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Last year I took my son to Walt Disney World in late September. I was looking forward to lower crowds due to school being in session and cooler weather during a “fall month.” I was right only about one of those things the lower crowds. I honestly believe the week we were there in September was hotter than the week I spent there in July!
After thinking about being in Walt Disney World during a hot period, here is a list of 5 things we like to bring into the parks now when we know its going to be hot..
5. Sunglasses- These are nice to have to protect your eyes on any day when the sun is out, no matter the temperature. But on those really hot days when there is no cloud coverage, sunglasses are almost a must! Make sure to take them off from time to time as not to get raccoon eyes.
This is the age-old Disney question – how much and what to bring with you to the Disney parks. As you have read often at Chip and Co, the answer is… it depends. There are three main factors to consider – who you are traveling with, your budget, and how prepared you like to be for every eventuality.
In my book, it is only necessary to bring four things to the park for a successful day of touring. Must-haves are your “documents,” sunscreen, water or other beverages, and a Touring Plan.
Documents will vary for each guest but include your Key to the World, park pass, DVC membership card (for discounts), Tables in Wonderland card (for a dining discount), Photopass card, and ADR numbers. I learned the hard way that you should also bring your driver’s license if having an adult beverage is on your agenda. Although I am closer than forty than thirty, I was carded on my last trip and didn’t have appropriate identification so don’t assume you’re too old to be asked for ID! Note: Magic Kingdom is a dry park.