Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Disney Tip of the Week

Beat the Heat Techniques is the title to this one!

If you go to Disney between the months of March and October, you will need to incorporate some beat the heat techniques to insure that you have a good vacation. Believe me, a definition of a good vacation in Central Florida during this time period is one where you don't suffer from heat exhaustion, dehydration or heat stroke.

The most important tip of all and I can not emphasize this enough....WATER, WATER, WATER!!!!!!!

Water is your best friend. Whether you (or your kids) are thirsty or not, drink water. I make light of my life constantly sip water while wandering through the parks. I drink water like a fiend anyway, so I don't have to step up my game much.

Water also comes in handy to cool off your body should you feel overheated. Take a bandanna with you and dip it in the water fountain. Either wipe your body down with the cold wet bandanna or twist it up and tie it around your neck. My mom does this all through out the day and she never gets too hot. Believe me, she is one that gets hot at the drop of a hat.

You can also wet the bandanna and tie it around your head like a pirate. You don't have to feel silly about doing this since you're already in the home of Pirates of the Caribbean! I find that this cools me off more than anything else. Light of my life also does this.

If you start to feel overheated, drink some water and find a cool shady spot to sit for a while until you feel better.

If this doesn't work or if it's a more serious situation, please, please, please go see a nurse at the nurses stations. Your maps clearly note the location of each one in each park. Believe me, it's better to lose a couple of hours during your vacation than days. Which is what can happen if you get too sick.

Wear light loose clothing. Believe me, no one at Disney World cares what you look like. As for what you might look like in pictures at the parks, believe me, the best you will ever look at the parks is when you first arrive. After that, it's all downhill!

I prefer to be as comfortable as possible. I wear pants that don't need a belt (I prefer capris) as well as a sports bra and some sort of light colored loose fitting top. It can be a t-shirt or a loose tank or some sort of gauzy thing. Whatever you choose, make sure it's comfortable.

I do not recommend tube tops or low cut shirts. If you plan on riding Space Mountain, DINOSAUR, Tower of Terror or any other rides of that sort, you will regret it. Believe me, you will regret it. You do not want your photo that's taken on some of the rides to have your girls hanging out for all eternity.

That's all I got for today. I might do some money saving tips next week.

We'll see.


Mama Dawg

8 really cool people who give a rat's patootie:


I hate water...wish i didnt though!

Mama Dawg

A lot of people who don't like water add those Crystal Lite packets to theirs. They say it's the only way they can drink that much water.

I personally hate Crystal Lite.

Jodi @ blog-o-licious

you can buy lots of different "singles" drink mixes - we do that.

i just stocked up on those cool-max shirts for the boys for our trip in september. those are the best.

Mama Dawg

I haven't bought one of those. Do they really work?


Found your site from dooce's - just wanted to say hi!

Mama Dawg

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! Come again!

I sound like I should work at Wal-Mart!


I have a question - how hot is it really if you go, say, the first or second week of June? We are going in March next year, but I'm thinking of future trips - it would be cheaper and potentially less crowded to go as soon as our schools are out (since I know many parts of the country don't get out until later in June). But I'm worried about the heat! I'm a little better about it now that I live in Texas, but still...

Mama Dawg

It's not that much worse than the end of May and my mom and I can handle that (we are both so hot natured). As long as you stay hydrated and take breaks during the hottest part of the day (do an inside show like Mickey's Philharmagic or even go back to your hotel from 12 til 2) you'll be fine. Towards the end of June and all the way until September, it's god awful hot.

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