What To Wear To Disneyland

Have you recently booked a trip to the most magical place in the world? If so, congratulations! Whether you’ve been before, or this is your first time, it is bound to be an amazing experience that you will never forget.

What To Wear To Disneyland

You may already be thinking about what outfits you’ll need to pack. Well, take a seat, and take a scroll of this article to find some ideas that’ll help you out in the long run.

In this article, we will help you find out what you should wear to Disneyland.

What Not To Wear To Disneyland

Before we jump straight into what outfits you should be picking out for your big, magical trip to the land of Disney, let’s take a quick look at what you shouldn’t wear.

While you may be tempted to do everything in your power to look your best – especially if it is your first time visiting – there are a few things you should know beforehand. 

The number one tip that you should keep in mind is that you should, no matter what, dress comfortably. This, first and foremost, means wearing a comfy pair of shoes that have already been worn in. Take your favorite sneakers that you know won’t cause you any trouble.

Trust us, if there’s one thing you want to avoid while running from park to park, it’s blisters.

Anyone who has visited Disneyland in the past will know that you will spend the majority of your trip on your feet, whether you’re walking around or standing in line. A comfy pair of shoes is the minimum requirement. In fact, you should probably take 2 or 3 pairs to be safe.

Additionally, you will want to avoid dressing up. While there is no official dress code for the Disneyland parks, you would feel way more comfortable wearing something that is loose and cozy to wear, especially during the colder months. Don’t forget to pack extra layers!

All in all, avoid wearing anything that will cause you discomfort throughout the day. A day at Disneyland may go quickly if you’re having fun, but you will not be enjoying yourself if you are not comfortable. 

Think ahead, and don’t ruin your trip before it has started!

The Ultimate Packing List For Disneyland

Now that we have ruled out a couple of clothing items, it’s time to take a look at the essentials. These are the things that you should definitely wear to the park.

We have already mentioned some of the basics, including:

  • A pair of comfy sneakers.
  • Additional layers for the colder weather.
  • Comfortable clothes to keep you feeling good throughout the day. However, this doesn’t mean that you don’t have to look good – choose a comfy and stylish outfit!

Alongside these items, you should also think about packing the following essentials:

  • A large hat. This will be particularly helpful on those really sunny days; if you’re prone to burning in the sun, your face will thank you for the shade. Also, you should take some sunscreen for the same reason.
  • Sunglasses. Adding on from the previous point, you will want some sunglasses so that you can see clearly in the sun. You don’t want to be squinting in all your photographs, right?
  • Swim wear. If you want to visit a water park, you’re going to be bitterly disappointed if you’ve forgotten to pack your swimsuit. Pack some trunks, a bikini, or whatever you prefer to wear while swimming. To make things easier, consider wearing them underneath your normal clothes, so you can quickly get changed.
  • Disney accessories. Now, this one is self-explanatory. You’re going to be at Disneyland, so you should be repping the merch! Whether you go for some Mickey Mouse ears, or a Disney-themed t-shirt, let the world know where you are when you snap some pictures for your Instagram account.

Disney Bounding: A Magical Trend

What To Wear To Disneyland

If you’re an avid Disney fan, and a regular Disneyland visitor, you likely already know all about Disney bounding. If not, strap in; we’re about to tell you all you need to know.

While there are technically no rules against dressing up as your favorite character, there are certain, specified rules that need to be followed.

So, to avoid confusion with the cast members at Disneyland, Disney bounding can be an easier (and even more fun) way to pay homage to your favorite characters!

Back in 2011, Leslie Kay coined the term ‘Disney bounding’, although it was a trend that had already been practiced for years. Disney bounding is, essentially, dressing like a specific Disney character, but in ‘every day’ clothes.

For example, say you wanted to Disney bound as Ariel, a.k.a. the little mermaid herself. You could achieve this by wearing a purple crop top and a teal/green skirt. If you wanted to go as Tigger, find some orange and black striped clothing.

This is such a fun and creative way to dress up as your favorite character without having to buy the costume. The more obscure the character, the more creative you’ll have to get recreating their looks! 

The key component to take into consideration is usually the colors, so take a look at your favorite characters and the colors they wear/are. For examples, Winnie the Pooh is yellow and red, and Sulley from Monsters’ Inc is blue and purple.

Final Thoughts 

Whether you decide to dress up comfy, dress up fancy, or dress up as your favorite character (Disney bound or otherwise), it is so important to look good during your trip. You’ll obviously be taking lots of pictures, and you want to look your best in all of them!

The key is to look colorful, and feel comfortable. As long as you keep that in mind, you’ll look great all throughout your trip.

We hope you found this article helpful.

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