Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday's Travel Tip: Stay Hydrated



   One of the easiest ways to spoil at day at the parks is by letting your kids (or yourself) get dehydrated. Believe me, I know, it happened to us on our very first trip to Walt Disney World. It was mid-May and the afternoons were very hot. With all the hustle and bustle of trying to do and see everything we weren't drinking enough liquids and started to feel that antsy, dizzy feeling. We then had to take a break and head back to our resort for an afternoon break of swimming and relaxing in the room.     

   So by the time our second trip to WDW came around, I was well prepared. I made sure to pack plenty of those little pouches of Gatorade powder to pour into our water. We also took our own sports bottles into the parks. We either refilled them at the water fountains or asked for cups of ice water at the quick service dining locations (which they gave us for free). There are also plenty of carts and kiosks selling cold bottled water and Powerade throughout each park. And if you are on the Disney Dining Plan you can use your snack entitlements on them.

   I also saved money specifically to purchase each of my sons a Disney World souvenir squirt bottle/fan that they could wear on their neck and cool themselves throughout the day and they were especially useful when we were sitting in the heat waiting for the next parade. They were well worth the investment.

   And while you are making sure the rest of your family stays hydrated, don't forget yourself. If you are thirsty then you are already dehydrated. Make sure you keep drinking plenty of water (avoid drinking too many sodas) and don't let it get to that point.

  These are just a few of my tips to better your Disney experience. If you're anything like me, you want every moment of your vacation to be enjoyable for your family. ;)

Have a Magical Trip!!



***Feel free to share some of your travel tips in the comments below. Thanks!***

  



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