Yesterday was the first time the Universal Orlando Resort theme parks re-opened to the public. I went with a friend, to enjoy the parks from 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Universal Orlando, along with many other locations in Florida, require guests to wear face coverings in the parks. While many of us have worn a mask in a grocery store for about 30 minutes, this endeavor was entirely different. And, somewhat more difficult than I originally anticipated. Here’s what we experienced wearing masks for almost 12 hours with the temperatures in the 90s most of the day.[Read more…]
Join Roy as he presents his tips and tricks to beating the summer heat during your trip to the Magic Kingdom in Florida during the hot summer months. [Read more…]
By Tim Davis, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, National Disaster Medical System, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The peak of summer is nearly here. The hottest summer temperatures for the Orlando area tend to occur at the end of July, according to 30-year averages calculated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [Read more…]
By Kevin Yee
Like every other theme park in Central Florida, SeaWorld has to contend with excesses of heat and humidity in the summer. There’s no escaping the fact that sub-tropical Florida has tropical temperatures that could turn your trip into less of a vacation and more of a death march.
But that doesn’t mean there’s no escaping of the heat itself. You can, in fact, effectively hide from Florida’s sometimes-brutal environmental conditions, if you plan your day carefully enough. This is very much a park-specific plan, however. [Read more…]
The Carpenter family, from Richmond, Va. and Green family from Durham, NC kick off the first day of summer on icy lounge chairs at Aquatica in Orlando. Crafted from a solid block of ice and weighing more than 2,000 lbs each, the lounge chairs lasted for only a few hours in the Florida sun. But for that period of time, they were the coolest chairs on the beach. Aquatica is SeaWorld’s waterpark.
(From L to R: Brittany Green, Brooke Green, Jennifer Green, Jack Green, Jaclyn Carpenter, Debbie Carpenter, Jack Carpenter).
For more great ways to stay cool in Orlando, don’t miss our Summer 2009 issue featuring the top 10 ways to beat the heat.
And for more on Aquatica, check out our summary video below of the water park’s opening last year. This video has become our most popular video ever with nearly 650,000 views… and counting!