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Old 04-12-2010, 04:36 AM   #46
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Anyone have suggestions on where to find plus-size Disney tees? DH and I are both Pooh sized, and I was disappointed with the limited selection at the Disney store site. DH is a 4x (6'2'' and about 325), and I am a 22/3X womens or 2X unisex (5'6'', 220 pounds, 44G chest). I'd like to find a few before we go down in November.

Also, where is the best spot to find them in the parks?
I've seen some plus size Disney stuff at my local Wal-Mart, but I don't recall if it was just hoodies or if they had t-shirts as well. I've had better luck with that in-store as opposed to online.

As for in the parks.... I honestly have no idea. I had some luck finding them at odd times (then again, I was a CM and would go in at the most random times or poke around in the shops on my way home from work), but the places I remember seeing them the most were at World of Disney at DTD and the big shop whose name I can't remember at MK (it's 4:30am and I'm still awake )

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Old 04-12-2010, 04:51 AM   #47
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I have a crossbody backpack that I wear in the parks. I got it at Shoe Carnival a few years ago, so I don't think the exact style is sold anymore, but I can take a picture of it if anyone wants to see. It's roomy enough to hold what I need, but still comfortable enough that I can wear it all day and not have a problem with it (I have some back issues from my job). Because it's crossbody, I can easily swing it around to my side or my front if I need something out of it. It's also only got one big compartment and one small compartment, so it's easy to open up for security.

As for shoes, I used to wear whatever I had with me, but I was also very used to being in the parks all day (yay MK custodial). When I go down in January, I'm likely to just bring a pair of gym shoes or two and a nice pair of flats for when we go out to dinner at the resorts. I hate Crocs with a passion, and would rather just bring well-broken in gym shoes. Plus, we're going in January and I'm not about to bring flip-flops or sandals when I know how the weather changes. The shoes I wear at work (and will likely bring to Disney) are just Champion running shoes from Target.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:34 AM   #48
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Anyone have suggestions on where to find plus-size Disney tees? DH and I are both Pooh sized, and I was disappointed with the limited selection at the Disney store site. DH is a 4x (6'2'' and about 325), and I am a 22/3X womens or 2X unisex (5'6'', 220 pounds, 44G chest). I'd like to find a few before we go down in November.

Also, where is the best spot to find them in the parks?

I have some Tee's that I had purchased from Disney Store that are the 2X size... I like the fit cause it's more of a girly tee... I also find Womens Disney Couture Tee's all over the place... From Torrid Again and I find them through Google and HotTopic which is also a division of Torrid so I find things more on their website not really in stores...

On our last trip in 08 I was surprised how many Women size shirts I found in the World... Saw basic ones at our Resorts Gift Shop but some of the better ones that I ran into were all at the Contemp. Gift Shop and again Total Shocker!! Found a super cute white Minnie Mouse Sparkely Tee last year... I was basicaly covered in glitter the entire day I wore it though but it was a super comfy shirt! I would love to find another when we arrive... So I'll keep you ladies posted!!!
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:48 PM   #50
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I am looking for a pair of shoes that would be comfortable for walking at WDW for a young man. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:21 PM   #51
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i was at walmart last night and our store has several disney t's right now. I found 2 styles of tink, 2 of mickey, 2 poohs. they ran about 9$ each.
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:49 PM   #52
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I am looking for a pair of shoes that would be comfortable for walking at WDW for a young man. Anyone have any ideas?
New Balance have worked great for me as a woman, but I have talked with many men who wear them who also think they are comfortable. I like the N.B. 600 from J.C. Penney $49.00 not on sale for womens.



A few weeks ago I checked out Disney store online clearance section had several lg size clothes on clearance. Men and womens.
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:30 AM   #53
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Hello all. I come from a Pooh sized family.. (well except for my brother who is skinny as a rail. I don't know how tho) anywho, I like to wear Capri's at the parks. I don't like to off to much lef. I LOVE Just my size tank tops. They are the best! You can usually get them for 5-7.00 at Wal-Mart. I got my bathing suit at Fashion Bug and I like it.. It is a two piece but it is only enought that it covers everything nicely and the bottom are like shorts and the tops is a longer tank type.

I do hope to lose some weight before we go in november but we are getting Deluxe dinning. I sometime feel that this is going to be a bad thing as we eat alot and I don't want people to get "the look" that some people get when watching larger people eat. The "I Cant believe them" look. But there are some great places on the list and I hope it is fun.
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Anyone have suggestions on where to find plus-size Disney tees? DH and I are both Pooh sized, and I was disappointed with the limited selection at the Disney store site. DH is a 4x (6'2'' and about 325), and I am a 22/3X womens or 2X unisex (5'6'', 220 pounds, 44G chest). I'd like to find a few before we go down in November.

Also, where is the best spot to find them in the parks?
The Design Your Own Tee's on zazzle.com come in Plus Sizes. Some of the Women's Cut tees go up to 3X and their value tee which is unisex goes up to 6X. They have a TON of cute designs to choose from. You do have to pay slightly more for some of the plus sizes though.

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My husband wears Teva Terra-Fi's in the park and loves them.

I just bought a bunch of tunic length tees from avenue.com - just waiting for them to be delivered. I hope they fit the bill. I'll report back.
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Men, stop reading now...TMI incoming

Okay, so how about a bra question? Men, shield your eyes, this ain't gonna be pretty.

I'm an underwire kind of gal normally, but the thought of having that rub up against me all day long in the trillion-degree heat just makes me groan. Any pooh-gals want to chime in on over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder choices for Disney? I'm thinking I'd like to go underwire-free or with a sports bra, but then again, I don't want the girls bouncing around, injuring small children, etc. I also wonder if a sports bra would be too hot, given the extra material. Also, I did just find a moisture-wicking bra (!) from Hanes. IIRC, it's a sports bra.

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Wow, I love this thread, too!

One good thing about WDW is all the shady places to sit and rest when we need it. This is not only helpful for us Pooh-sized people, but also for those with physical limitations.

I wanted to share a link to a site that gives tips and info on ride seat sizes, seat types (bench, etc) as well as personal experiences being larger at WDW:

http://allears.net/tp/ridsiz.htm

Regarding bras, any time I know there is a chance I will sweat, I fold up paper towels and place one under each side of my bra band. You wouldn't believe what a difference this makes! Carry extra in your pouch, and replace as needed.

One last thing - Kohl's have sling purses with extra long straps. Most straps are removable and can be snapped onto the purse of your choice.
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Okay, so how about a bra question? Men, shield your eyes, this ain't gonna be pretty.

I'm an underwire kind of gal normally, but the thought of having that rub up against me all day long in the trillion-degree heat just makes me groan. Any pooh-gals want to chime in on over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder choices for Disney? I'm thinking I'd like to go underwire-free or with a sports bra, but then again, I don't want the girls bouncing around, injuring small children, etc. I also wonder if a sports bra would be too hot, given the extra material. Also, I did just find a moisture-wicking bra (!) from Hanes. IIRC, it's a sports bra.

Insight warmly welcomed.

Sorry, I couldn't resist because I can totally relate. I've often said "If I could just strap these suckers up on my shoulders I would not have any back pain."
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I just wanted to report back that I received my purchases from Avenue and Old Navy.

I bought two pairs of cargo capris from Old Navy and they are great! They fit well, nice material..love them!

The Avenue purchase was not so successful. I bought 5 tops and 2 pairs of pajama separates. The pajamas are great. They are boxers with matching t-shirts..very cute. Of the 4 tops, 3 are going back. They are all t-shirts and the material is paper thin. It just doesn't feel like quality merchandise! I am now going to go with Land's End as they are having a 25% off plus free shipping sale until tomorrow night.

I also noticed that Just My Size had some adorable swimsuits on sale!
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Question on the capris - the cargo material is cotton or a cotton blend, yes? Do you think you'll have any issues with chafing?

TMI alert - sorry, might be a bit of TMI coming here.

Over the last couple of months, I've developed some weird skin issue that makes me itch and is making my thighs chafe. I'm a bit afraid wearing a material stiffer than say, a cotton jersey, would be nothing but all-day discomfort. I do like Old Navy clothes, so if these don't have too much of a chafing problem, it sounds like an option I need to check out.

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I just wanted to report back that I received my purchases from Avenue and Old Navy.

I bought to pairs of cargo capris from Old Navy and they are great! They fit well, nice material..love them!

The Avenue purchase was not so successful. I bought 5 tops and 2 pairs of pajama separates. The pajamas are great. They are boxers with matching t-shirts..very cute. The of the 4 tops, 3 are going back. They are all t-shirts and the material is paper thin. It just doesn't feel like quality merchandise! I am now going to go with Land's End as they are having a 25% off plus free shipping sale until tomorrow night.

I also noticed that Just My Size had some adorable swimsuits on sale!
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Question on the capris - the cargo material is cotton or a cotton blend, yes? Do you think you'll have any issues with chafing?
I checked and they are 100% cotton. I had a similar pair that I wore to WDW in 2008 (they were also Old Navy) and I had no issues with chafing. When I have had those kinds of problems in the past it was usually with shorts though, not capris.

I also recommend Body Glide if you have any concerns about that. It works great. I use it on my feet and never have issues with blisters. Just make sure to let it dry for about 10 minutes.

Hope that helps.
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