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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tip Tuesday: Beating the Heat in Walt Disney World

Chillin' with Frosty

There is no doubt about it, summer time in Orlando, Florida is HOT HOT HOT!  Not only that, it is humid.  A local friend of mine once described it as feeling as though she were in a crockpot.  Yeah, you get the picture.  The thing is, with school schedules and such, summer time is about the only time many are able to vacation in Disney World.

So how do you beat the heat?

It will always be there to contend with, but there are ways to lesson the impact!  First, if you have ever been to Disney World in the hotter months, surely you have seen those spray bottles with the fans.
Fill them up with ice before you go out and the water will stay colder longer.  Another trick I like is to put a few drops of peppermint essential oil in the bottles too.  This will give you an added blast of cool and make that refreshing feeling linger! Although it is not "Money Monday" today, a money saving tip for you is to purchase these spray bottles ahead of time at Wal-Mart or other discount store and save about half the cost.  I also like these smaller fans from   Oriental Trading.  Don't forget the little ones!  These great fans clip on a stroller! Just click on the image!

There are several products on the market designed to keep you cool.  Certain fabrics are lighter and have moisture wicking properties. Amazon, for example,  sells small towels that you can soak in water and then wear around your neck. There are plenty of other brands that do essentially the same thing.

 Another way to beat the heat is to visit Disney’s main parks during extra magic hours, and pop into the water parks or your resort pool during the hot afternoon sun.  Most afternoons in the summer have a quick rainstorm blow through and cool everything down.  This is when I like to go to my hotel room, shower, rest and then head back out to the parks for the cooler evening hours.  Don't forget to place your mister fan in the fridge or ice bucket while you're in the room (or camper/tent)!

Xoxo, Ami