5 Tricks To Stay Cool in Disney This Summer

The days are getting longer, which means summer is just around the corner! With summer comes the sun — and in Florida we get the addition of humidity.

Stay Cool in the Sun, Heat and Humidity

We’ve got some tips to survive Florida humidity during your Disney trip this summer.

Wait in a Line

There are times when long lines for attractions are a bonus! There are several lines in Disney that are inside and air-conditioned. When you just can’t take any more humidity we recommend waiting in line for the following rides and attractions:

Magic Kingdom


Hollywood Studios

Animal Kingdom

Go Ahead — Get Wet!

There’s no better time to get soaked on Splash Mountain or Kali River Rapids than on a hot and humid Florida summer day! Go ahead, throw caution to the wind, put that phone in a bag, and have some fun while you cool off. If you aren’t brave enough to go on either ride, stand on the bridge of each ride and see if you can catch a splash or two.

The little ones in your group can enjoy the water play areas in the parks. If only adults could run through these with the pure joy kids do on a hot day!

Check out 6 splash zones we think are more fun than pools!

Be their Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Guest

Enjoy an indoor meal at any of the restaurants in Disney parks offering indoor, air-conditioned seating. This is a great time to enjoy a meal, rest your feet, drink some water, and soak up some cool air conditioning before battling the elements again.

Don’t have an ADR? Not always a problem.  Be sure to check My Disney Experience regularly on each day of your trip. Sometimes ADRs pop up the day before, or even the day of for popular locations or your favorite spot that you couldn’t get an ADR for when you tried originally.

Find Free Ice Water

It’s vital that you stay hydrated on warm days. Disney’s quick service and counter service locations will all provide free ice water to guests. Some table service locations may have free ice water as well in a carafe available for all guests.  In addition to being free most of the time this water is colder than the water you get out of the water fountains, especially as the day goes on and water fountain use increases. Be sure to bring a water bottle from home to refill on your trip with the free ice water so you stay hydrated all day long.

Find Epcot’s Secret Hallway

We can’t believe we are giving away the AllEars.net team’s favorite place to hide out and cool off for a few minutes — but we love our readers and will let you in on the secret.

There’s a secret hallway in Epcot that is home to tables, chairs, and air conditioning. Plus, you get to learn about the history of Epcot when you are there! Find this hallway as you leave the “back doors” of Club Cool and turn right (the doors that exit towards World Showcase). Here you’ll find our secret along with a timeline illustrating the history of Epcot and some restrooms.

Where are your favorite places to cool off when you’re in Disney? Share your tips in the comments below.


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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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5 Replies to “5 Tricks To Stay Cool in Disney This Summer”

  1. I was just at a Disney Counter Service restaurant on Monday night. They did offer a large water dispenser with paper cups to the side so that people could use them to refill their various forms of bottles, previously used bottled water, have a cup of water with their meal, etc. Several people got cups of water and then along came a young lady who slugged the leftover water from her bottle and then proceeded to fill her bottle that had just been in her mouth, making direct contact with the nozzle. Ick! Ick! Ick!

  2. We are traveling this July as we cannot pull our daughter out of school anymore. It should be interesting. We are planning for early mornings, breaks, then evenings in parks again. Also planning at least one sit down meal a day. Plenty of pool time and see how it goes. Thanks for timely article. And yes I was aware of the secret hallway 😉

    We are also DVC so there is a lounge to relax in at Epcot. Wish they had at all parks. Also we will peruse the gift shops to get a break from heat.

  3. The most important tip is to always take a break in the middle of the day. You need to go to the parks really early and then go back to your room to rest and take a nap in the air conditioning. You can then go back out at night when it is cooler. Park Hopper will enable you to go to a different park and is worth the extra cost.