Living in Orlando means going to the theme parks every now and then. I am obsessed with Disney World and Universal Studios, and make it a mission to go at least twice a year. I recently went to Magic Kingdom and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share some tips for being stylish while keeping cool at the parks!
1. Wear something fuss-free and breezy.
For me, it’s a romper. It’s just one piece that is easy to throw on, and allows me to walk around all day without getting terribly hot. It also rains in Florida almost daily, so it’s important to wear something that will dry quickly. And if you’re a Splash Mountain lover, you’ll definitely thank me for that tip. Other alternatives are dresses, linen pants/shorts, and cotton tanks. Try and choose fabrics that are breathable and wick away sweat because you will definitely be sweating!
2. Grab a cute pair of Minnie ears.
They’re everywhere. You can stop in any of the shops at the parks, order them off Easy, or even make your own! Part of the fun of going to Disney for me is coordinating my outfits with my Minnie ears…I may or may not have a collection of them at home. There are so many cool Easy shops dedicated to Minnie ears – I love seeing everyone’s creativity and personality.
3. Pair your comfy clothes and your Minnie ears with fashionable yet functional sneakers.
My sneakers are the ‘Milo’ sneaker from UGG and they’re so comfortable. Plus they go with everything! You will be doing a lot more walking than you probably realize, so I highly recommend saving your feet on theme park days. Some really cute, versatile options are Vans and Converse sneakers. Your feet will thank you!
4. Your best accessory is your smile.
Okay, this is really cheesy, because most people do smile at the Most Magical Place on Earth. However… I just wanted to point out the fact that the cast members at WDW work so hard to put smiles on people’s faces! A little smile goes a long way when you encounter someone who is on the eighth hour of work trying to make sure you’re having the best time. Normally, I hate it when people tell me to smile, but from a former cast member – that kindness goes a long way.
5. Scope out the best photo spots when you first get to the park.
It’s a lot easier to get great photos right when you get to the park. You can get them out of the way, and the lighting is better. Not to mention there’s less of a chance of having tons of people in your picture! Some of the really great photo spots at Magic Kingdom are the side angles of Cinderella’s Castle, the infamous Purple Wall in Tomorrowland, and on cute little rides like the carousel and spinning teacups. I personally like to have an idea of where I’m taking my pictures before I even get to the park, taking them right when I get there, and being able to play for the rest of the day.