Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney World Tips
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 04-27-2010, 02:19 PM   #76
PrincessKsMom

OMG you should see me when I'm driving
I'm pretty sure the minute I open my mouth no one would have to ask the question
 
PrincessKsMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 12,197

Quote:
Originally Posted by Welovedisney! View Post
I must say I found this thread so helpful. Thanks to everyone for the great tips. I am a 22/24 and have been for years. Here are some things I have tried:

Shoes- Last year we went in May and i wore my Birkenstocks (which i have faithfully worn for years, everywhere we go). My feet hurt so bad after one day, so I switched to my Nike flip flops. They were a life saver and no more sore feet. That would have never been my first choice of shoes but I already have them packed for our trip in May. I would love to try TEVA's but I am afraid to spend the money on something I may not like since I have to order online.

Swimming Suit- As for a swimming suit, I love Avenue. I am not a big fan of skirted suits, but I had no choice since I don't like the unskirted ones any longer.

Bag for the park- My bag of choice last year was a Vera Hipster. It was great. This year I am taking a Vera Mini Hipster. I carried it last weekend to an Amusement Park and loved it. It was very light and very comfortable.

Just a note about Avenue swimsuits. Avenue is where I buy most of my clothes and I love them. However, last year I bought two swimsuits from them. Would have loved them except the cup area of the swimsuit seemed to have been stitched with a fishing wire. It was a hard plastic kind of stitching that hurt like crazy when I wore it. After about 10 minutes of having the top on, I had to change. So just a word to the wise, check the stitching in the suits you choose. FWIW, I bought a swimsuit from Avenue this year and it was different stitching.
__________________
7/79 - Off site; 7/80 - Off site; 11/98 - Off site; 1/05 - CBR; 2/06 - ASMovies; 8/08 - ASMovies; 8/09 - CBR; 4/10 - CBR

Stolen from SCHBR'sMom, who stole it from Wickey, who stole it from Kimmar.
LETS ALL DO THE BROONY \ 0 / TagGate 2011
PrincessKsMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2010, 04:34 PM   #77
xxliz28xx
Jersey girl by birth, Floridian by heart
 
xxliz28xx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 441

I noticed that too! Luckily, the boning didn't bother me until about a year after I bought it and it started coming out because of a small hole. I took it out but it doesn't have much support anymore so I had to buy a new one!
__________________
~*Liz*~
Costuming Hostess College Program Alumni / Aug 06 - May 07
Disney bride - 11/10/11 - WP & GF -


Walt Disney World Food Photos
Walt Disney World Food Photos Part 2
Walt Disney World Food Photos Part 3
xxliz28xx is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-27-2010, 07:51 PM   #78
DisneyFirefly
I wind up insanely itchy and liable to break skin
I'm definitely a walking information desk when it comes to MK
 
DisneyFirefly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 14,666

I bought my swimsuit last year at AJ Wright. It was one of those moments where you just happen to look in the right place at the right time and find something you like that fits you It's got this little strip of cloth that goes around my waist, but doesn't really look like a swimdress.
__________________

Our 10/16 Disney Wedding PJ | Follow The Bouncing Ears 10/10 TR | PTR | 10/10 Pop 2008-09 CM 11/06 Offsite 2004-05 CP/First Visit
Me DF
DisneyFirefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 11:10 AM   #79
burberryplaid
Addicted to SOARIN's Orange Scent
Has an affinity for cupcakes
There's nothing like leaving all your cares behind you and getting to be 6 years old all over again!
 
burberryplaid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Red Sox Nation
Posts: 2,934

Quote:
Originally Posted by Welovedisney! View Post
I would love to try TEVA's but I am afraid to spend the money on something I may not like since I have to order online.
If you are afraid to dole out too much money, I would check Sierra Trading Post. They often have Teva Mush, Terra-Fi, and others discounted and they usually have coupon codes.

I also wanted to report back on my recent Land's End purchase. I bought 2 polo shirts and a tunic t-shirt. I LOVE them!! the polos are cut for a woman, but not tight at all and they are plenty long. The tunic t-shirt is awesome! The sleeves are right to the elbow and they are very long! My lower belly is the part I hate most and this covers it nicely!
__________________
burberryplaid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 02:49 PM   #80
janiebubble
DIS Veteran
 
janiebubble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Merseyside, UK
Posts: 806

I'm from the UK so my clothing sources won't help you much ... but I survive the parks in cropped combats, my adidas superstar sneakers, and t shirts.

As far as a bag is concerned I swear by Kipling ... I'm not sure how easy they are to get in the USA but I noticed on my trip at Easter that the Prime Outlet Mall on International Drive has a store so you can get them!

In response to the poster who asked where can you get plus size at Disney - both the Disney Outlet at Premium Outlets and Prime Outlets has a designated plus size rail - I didn't see anything I liked this trip but have picked up both resort and park t shirts there. I did get my Dad a Beach Club polo this trip in a 3XL, and the bonus is it was a fraction of the price (oh I bought a hooded sweatshirt from the unisex stuff!)
__________________
Disneyland :2003 2004 2005
Walt Disney World:1990, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Disneyland Paris:1996(won a holiday!), 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005(x2), 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 (x3) 2013 2014 (x2)
Disney Cruise Line: 2011 - Magic 7 Day Med 2014 Magic 4 day Med

[url=http://distickers.com/ticker/]
janiebubble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2010, 10:04 PM   #81
RetroMom
Mouseketeer
 
RetroMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Decatur, GA
Posts: 193

I'm totally with Amy on this one...I love and swear by Monistat's chafing relief powder-gel. Every pooh sized woman that I have told about it loves it too! And of course, I learned about it on the Disboards when I was planning a trip to WDW!

We went to Universal one summer and even though I had a great time, the chafing on my inner thighs got so bad that I was crying at night and by the last day I was walking like I had rode a horse for a week straight. So two years later, with me roughly the same weight, we went to Disney. Total and complete difference with the chafing gel! I put it on under the girls and on my inner thighs. I threw it in my pack and if I needed to I would put on more during the day, but it's really long lasting. I love it!
__________________
Me DS25 DS22 DS16 DS11

Off site as a kid in the 70's/80's/ Honeymoon ♥ Off site 1986/Off site 1987/Caribbean Beach Resort 1991/All Star Movies 2003/All Star Sports 2008
RetroMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2010, 03:25 PM   #82
Pooh-sized
Earning My Ears
 
Pooh-sized's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: The hundred acre wood
Posts: 15

I am a generous pooh-sized 24 and after a recent cruise which gave me some insight as to what I needed on vacation, I have planned as follows:

Shoes - I ordered Mary-Jane style Crocs online from their website - for me, nothing feels as good as a Croc shoe, no matter how unattractive they may be sometimes! I also ordered my son a new pair that he will wear everyday (not only at Disney but for the whole summer! He loves them!)

Clothes - I went to Ross, Old Navy, Target, Wal-Mart, and Cato and bought shirts and capris. I don't wear shorts so I stick to capris and comfort is my goal! Cotton blends in light color stretchy fabric.

Chafing/Sweating - I bought Monistat Chafe Relief (or whatever it is called!) and Band-aid Friction Block since I could not find body-glide anywhere around me. I also am bringing a bottle of baby powder and some pantie liners for moisture control! (Let's face it, it's a reality when walking in hundred degree with 100 pounds extra attached to you!)

Bag - I am bringing a regular backpack and a side slung backpack - not sure which one I'll carry since I will have 2 kids to carry them also. I will also have a camera case around my neck, I found in the Bahamas this was the easiest and best "purse" to carry as it held my money, camera, room key, etc. If I didn't need the water bottles, chapstick, sunblock, fan misters, chafe block, etc. I would not carry the backpack!!

I am still concerned with getting on rides and walking sooooo much! Obviously at 100 lbs overweight my idea of walking is to the mailbox and back! I think I will be renting an ECV for Epcot because I seriously will NOT be able to enjoy myself walking that far, plus I would ruin it for my kids when I want to go back to the room after 2 hours! So at Epcot (at least) I will be rolling around in a scooter!
__________________


Me - Too many Disney trips to count for me as I used to live in Fla and had season passes...but it's been a loooong time since then!
DD20 -
DS8 -

2010 - Pop Century
Pooh-sized is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2010, 01:39 PM   #83
GypsyPearl
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 17

I'm coming in a little late to this thread, but wanted to add my 2 cents.

For bathing suits, my favorite site is Junonia.com. I'm very Pooh-sized, size 32/34 and carry my weight in my hips/thighs. I have found bathing suits on Junonia, both one piece and two piece, that come almost to my knees, and look really great. I love them since they cover the evil upper thigh area. They aren't cheap, but superior quality. They also have lots of other active clothing for plus size women as well. Great site.
GypsyPearl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 05:51 AM   #84
thumper*
Disney Dreamer
 
thumper*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 465

Just My Size is having a 25% off sale on their swimsuites. www.jms.com
__________________
Disney Dreaming 5 nt's. AKL Arusha Savannah View Sept 14' for our 23'rd anniv with the appetizer of 2 nt's at POR prior

Sept 2010 AKL Trip Report http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2562391
Epcot 1991 for honeymoon.....off site
M.K. & Epcot 1985 1'st visit....off site
My Ebay store for Disney stuff..................magsco5 Harley...Smoke...Churchill R.I.P...Winston R.I.P.
thumper* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 09:47 PM   #85
Mom&RN
Mouseketeer
 
Mom&RN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 450

Love this thread

As a pooh sized girl, size 24 and 5'9", I was so excited to see this thread. I don't have much trouble with shorts riding up - I carry most of my weight around my middle, guess I'm an apple and not a pear?? Any pair of shorts will do for me and I love my crocs. I have been suprised to find that I am more comfortable in them barefoot in the parks than with socks on. This also helps for rainstorms or wet rides. I always wear ponchos on wet rides because I can't STAND to have wet shorts and undies. I have a great fanny pack that I got at Walmart. My local Walmart still stocks them and they are cheap - look for the fanny pack with the clip on waistband extender. I wear it over my tummy and with shift it around to my side or back depending on what ride I am on. Does anyone do the parks in a sundress? I find in my non Disney life that I am sometimes cooler in a sundress than in shorts and a T. I am a little concerned about chafing and just wonder if I would feel comfortable climbing off and on rides etc. in a dress.
__________________
me DM 47, DS 18, Dad's not Disney

2003 - Offsite, 2006 - Offsite, 2007 - Pop, 2009 - AKL, 2010 - CBR, 2011 - Pop, Jan 2013 - BC (WITH Non-DH!!), Sep 2013 - CBR (girls trip!), Feb 2014 - BW (conference), May 2014 - WL (club level!)
Mom&RN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 04:19 PM   #86
chaoscent


Mouseketeer
 
chaoscent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: North Wales, PA USA
Posts: 5,795
DISboards Moderator

I have been looking for a new fanny pack. Thanks for the tip about Wal Mart. Penny
__________________
Autograph Cards & Covers, Tshirts & Background Clip art are here http://s226.photobucket.com/albums/d...1Cent/?start=0 Our DISigns are free as we donate our time and talent to make them. If you like what we have made please consider a donation to Give Kids the World. To donate, please click the Power of 10 image in my signature.
chaoscent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 12:40 AM   #87
LisaCat
Counting too many days till my next trip to Disney!
 
LisaCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 2,026

Quote:
Originally Posted by dshouse4 View Post
Hi everyone! Disney is a wonderful place for pooh sized folks. I am 18/20, my daughter was size 28 when we went in 2008. She wore her Rainbow flip flops (but she practically lives in those during the summer) I wore New Balance walking shoes. I carried an over body bag from Rosetti. My DD carried a Nike backpack, the kind with strings & very lightweight material....she was very comfortable with it.

She had to turn sideways to fit through the turnstiles at MK (we had read about those). The only ride problem we had was on Kali River Rapids. There are 2 seats together and the strap fits across both people. We tried to sit beside each other and the belt would not buckle...sadly the CM was yelling at us to buckle and we could not....needless to say it was not pleasant. So, if you want to ride it, then make sure you tell the person at the stand that you will need a seat just for you or just add one to the total in your party. It would also probably work if you had a small child to ride with. No problems at all on any other rides!
Thanks for this tip! My husband has been more than reluctant to spend the $ for a Disney vacation because he is afraid he will not be able to go on any of the rides with me and would be Grumpy (to say the least) to spend a week waiting in lines with me and then not being able to ride stuff. He has a 56-58" waist/chest. He flies Southwest with a seatbelt extension, but can sit in one seat. He sticks out more than he is wide. I have FINALLY talked him into going (this will be his first trip to WDW, we've done DL here in CA a couple times) and am looking for all the "Pooh-sized" tips I can to help make him more comfortable about giving in. LOL
__________________


LisaCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 05:38 AM   #88
Nicole&Becker
Mouseketeer
 
Nicole&Becker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 101

Quote:
Originally Posted by LisaCat View Post
Thanks for this tip! My husband has been more than reluctant to spend the $ for a Disney vacation because he is afraid he will not be able to go on any of the rides with me and would be Grumpy (to say the least) to spend a week waiting in lines with me and then not being able to ride stuff. He has a 56-58" waist/chest. He flies Southwest with a seatbelt extension, but can sit in one seat. He sticks out more than he is wide. I have FINALLY talked him into going (this will be his first trip to WDW, we've done DL here in CA a couple times) and am looking for all the "Pooh-sized" tips I can to help make him more comfortable about giving in. LOL
Well I have been to WDW being several sizes in the last several years. The first time I went, I was about a size 16. I was able to ride everything I wanted to while we were there. I had no problems at all. The second time we went I was around a size 24-26 womens. I had a harder time with the roller coaster type rides that time. There was actually a couple rides I was turned away from because I could not fit in them. I also had a very hard time with the turn stiles that trip. I got stuck in a couple and had to work very hard to get out of it. It was quite embarrassing for me.

This February though, I did get to go with my husband to Disneyland and had lost quite a bit of weight and was down to about a 22 from a 30 at that point. I was able to fit on all the rides without any issue, and did not get stuck in any turn stiles at all. So I feel that this trip will be much better.

WDW has done some remodels recently from what I have heard and it has been almost three years since we have been there. I was told that if you feel concerned about the turn stiles you can go through any disabled entrance. You can easily go on all the rides that pregnant women and small children can go on. Some of the thrill rides might be a little harder depending on the type of restraint the ride has. The over head restraints will likely be a little harder if he is more top heavy. You can always check out what rides have what kind of restraints around online. I think AllEars.net has a list of them all.

Other than that...Just make sure to wear comfortable shoes and stay hydrated!

Hugs!
__________________

Nicole, Joel, and Becker (Service Dog) Plus the Kiddos
Kids ages: 6 & 4


Disney Vacations:
February 2004- Stayed off site (Honeymoon)
August 2008- All-Stars Movies, Deluxe Dining
May 31st to June 14th- Fort Wilderness Cabins, Plus Dining Plan (Upcoming Trip)
Nicole&Becker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2010, 08:16 AM   #89
-Hope-
DIS Veteran
 
-Hope-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,764

Quote:
Originally Posted by LisaCat View Post
Thanks for this tip! My husband has been more than reluctant to spend the $ for a Disney vacation because he is afraid he will not be able to go on any of the rides with me and would be Grumpy (to say the least) to spend a week waiting in lines with me and then not being able to ride stuff. He has a 56-58" waist/chest. He flies Southwest with a seatbelt extension, but can sit in one seat. He sticks out more than he is wide. I have FINALLY talked him into going (this will be his first trip to WDW, we've done DL here in CA a couple times) and am looking for all the "Pooh-sized" tips I can to help make him more comfortable about giving in. LOL
This information from allears helped ease a lot of my anxiety. Share it with your dh and see if it helps. I especially like the trip reports from the pooh sized travelers.
-Hope- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 06:12 AM   #90
Figmificent
Mouseketeer
 
Figmificent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 322

Quote:
Originally Posted by LisaCat View Post
Thanks for this tip! My husband has been more than reluctant to spend the $ for a Disney vacation because he is afraid he will not be able to go on any of the rides with me and would be Grumpy (to say the least) to spend a week waiting in lines with me and then not being able to ride stuff. He has a 56-58" waist/chest. He flies Southwest with a seatbelt extension, but can sit in one seat. He sticks out more than he is wide. I have FINALLY talked him into going (this will be his first trip to WDW, we've done DL here in CA a couple times) and am looking for all the "Pooh-sized" tips I can to help make him more comfortable about giving in. LOL
LisaCat, my DH is Pooh size and as you can see, we have quite a few WDW trips under our belt. He doesn't need a seatbelt extender (he carries it in the middle, but his hips are still skinny LOL!) but he can't fit on basically anything at regular amusement parks. 2 things I can tell you... the turnstile at HM is TIGHT, you may want to tell the greeter at the front of the que that you want to use the handicap entrance (as my DH JUST fits turning sideways) and that Space Mountain is rough, but that is mostly because of his height. Any specific questions please let me know and I'll annoy him till he answers me We go in August for a short trip, I'll try to do some posts on the Pooh sized perspective upon our return. Oh, and a lot of places have cars you can test out prior to boarding. 2 things you may find helpful... Passporter's Open Mouse (a book) and WDW at Large http://allears.net/tp/ridsiz.htm
__________________
Me DH DS
CR-1988 CR-1998 Off site-2001 POFQ-5/07 (first couples trip) CR-8/07 POFQ-9/07 WL-1/08 POFQ-3/08 POFQ-9/08 POFQ-1/09 POFQ-6/09 POFQ-11/09 CR-8/10 POFQ-2/12 (our scariest visit ever) POFQ 2/13 (DS first trip!) POFQ 9/13
Figmificent is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pooh-Sized and IOA LurkerLisa Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure Forums 8 07-16-2014 04:13 PM
Pooh sized husband/Tinkerbell sized wife anadyr21 Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies 6 05-19-2009 03:49 PM
Pooh sized mom at Sci Fi momjkm Disney Restaurants 3 05-10-2009 05:11 PM
Pooh sized folks beware of Pooh ride DL Lou-Ann disABILITIES! 12 08-10-2008 04:40 PM
Pooh Sized? Rafiki Rafiki Rafiki Community Board 2 04-24-2005 01:28 PM

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: