[QUOTE=Pam&Rich;1060148]We have been many times in June, July and August. The trick to WDW survival is as follows: Accept it, Deal with it, and Enjoy it. The heat that is. You cannot control it. We have hit times that the temp and humiditywas the same in April, March, September and October. It’s just that the temp during the middle summer months does not cool off many nights.
Drink plenty of water, juice and electrolite beverages. A few soda’s are ok and the occasional adult bev, but don’t over do it. We find the small gatorade and crystal lite packets added to a refilled water bottle work great.
We usually avoid EMH unless we are there during the summer. Then even I will hit the AM EMH, go back to the resort, and hit the PM EMH to take advantage of the longer open hours.
Bring lots of t shirts and shorts. If you change clothes over the mid day break you will empty a suitcase quickly. This is were DVC comes in really handy w/ the W/D units.
Lines can be long, but plan well. If you are used to the location of your favorites it them first (or last at PM EMH) and take your time. Some of the best people watching can be done along Main Street after Wishes. Look at all of the dead tired parents with kids hanging off their arms after trying to commando MK with a 3 y/o. I feel so sorry that they did not do there research before arriving in the World.[/QUOTE]
Rich is right. Plan and you will succeed. I went this past June, and always have gone in the summer. We used the EMH at MK that were til 2AM. It worked out well with us. We were able to ride POTC, HM, Jungle Cruise, and shop while everyone else stood around and watched the last parade.
I’m a Florida native in Southwest Fl, where it just got cold a few wks ago. I’m used to the heat, and did WDW very hugely pregnant in July 08. I survived by resting when possible, browsing through stores when I was unable to go on rides (Which was 9 times out of 10 I had to skip the ride.) and drinking lots of water, frozen drinks, and yes even soda. That caffeine helped this (now ex) prego survive those 5 days.
If you have PH’s, use them to your advantage. We skipped out of the parks sometimes to go to the hotel to swim, we also used the monorail, buses, and boats to cool off and relax and just wandered from station to station hitting each park just to rest. In fact we did that this last trip also.
I also agree w/ subtracting the Brazilians, the crowds weren’t that bad.