• On Feb 24, 2019
    Diana from AZ 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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    Our family of adults and a 6 year old will be attending Disneyland and DCA for 3 days in March. The 8th and 9th call for rain, what should we bring if we plan on spending all day at the park if it does rain? Any tips for the day with a newly 6 year old?

    Hi Diana!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I have a secret that may shock you, but rainy days at Disneyland Resort can really be the BEST! I know that's hard to believe, but I promise if you plan there is a lot of positives!

    The first thing I would recommend is ponchos for the entire party. Some people like to purchase these ahead of time and bring them with them, but they are also available for purchase at multiple areas throughout Disneyland Resort. I actually have some Disney ponchos that are older than my toddler because they are thick and very well made so I get multiple uses out of them. I find that ponchos are much easier than trying to manage umbrellas or anything like that for my crew. I think you'll find they keep you very dry and if anything happens and you do get a rip or tear in them throughout the day, you can switch them out for a new one anywhere on property! Another thing I would consider is a backup pair of shoes for everyone. I find that I'm fairly comfortable if my clothes get a few splashes, but wet soggy shoes are a deal breaker. I usually start the day in sneakers, if the rain gets heavy, I'll switch to sandals and keep my sneakers dry. The best thing about rainy Disney days is a lot of local residents shy away from soggy days, so there's a good chance you'll experience very short queues!

    For the six year old in the party, I'd recommend letting them plan and pick part of the adventure for the day! I know we often plan to last second what we want to do with all our park time, but when kids get the chance to call the shots it makes it so much more fun for them. Let them explore the Disneyland Mobile App beforehand and pick out somethings they want to do!

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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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