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  • On May 9, 2011
    Jessica from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What is the best way to prevent blisters while at WDW?

    Hi Jessica,

    Boy, if I can save one set of feet, I've done my job... With well over 200 trips to Walt Disney World, I've got a few "foot saving" tips because, unfortunately, been there/done that. A lot.

    First and main thing to remember is to keep your feet dry.  Moisture is what causes the friction that creates the blisters.  Buy new socks because socks that have already been worn have some spots that are thinner than others and that offers less protection.  Don't wear cotton socks, they get wet and stay wet.  I suggest you go to a sporting goods store and buy yourself a few pair of sports socks that will keep you dry.  Carry an extra pair with you in the Parks, when you start feeling tired, sit down, take off your socks and put on some fresh ones.

    Put Gold Bond powder INSIDE your socks...absorbs moisture very well. 

    I like sneakers for walking in Disney, but they need to have some ventilation (mesh).  You should wear shoes that leave wiggle room for your toes, but keep your heels in place when you're walking.  Also, take a second pair of walking shoes.  Don't wear the same pair everyday.

    Another suggestion is to purchase Blister Blocks by BandAid.  It's sort of like extra skin.  If you start feeling pain in a certain spot on your foot you can protect it with this product.  Also carry it with you in the Parks.  Don't forget to moisturize your feet at the end of the day...this helps too.

    I really hope this helps!  Have a great trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Marisol, Florida

Magic Kingdom still takes my breath away, but my favorite place to be is on a Disney ship looking at the horizon and breathing in that crisp, clean ocean air!  I love planning Disney vacations for others and making sure it's more than they dreamed. Learn More About Marisol

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