National Weather Service Issues First-Ever Excessive Heat Warning for Orlando & Disney World Area

According to WESH meteorologist Eric Burris, Orlando is under its first-ever Excessive Heat Warning following a notice from the National Weather Service.

The Excessive Heat Warning covers Orange County, which includes the Walt Disney World theme parks, and it will be in effect from 11am to 7pm today.

The heat is nothing short of oppressive, and the National Weather Service recommends frequent indoor rest breaks if heading outdoors, and to stay well-hydrated. Other advice from the National Weather Service includes:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Stay in an air-conditioned room
  • Stay out of the sun
  • When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening
  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke
  • Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible
  • Schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments
  • Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location
  • Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9-1-1

Keep in mind that Disney World offers complimentary ice water at quick service locations. When visiting the parks, we make sure to stop at least once per hour to hydrate and cool down with some air conditioning. Even when this extended period of extreme heat passes, it will be imperative to stay hydrated and take breaks during a visit to Walt Disney World this summer.

There are no announced operational impacts at Walt Disney World due to the excessive heat warning at this time.

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