What to Pack for a Rainy Day at Disney World by:Allison Jones
This past week at Disney World we had rain, rain, and even more rain. Visiting the Disney Theme Parks in the rain is a great way to beat the crowds and Florida heat. Most Cast Members and Orlando locals love visiting the Theme Parks during the rainy seasons because the parks are less crowded and much cooler. To make the most during a rainy day at Disney World, here are our suggestions on what to park in case the forcast looks like rain during your vacation.
1. Poncho - Forget the umbrellas and purchase a poncho from your local Walgreens, Target or Walmart store. Ponchos allow you to be hands free and completely cover you from the rain. From a light drizzle to a full out rain, you can still walk around the parks and hit rides without missing a beat.
2. Small hand towels - You will get wet, so pull out some smaller towels to quickly dry off after a rain. You can dry off quickly and keep having fun at the parks.
3. Water shoes - Most people forget to wear comfortable water shoes during the rainy season at Disney World. Our favorite water shoes are Tevas or Reef Sandels. They can get wet, but do not fall off when walking around wet. These shoes have straps around the heel which makes it easy to walk around, even wet.
4. Baseball hats - Wearing a baseball hat with a large brim helps keep your face dry. You can wear a baseball hat and then your poncho over the hat. This keeps the poncho out of your face and your face dry.
5. Large ziplock bags - After your ponchos get wet, store them away in a ziplock bag until needed again. This keeps your other items dry, while around the Disney Theme Parks.
Always check the weather forcast before you leave for your Disney World vacation, being prepared is one of the best ways to make sure you have a wonderful vacation even in the rain.
About the author
Allison Jones is a travel agent at Destinations in Florida Travel. She is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, Masters College of Knowledge Graduate, Disney College Program Graduate, and past Disney Cast Member. She has contributed to several Disney World guide books and is a regular columnist for Celebrations Magazine. Visit http://www.destinationsinflorida.com to ask Allison any questions about planning a Disney World vacation.
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