While the thought of sweltering away under the hot sun while traipsing about one of Disney’s theme parks may not be the first thing that comes to mind in reference to an enjoyable family vacation, you cannot deny your awareness of the opinion that Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is one of the most magical places on earth. If you accept that truth, then a vacation to Disney World with your favorite people in the world – your family – will no doubt, be one of the most magical and memorable you’ve ever experienced. Surprisingly, one of the things that will add to the magic in the air is the beautiful Florida sun.

Physical Benefits of Fun in the Sun

Your Orlando vacation experience will be enhanced, rather than hindered by the sun, which would of course be your initial assumption.

You can have fun in the sun in a healthy way - just be informed and prepared.

You can have fun in the sun in a healthy way – just be informed and prepared.

Sunlight is cleansing for the body and the mind. Sweating, though not immediately enjoyable in the present tense, is great for your body. It’s an amazing way for your body to shed toxins and even fat! If you’re sure to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water, sweating is guaranteed to leave your body feeling lighter, healthier and more relaxed at the end of the day.

The sun is also a great source of vitamin D, which is great for your bones and your immune system. It helps to prevent cancer, influenza, and cardiovascular disease. Having enough Vitamin D is super important to your overall physical health and a single day walking around at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will give your body a great boost of this essential vitamin! You won’t have to worry about getting sick as a result of exposure to lots of people during your travels, whether by flight, bus, train or otherwise; your immune system will be super charged!

But… Use sunscreen!

Despite all of these great benefits of sunlight, it is important to remember that the sun, like everything, is best in moderation. This means, for example, that while the sun is great for your skin – it clears up blemishes, and so forth, too much sun will burn and damage it. Sweating is great for your body, but not if you’re not careful and you can risk dehydration. Drink lots of water, or risk getting sick, overheating, or even passing out!

How fortunate for you that Disney makes taking a little break from the heat so easy! During your enjoyment of many adventures by Disney, you can stop into their many indoor restaurants, theatre spaces, attractions, and rides to make sure that you don’t overheat, burn or dehydrate. What a great way to ensure a variety of activities in your day!

Also, on the list of important Disney World tips, to aid in your enjoyment of the weather — treat yourself to something tasty cold! Have some ice cream, a popsicle, some gelato, sorbet, a slushie, some other frozen treat. It will seem like the best thing you’ve ever tasted.  Fortunately there are many, many Disney World dining and treat locations throughout the property.

Sunlight Leads to Heightened Enjoyment

Speaking of which, another advantage to all the sun fun is that there is officially nothing like working up a good sweat to make optimal use of Disney’s two expansive water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. These two parks, and their crisp, cool, clean water will literally never feel better than when they contrast the warm air and your heated skin and body.

Also, at the end of a long day of sweating, nothing could be better than returning to your Walt Disney World resort hotel, in all of its comfort, style, and glory. Showers, beds and glorious air conditioning feel the absolute best when you feel like you’ve earned them. It’s a great way to ensure that family members of all ages in the room are enjoying being there, rather than just wishing they were still running around. A long day in the sun helps tire you out – not overtired, but tired to the point where sitting down feels great, and getting a good night’s sleep is refreshing.

Eating will seem like almost a new experience. Food tastes much better when you’ve spent the day sweating out calories and energy. The variety of choices provided by Disney’s literally hundreds restaurants will seem even more mouthwatering-ly delicious after a long day of play in the Florida heat. Be sure to plan ahead about where you’re going to eat though, after a long day on your feet, each and every menu will sound like the most tempting, and you may find it hard to choose where you want to eat.

Mental/Emotional Benefits of Fun in the Sun

As if Disney World vacations weren’t uplifting enough, lengthy exposure to the sun brightens your day, literally and figuratively! Sunlight is uplifting to anyone. This is true especially if you are someone coming to Disney during the middle (or towards the end) of a long winter, whether rainy or snowy, or if you suffer from SADDs. There is a proven link between feeling sad and staying inside in the dark too much. Treat yourself and your family to some sun and learn that the best things in life are free – whoops, except for your Disney Vacation! That’s not free, but luckily, Disney has some special offers and vacation packages that will make it pretty affordable.

So, Now That a Sunny Disney World Resort Vacation Sounds Like the Best Thing Ever…

Now you’re thinking that you really want to go to Orlando, Florida and visit Disney World Resort. So, here’s what you must do: Book a Magic Your Way Disney World Vacation Package, and go.

Of course it’s not quite that simple, but it’s pretty darn close. The Magic Your Way Package is good for one theme park ticket per day per guest covered by the package. You can also bundle the cost of meals and your stay at selected Disney World Resort Orlando resort hotels. Overall, you can save up to 30% – 50% on your family’s Disney World Vacation package – therefore making your vacation affordable, as well as fun and sun filled.

It will truly stand out as being above and beyond among your family vacations. Better than a trip to Sea World or Universal Studios; truly nothing can compare to Disney vacation, and hey. If you don’t like the hot, hot Florida sun, you can always go in the off season – where you still have Disney fun without quite as much sun.