Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Apr 24, 2010
    Gwendolyn from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are planning a vacation for our very first visit to WDW to celebrate our children's birthdays. They will be 4 and 1 at the time of the visit. How does the park help families adapt to extreme temps (if any) during hot summer months??

    Hi, Gwendolyn!  You will find the temperatures at Walt Disney World during the summer months to be in the mid to upper 90s with high humidity.  It can be really tough for some guests who aren't used to the heat.

    You will find at many of the outdoor queues that there are ceiling fans going to keep the air moving as you wait for an attraction, and in some spots, you'll find misting.  There are many indoor attractions, and my family and I try to do an indoor attraction then an outdoor attraction, so we have at least given ourselves a bit of a break from the heat.

    Cold drinks are available to purchase throughout the park, as are other cool snacks, such as ice cream, popsicles, and frozen drinks.  You can also go to any counter service restaurant and ask for a cup of ice water, and there is no charge.

    There are fountains in some of the theme parks where you can run through to get a quick soaking.  This seems to attract mostly children, but I have seen grown men running through the fountains on a few occasions.  One of them may have been my husband, but he was moving so quickly, it was hard to tell!

    Take some breaks to just browse an air conditioned gift shop or enjoy a quick snack at an indoor counter service location.  Stay well hydrated, and wear light, absorbent clothing. 

    I hope you have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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