It is common knowledge that it is nearly ALWAYS hot in Florida, especially during the summer months. Even during the winter months it stays relatively warm. Staying hydrated is a critical not only for your health, but for the enjoyment of your vacation. Dehydration can cause fatigue, headaches, and irritability- who would want any of those when you’re at the happiest place on earth!
Here are my top 5 ways to stay hydrated at Disney (#1 is the most cost effective)
#5- Bring a water bottle with you into the park. Outside food and beverages are permitted in the park, so you can bringing your own water isn’t an issue.
#4- If you’re on the Disney Dining Plan, you can use your snack credits on bottled beverages. Normally bottled water at the park is $2.50 (Dasani Brand), so in a pinch this can be an effective use of a snack credit.
#3- Water Fountains- There are water fountains located at the entrances of nearly every bathroom. Be sure to get a drink from the fountain every time you stop by the bathroom, and if you have a water bottle be sure to fill it up!
#2- Drink water with meals- If you stop for a meal at a quick service or table service meal and you order a soda, order a water too. You can enjoy your soda with your meal and then take the water with you when you leave! (If you’re on the Disney Dining Plan, your meal comes with a beverage. I know I get sick of soda with every meal, but every restaurant carries bottled water, and you can order bottled water with your meal!)
#1- Free water cups!- Did you know that even if you’re not ordering food, you can go to any quick service restaurant and order a free water cup. This is one that I always take advantage of! I am not a germaphobe, but the thought of putting my mouth near a water fountain creeps me out a little bit! I tend to go for this option because there is nothing like an ice cold cup of water. Did I mention that it’s free?