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How to Plan Your Outfits for Walt Disney World- Essential Things to Know

We love planning our Walt Disney World vacations. Each step brings excitement and magic along the way, from determining where to stay to thinking about what to wear. Regarding packing for our Walt Disney World vacation, we have a love/hate relationship with this process. Although we love planning our Disney trips, sometimes determining what to wear and how to get it all can be frustrating.

We have some essential tips to help you with this daunting process. Use these as you plan your Disney outfits for your vacation. Doing so will help you feel more organized and ready to get things into your suitcase and create your Disney packing list.

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Weather is Key

When planning your outfits for Walt Disney World, being mindful of the weather is essential. Think about what the weather is typically like during the period you are visiting and plan accordingly.

In the summer months, you will want lightweight, breathable clothing. Think about clothing that you will be comfortable in while hot and sticky. For those traveling in the winter months, make sure you have layers. Even though Disney is typically excellent, it, too, has cold fronts. Make sure you have pants and a sweatshirt, as the conditions can change quickly.

As you begin planning out your outfits, consider what will keep you the most comfortable in the weather you will be dealing with during the trip.

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Review Your Touring Plans

Once you think about the weather and what clothing you will be the most comfortable with, the next step for planning outfits for Disney is to consider your touring plans. Look over which Disney Parks and Disney restaurants you will visit during your trip. Use these plans to help guide what you will want to wear.

When visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom, having fun with animal prints is always a good option—visiting Donald and his friends at Tusker House? Consider wearing some fun Donald-inspired clothing.

We love having Star Wars or Toy Story-themed outfits on Disney’s Hollywood Studios days. Magic Kingdom provides endless options when it comes to outfitting choices. From classic Disney gear to ride-inspired outfits, there are many great choices for adding some Disney touches to your outfits.

Consider packing more excellent options if you have dining reservations at some of Disney’s table-service restaurants. Although Mickey T-shirts are more than welcome at most Disney locations, getting dressed up for a meal is sometimes fun.

No matter your style, it is fun to plan some outfits that match the plans for the day.

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Think Layers

No matter what outfits you plan, make sure that you consider layers. It doesn’t matter if you are traveling to Walt Disney World during the winter or summer months; layers are critical to an outfit.

During the summer months, it is nice to have layers indoors. Restaurants, buses, and theatres can get cool during the summer months. Although we appreciate the air-conditioning, it can get chilly. Having a nice jacket or sweatshirt can be wonderful.

Winter and fall can bring cool mornings and evenings. Having layers to toss on, such as an adorable sweatshirt or leggings, can make a big difference in comfort.

Think about those items that you can easily fit into your Disney Park bag and pull out when needed.

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Practice Before You Pack

Once you have an overall outfit plan, try things on ahead. Make sure that you are comfortable in them and can move easily. You don’t want to get to Disney and find that you cannot move in and out of ride vehicles.

You can also think about items such as shorts or leggings that you can wear more than once. See what tops can work with the same bottoms to save some packing space.

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Take Notes

Take notes now that you have a plan for what to wear and know that everything will work. Write down what you plan to wear each day to help you keep track during your vacation. Making these notes can be extremely helpful if you have a long vacation or are staying at multiple Disney Resorts.

It is nice to quickly check those notes to know what items you plan on wearing each day and which items you will wear more than once during the trip.

We have even taken time to take pictures before of outfits. This can be helpful when planning for a family. Pictures of everyone’s outfits make it easy to grab what you need for the day.

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Use Packing Cubes

Packing cubes are a great way to keep your outfits organized when packing. You can use packing cubes to keep outfits for the day together in one place. Ziplocs are also good for doing this, especially with little ones.

We like to pack our outfits with socks and undergarments to make it extremely easy to grab and go in the morning as we head out for the day.

Packing cubes keep clothing, and suitcases, organized, which is extremely helpful when traveling.

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Think Shoes

Finally, make sure that you have comfortable shoes packed. You will be walking many miles throughout Walt Disney World, and it is essential to have good shoes. We suggest bringing and couple of good walking shoes on each trip. It is nice to switch between the two throughout the trip.

Even though we love having cute, adorable shoes with our outfits, our feet are much happier with sensible shoes.

Use these tips as you plan your Disney wardrobe. These tips can help you have adorable outfits while staying comfortable in Disney Parks.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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