Visiting Walt Disney World In The Hot Summer Weather

Summer is officially here! As kids are set free from school, families and teachers alike pack their bags and head down to Walt Disney World to enjoy a tropical retreat to the Vacation Kingdom of the world. But folks from the North aren't always ready for unique climate of central Florida.

The Summer's high temperatures are often accompanied by the heaviest rains of the year, which means that Florida isn't just hot but also a humid environment to travel in. That means that Summer is a great time to visit Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach, laze by the pool and take your touring at a slower pace.

    • Average high temperature: 90
    • Average low temperature: 71
    • Average precipitation: 7.68"


    • Average high temperature: 91
    • Average low temperature: 73
    • Average precipitation: 7.48"


    • Average high temperature: 91
    • Average low temperature: 73
    • Average precipitation: 6.83"

Florida is the lightning capital of the world, and afternoon thunderstorms are almost a daily occurrence, they're often short but intense. While you'll notice lightning rods all over the tops Walt Disney World's buildings, you should still use some common sense when it comes to your safety - stay off the golf course and away from the water during storms. While the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season is supposed to be a milder one, that doesn't mean that the rain won't come. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center , the season, which began on Monday will most likely produce 6 to 11 named storms between now and November.

Waiting Out Tropical Storm Irene at Wilderness LodgeWaiting Out Tropical Storm Irene at Wilderness Lodge

Be sure to consider the climate when packing your bags for vacation. While touring in Florida you'll want to bring light, natural fabrics, like sheer cottons and linens, or high tech fabrics with cooling properties to help you keep you comfortable while touring the Disney Parks. A hat is highly recommended to keep the summer sun off of your face and head. Don't forget the sunscreen either.

Most important when touring in the summer is that you stay hydrated, to help your body's natural cooling systems running smoothly. If you begin to fade, be sure to head to some of the indoor attractions to cool down and take a break.

Stormy Skies Can Make for Beautiful Photos TooStormy Skies Can Make for Beautiful Photos Too

Check out some of our previous articles that will help you keep your vacation right on track.

If you're on the ground in Florida, you can call the Walt Disney World Weather Information number at 1-407-824-4104 to find out what's in store for the day, or check The

How do you feel about Florida Summers? Do you thrive in the warmth and humidity, or wilt a bit? Personally, I wilt, which means I'm always looking for a pool to lie next to or attractions to relax on! Leave a comment below and let me know how you deal.

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Melissa W. wrote on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 13:33:

We usually go in the fall so I was shocked when we went in June one year! Great info!

Judy wrote on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 14:55:

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Learned in Girl Scouts to always wear a bandana around my neck. Soaking it in water frequently keeps the neck and body cool. Reminder to not wear one where the colors may run though...I had a purple one that made my white shirt a lovely shade of lavender :-)

Joe W. wrote on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 19:44:

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As a Florida resident and annual passholder, I have the luxury of visiting Disneyworld several times a year, and choose to avoid the crowds and extreme summer heat. But, it certainly does still get quite warm, and does storm at other times of year, with lightening occasionally a concern. During my most recent visit in May, one of the popular outdoor attractions, The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, was temporarily closed because of lightening in the area, just as I was about to register my fastpass. So many people were upset and frustrated, due to the fact that there were no apparent lightening strikes in the immediate vicinity, and felt the ride shut down was unnecessarily causing them to alter their plans. People need to understand the safety measures that Disney takes is for their protection, and that it would only take one lightening strike out of a clear blue sky to possibly cause injury or death. I applaud Disney for their attention to safety in regards to the dangers of lightening.

Kristen K. wrote on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 18:59:

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Thanks so much for your input Joe, it's always great to hear a local perspective.

Super tip Judy! Thanks so much for sharing.

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