Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jul 29, 2009
    Rosalyn from lancs 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 are planning to vist disney in may 2010, we have three kids, one being 4 years old. she is not good with the heat (as it just rains in England! ) What can we do to make her stay fun in each park. shes only small so walking can tire her out.

    Hi Rosalyn,

    How exciting to be planning your Disney World trip. I can understand the fear of the heat, one of my boys does not take to it either. It will help a little with the month you are visiting. While May is usually warm (highs in the upper eighties), it is typically not as hot and humid as the summer months of June, July and August, especially if you are visiting in the early part of May.

    A few things that have helped us is to let her use a stroller. If you are not bringing one from home, they can be rented at the front of each of the Disney parks. She may seem a little old for a stroller but even my seven year old still uses one throughout the day. With all the walking, they do tire quickly and it will be nice for her to have a place to sit. Next be sure to have her (and all of you for that matter) stay well hydrated. Drink plenty of water, and then so more on top of that. The sun is quite hot so be sure to re-apply sunscreen often and wear a hat.

    My boys like to carry a mister fan with them, The fans (which run on batteries) can be filled with water and are a great way to cool off. We typically buy them at our drugstore before coming as they are a little cheaper, but they are for sale at most of the Disney merchandise locations too. If you are staying at a location with a refrigerator/freezer, we like to bring with us a few new inexpensive washclothes and a number of ziploc bags. We wet the clothes the night before and let them chill in the freezer. We then carry them with us to the parks in the ziploc bags with a freezer pack. It feels great to be able to wash our face off with a cold rag or place it on the back of our neck.

    Lastly, take breaks out of the sun. Most Disney attractions and shows are in air-conditioned buildings so that will help tremendously, but if you have been out in the sun for a while, stop some place inside and sit and cool off.

    Have a great time!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

I'm Margaret, a busy wife, mom to 3 sons, & full time paralegal. I've been visiting Disney World for twenty years & still can't wait for my next visit.  I hope that I can help other families experience the magic that our family finds in every trip. Learn More About Margaret

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