Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On May 7, 2010
    E from NY 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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    Shoes! With all of our exploring I want our family to have the right footwear. I know they should be pre-worn, what do you recommend? I"ve heard Crocs are good and waterproof! Do they get slippery on the WDW surfaces when it rains? Thank you.

    Fantastic question and one that I know has crossed the minds of many people that are planning for their Walt Disney World vacation!  I would highly recommend wearing pre-worn shoes.  You know you will be safe from blisters and also know the comfort they offer after a long day of walking.  I have had to address this question before with another guest and I would like to share with you the advice I gave them. Please click HERE to view my response.  
    Now as for the surfaces at WDW, I would really do a small experiment at home.  Try wetting the grounds of all different surfaces around you, especially your "basic" street.  This is the type of surface you will find at all four parks.  If you feel as if you find yourself slipping or very uncomfortable with walking with Crocs on wet surfaces, I would look for some other form of footwear. Some people have a problem with walking on any type of wet surfaces no matter what they are wearing. My own kids always have two sets of shoes.  Even though I do bring along pre-worn shoes, sometimes with so much walking, they tend to start rubbing against some part of their feet.  A change in shoes the next day tends to help in this area.  I also enjoy doing this because I would not enjoy buying some costly shoes while in the parks.  
    Well, I hope this helps just a bit with your decision.  Please come visit us again as you continue planning for your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation.  Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Texas

Hello! My name is Diane and I am a mother of three great boys (ages 21, 17 and 16) and a fantastic wife from the great state of Texas!   A Walt Disney World vacation will leave you with many beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Learn More About Diane

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