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Old 09-15-2013, 08:03 AM   #16
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I have the Disney ponchos from about 6 years ago. One of them is ripped. Can I still exchanged it after all this time?
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:25 AM   #17
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We bought durable ones at Sea World in '97 when we got caught in a flood (they were $5 back then). They are so durable we still use them to this day! They don't "stick" to your skin like the cheap ones do when they get wet. We used them once when we didn't bring the old ones and were absolutely miserable! And wet! Cause the cheap ones didn't keep the rain out!

We do get funny looks at Disney sometimes though because they are bright blue with Shamu on the back which is clearly so not Disney As for weight and size, they fold down to about double the size of a box of matches and weigh about as much, if not less.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:13 AM   #18
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Just an FyI. I am plus size and could barely get the dollar store poncho over my head!!
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:00 AM   #19
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Just an FyI. I am plus size and could barely get the dollar store poncho over my head!!
This is my DH. It is like the Hulk breaking out. He would rather just get wet.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:33 PM   #20
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I would buy them in the park/resort. We bought ours over 10 years ago and I take them every trip and use them every trip. I also think its nice to have The WDW written on them. They are still in great condition.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:47 PM   #21
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I'd buy them at WDW. We've tried bringing the dollar thin ones, and we have also brought the Target ones that are about $5 or $6. Both times we trashed the ones we brought after wearing them a few minutes and bought the WDW ones. The WDW ones just seem to work much better. The dollar store ones were too thin and ripped after a few minutes of wear. The Target ones, water was running through the hood and down the neck on mine, and DD's hood had 2 positions: 1. over her eyes or 2. so far back her whole head was wet. The WDW ones seem to really be designed to keep your head and the top part of you dry. (If it is pouring, your feet and lower legs are still going to get wet no matter what you do.) We keep the WDW ones and use them at home for sporting events etc. We wear them for years. We have several because we never pack them up and take them back to WDW on later trips, so we just buy new ones each time if we need them.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:06 PM   #22
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Just curious, what color are the ponchos they're currently selling at WDW? We've seen yellow ones in the past, but last time we went they were clear.

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Old 09-27-2013, 11:37 PM   #23
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I have the Disney ponchos from about 6 years ago. One of them is ripped. Can I still exchanged it after all this time?
Seriously? ROLFL. Entitled much? Buy a new one, this is not a lifetime purchase.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:30 AM   #24
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Seriously? ROLFL. Entitled much? Buy a new one, this is not a lifetime purchase.
Seriously? They replace ripped ponchos and I seriously doubt they're going to know or care how long ago it was purchased.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:20 PM   #25
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Are the Disney ponchos available for purchase in many places within the parks? Is it a safe bet to wait until we really need them to buy them or will we get soaked running around trying to find a place to purchase them?
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Are the Disney ponchos available for purchase in many places within the parks? Is it a safe bet to wait until we really need them to buy them or will we get soaked running around trying to find a place to purchase them?
They're available everywhere.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:06 PM   #27
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I stocked up on $0.88 ponchos from Wal-Mart too for our 2007 honeymoon (probably bought a total of 12-14) and we are still working on using them all up five trips later! We were at WDW for nine nights in early September. There was only one period of extended rain while we were at the parks when we needed to get from one side of the park to the other for an ADR, so we busted out the ponchos and then threw them away when we got to the restaurant. Other than that, Florida rain often (certainly not always)passes rather quickly so we tend to wait it out somewhere dry or make a dash for it to another spot in the park and just accept that we'll get a little wet.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:14 PM   #28
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Current Disney ponchos are white. You can see through them but they are not clear transparent. They are sold everywhere in the park.

We were there last week. brought our own dollar store ponchos but the Disney ones are so much better looking and more durable. We are just too cheap to buy those.
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We bring our own $.88 from walmart as well and that way you don't have to keep them and ball them up after it rains, you can throw away and get a fresh one if it starts up again.
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We have done both. When we were on our honeymoon last August, my dh and I purchased the ponchos from the park during a storm. Then my mom and daughter got one this past trip. We like them a lot better than the dollar store ones just because they don't stick to you like cling wrap.

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