We have been theme parking it for several years now and in that time we have visited Disney World and Universal multiple times a year! I was supposed to go to Disney the first week of May, but coronavirus had other plans. Due to quarantine and the parks closing, I’ve postponed my trip till November. I am still super excited and am back in planning mode! Fingers crossed things work out for November!
I’ve been to Orlando in hot and cold weather and have learned quite a few lessons the hard way on what not to wear to the park. I like to believe I’ve found the perfect options, at least for me, when touring theme parks and want to share my knowledge with you! In this post, we are primarily speaking of the hotter months, for colder weather tips, stay tuned for my What Not To Wear: Winter Edition post!
First things first, I am speaking of Orlando here, central Florida, the south. All though, Florida is kind of a world all it’s own and doesn’t really qualify as the deep south, portions of it do share the same weather. I grew up in and still live in Georgia and am used to here, but those of you coming from other parts of the country and world will not be so familiar. There are two things you should know about the south in general and Central Florida specifically.
The south has this “big thing” called humidity. Humidity is moisture in the air. I spent a week in California last summer and realized what it’s like without humidity. My hair was in heaven! But, in the south it’s a very real thing. Sometimes in the summer it gets so thick here, it feels like your swimming in it! This may sound like an exaggeration, but it really does get that bad!
The other thing is heat! It gets hot here and especially so in central Florida! It sometimes feels like they have only two seasons, Winter and Summer there. “Winter” or the cooler period really only lasts around mid-November to mid-March, but that is also not guaranteed. We’ve had close to 90 degree weather there in December! It’s going to be in the 90’s in the Fall and Spring and well over a 100 in the Summer. Don’t trust the weather averages that tell you the average high is mid-80’s in July. I told my husband I’ll never go in July! Now, of course there are always exceptions, but just be prepared and check the weather before you leave!
So, those two things combined brings me to a dirty little word that no one every wants to say out loud or admit that it happens to them.
Unless your a super model, it’ll happen to you. If you have thighs, it’ll happen to you. Trust me, it’s real and it’s annoying, so plan for it!
So, having gotten that out of the way, here are my tips on what to and not to wear to a theme park!
*I am going to share some extremely unflattering pictures, so that you know that I’m telling the truth!*