Having taken my fair share of vacations at Disney Parks, I feel especially capable of offering sage advice on what to wear to each of the Disney parks. Today, I’m sharing some fashion inspiration for one of my all-time favorite vacation destinations. But rather than just give you a couple of vague ideas, I’m offering up outfit suggestions for each of the four major theme parks and sharing the reasoning behind these suggestions.
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The looks I’m sharing today are uniquely suited to each park but they all have one non-negotiable in common: they are both cute and comfortable. Given the miles you’ll likely be walking during your Disney dream vacation, it is especially important to build your outfit around the most essential part: comfortable shoes. The footwear you toss in your suitcase for this trip has to be comfortable first, and stylish second.
Let’s start with these Naturalizer Tanner sneakers. They come in three colors and are breathable — which is an awesome feature to help keep you cool and comfortable.
These Cole Haan quilted sneakers are super cute, too. The contrasting laces add a little punch of sass and style, don’t you think?
This super cute pair of flip-flops is another great option for comfort and style.
I wore these Sperry Boat Shoes during our most recent Disney trip. They were super comfy all day.
These slip-on sneakers get rave reviews. I own a similar pair by Dr. Scholl’s and LOVE them.
A more traditional sneaker is a safe bet, too.
Now that you’ve got some shoe inspiration, we need to address your bag situation. Every Disneygoer needs a bag that can handle the must-haves (rain poncho, chapstick, sunscreen, ID and maybe a bottle of water). My top choices fall into three categories: crossbody, belt bag or backpack. Here are some favorites.
This INC Crossbody bag is very affordable, comes in several colors and makes for a great everyday bag — theme park or not.
For many years now, Baggalini has been my go-to brand for great travel-friendly bags. I love how they feature multiple compartments for easy organizing. This Baggalini crossbody is super cute and functional.
Another option is to go completely hands-free with a belt bag. How cute is this Tommy Hilfiger camo bag?
This slim profile belt bag from Aldo gets rave reviews. It’s great if you want to take in only the bare necessities.
If you’re more a backpack kind of girl, you cannot go wrong with this neutral Vera Bradley backpack.
This cute little Herschel Supply Co. bag is super affordable and versatile to boot.
With both our footwear and carryall bag out of the way, let’s move on to outfit ideas, shall we?
Ladies and gentlemen, please keep your hands and legs inside the vehicle at all times. Be sure to buckle up because we’re about to begin this tour of what to wear to each Disney park. We’re kicking our tour off at the place where the magic happens: Magic Kingdom. Everyone should feel free to be playful at the Magic Kingdom, right? This outfit fits that bill perfectly and it’s comfortable, too! The denim shorts are perfect for balmy Florida weather while the top is both whimsical and fashionable. I accessorized with a rose gold bracelet and sunglasses. Another super important aspect of any smart theme park outfit is the bag. I have another post about the very best bags for Disney that you should check out. The bag I chose for this particular outfit is lightweight and features plenty of pockets for storing theme park necessities like chapstick and a phone. As I mentioned, the most important part of this outfit–of any theme park outfit, really–is the footwear. These athletic shoes easily allow for miles of walking without causing aching arches or burdensome blisters.
I don’t know about your family, buy mine tends to watch a lot of shows when we visit Hollywood Studios. And so, when it comes to choosing what to wear to each of the Disney parks, I had some extra considerations to keep in mind when planning for Hollywood Studios. Whether it’s Fantasmic! or Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage, we spend a fair amount of time sitting on those metal bleacher seats while we’re at the park. With that in mind, I usually opt for a bit more coverage on my legs when we visit the studios. I find that Capri jeans or poplin pants are great options because they keep my legs from getting those uncomfortable indentions from all that time sitting on the metal bleachers. For this example outfit, I paired some boyfriend Capri pants with a breathable striped t-shirt and–once again–comfortable sandals. Disney’s “it” couple lent inspiration for the accessories. I’d love to stick around to see if I can up my Toy Story Mania score, but we’ve got one more park to hit. Let’s park hop over to Animal Kingdom, shall we?
Shop the look: STRIPED TOP | GLADIATOR SANDALS | SLOUCHY JEANS | HANDBAG | NECKLACE | SUNGLASSES | WATCH
Our tour of what to wear to each of the Disney parks would not be complete without a stop at — you guessed it — Animal Kingdom. I paired these neutral, lightweight pants with a white cold-shoulder top. We’re going hands-free at Animal Kingdom with a belt bag. Oh, and these shoes. You guys. These shoes are the bomb. They are my absolute favorite when it comes to comfort but what I love about them is that they’re as cute as they are comfortable. Coordinating accessories round out the look.
That, my friends, concludes our virtual tour of what to wear to each of the Disney parks. So what do you think? Which outfit is your favorite? Can you see yourself wearing any of these as you tour Florida’s most popular theme parks? Hopefully you can take a bit of inspiration from these suggestions the next time you get ready to pack your suitcase and head to the Mouse House. But if you need even further fashion advice, my friend Jo-Lynne offers some additional inspiration on what to wear to Disney.