If you’re planning a summertime trip to one of the Disney theme parks, you’ll definitely want to bring some tools to help you stay cool. A cooling towel is essential when spending the day out in the sun, especially when you’re on a Disney vacation.
We’re here to help you choose the best cooling towel for your stay at the happiest place on Earth, and we’ll show you everything you need to know about how to use it for instant relief and refreshment.
What Is a Cooling Towel?
A cooling towel is a small piece of fabric that you wrap around your neck while spending time outdoors. This fabric typically stays cool when wet, providing relief when you’re working out or have an outdoor workday — it’s also a must-have item for Disney vacations.
How Do Cooling Towels Work?
Our Cool Links® cooling towels help you beat the heat at Disney in several ways, whether you’re waiting in line for the Haunted Mansion or enjoying a churro with the fam. Here’s a quick rundown of where these towels get their powers.
Non-Toxic Removable Frozen Cubes
These are the secret weapons that set Cool Links® apart from other cooling towels. Designed to slide seamlessly into the moisture-wicking fabric of a Cool Links® towel, these removable frozen cubes penetrate into your muscle tissue for a faster and deeper cool. They radiate cold air to help soothe achy, sore muscles — something that other cooling towels simply can’t do.
The removable frozen cubes in a Cool Links® towel can last for up to two hours at a time, but they can be re-frozen after that for even more refreshing relief. Plus, you can always grab a refilland pack it in your travel cooler for later. That way, you’ll be able to stack several hours of cooling power on top of each other and beat the heat all day long.
Cool Links® cooling towels are made of non-toxic moisture-wicking fabric. Unlike some other cooling towels, Cool Links®’ fabric stays soft whether it’s wet or dry, and it’s powerful and long-lasting.
Moisture-wicking fabric works by rapidly evaporating your sweat as it leaves your body, helping you cool off and stay comfortable. This is the type of material that you’d want for your athletic socks, underwear, or T-shirts, and it’s also the perfect fit for a cooling towel.
Multiple Ways To Stay Cool
After your reusable frozen cubes have thawed out, you can still get even more relief and refreshment — simply wet your Cool Links® towel with water. After you get the towel wet, just wring it out and snap it in place around your neck using the handy magnetic clasp.
While many other cooling towels only work when you wet them with water, Cool Links® include this quality as a bonus feature. You get the reusable frozen cubes as your primary source of chilly relief — then even more ways to stay cool after those need to go back in the freezer. It’s like two products in one!
When you’re on a Disney vacation, a cooling towel that keeps you comfortable in multiple ways is an absolute must-have. You’ll probably be out in the park for hours at a time enjoying butterbeer in Harry Potterworld, riding coasters, walking around Epcot, or shopping for a souvenir. That’s why a cooling towel that works in multiple ways is such a game-changer.
In addition, the two main Disney locations in the US — Orlando, Florida, and Anaheim, California — are known for their sweltering summers. Temperatures can sit in the 90s (and above) while you’re in the park, so being able to quickly refresh yourself with a cooling towel makes all the difference.
Tons of Colors and Styles To Try
When you use a Cool Links® towel to beat the heat, you get way more customization options than you’d find with a typical cooling towel.
Other cooling towels are only made with functionality in mind, not form. When you’re hanging out at Disney, you need to stay comfortable — and look your best. That’s why we offer stylish, understated cooling towel designs that pair perfectly with your favorite athletic or casual wear.
Cool Links® come in a wide variety of colors and styles, including some that are perfect fits for your next Disney vacation. Our original design, The Cool,is perfect for kids who are obsessed with the Frozenfranchise thanks to its eye-catching icy pattern.
Did we mention Cool Links® are extremely lightweight? Even with the frozen cubes inserted into the fabric, each cooling towel only weighs a pound. That makes them fantastic for kids, who can quickly get uncomfortable when wearing a clunky towel around Disney World.
Cooling towels come in a variety of different forms, and they’re not all created equal. Some are cheaply made, while others feature innovative, non-toxic materials and a unique design. That’s why it’s best not to just click “add to cart” on the first cooling towel you find online.
Instead, go with an option like Cool Links® that offers you more than just convenience — you need quality, too.
How To Use Cool Links® Towels on Your Disney Vacation
Whether you’re headed to Disneyland Anaheim, Disney World Orlando, or an international Disney location, you’re in for a treat. Exploring the park with family or friends is a blast, and it’s even better when you have Cool Links® to keep you comfortable.
As you already know, visiting a Disney theme park in the summer means walking around in the heat for hours at a time. We highly recommend bringing your Cool Links® towel with you everywhere in the park, so you’re never wishing you had it.
Bring a Cooler for Reusable Frozen Cube Refills
One of the best ways to maximize Cool Links®’ refreshing potential is with our reusable frozen cube refills. Once one pack of frozen cubes is depleted, you can just slide it out of the fabric and replace it with another one. However, you’d typically need ready access to a freezer to make this switch, which can be tricky when you’re far from your hotel or Airbnb.
If you’re willing to carry a bit of extra weight, bringing a small cooler full of cube refills can be a huge help. As previously mentioned, each refill lasts for up to two hours (way longer than typical cooling towels), so you’ll have plenty of time before you need to make a switch.
Still, if you’re spending the whole day in the park, a cooler with a few refills in it is a lifesaver.
Plan Your Trip With the Weather in Mind
Even with Cool Links® to provide a boost of refreshing relief, visiting a Disney theme park in the hottest part of the summer can be tricky. If you love the feeling of the sweltering sun on your back and pack plenty of sunscreen — and cube refills — you’ll have a blast. Still, not everyone wants to tolerate 100-degree days.
The hottest month in California is July, where the average high temperature is nearly 90 degrees. The same goes for Florida, where average highs are just slightly lower. So, if you can get away with planning your Disney vacation based on the time of year, you may be able to avoid some of that brutal heat.
However, if July is the only month when you and your family are able to escape to Disney, no worries. Just pack plenty of Cool Links® cube refills, a big bottle of water, and a hat to protect your face and neck from the sun. You might sweat a little more than expected, but why you’ve got your Cool Links® towel.
Pair Your Cool Links® Towel With Matching Accessories
If you want to look your best at Disney (which we know you do), one of the easiest ways to elevate your look is by matching your Cool Links® towel with your other accessories. If you’re wearing a hat, which we highly recommend, try color-coordinating it with your Cool Links® towel for a more cohesive look.
Likewise, if you’ve got a pair of sneakers or sandals in a non-neutral color, they’ll look fantastic with Cool Links® to match. Planning your outfits with style and functionality in mind can boost your confidence while you’re roaming around Disney while still keeping you cool and comfortable.
Which Disney Theme Park Should You Visit?
If you're interested in the classic Disney experience, then you should visit Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
This is the original Disney park, and it's still incredibly popular. It's home to classic rides like “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “It's a Small World,” as well as iconic characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.
If you're looking for a more modern Disney experience, then you should visit Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. This is the largest Disney park, and it has a wide range of attractions to suit every taste.
There are classic rides for thrill-seekers, like “The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror,” as well as the recent additions to Universal Studios — including attractions based on Harry Potter, Jurassic World, and more.
No matter which Disney theme park you decide to visit, make sure to include a Cool Links® towel (or two) on your packing list. With multiple methods of providing cooling relief, these towels are a cut above the competition and offer the perfect blend of form and function. Don’t go to Disney without them!