Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Peach Loop. Today we are sharing ideas to help you decide what to wear to the Disney Parks. Welcome aboard!
Cooler weather is a perfect addition to your Disney vacation! Here are some tips on what to wear into the parks and what to leave in the hotel room (or at home):
Warm Mornings, Cool Evenings
When the days start out nice and warm thanks to the bright Florida sun you’ll be heading out to the parks in your shorts and t-shirts. After spending a day having fun, the evenings can cool off and warm gear at the parks not only provides limited options, but can be quite pricey. By packing a few extra things before you head out in the morning, you can save yourself some money as well as get a few more hours of fun out of your day.
- Lightweight Jacket or Sweatshirt: throwing a jacket in your park bag will save you later in case of wind, rain, or just chilly temperatures once the sun goes down. Some parks can get especially chilly once it gets dark out and that jacket will come in very handy.
- Hats and Gloves: they don’t take up a lot of space but can go a long way keeping you nice and warm in the evenings. Safety pin the gloves together so you don’t loose them when you’re not wearing them (you can safety pin them to your shirt or jacket when you’re wearing them so you don’t loose them on the attractions too). You can always use socks as gloves too if it gets chilly and you didn’t think to pack gloves (and don’t worry – chances are it’ll be dark and no one will know if your little people are wearing socks on their hands. Heck they might even steal your idea!).
Cool Mornings, Warmer Days and Evenings
Some mornings start off chilly in Florida believe it or not. Jeans and a sweatshirt work great but soon that sun will peek through the clouds and you’ll be wishing you’d have dressed a bit differently. Unless you need a new pair of (slightly pricey) Mickey shorts, grab a few extra things before heading out for the day:
- Sweatshirt or Jacket: it’ll keep you warm until the sun’s up and you’re moving but you can use it later to provide a bit of cushion when you’re sitting down to watch the parade or fireworks.
- Zip Off/Adjustable Pants: pants that have bottoms that zip off into shorts may not sound like the most fashionable thing to wear during your vacation but you’re at Disney – fashion doesn’t matter but comfort sure does!
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- Layers: depending on the time of year, you might need more layers in the morning than in the evening or vice versa. It’s better to have that extra layer to add or remove instead of having to head back to the room for the night or buying something in the parks.
- Space: your huge fluffy sweatshirt might be super warm and comfy but keep in mind you’ll be hauling it around with you the rest of the day when you’re not wearing it.
- Multi-purpose items: anything you can pack but use for more than one thing is a plus. A blanket or towel is great to have on hand to put down when you’re sitting to watch the fireworks or a parade or even using them to cover up if it’s a chilly afternoon or evening. You can also throw it over the stroller to help keep out wind and rain if needed.
- Comfort: if you’re not comfortable in what you’re wearing, you’re going to be grumpy so be sure you’re bringing useful but comfortable items with you.
Visiting the parks when the weather is a bit cooler not only makes them more enjoyable but usually means less crowds. How do you dress for the cooler times in the parks?
check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
Here is the map of our Blogorail Peach | Dressing for the Parks
- 1st Stop – My Pixie Dust Diary | What to Wear When It’s Cool in the Parks
- 2nd Stop – Frontierland Station | Best Shoes
- 3rd Stop – Saving Up for Disney | Best Disney Outfits for Kids
- 4th Stop – Disney Mamas | Dressing for the Parks – Matching without Matching