How to Beat the Heat this Summer at Walt Disney World Resort

First things first, if you didn’t know - Florida gets very hot and humid.  

This southern state is known for its warm temperatures throughout the year, with summer averages around 90°F statewide. The humidity can make those high temperatures feel 10 degrees hotter.  

It’s clear that the heat is no joke; however, with so much to do in Orlando alone, it makes sense why people flock to the Sunshine State during the summer.  

Below are five tips to beat the heat and survive a summer at Walt Disney World Resort.  

Cinderella's Castle at Magic Kingdom during summer at walt disney world resort

Drink Tons of Water  

This one is a given, but you’d be surprised at how many people become dehydrated from underestimating the heat, humidity, and amount of walking.  

Cup of water to beat the hear during summer day at walt disney world resort

The theme park prices of water bottles may deter you from wanting to drink water. However, a good tip to know is that you can always ask for a free cup of ice water wherever there is a soda machine!  

Additionally, you can bring your own refillable water bottle to the parks. You can even use the free My Disney Experience mobile app to find all the water bottle refill stations around the park. This is both economical and environmentally friendly, a win-win! 

Protect your Skin  

The sun can be extremely harsh, especially for those not familiar with the Florida rays. Be sure to protect your skin as much as you can with breathable and sun-protecting clothing.  

Make sure to pack:   

  • Hats   

  • Sunscreen (lots of it)   

  • Sunglasses   

  • UPF clothing  

  • UV Umbrellas  

  • Portable fans   

  • Breathable shorts 

  • Comfortable shoes  

  • Extra pairs of socks  

Take Breaks  

While the need to constantly be on-the-go in Orlando is understandable, it’s also good to remember that you are on vacation. Mid-day hotel naps and a couple of hours by the pool can give you the much-needed energy boost to continue exploring The City Beautiful.   

Luckily, Rosen Inn at Lake Buena Vista is close enough to the Walt Disney World Resort for a break in the room and pools. We even offer a free shuttle service to make your life even easier. After a well-needed break, you’ll be ready to go back to the parks for more fun.  

Split up Day with Indoor Attractions 

If you’re planning on spending all day at a theme park, we highly recommend planning your day with indoor attractions strategically sprinkled throughout to soak up that A/C and cool down a bit.  

For example, if you’re at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, start with Kilimanjaro Safaris (outdoors), take a break from the sun at Festival of the Lion King (indoors), trek your way up to Expedition Everest (outdoors) and then fuel up at Satu’li Canteen (indoors).  

See the pattern?   

This will make full park days more enjoyable and easier to tackle.  

Fuel Your Body  

Though it may be tempting to eat churros, ice cream, and popcorn for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we highly recommend eating nutritious meals to fuel your body.  

Don’t skip out on those important nutrients then treat yourself to something sweet.It’s all about balance. 

Consider starting your day at our on-property, Boardwalk Buffet, for an expansive spread of breakfast favorites, including the deliciously cute Mickey waffles.  

Cool Off at Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista 

With these tips, you’ll be prepared for the Florida heat and ready to vacation like a pro.  

Start planning a summer trip you’ll never forget at Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista today.