Now that it is officially summer, the Florida heat is about to be sweltering. From June to August, the average high temperature at Walt Disney World is a scorching 92 degrees. High heat, long days, and tired feet can lead to a not so magical meltdown. But don’t worry – there are ways to survive! Stay hydrated, seek out some shade for a mid-day break, and enjoy the many air conditioned attractions at each park.
Beat the heat and enjoy some of these “cool” rides
1. American Adventure – I’ve actually been a little chilly during this show before. The 28 minute show provides a great relief from the elements outside. If you combine the show with all the history packed into the exhibit’s gallery in the lobby, you can really take your time here to cool down and recharge.
2. Spaceship Earth – The queue for this ride is outdoors, but once you are inside this 15 minute dark ride will be a welcome relief from the Florida sun.
3. Ellen’s Energy Adventure – this is the longest ride at Epcot. With a run time of 40 minutes, this fully air conditioned attraction will cool you down, and hey, you just might learn something at the same time.
4. Soarin’ – Fly over the coast of California and feel the breeze in your hair! This attraction usually has extremely long lines, and I definitely suggest securing a FastPass if this is on your must-do list. However, the queue is completely indoors and air-conditioned, with interactive stations along the way.
5. The Seas with Nemo and Friends – a completely indoor pavilion, here you can get some face-time with Crush from Finding Nemo, and take your time while you explore the different aquatic exhibits. This is attraction is great on those hot days because you can really take your time and stay as long as you need.
There are ways to beat the heat throughout all of Epcot, but the best plan is to plan ahead. Schedule your outdoor attractions for the early morning and evening when the sun is not as intense and use the cool, indoor rides for peak heat hours. Just remember to stay hydrated and seek out shade and AC when you need it.
What is your favorite way to cool down at Epcot? Leave your tips in the comments!