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30 Ways to Beat the Florida Theme Park Heat

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30 Ways to Beat the Florida Theme Park Heat

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Summertime in Florida is like no other state, especially for theme park goers. If you’re a resident of an area that experiences all four seasons with mild summers, then you will definitely be taken aback by the hot, humid, indescribable weather that Florida is known for.

 

When you add:

 

FLORIDA SUMMER + THEME PARKS + CROWDS = FRUSTRATION!

 

beat the heat at disney

 

Let me help you with 30 tips for surviving the Florida theme parks in the summer.

 

1 – Stay hydrated

 

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2 – Bring lots of water

 

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3 – Bring sunscreen

 

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4 – Buy water mist fan prior to visit from a local store

 

 

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5 – Check weather temperatures before theme park visit

 

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6 – Wear hat with ventilation

 

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7 – Bring UV protective sunglasses

 

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8 – Take frequent breaks in areas with AC
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Jurassic Park Discovery Center | Islands of Adventure

 

9 – Start early, leave midday, return in the evening

 

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10 – Wear light-weight clothing

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11 – Bring clip on fans for strollers

 

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12 – Remember that free cup of ice and water is available at most quick service

 

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13 – Avoid alcoholic beverages
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Mediterranean Journey at Epcot’s Spice Road Table

 

14 – Enjoy frozen treats (butterbeer ice-cream, dole whip, etc.)

 

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Butterbeer Ice Cream…Mmmm Diagon Alley

 

15 – Listen to your body

 

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16 – Find splash zones and cool off

 

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17 – Run cold water on finger tips

 

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18- Pack frozen wet wipes and keep cool in small lunch bag

 

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19- Wear an under shirt

 

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20 – Remember the most significant amount of dangerous UVB rays occur between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

 

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21 – Wear light color breathable t-shirt

 

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22 – Avoid caffeine

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23 – Conquer the water rides

 

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24 – Hunt for shade

 

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25 – Avoid soda

 

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26 – Locate park mist sprayers for quick cool downs

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27 – Add more indoor attractions to park plan

 

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28 – Apply ice packs or cold compresses to pulse points (wrists, elbows, ankles, neck, and behind the knees)

 

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29 – Eat light foods high in water (salads, fruit, etc.)

 

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30 – Watch for signs of heat-related illnesses

 

theme park clothing

 

 

Honorary Tip!  Bring an umbrella which can be used to block the sun and rain 🙂




It’s important to know the signs of heat-related illnesses.

Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness. It happens when your body builds up heat and can’t cool down. HEAT STROKE IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.

 

 

The symptoms include:
  • Confusion
  • Fainting
  • Seizures
  • Extremely high body temperature
  • Hot, dry skin or profuse sweating

 

30 Ways to Beat the Florida Theme Park Heat

Heat exhaustion is when your body loses too much water and salt through sweating.

Symptoms include:
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Thirst
  • Heavy sweating
  • Cold, damp skin that’s slimy to the touch
  • Irritable or confused
  • Weak pulse

Heat fatigue, heat cramps, and heat rash are less serious, but are also signs of over exposure to heat.

 

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You’re now loaded with all of the tips to surviving the summer attractions here in Florida. They will even help you in any outdoor event for the dead summer heat. Feel free to leave you own tips that can help us all!


 

Want more theme park tips? Check out the theme park tips page. If you’re thinking about going to a theme park alone, then read the top 18 tips. Are you planning a Disney vacation soon? Read the Disney Vacation Planning Guide for your next dream trip!

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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

 

NikkyJ
NikkyJ
NikkyJ

JOIN NIKKYJ ON THIS SOLO THEME PARK JOURNEY NikkyJ is the author of The Solo Theme Park Traveler's Guide who loves ALL things amusement park related. She was born and raised in Florida which attributed to her passion for theme parks. Instead of rushing over to the thrill rides, like she used to, you may find her in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot enjoying a nice glass of Pinot Noir and a delightful book! NikkyJ enjoys traveling solo to theme parks and wants to show you how you can overcome any of your fears and TAKE THE SOLO THEME PARK CHALLENGE!

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