I am super excited to go to Walt Disney World for summer vacation with my family in August — The Dog Days of Summer. The heat is something to consider when planning a trip. If you are from the North or somewhere where the air is light, the summer heat and humidity may well knock your socks off.
To begin, know it is going to be hot, hot, hot. It’s also going to be humid. It’s summer in Florida. There are a few things you can do to adapt to the heat:
1.Try to get in shape before you leave home. (At least start walking) To prepare, I’ve been walking around my neighborhood mid-day with my sunscreen slathered on. I often picture myself trying getting to Soarin’ ahead of XYZ tour group and that motivates me to pick up the pace. I will continue this for the next 2 weeks. When I am not writing for Touringplans.com or planning peoples vacations, I teach Jazzercise. So in order to get ready for this hot week at WDW, I am teaching more than I normally do in order to increase my endurance. Get active now, so the many miles you walk at WDW won’t seem as exhausting.
2. Try to get in the habit of drinking more water. It’s incredibly important to stay hydrated in that kind of heat.
3. Another big key to your comfort is your shoes. Break them in before you go.
4. If you find you can’t take the heat any longer, remember, there is always The Hall of Presidents.
What tips do you have for preparing for the heat?