Gearing up for summer at the parks? These Disneyland Secrets will help in the hot months……13 places to beat the heat inside of Disneyland and California Adventure!
Ok, let’s discuss summer at Disneyland. We all know it’s coming, and we all dread the high temperature days, right? From Disneyland rides to Disneyland outfits………I love sharing our favorite Disneyland secrets with y’all…..and these? Maybe the most useful Disneyland Secrets for the summer months: 13 places to beat the heat during Disney days. From shady spots to cooler rides to indoor options with air conditioning……..we’re spilling the beans on our favorite places in the park to spend the middle of the day during July and August.
Disneyland Secrets: 13 Places to Beat the Heat
A few general tips for warmer days…………stay hydrated, reapply sunscreen, and try to break up the day as much as possible. We try to either do rides earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon on high heat days, and spend the middle of the day doing some of these activities. Wear cotton, breathable clothing, and comfortable shoes. Hats are key. And if you really want to cool off? There’s nothing like a Dole Whip.
I divided up our favorite Disneyland Secrets Beat the Heat spots by park…….that way you’ll have a couple good spots to cool off, wherever you are!
Disneyland Secrets: Places to Beat the Heat Inside Disneyland
Splash Mountain: There’s no better way to cool off than a giant splash of cool water. If you’re the roller coaster type, this should be your go to (us scaredy cats will watch from the bottom and get splashed that way)!
Star Wars Launch Bay: This walk through exhibit in Tomorrowland is relaxing, fun to see, and AIR CONDITIONED!
Pirates of the Caribbean: This longer ride is cool, inside, and perfect for all ages, plus it’s a total Disneyland Rides classic!
It’s a Small World: My personal favorite…..there’s nothing like It’s a Small World. Even babies love it, and you’ll feel relaxed and cool by the time your boat emerges.
Hall of Presidents: Comfy seating. Air conditioning. Quiet.
Haunted Mansion: Tip? Use your fastpass access to book the Haunted Mansion mid-day. You can wander through New Orleans Square to the ride, escape the heat and then pop over to the Golden Horseshoe close by for some food and some air conditioning!
Golden Horseshoe: This air conditioned eatery in Frontierland has ice cream and two levels of indoor seating.
Enchanted Tiki Room: Grab a Dole Whip, head inside, enjoy the bird show, and relax!
Disneyland Secrets: Places to Beat the Heat Inside California Adventure
Turtle Talk with Crush + Animation Academy + The Beast’s Library: One of my favorite spots inside California Adventure……you could easily spend hours inside this building! Turtle Talk with Crush, Animation Academy where you can learn to sketch your favorite characters, The Beast’s Hidden Library, and the Anna and Elsa meet and greet location are ALL inside……along with some great seating and cartoons playing. We’ve literally spent 12-3 pm inside and missed the ENTIRE hottest part of the day!
Flo’s V8 Cafe: Milkshakes, AC, and great music. Flo’s V8 Cafe is one of our favorite long lunch spots, music is always playing, the food is delish, and the booths have soft, comfy seats.
Frozen Show at Hyperion Theatre: That eternal winter that Elsa sets off? Will be totally welcome during the hot summer months. Be sure to check the Disneyland app for show times!
Disney Junior Dance Party: Music, dancing, confetti falling from the ceiling, and happy kids.
Little Mermaid Ride: The Little Mermaid ride is always cool, relaxing, and a fun way to see your favorite characters!