Weather at Disney World in the Summer is notoriously hot and humid. There’s also plenty of rain and thunder too. Given the weather situation, the key to what to pack for Disney World in the Summer is to loose, breathable fabrics and light colors. As for shoes, I recommend packing at least 2 pairs, even if you’re only there for the weekend, just in case 1 pair gets wet on a water ride or from dashing through the rain. Here are a few of my favorite picks on what to pack for Disney World in the Summer.
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I love to wear dresses at Disney World in the summer because they require minimal effort to get ready in the morning, yet still help me feel put together. Pick something airy, like a gauzy embroidered shift or a-line t-shirt dress. If you’re planning on water rides, stay away from wearing something all-white unless you want to give all of Disney World a peep show!
Flowy tank tops are my go to when packing for Disney World in the Summer. Linen, cotton and dri-fit workout tops are great fabrics to gravitate to. These fabrics will not only help keep you cool, but they dry quick (see: water rides, rain).
Like tops, cotton and linen shorts will dry more quickly and be less hot than denim. I love denim shorts, but in the sticky, hot Florida heat, loose shorts with an elastic waist are far more comfortable. Rompers are another great option, as you don’t have to worry about pairing the perfect top and bottom. Just pull it on and go!
Take advantage of the fun, themed pools at Disney World‘s resorts during peak park hours. It’s a great time to cool off and avoid the crowds. Don’t shy away from going for a dip because you hate your swimsuit! Pick something you love and feel great in.
Keep the sun out of your eyes with a pair of sunglasses. Make sure the sunglasses have 100% UV protection to protect your eyes against harmful rays. To reduce glare, make sure the lenses are polarized as well.
A straw hat will also help with keeping the sun off your face, as well as allow air to circulate and keep your head cool.
With all of the running around in the hot Florida sun, you run the risk of becoming dehydrated. Bottled water in the park is expensive, and the tap water tastes a bit funky. Bring a filtered water bottle to the park so that you can have water on you at all times. The filter will cut out the slightly odd taste to the tap water.
Some folks are anti-sandals at Disney World, but you know your feet best. If you know you’ll be miserable in sneakers, be sure to pack sandals or flip flops that you can walk in, then walk some more, and walk even more than that. You get the idea.
My go to for sneakers at Disney World in the summer are canvas sneakers. They are a bit cooler than athletic sneakers, so they won’t get your feet as sweaty in the Orlando Summer heat. They also tend to dry more quickly than athletic sneakers, so you should have to worry about having swamp feet for the rest of the day after enjoying a water ride or getting caught in the rain.
As for sandals, I prefer Sperry or Reef flip flops. The Sperry flip flops are designed to keep you stable on wet surfaces, so they are great if it’s rainy out. The Reef flip flops mold to your feet, giving you a custom fit.
What will you pack for Disney World in the Summer?