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  • Which do you use to keep cool inthe parks?

    Which did you find most useful in the heat?

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    I've seen recommendations for:
    1. cooling bandanas
    2. spray handheld fans
    3. misty mates
    4. mini fans


    among others. I'm curious to find out what everyone has taken, what everyone has used, and what they prefer.. I mean I don't wanna have to go buy all of them!

    PS: Yes we're going to be bringing water bottles and sunscreen, as we ARE native Floridians (for the most part)... I'm not looking so much for tips on keeping cool (I've already scoured a number of websites) as I am looking for feedback on the items mentioned...

    Thanks in advance!


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    We usually just sneak thhrough the shops when we get to hot. Or find an indoor attraction.
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    • #3
      I bough a fan last year- this year I am bringing my misty mate (though in May it won't be nearly as hot)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nephythys
        I bough a fan last year- this year I am bringing my misty mate (though in May it won't be nearly as hot)
        Misty Mate huh? How does that work for you? I've heard people talk about it but I don't know anything about them.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by Coastierox
          We usually just sneak thhrough the shops when we get to hot. Or find an indoor attraction.
          That is pretty much all we do too!

          We grab water when we're hot, but like to pack light in the parks.

          If it is a REALLY hot time of the year, we get up and hit the parks early, go back to our resort for an afternoon nap or swim and then back to the parks or PI for a cooler evening.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dementia
            Misty Mate huh? How does that work for you? I've heard people talk about it but I don't know anything about them.
            I just found the website and ordered one - if it's hot in May, it'll go to the parks with me, otherwise, it'll get broken in at Disneyland in July. Looks like a really cool little product - http://www.mistymate.com
            -Ann

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dementia
              Misty Mate huh? How does that work for you? I've heard people talk about it but I don't know anything about them.

              They're great. You fill em up, pump the handle and you can either turn it on when needed, or even leave it going with a fine mist. Lowers the temp around you by something absurd like 20 degrees. (I may be exaggerating. LOL I don't know for sure)

              Plus with the strap you can attach it to a backpack or a stroller

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              • #8
                We pop into the stores to cool down, have an ice cream or my favorite if you are in Epcot ... is Ice Station Cool for some free samples.

                I tried a mini-fan once but it got to be a pain carrying it around all day so it wound up in our camera bag most of the time. Now we just carryin littl ebottles of water we freeze the night before and refill them throughout the day. Cool in the begining but refreshing all day.

                -Gostone

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                • #9
                  I bought two missty mates a few years ago. I used them once; they were just a pain to carry. There was no way I was going to snap it around my waist like a butt pack. So they sit in my closet I try and stay cool by lots of water and leaving the park in the afternoon for cocktails and a nap. It so far works pretty darn well. (Especially the cocktails part) :o

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                  • #10
                    I actually have a Personal Air Conditioner from Sharper Image. It works great and it has been all over the world with me. I HATE heat, so it was a godsend in both Florida and at Coachella. When I'm hot, I don't care if I look like a dork - at least I'm a cool dork.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gostone
                      We pop into the stores to cool down, have an ice cream or my favorite if you are in Epcot ... is Ice Station Cool for some free samples.

                      I tried a mini-fan once but it got to be a pain carrying it around all day so it wound up in our camera bag most of the time. Now we just carryin littl ebottles of water we freeze the night before and refill them throughout the day. Cool in the begining but refreshing all day.

                      -Gostone
                      Ice station cool is the way to be. Free drinks. Snow. Perfect for a hot day.
                      BUt please, for the love of eveyrthing good to you, don't drink the Beverly!

                      ...on second thought, do drink the berverly. It takes your mind off the heat...

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                      • #12
                        Snow in Ice Station Cool, eh? When's the last time YOU were there? I didn't see it last year at ALL on ummm, 3 trips to WDW.
                        -Ann

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                        July 1987 - offsite, 1-day visit to the MK; July-August 2000 - honeymoon - Port Orleans (now POFQ); May 2003 - Caribbean Beach Resort; Dec 2003 - Coronado Springs; April 2004 - Pop Century (PC) & POFQ; Sept 2004 - Animal Kingdom Lodge; May 2005 - Port Orleans Riverside; Sept 2005 - PC; Oct 2006 - POFQ; Apr 2007 - PC; July 2007 - Boardwalk Villas (WOO HOO! I was at WDW in the MK on the 20th anniversary of my first visit!); August - Sept 2007 - Old Key West; Sept 2007 - Saratoga Springs; Oct 2007 - BWV; Mar-Apr 2008 - SS

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                        • #13
                          It's in the main entrance tunnel thing. Well... i gues you could call it snow. It's supposed to be. It's more like little piles of crushed ice. And it's not very much. And i haven't been there since last May, BUT i know it's there because my brother threw a bunch of it at me and it was cold!!!
                          But yeah, i guess you can't really call it "snow."

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                          • #14
                            I've only seen it not snow there a couple times.
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                            • #15
                              Yeah, well, each visit last year, I saw no snow. I recall what it's SUPPOSED to be, it just wasn't there. Disney went cheap and turned off the AC overnight and didn't turn it on in time to form the snow the next day. :/
                              -Ann

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                              July 1987 - offsite, 1-day visit to the MK; July-August 2000 - honeymoon - Port Orleans (now POFQ); May 2003 - Caribbean Beach Resort; Dec 2003 - Coronado Springs; April 2004 - Pop Century (PC) & POFQ; Sept 2004 - Animal Kingdom Lodge; May 2005 - Port Orleans Riverside; Sept 2005 - PC; Oct 2006 - POFQ; Apr 2007 - PC; July 2007 - Boardwalk Villas (WOO HOO! I was at WDW in the MK on the 20th anniversary of my first visit!); August - Sept 2007 - Old Key West; Sept 2007 - Saratoga Springs; Oct 2007 - BWV; Mar-Apr 2008 - SS

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                              • #16
                                Ive noticed people taking Camelbak Water packs along, These can carry up to 100 oz of water. Sounds cool?
                                The Reservoirs are replaceable and also washable.Some people freeze them with the cap off.
                                They have 50 oz, 70oz, and 100 oz packs (real name bladders)
                                The Water Bite valves are replaceable, the hose from the pack is also,
                                It also makes you think more about drinking more. Also they have backapck versions for those who need to carry extra stuff (Baby items, purse items, food) Well built also.
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                                • #17
                                  Ice Station Cool's snow is no longer in use. It was never meant to be a permanent thing anyway. It was meant as a testing area for use of real snow in an attraction... You might say they perfected it there, and then took it to Animal Kingdom.

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                                  • #18
                                    Whoa! Where's the snow at Animal Kingdom? I don't remember any snow... is it going to be on Everest or did i just totally miss it?

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                                    • #19
                                      Bump in the hopes that Bill will tell us where there's snow in use at DAK.
                                      -Ann

                                      WDW:
                                      July 1987 - offsite, 1-day visit to the MK; July-August 2000 - honeymoon - Port Orleans (now POFQ); May 2003 - Caribbean Beach Resort; Dec 2003 - Coronado Springs; April 2004 - Pop Century (PC) & POFQ; Sept 2004 - Animal Kingdom Lodge; May 2005 - Port Orleans Riverside; Sept 2005 - PC; Oct 2006 - POFQ; Apr 2007 - PC; July 2007 - Boardwalk Villas (WOO HOO! I was at WDW in the MK on the 20th anniversary of my first visit!); August - Sept 2007 - Old Key West; Sept 2007 - Saratoga Springs; Oct 2007 - BWV; Mar-Apr 2008 - SS

                                      DLR:
                                      Dec 2001 - Grand Californian; Jan 2005 - GC; July 2005 - HoJo Anaheim & GC; Dec 2008 - Best Western Park Place Inn



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                                      • #20
                                        I will tell you guys next week if the Ice Station is working, when I went last month it was still going strong. And by the condition of the LMC (Logan Motor Company for those peeps who have neverseen a ski resort) cat out front its been there for a while.
                                        He felt like his life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.
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