I’m finally back after taking a break from blogging to go on the holiday I’ve been dreaming of for years. Granted, I only went abroad for two weeks, but that – plus changing jobs and having a severe case of blogger’s block – meant I hadn’t written any posts for a quite while. However, going away has given me a few new ideas for posts – the first being how to dress for Disneyworld! Having a year to plan for our trip meant I’d already picked up a few tips on what to/not to wear, but I made a few outfit errors and learnt a lot more for myself whilst we were there…
Yes, they look stupid. Yes, they are essentially a bin liner with arm holes cut out. But you’ll be the one laughing when everyone else is getting soaked in the afternoon storms, or reluctantly forking out $15 for an official Disney World poncho. Save yourself some money and buy a few from the 99p store before you go.
‘I don’t need to wear a hat, I’ll be fine’ I said as we set off for our first full Disney Day. By 3pm my poor little English head was frying as we waited in the burning sun for the afternoon parade, and by 5pm I was begging to go back to the hotel. For the next 13 days my hat stayed firmly on my head at all times. Lesson learnt! Take a hat you don’t mind getting squashed or flattened in a bag, as you don’t want it blowing off halfway down Mount Everest.
Wear sensible shoes
I’ll admit – I’m totally baffled by what the best choice of footwear is in this situation, and I’d suggest Crocs if they weren’t so disgustingly ugly. Both my sandals and espadrille pumps (which I though were the best option as they keep my feet cool) got completely ruined in the daily downpours. Even though flip-flops are waterproof, they can easily fly off and aren’t always the most comfortable choice. If anyone has any good ideas please share below!
Take advantage of Primark before you go!
I’m a sucker for a souvenir, and however tempting the Minnie Mouse 2014 Florida Holiday t-shirt is, I know full well it will go in a drawer and never see the light of day again once it gets back to England. So I made sure I bought all my Disney t-shirts before I went – £6 from Primark is much more purse friendly than $25 in the gift shop. They’re great for photo ops, and the compliments from other Disney fans never gets old.
Denim is a no-go.
One ride on Splash Mountain and I had to endure a soggy bum for the rest of the day. Even though playsuits can be a bit awkward, they’re far more comfortable and the thin material meant they dried out much quicker.
I hope this helps if you’re planning a Disney trip, and if anyone else has got any other tips or tricks then please share them by commenting below!