Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Aug 1, 2009
    Regina from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    8/31-9/5 w/2yr old son. Regarding rain ponchos for sale at parks, do they come in sml, med, lg & child? Trying to decide to bring our own or if the ones at the park are suitable (i.e, fit, comfort, etc.). Any info will be helpful. Thanks

    There are two sizes of ponchos sold at WDW - "child" and "adult." I was stuck in a rainstorm at WDW last year and ended up purchasing ponchos for myself and my two eight-year-old daughters. The child-sized ponchos were just right on my girls, and would probably work well on most children aged about 4 to about 10. I think they would be quite large on a two-year-old.

    However, I do have a little tip if you find that the child-sized poncho is too large for your son -- just trim it down. Nearly every store at WDW has a pair of sturdy scissors by the cash register. On one trip a WDW poncho was dragging a bit on one of my daughters. We just borrowed the scissors at a store, trimmed off the bottom two inches of the poncho (this took about a minute to do), returned the scissors and we were on our way again.

    The ponchos are fairly sturdy, made of heavy-duty plastic. But they are large sheets of plastic. They get the job done for keeping you dry, but I would not necessarily say that comfort is one of the chief attributes of the Disney ponchos (or any other ponchos for that matter).

    There are also umbrellas sold in many of the WDW gift shops. Also, you won't see either the umbrellas or the ponchos until it starts to rain, and then they put them out on the counter. If you want either and don't see them, just ask.

    Hope this helps.
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I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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