Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 8, 2014
    Katie from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have just started to plan a last minute trip to Disney world for the last week in May into beginning of June. Our girls will be 2.5yr and 6 mo old. What do you recommend for the heat especially with the baby? We are from MI! We will have double stroller

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Katie ~

    Planning a last minute trip is very exciting! The end of May and beginning of June is typically a hot so you're smart to plan ahead to beat the heat. Here are some tips:

    * Go to the parks early - you'll miss the huge crowds and it will be a little cooler - if 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 or some type of cooling towel (available at most sporting goods stores) 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 for the stroller - 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", and Pirates of the Caribbean are great examples at the Magic Kingdom (let me know if you'd like suggestions at the other parks).
    * Take a break from the parks and go back to your resort for a swim when it gets really hot.
    * Visit one of the two fabulous water parks.
    * Wear light colored clothing made of breathable material.
    * Cover strollers with a light colored blanket to reflect the sun.
    * Drink LOTS of water. Even before you head out to the parks, start drinking so that your body is better prepared to cool itself.
    * Freeze water bottles to take to the parks with you. You are also welcome to bring a small cooler into the parks.
    * 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 many 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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