• On Aug 5, 2017
    Heather from NH 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.

    Going to WDW in August and worried about the heat. Are there any splash pads or misting tents in the parks to help the kids cool off?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Heather! 

    As a mom of three who visits Walt Disney World® Resort every summer, I am happy to provide some tips for beating the heat during your magical vacation! Some of my favorite spots are the "splash pad" type places you mention in your question.

    Magic Kingdom
    Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak - This one is my favorite! Grab a popcorn at the kiosk by Dumbo the Flying Elephant and relax while your littles splash around. Wetness scale: Soaked!
    • Ride Dumbo stand-by during the warmer afternoon hours and enjoy the Play Before You Ride feature. This circus-themed indoor playground is very well air-conditioned! 
    • Cool Scanner misting station in Tomorrowland. Wetness scale: Light mist.
    • Also opt for indoor shows and "dark rides" when it's hotter out. Mickey's PhilharMagic, Pirates of the Caribbean and Carousel of Progress are longer rides and shows that will get you out of the heat.

    • Located along the walkway between Future World and World Showcase, you'll find an oval spaced splash pad designed for play! Wetness scale: Soaked! 
    Test Track Cool Wash - this seasonal, refreshment location offers cooling fans and misters! 
    • Character Spot, Soarin', and the Gran Fiesta Tour offer queue lines completely indoors. 

    Animal Kingdon
    • This is the "hottest" park of them all. Luckily, there are misters everywhere - Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Africa have the best! Cooling wipes help, too.

    I hope this helps, Heather! I have a lot of other great tips for beating the heat, so I'd love to hear from you again! 

    Stay cool,


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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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