It is very easy to overheat at Walt Disney World, no matter how much water you drink! I drink a LOT of water so I never have an issue of dehydrating, but intense heat is something I can’t handle. I tend to avoid the summer months when possible for this very reason, but sometimes you arrive at Walt Disney World and it’s just TOO HOT.
Being Canadian, we love our summer months, but I’m not out walking for 12 hours in that heat. At Walt Disney World I’m walking from building to building just looking for the air conditioned relief!
The other night at Animal Kingdom I stumbled across these ‘cooling towels’. I had read about them online, but didn’t pay too much attention to it. Since the weather said it ‘felt like’ 40 – I would have tried ANYTHING to cool down a little. I decided to buy the towels for myself and friends and give it a shot. If we didn’t do something, we were going to have to leave the park or sit in some air conditioning for an hour – I couldn’t take much more heat.
The directions said:
- Wet it
- Wring it
- Snap it
Off to the restrooms we went to wet our towels. I was concerned because the water that comes from those sinks isn’t cold – I figured I’d end up with a lukewarm towel wrapped around me!
I shouldn’t have worried, this towel was the BEST purchase I have made in the last week here. They stay cool for between 90 and 120 minutes! They aren’t heavy like some of the other cooling towels I’ve bought before. They still have a bit of water in them after you wring them out so your shirt may get a little damp around the collar – but it really wasn’t a concern for us. Every time we stopped at a restroom we wet them again – and presto, instant cooling.
The towels were $16.90 USD and available throughout the parks. They are machine washable and and worth every penny! I honestly don’t know how I survived without it.
Have you bought one of the cooling towels? What did you think?