How to Beat the Heat at Walt Disney World!


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It is summer, which means it is one of the most popular times of year to visit Walt Disney World! Super hot days at WDW can feel super long, which is why we want to give you some tips to beat the heat! Obviously we are going to tell you to stay hydrated (super important!), bring fans if you want, wear hats, bust out your peppermint essential oil, etc. And then we also want to share these tips for rides (for all ages!) to check out. We think they are going to make you so happy on your next 90 degree Disney day!



+The Seas with Nemo & Friends : Ride under the sea in a shell and soak in the cool air while you see Nemo and his friends.

+Living with the Land : Sail around on a boat tour through greenhouses.

+Awesome Planet : Watch a quick 10 minute film about the earth.

+Beauty and the Beast Sing-a-long : A 15 minute film that is a mix of funny + classic.

+The American Adventure : A 30 minute show about America’s past.

+Journey Into Imagination with Figment : A funny ride that is playful + colorful…and air conditioned.

+Frozen Ever After : Journey through Arendelle and explore the frozen land with Olaf! Watch for the trolls, they are adorable.

+BONUS! The new Guardians ride is also inside! 



+Buzz Lightyear‘s Space Ranger Spin : Cool off while you compete for highest score as you shoot lasers in outer space.

+Pirates of the Caribbean : Keep a look out for Jack Sparrow while you sail around on a small boat.

+Under the Sea — Journey of the Little Mermaid : Sing all the songs you know while you follow along with Ariel.

+Carousel of Progress : Take a quick nap or sing a long to The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow.

+The Hall of Presidents : An animatronic show about the history of the United States.

+Haunted Mansion : A dark slow ride through a haunted mansion. Watch out for hitch hiking ghosts at the end 😉

+It’s a Small World : The song will be stuck in your head all day but the air conditioning will be worth it.

+Peter Pan’s Flight : Soar to Neverland in a flying ship.

+Mickey’s PhilharMagic : Put on your 3D glasses and watch the show!

+BONUS! The new Tron ride is indoors, too! 



+For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing a long : A hilariously entertaining sing-a-long show…with bubbles!

+Toy Story Mania : Put on your 3D glasses and try to get the highest score!

+Voyage of the Little Mermaid : Another classic sing-a-long.

+Disney Junior’s Dance Party : Especially popular with the smaller Disney guests. Dance with some of your favorites!

+Walt Disney Presents : Tour a gallery and then watch a short documentary.

+Muppet Vision : Another 3D favorite!

+Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy : Enjoy a show with your favorite Cars characters.



+A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King : Join Simba, sing-a-long, and find out what sound a giraffe makes.

+Finding Nemo show : Sing-a-long with Dory + Nemo. Bubbles, songs, + fantastic theatrics!

+Na’vi River Journey : You will be blown away by the artistry of this ride as you ride through it’s glowing rainforest.

*in certain areas of this park there is a lot of shade from trees which can be nice to grab a snack and cool off!


Did we miss any of your favorite ways to beat the heat at Disney World? Comment below and let us know!


We hope this gives you some tips to beat the heat at Disney World! If you want some free Disney trip travel planning help, check out Great Big Beautiful Travels!