller for the little one, be sure to bring one with a canopy, or rent one from Walt Disney World as needed.

    You can stay cool in Walt Disney World in the heat of the late summer; it just takes a little pixie dust and planning to help! Please send me additional questions about specific parks, refreshment areas, etc., as you plan your "keep the eye on the cool zone" trip to Walt Disney World!  I'd love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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