Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 7, 2008
    Robin from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family is heading to WDW 9/12. Is it appropriate for my children to wear their swimsuits under their clothing at MK or to pack swimsuits for a locker? How wet can I expect them to get on rides? Is a swimsuit really needed for most of the parks?

    Hi Robin,
    My son has been visiting WDW since he was 2 years old and he loves the water. The only time that I've ever packed a swimsuit for him is when he wanted to ride Kali River Rapids in the colder season of November, December and January.

    If it was chilly outside (sweatshirt weather), my husand and son would change in to swimsuits and brave the rapids. Afterwards, they change in to warm, dry clothes.

    This past June, however, in the humid and hot weather, they both rode the rapids in their regular clothes and...quickly dried in the sun.

    There are some fountains that kids can play in at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. If you think these will be irresistible for your kids, then I would bring a swimsuit. The toddler set seem to be the kids that love to get drenched in these areas.
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I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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