Best Attractions for Cooling Down at Magic Kingdom

PeopleMover - Magic Kingdom

When you visit Disney World you risk vacationing during very hot weather, regardless of what time of year you are vacationing. The weather in central Florida can be quite unpredictable! If you are traveling during summer or fall then you should expect high temperatures above 90 degrees daily, but my family has experienced extremely hot weather even during the winter months. If you have a Disney World vacation scheduled you should be prepared for the potential of it being quite hot. Guests should be practicing basic heat safety during their vacation like dressing lightly, drinking plenty of water, and seeking shade and air conditioning whenever possible. If you find yourself at Disney World on a hot day and are in need of some cool-down time, then check out our list of the best attractions for cooling down at Magic Kingdom.

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

Located in Tomorrowland, this attraction is a Walt Disney classic and also a great cool-down experience. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress is a 20 minute-long show where guests are seated in a lovely air-conditioned theater for the duration of the experience. This attraction follows an average American family as they experience the changes of the 20th century and look toward the future. This attraction first debuted during the 1964 World’s Fair and was designed and written by Walt Disney himself. This is not only a great way to cool off, but also a classic Disney attraction that is worth experiencing.

Carousel of Progress
Carousel of Progress. Photo: Disney

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

Also in Tomorrowland, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is fan-favorite attraction and great for cooling off. This futuristic train ride is elevated and takes guests on a tour of Tomorrowland. The vehicles travel at a brisk pace which gives guests a fantastic breeze as they whip across Tomorrowland. The PeopleMover also makes a few stops indoors as guests catch glimpses of Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, and more while they get a much-needed break from the sun.

PeopleMover Track and Vehicles. Photo: Disney

Pirates of the Caribbean

Adventureland’s Pirates of the Caribbean is dark, damp, and cool. This attraction is not only a classic Disney attraction but also offers a great break from the sun and transports guests to the dark and cool environment of the Caribbean. Guests can catch the air-conditioning as soon as they enter the queue for this moody attraction. Pirates of the Caribbean travels at a leisurely pace so guests have plenty of time to cool down before they exit back into the hot Florida sun.

Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean. Photo: Disney

Under the Sea- Journey of the Little Mermaid

Another attraction that will have guests feeling cool and refreshed is Fantasyland’s Under the Sea- Journey of the Little Mermaid. This attraction might not actually take place underwater, but the cool air is felt throughout both the queue and the ride. This attraction takes guests under the sea with Ariel as they explore the events from the classic film, The Little Mermaid. Guests board a clam and are treated to a lengthy break from the sun while they sing along to their favorite songs and witness some incredible audio-animatronics.

Under the Sea: The Journey of the Little Mermaid
Under the Sea: The Journey of the Little Mermaid. Photo: Disney

Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station

Fantasyland is home to its very own water play area: Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station. This attraction can be found near Dumbo the Flying Elephant, and is great for kids who are having a difficult time handling the heat. Guests will absolutely get wet while they play here, so be sure to bring some extra clothes if you plan on letting your little ones splash around.

Casey Jr.
Water Fun at Casey Jr. Photo: Disney

Which attraction is your go-to for cooling down? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured Photo: Emily Murray.

Written by

Megan Woodard

Contributing Writer

Megan was born into a Disney family. Her first trip to Disney World was when she was only 18 months old. Now as an adult, Megan loves to share the magic of Disney with her two toddlers. Keeping up with Disney news and Disney World knowledge is a fun hobby for Megan. Disney World is her favorite place to be and continuously brings back her childhood joy.

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