Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On May 18, 2009
    Andrew from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Just wondering whats the best type of clothing to wear for comfort cotton vs synthetic like poly. What do you recommend? Thanks

    Hi Andrew,

    I think the "ideal" Disney attire depends on a number of factors, including the time of year (and consequently the temperature) you travel and personal preference.  We are a big fan of two things when we hit the parks - cotton and layers.  We pair those two things with our most comfy walking shoes (which also vary from person to person and can include sneakers, flip flops, and/or Crocs for us) and a hat, and are all set.  During the summer months we don't necessarily wear our "layers" to the parks, but rather throw a light weight sweat shirt into our bag or stroller for everyone in case a restaurant gets chilly.  During other times of the year, layers are key, as the mornings and evenings can get cool.

    You'll see most folks during the heat of the summer wearing cotton shorts and tops.  A number of people opt for athletic gear (including some of the synthetic fabrics you mentioned above.)  If you are travelling during these months, I'd recommend wearing whatever you are most comfortable in during a hot, humid and physically active day.  I would also consider bringing along a rain poncho to avoid having to buy one at the parks.  Summer storms are somewhat predictable, and pass by quickly, but you can get drenched if you aren't prepared!

    Have a great trip!

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