It is summer in Florida and that can only mean two things –heat and humidity which, when combined, can make you feel like you’re melting. Lots of cool drinks, plenty of breaks, a Dole Whip or two, and a spray fan can make you feel more comfortable but don’t forget the sweater. That’s right, even on the hottest days in Florida, throw a lightweight sweater into your theme park bag, especially for the kids.
The blast of cold air when you walk into a Disney World restaurant is a welcome relief from the sweltering temperatures outside but give it twenty minutes or so. You just may be chilly after such a drastic fluctuation in air temperature from the Florida heat to the well air-conditioned restaurant.
On our toddler’s first trip, I dropped more than a few bucks in resort gift shops purchasing sweatshirts during dinner for my shivering two-year old (you would have thought I would have learned after the first time and brought it with us the rest of the trip, right?)
The lesson I learned is that it’s never too hot out to be cool.
Lisa M. Battista is the author of Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers and the co-creator of WDW Fan Zone. When she’s not chasing after her little ones, you can most likely find her at the beach or in the kitchen trying her hand at a new recipe. You can follow her on Twitter @DisneyExplorer or become a fan of Beyond the Attractions on Facebook.