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!
Let me help you with 30 tips for surviving the Florida theme parks in the summer.
1 – Stay hydrated
2 – Bring lots of water
3 – Bring sunscreen
4 – Buy water mist fan prior to visit from a local store
5 – Check weather temperatures before theme park visit
6 – Wear hat with ventilation
7 – Bring UV protective sunglasses
8 – Take frequent breaks in areas with AC
9 – Start early, leave midday, return in the evening
10 – Wear light-weight clothing
11 – Bring clip on fans for strollers
12 – Remember that free cup of ice and water is available at most quick service
13 – Avoid alcoholic beverages
14 – Enjoy frozen treats (butterbeer ice-cream, dole whip, etc.)
15 – Listen to your body
16 – Find splash zones and cool off
17 – Run cold water on finger tips
18- Pack frozen wet wipes and keep cool in small lunch bag
19- Wear an under shirt
20 – Remember the most significant amount of dangerous UVB rays occur between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
21 – Wear light color breathable t-shirt
22 – Avoid caffeine
23 – Conquer the water rides
24 – Hunt for shade
25 – Avoid soda
26 – Locate park mist sprayers for quick cool downs
27 – Add more indoor attractions to park plan
28 – Apply ice packs or cold compresses to pulse points (wrists, elbows, ankles, neck, and behind the knees)
29 – Eat light foods high in water (salads, fruit, etc.)
30 – Watch for signs of heat-related illnesses
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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:
- Extremely high body temperature
- Hot, dry skin or profuse sweating
Heat exhaustion is when your body loses too much water and salt through sweating.
- 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.
Must Have Summer Survival Tools for Theme Parks!
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!