Disney World and Disneyland are two of my favorite places on earth. I grew up going to Disney World and when Phil and I lived in Los Angeles, we used to go to Disneyland at least a couple of times a year. It’s such a fun way to spend a day or a whole vacation – I don’t think it’ll ever get old to us.
We took a vacation with my family to Disney World a few weeks ago and I got so many questions about what to wear that I’d thought I’d do a full post on it. If you want to read more about where we stayed, find that here. We only spent a couple of days at Disney Parks while my family did a couple extra days with the kids. My favorite parks are Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom so we squeezed in all three in two days with the Park Hopper pass. In all honesty, we could’ve done at least one more day of parks – our trip felt a little too short. Keep scrolling to see what I wore and what we did.
Unfortunately, the week we went it rained every day. Some days were better than others, but on the day we decided to do Animal Kingdom it was pouring rain. We had dinner at our hotel the night before and our server told us that rainy days are the best days to do Disney World since the parks are made to accommodate inclement weather, but rain usually deters people from going. I thought he was a little crazy, but after going there in the rain, I realized he was right. It was much quieter than normal (especially during a peak travel period) and the rain really wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. We wore jackets with hoods – I wore my favorite camo jacket, sneakers and we brought umbrellas from our hotel – although the ponchos seemed to work pretty well too.
While I bought a few new pairs of sandals for our trip, since it was raining I ended up wearing my Converse Chuck Taylors (which are 40% off right now!) every day instead. They stayed surprisingly dry and they were comfortable too. The high top version is much more comfortable to me than the low tops. I also brought my new favorite Nike sneakers (which are 40% off right now!) on the trip, but I decided to stick with black outfits so I wore my Converse instead. Phil opted for his Nike Flyknit’s (also on sale!) which I have too. I thought they would get super dirty, but they stayed clean!
I try not to snack too much at the parks because I love to go on the rides and I don’t want to get sick. Here’s what I ate most days: coffee and a croissant or acai bowl at the hotel for breakfast, half a burger and fries at the parks for lunch (Phil and I split), popcorn and a frozen drink at the parks mid-afternoon, a healthier option like salmon or a salad at the parks for dinner and a churro, funnel cake or ice cream at the parks at night. This drink at Animal Kingdom is my new favorite park snack.
Outfit Details: Alpha Industries Camo Jacket // Levi’s Denim Shorts (runs TTS, just $35 right now) // Gucci Belt (also here, wearing a size 70, read my ‘Gucci Belt Buying Guide’ HERE) // Converse Chuck Taylor Sneakers // Celine Sunglasses (budget version here) // Free People Black Bodysuit
We saved Magic Kingdom for Monday – which is supposed to be the quietest day. Although since it rained for most of the weekend, I think a lot of people held out for Monday. It was actually busier than expected, but still not as busy as a typical weekend. I wore my Converse again because it was supposed to rain (it only did for about 20 minutes though). I like to stick with outfits that are comfortable and ride-friendly (no dresses!) so I wore denim cut-offs and a logo tee. I also wore a backpack because it’s much easier to carry and I didn’t want to risk one of my designer bags getting ruined by the rain. My backpack is sold out, but this one is super similar.
I’m not sure I can go to Disney World and not buy Minnie Mouse ears. They’re silly, but fun.
Here are more Disney Park outfit ideas that are great for Disney World or any outdoor summer event.