Thrifty Thursday: More Beating the Heat Tips

Last week we chatted about ways to beat the heat at Walt Disney World, and this week I wanted to share another sweat-busting tip that I swear by: taking in a show! 

There are lots of opportunities to get indoors and enjoy a show while you cool your heels. In Magic Kingdom, Mickey’s PhilharMagic is a great choice–there’s even a little squirt of water during the show!

The Tiki Room,  Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor, Country Bear Jamboree, Hall of Presidents and Carousel of Progress are also great options in Orlando’s original Disney Park.

In Epcot, my top cool-down spot is Ellen’s Energy Adventure. The pre-show area is nice and cool, and the ride itself is positively sleep-inducing. I don’t think I’ve ever made it all the way through this ride without falling into a blissful Disney coma. Circle of Life, Turtle Talk with Crush and all of the World Showcase films (China, France and Canada) also offer attractive options for cooling off in the second of Orlando’s Disney Parks. 

In Hollywood Studios, your options abound! My personal favorite is Voyage of the Little Mermaid. I love love love the show (even if it is old and cheesy) and there are even some water and misting effects. I could just live there on a hot day.

If that’s not your bag or if it’s too long to showtime, head to MuppetVision 3D, Disney Junior on Stage or The Great Movie Ride. 

Even Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a ton of options. My favorite is Finding Nemo The Musical because I LOVE the music and the story, even though I know it’s not everyone’s favorite. 

Other shows to spy while you cool down in DAK are The Festival of the Lion King and It’s Tough to Be a Bug. 

Whew! There’s no reason to sweat an August trip to Disney World! 

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Melissa Sue works in higher education communications in upstate New York, where she lives with her cavapoo George (as in King George). Melissa began visiting Disney World when she was six and today owns a piece of the magic at Bay Lake Tower. She blogs at Mouse on the Mind and tweets @msorrellsgalley. She’ll be contributing money-saving tips to The Affordable Mouse.

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