WHAT TO WEAR TO EACH OF THE DISNEY PARKS

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 B.O.C. Alisha sandals. I own them in two different colors and find them to be among the most comfortable slip-on sandals I’ve ever owned.

cute and comfortable sandals for Disney

If you’re vertically-challenged (like me!) and you’re looking to elongate your legs, pairing cute wedge sandals with a pair of shorts will do the trick. 

cute and comfortable sandals for Disney

This super cute pair of flip-flops is another great option for comfort and style. 

cute and comfortable sandals for Disney

I wore these Sperry Boat Shoes during our most recent Disney trip. They were super comfy all day.

cute and comfortable sandals for Disney

These slip-on sneakers get rave reviews. I own a similar pair by Dr. Scholl’s and LOVE them.

cute and comfortable sandals for Disney

A more traditional sneaker is a safe bet, too. 

cute and comfortable sandals for Disney

Now that you’ve got some shoe inspiration, 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.

graphic happy camper tee with denim shorts and rose gold tennis shoes

Shop the look: GRAPHIC TEE | SHORTS | BAG | SHOES | SUNGLASSES | IPHONE CASE

 

 

As you’ll recall, I did mention that I’m sharing ideas for what to wear to each of the Disney Parks. Now that we’ve had our fun at Magic Kingdom, what do you guys say about catching the monorail and heading over to Epcot? You in? Good. Let’s go. Of all the parks, Epcot is the one that I feel justified in dressing up a bit for. My time at Epcot is typically spent in the World Showcase, strolling along the promenade and stopping in at each of the pavilions as I go. The World Showcase features mostly opportunities to dine and be entertained by live performers and films–not to mention more than one opportunity to indulge in an adult beverage or three. That is the touring plan I had in mind when I put this outfit together. Like our Magic Kingdom outfit, I opted for shorts so that we’d be comfortable in Orlando’s heat and humidity. The top I selected is casual, but elevated casual, don’t you think? You’ll also notice that–once again–I opted for comfortable sandals and a small, convenient bag to keep my necessities close at hand. Next stop? Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

 

cute gray shorts with a casual blouse and navy colored accessoriesShop the look: TOP | SHORTS | SHOES | BAG | BELT | RING

 

 

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?

cropped jeans with black striped t-shirt and Minnie mouse purse

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. 

cute cropped pants with white cold shoulder tee and coordinating accessories

Shop the look: SHIRT | PANTS | SHOES |BAG | SUNGLASSES

 

 

What to Wear to Each Disney Park | More Cute Tees

 

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

33 Replies to “WHAT TO WEAR TO EACH OF THE DISNEY PARKS”

  1. Not that I’m into fashion in the slightest, but thank you for including shirts with actual inseams. Our last visit showed me WAY too much of everyone else’s butt cheeks.

  2. Will you take me shopping.. I love all the choices you made.. Several of my favorite colors as well. Thank goodness you did not have any plastic shoes or crocks in the choices.. Seen too much at all the Disney parks. Plus I agree, who needs heels at the parks? I know some people feel they can’t be without heals, but let lose and let your feet down…

  3. super cute outfits! I also love that you included the minnie headband at the end. Your blog is fun.

  4. I love all the outfits, especially the Magic Kingdom shoes. They look stylish yet comfy. I also appreciate that you went with looks that are something other than what you’d wear to the gym.

  5. I love the outfit ideas too! I would love to find out the names of the shoes you mention for each park outfit. It’s tough finding something that looks fashionable but won’t kill your feet! Thanks again for posting these awesome outfit ideas. I can’t wait to go shopping now that I am inspired!

  6. Where do you buy these pieces. Planning a disney trip in December and live in Michigan so no more summer items in stores.

  7. I, too, would love to know the names of the items shown – especially the shoes. Thanks!

  8. These are adorable!!!! Heading to Disney in less than two weeks “for the first time in forever” and for the first time with a little one. These look comfy but still cute.

  9. I agree with the above. I’d love to know the brands (and style names) for the items above. I absolutely love the red polka dot shirt!

  10. I found your blog through this pin. Love the outfits, especially the footwear, Please tell us where we can purchase the items. Your blog is great and it is refreshing to read such skilled writing.

  11. The outfits all look super cute and comfortable, but the shoes look like I’d be in a wheel chair by the end of the day! I wear Birkenstocks year round, all day long at home. I can’t even wear them one whole day at the park without limping and causing some serious walking issues. These shoes have no arch support and zero cushion, can you really wear them all day long while walking miles and miles (we clocked in over 20,000 3 of the 6 days and between 12,000-15,000 the other 3) without causing pain?

  12. You have one of the best blogs I’ve read. You have a gift! Thanks, it was very enjoyable.

  13. don’t wear flip flops to the parks, it’s very crowded and people will step on your feet, not to mention you can lose them easily on rides

  14. I love your outfit for the Animal Kingdom. It does seem warmer there. I would not wear denim shorts to Magic Kingdom if you are planning on riding Splash Mountain. They take forever to dry!!!

  15. Ok, this is officially my favorite post of its kind. I love literally every single item on here! I could definitely see myself wearing any (or all) of these outfits to WDW.

  16. None of these shoes will be comfortable after hours walking around for me, it has to be something with support and a trainer or similar that’s made for comfort. Sandals always kill my feet. I do like the outfits and think shorts are definitely the best choice as well as a little bag :)

  17. Oh my goodness, these outfits are AMAZING!!! So stylish yet look so practical and comfortable for a big day of walking around the parks. Thanks for sharing, I’m definitely pinning these for our next Disney trip!

    1. Thanks, Rhiannon. I always see people wearing the most impractical things to Disney. I mean, I get wanting to be stylish but comfort is king in my book. I appreciate the comment!

  18. I love all these outfit suggestions, especially the shoes! My husband and I are going in April and I can’t fathom wearing sandals all over (hello, blisters!) but I also didn’t want to wear my old gym shoes. I love both pairs of sneakers you linked, and will probably end up with one of them (or both!)

    1. Thanks, Jenna Jo! I hope one of them works out for you! One side note worth considering, if you opt for a pair of Born or b.o.c. or another comfort brand, sandals can really be just as comfy as athletic shoes. Either way, I hope you guys have an awesome trip! Do you have plans to visit the Flower and Garden festival?

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