Snowbirds like to visit Florida during the winter months to escape the cold in exchange for some Southern heat. But for people like me who are parents, we like to visit the parks during summer break when the kids aren’t in school. But that means sweltering humid temperatures. So how do you deal with the Florida summer temps? Well we’ve come up with 4 ways to beat the Orlando heat this summer.
If one thing is certain about visiting Florida during the summer, it is that you’re going to need to spend some time in the pool. Luckily for those who stay with us, they will have full access to the community pool. It features a zero entry for your little ones, a ripping water slide, and lazy river in a lush tropical setting.
Cold & frozen treats
Icy treats are the perfect accessory on a hot summer day. While at the parks, you can indulge in one of the many frozen or cold food and beverage options available to purchase. You can find some satisfying sweets or icy beverages dining locations and carts scattered throughout the theme parks. My personal favourite – Dole Whip! Another personal favourite is Twistee Treats. You can spot these cone shaped buildings scattered around the Orlando area and they offer creamy soft serve ice cream in a combination of flavours. Don’t forget you can also visit our onsite restaurant Frankie Farrells for a cool beverage.
Indoor attractions & entertainment
When you aren’t soaking up the sun at pool, chances are you’re in one of the theme parks. Although many of the attractions and entertainment are outdoors, there are plenty of indoor options in each park that are out of the sun and into the air conditioning.
Many of the classic attractions at the Magic Kingdom such as The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and, Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, are perfect for visiting on a hot day. It’s a great way to relax and enjoy some of the old school attractions that you may not have experienced in a while. Don’t forget our resort has an indoor arcade that you can escape to when in need of some A/C and some gaming fun.
Disney Springs Beat the heat
“Beat the Heat DJ Party,” offers visitors the chance to chill out and cool down. With a lively DJ, always-on fountains, and a playful combo of bubbles, hula hoops and beach balls, the party is a huge hit with guests of all ages. During this daily extravaganza, kids and adults are encouraged to dance, splash and simply take a break. You can join the fun at the splash pad near Once Upon a Toy for a Beat the Heat DJ Dance Party!
We hope that our tips will help you beat the heat this summer.