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Top 5 Ways to Beat the Heat!

Are you planning a magical trip to The Disneyland Resort but worried about the scorching heat? Fear not! With a little preparation and some insider tips, you can keep cool and enjoy every moment of your visit to the Happiest Place on Earth. In this blog post, we will share the top five ways to beat the heat at Disneyland. And for even more helpful information, don't miss out on the So Much Magic Bootcamp, where you can gain access to a wealth of knowledge to enhance your Disney experience.

1. Stay Hydrated:

When it comes to combating the heat, staying hydrated is crucial. Start hydrating before you even step foot in the park and continue throughout the day. Bring a refillable water bottle to avoid spending unnecessary money on bottled water. Check out our blog post about water refill stations around The Disneyland Resort for convenient locations to quench your thirst.

2. Find Shade:

Seeking shade is a smart strategy to escape the heat. Take advantage of certain rides that provide shade while waiting in line. For example, in Fantasyland, you can cool off while waiting for Peter Pan's Flight, Snow White's Enchanted Wish, or Pinocchio's Daring Journey during the morning rope drop. Adventureland offers respite from the sun during the afternoon. Additionally, consider dining at indoor restaurants like Alien Pizza Planet, Docking Bay 7, or the Golden Horseshoe to enjoy a meal in the cool comfort.

3. Take a Midday Break:

When the sun is at its peak, it's essential to take a mid-day break to recharge. You don't have to head back to your hotel for this! Take advantage of indoor attractions like "It's a Small World" or Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, or Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance that winds through indoor caves with air conditioning. Another great option is to enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Golden Horseshoe while being entertained by a lively show. Alternatively, hop aboard the Disneyland Railroad and take a relaxing ride around the park.

4. Bring Fans:

To keep cool on the go, bring fans with you. Consider investing in neck fans, stroller fans, or handheld fans that can be powered by battery packs or charging packs. Some fans even come equipped with spray bottles, providing a refreshing mist as you explore the park.

5. Clothing Choices:

Selecting the right clothing can make a significant difference in combating the heat. Opt for loose-fitting and breathable attire like t-shirts, shorts, or skirts. Remember to change your socks regularly to keep your feet fresh. Wearing a hat, such as a wide-brimmed one, can provide additional shade and protection from the sun. Consider carrying cooling towels to keep you comfortable throughout the day. Be sure to download the So Much Magic Ultimate Packing List for more ideas.

Other Reminders:

In addition to our top five ways to beat the heat, don't forget to wear and reapply sunscreen regularly to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Choose foods that sit well in your stomach during hot weather to prevent any discomfort. Lastly, keep an eye on the weather forecast in the weeks and days leading up to your vacation to ensure you are prepared for any changes.


Beating the heat at Disneyland is not only possible but also can enhance your overall experience. By following these top five ways, you'll stay cool, comfortable, and fully enjoy your magical adventure. And if you're eager to delve deeper into all things Disneyland, consider signing up for the So Much Magic Bootcamp. With a discount on lifetime membership, you'll gain access to a treasure trove of information and updates that will make your Disneyland trips even more enchanting. Don't wait, sign up today, and let the magic begin!

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