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Tips to Keep Cool at Disneyland this Summer
May 13, 2024

Summer vacation will be here before we know it and that means it’s time to start booking your Disneyland Resort vacation, it’s the coolest place to be this summer.

While things may be heating up in temperatures at the Disneyland Resort, you certainly don't have to! We’ve put together our best ways to keep cool this summer at one of the hottest vacation destinations for families.

Summer Swim Spots at Disneyland Resort

First, we always recommend that you stay at one of the Disneyland Resort Hotels. These on property resorts offer an oasis of fun and amenities.

Choose from these on property destinations: When you stay on site at a Disneyland Resort hotel you have access to Early Entry every day of your stay into Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park (with valid theme park admission and reservations).

The perk allows you to beat the crowds and the heat! Plus, it’s so easy to hop over to your hotel for a midday swim without leaving the magic.

The Disney hotels have the BEST swimming pools and they all have water slides and life vests are provided. The Disneyland Hotel has a Monorail swimming pool and slides and Pixar Place Hotel has an adorable Pixar themed pool, slide and splash zone—along with an extensive outdoor snack and lounge area. To top it all off, Disney’s Grand Californian has three gorgeous redwood and nature themed pools.
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Water Rides that make Splash and Cool Down Attractions

Next, get wet on rides that make a splash. Sometimes all you need is a little cool down:
  • Tiana’s Bayou Adventure set to open later in 2024 at Disneyland Park (formerly Splash Mountain)
  • Grizzly River Run at California Adventure Park
  • Genie+ is a great option to ride for them during the heat of the day.
  • Kids also love the splash area tucked away in Mickey’s Toontown at Donald’s Boat
    • Of course Disney thinks of everything, so many of their rides are designed to keep guests out of the elements year round. Some of our favorite attractions that have mostly indoor air-conditioned queues or longer rides are:
      • Pirates of the Caribbean
      • Haunted Mansion
      • Soarin'
      • "it’s a small world"
      • Indiana Jones Adventure

Cool Treats and Drinks

There are so many yummy cool treats at the Disneyland Resort. We compiled our top 20 here, but a few of our favorites are the Pineapple Dole Whips by the Tiki Room in Disneyland, the Mint Juleps from the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square and the Apple Freezes in Cars Land.

Of course, you'll also want to be sure to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of sunscreen. But most of all, enjoy your summer vacation!

Summer and Nighttime Shows

Daytime shows and summer nighttime spectaculars dazzle every day during summer break. To stay cool, we recommend these cool indoor, daytime shows:
  • Disney Junior Dance Party at California Adventure Park, perfect toddlers and for younger kids
  • Turtle Talk with Crush and everything else in the Animation Building at California Adventure
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic in Hollywood Land at California Adventure
  • Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland Park (right next to Dole Whips!)
As the night cools down the parks, stay late and celebrate with: One huge perk of visiting Disneyland during the summer is that they have extended hours and more show times. World of Color, Fantasmic! and the fireworks display can show multiple times a night during busier times and are all incredible shows.

The later shows normally have fewer crowds, so if you can plan a midday nap when it’s hotter, you may want to consider a later show. In fact, the later shows are so cool that some nights you may even need a light jacket!
The only thing cooler than staying cool at the Disneyland Resort is getting a hot deal! Check out our 3rd, 4th and 5th night free specials and exclusive deals like free breakfast, free parking, and waived resort fees. Our best offers will go quickly, so you'll want to book as soon as possible. Book online or call our Disney Experts at 855-GET-AWAY.

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