Disney isn’t going to stop it’s rides or shows for a little rain, yet you’d be surprised at the number of people that leave once the sprinkles start. Take advantage of those shorter lines!
A rain poncho is one of the most necessary items in your Disney bag. Chances are good, you’ll use it at least once, if not every day at Disney.
While you can buy both child sized and adult ponchos at Disney, those would cut a little too much into our Disney Budget, at around $10 each. Like with any rain poncho, it can also be difficult to fold it down as small as when you took it out of the package. While Disney will replace (at no charge) your poncho if it rips, we’ve always been very happy with the alternative we’ve gotten at Target.
Target sells Coleman disposable ponchos, in COLORS for $1.50 each. I usually pick up 3 sets for everyone (including the stroller) and in different colors. Yellow, red, blue or green. You'll find these in their sporting goods aisle.
You can also buy the clear ones at Walmart for $1, but when we get separated from each other for a few seconds, it’s so much easier for me to spot the “red poncho” than to remember what so and so is wearing, and scan the crowd filled with Disney Parks or clear ponchos everyone else is wearing. In all the times we have gone, it’s rare that we have run across other colored ponchos, so that’s one of my favorite tips to share with people.
If you google, you’ll find tons of suggestions on your rain gear, but I really like these because yes they are thin, and only come in one size, but they have NEVER torn on us! For the little man, I tie knots on the side, to raise it. These also shake dry pretty easy, and we can wear a whole day, hang overnight, and roll up pretty small to use again. We usually get 3 days out of a poncho before we get new ones. They are still physically fine, but for some reason start to smell funny after that.
If you are wondering on size, I am 5’6 and the poncho comes around my calves. Mr. Disney Magic is 6’3 and his go about to his knees, so if you are in shorts, you shouldn’t get your clothes wet. Each poncho has a hood, and doesn’t really cling to you, even with all the moisture in the air, though I will say, once the rain stops, and the sun comes out, you start to heat up like you are in a mini greenhouse!
For $1.50 each, (shop around, you might find them less!) you really can’t go wrong with these! Make your trip easier, and cheaper by trying them next time!