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  • 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.

    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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