Ponchos Are a Great Way to Stay Dry at Walt Disney World

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It’s always important to plan for soggy and wet weather when packing for a trip to Walt Disney World. The Florida climate regularly (if not daily) spins up storms and showers that will sweep through the theme parks, leaving guests scrambling for cover. Being prepared will keep you dry and may even allow you to capitalize on the rainy conditions.

So, what’s the best way to stay dry at Walt Disney World? You may be familiar with the never-ending debate between ponchos and umbrellas. We personally side with the poncho as out-of-town visitors, and we’ll explain our reasoning below.

But first, we picked some of our favorite Disney Ponchos that we found on Amazon.

Disney Adult Mickey Minnie Sitting Family Rain Poncho Raincoat Keep Dry Clear
  • Measures 52 inches across and 40 inches tall
  • Head opening expands to 13 inches wide with attached hood
Disney Rain Poncho Hoodie (Mickey Pluto, Youth)
  • Rain Poncho with Mickey Mouse and Pluto print - officially licensed
  • Attached hood and Two snap buttons on each side for easier access

Ponchos are probably the least fashionable thing you could ever wear, but they’re the most useful to keep you dry in a pop-up Florida storm. We pack a couple ponchos in a large Ziploc bag and keep them stowed away in a book bag that we always bring to the parks.

When a shower inevitably opens up, we pull them out and continue on with our day. The ponchos are large enough to wear over the book bag and any outfit, ensuring everything stays totally dry. That’s important since we usually bring a camera, jackets / sweatshirts, snacks and other items that need to stay dry with us into the parks. Wind, which is a major issue with an umbrella, is never a problem.

Once the storm passes and things dry up, we roll our ponchos inside-out (this keeps the water contained and the inside of the poncho dry) and place them back in our Ziploc bag. Everything stays dry in case the sky decides to open up again.

Being ready for the weather can lead to some extremely memorable Walt Disney World experiences. Crowds vanish in a hurry as soon as the first drops start falling. This leads to reduced waits (if there’s any wait) for the indoor attractions that can stay open during inclement weather. There’s something special about walking around a deserted Magic Kingdom on a rainy day.

Just remember to plan for the rain in advance. Gift shops around Walt Disney World sell ponchos and some rain gear, but you’ll pay a premium if you wait until you’re in the parks.

A rainy day at Disney is still a great day!

Here’s the current Disney poncho best seller list:

Bestseller No. 1
Disney Rain Poncho Hoodie (Mickey Pluto, Youth)
  • Rain Poncho with Mickey Mouse and Pluto print - officially licensed
  • Attached hood and Two snap buttons on each side for easier access
Bestseller No. 2
Disney Classic Mickey and Minnie Rain Poncho 2 pack set, Clear Adult
  • 100% Vinyl
  • 2 Pack Mickey and Minnie Classic Poncho, Adult
SaleBestseller No. 3
HOOMBOOM Unisex Rain Ponchos 2 Packs for Adults with Drawstring Hood Waterproof - Emergency Rain Coat for Theme Park, Hiking, Camping or...
  • ☔ 【HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS】 - Compare to other PE rain jacket, our travel raincoats are made of new eco-friendly EVA., which is non-toxic, no smell, durable, tear-proof, harmless, extremely...
  • ☔ 【DURABLE & PROTABLE】 - Our outwear rain coats is not only quick-drying but also can be recycled for long periods of time.The raincoat is durable, tear resistant and lightweight. Meanwhile...
David has been writing about Disney since 2018. He founded Notes from Neverland as an outlet to talk about all things Disney, including Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line. Join us for news, reviews and more!

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