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how to deal with florida heat?

Discussion in 'General' started by disneymom, Oct 8, 2008.

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    What do you do to deal with the orlando heat or do you just love it all?

    Last time we had those water fans but they didnt really do that much
     
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    hydrate, hydrate, hydrate - drink water
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    make the most of air-con in shops and restaurants
    take plenty of breaks
     
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    :p015: That's the only way I cope with the heat, to pop into an air-conditioned room every now and then.
    When we were there in extreme heat I bought a parasol in Epcot and carried that.
    I always have an ordinary little fan with me and a pack of cooling wetwipes. A damp cloth carried in a sealed plastic bag is great too.
     
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    Drink lots of water, wear sunscreen (you definitely can't manage if you have a bad sunburn), take breaks, and try to do outside stuff early or really late and then inside stuff during the heat of the day.
     
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    I have a little fan and a then take a washcloth and wet it. It works pretty well.
     
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    Go in January :D
     
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    What everyone has said.

    I like to use the little fans (about $1 at Walmart) without a mister to help move the air when I'm stuck in a queue or someplace where the air just isn't moving. The misting bottles just add to the humidity--and Orlando already has plenty of that! :lol:

    If I could find a traditional hand fan at a reasonable price, I'd probably use that rather than a battery operated one. But they're all $5 and up for one that won't fall apart with the first use. Lots of labour in those little things! My mother had a collection of fans and I have some that I use them at home when it's really hot. I just won't risk losing them at WDW. :)
     
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    I buy mine from the local Chinese shop. In WDW there are lots in Epcot. :)
     
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    Thanks, Johnie!

    I'll check it out! :)
     
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    My tip

    Dont step foot in Animal Kingdom!
     
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    Have to agree with that one, PA! :lol:

    Leu absolutely detested AK from the first time she stepped foot in it in 2003 until last December. They spent the entire day there (well, their day--around 2:00 p.m.) through EMH and absolutely loved it! The weather wasn't cool (in the 80s), but it wasn't humid, either. Makes a big difference!
     
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    I thoroughly enjoy AK when it's not hot out. Truly makes a difference.
     

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