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Old 06-01-2010, 09:28 PM   #106
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Try using a neck cooler, and WEAR A REAL HAT! The neck cooler is a bit of fabric sewn together such that it contains gel crystals. You soak these in water and then wear it around your neck like a loose bandana. It's easy to rehydrate it during the day in the bathroom or at a water fountain.

Both are available at Tilley.com. There was a time when you could purchase a proper Tilley hat at the Canada Trading Post in Epcot, but those days are long gone.
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:05 PM   #107
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I'll have to check the overland bags!!

Love my body glide!

Now I wear crocs but not everyday. Not enough support for daily use. I wear my teva dozers and keen Newport h2s!! Then rotate
They make a croc that has some support. I am a nurse in the OR and have feet issues. They are comfortable, slide on easy and have grippers on the bottom so they dont slide on wet surfaces. They are bright orange and are some chefs line of crocs- mario Battali I think (they are too gross now for me to read the print).
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:15 PM   #108
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I took a large stuffed Minnie Mouse. Cut a slit down middle. Took some stuffing out . Sewed 3 sides of a t-shirt together. Bast sticthed it inside for a pocket.Added velcro to close. Sewed on Long straps. I had my own large Disney bag that fit. ME. Got so many comments on it. Everyone wanted to know where I got it. Had to make another though for my DD to use as a pajama bag. Hmmm....Maybe I should make more and pay for park tickets for next trip. I'd probably get in trouble for that though. Oh well just a thought.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:49 PM   #109
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This is a great thread!

I am a size 22. My park bag is an Overland Donner. It has a very long adjustable strap so I can sling it across my body. I don't even have to take it off on most rides.

For shoes, I wear Teva Terra-Fi's. I am not a flip flop wearer and sneakers make my feet too hot. I also need something supportive because I have flat feet and these
work!

I am a Body Glide user as well. I use it on feet and thighs.

I buy most of my shorts and capris at Old Navy. They only sell plus sizes online but I've never had an issue. I've also bought at Land's End.

As for swimsuits, I bought my current suit at www.alwaysforme.com They have a great selection and great service.
Couldn't agree more with the alwaysforme.com tip. I'm a size 16/18, and I've bought my swimsuits from them for the past 3 summers. I'm actually waiting on my swimsuit for this summer to come in the mail. My advice is to buy a good swimsuit with good support. What I love about the alwaysforme swimsuits is that suck you in in all the right places. Now who can complain about that.
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Try using a neck cooler, and WEAR A REAL HAT! The neck cooler is a bit of fabric sewn together such that it contains gel crystals. You soak these in water and then wear it around your neck like a loose bandana. It's easy to rehydrate it during the day in the bathroom or at a water fountain.

Both are available at Tilley.com. There was a time when you could purchase a proper Tilley hat at the Canada Trading Post in Epcot, but those days are long gone.
I looked at the neck cooler at Tilley thought it was a little too expensive for my budget so I started to think there has to be something like it out there look what I found here !! May have to put this on the Budget Board too

http://www.industrialsafetygear.com/...FcRM5QodfEs7jg
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I read through the first page of this thread and I'm so excited. I will go back and read more but I would love to know of any struggles pooh-sized folks have fitting on rides?

I'm a size 20 and will be visiting soon with young kids, so I'll be accompanying them on rides/attractions. Thanks! So Much!
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I read through the first page of this thread and I'm so excited. I will go back and read more but I would love to know of any struggles pooh-sized folks have fitting on rides?

I'm a size 20 and will be visiting soon with young kids, so I'll be accompanying them on rides/attractions. Thanks! So Much!
I just read the whole thread today for the first time & picked up alot of good info in re-to your question please let me reassure you I have been going to WDW since the late 1970's my weight has been all over the place a size 20 will have no problems on anything WDW is extremely pooh size friendly...and as a side note if you ever wanted to do Discovery Cove their wetsuits go up to all sizes, they are smart too

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I read through the first page of this thread and I'm so excited. I will go back and read more but I would love to know of any struggles pooh-sized folks have fitting on rides?

I'm a size 20 and will be visiting soon with young kids, so I'll be accompanying them on rides/attractions. Thanks! So Much!
At Disney I have no problems getting on anything!! Im a 20/22 2x girl and have no difficulty getting onto/off of anything! I ride with little kids and big kids too!! My DH is a 4x and he also does well at Disney. I cant think of anything at all that he doesnt ride except the make your own rollercoaster thing at Disney Quest - his shoulders were too broad for that. Enjoy yourself and dont worry!!!!
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Thank you all! This is a fabulous thread. I'm thinking there might be a need to have a dedicated spot for this topic among the boards. Just reading the responses has eased a tremendous amount of anxiety for me regarding my upcoming trip. Let's see, I've ordered light fabric T-shirts (light colored), along with bra liners and am contemplating the cooling neck wrap.

About the cooling bandana/neck wrap things, I read a review on REI's website that indicated they were best for dry/hot climates. Someone mentioned they're useless in high humidity, "felt like a wet hot sausage around my neck" was something mentioned on the reviews. If' you've worn this cooling wrap in FL, what did you think?

Thanks again!
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Thank you all! This is a fabulous thread. I'm thinking there might be a need to have a dedicated spot for this topic among the boards. Just reading the responses has eased a tremendous amount of anxiety for me regarding my upcoming trip. Let's see, I've ordered light fabric T-shirts (light colored), along with bra liners and am contemplating the cooling neck wrap.

About the cooling bandana/neck wrap things, I read a review on REI's website that indicated they were best for dry/hot climates. Someone mentioned they're useless in high humidity, "felt like a wet hot sausage around my neck" was something mentioned on the reviews. If' you've worn this cooling wrap in FL, what did you think?

Thanks again!
Funny timing I just came in the house after talking to some gas company/construction workers and noticed a few are wearing those bandanas
(yes right here in FL) they highly recommend them. So I will definitely be buying them..and with the link I put up a few posts ago I will be getting some for my dogs too..since it says the crystals are non-toxic
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About the cooling bandana/neck wrap things, I read a review on REI's website that indicated they were best for dry/hot climates. Someone mentioned they're useless in high humidity, "felt like a wet hot sausage around my neck" was something mentioned on the reviews. If' you've worn this cooling wrap in FL, what did you think?


I have used these in the past and they do help - up to a point. When you first put it on it feels oh so cool, but after a while it does feel kind of like a wet sausage around your neck (love that image). It's also a little bit heavy when it's wet. I found it best to wear it for a while, take it off for a while, put it back on, etc. Sometimes I would use it to wipe down my arms and face and that felt good. It's also kind of slimy and leaves your neck feeling kind of greasy. By the way, I got mine at Wal-Mart for less than $2 in the camping supplies. Hope that helps.
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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.
Another girl one talk here guys, so you might want to skip this post

I do not wear underwire bras but I wear a very large size and in the heat they tend to rub the skin under the girls which causes chaffing I once ended up at the doctor here with a real bad under girls rash which was very painful I now use Body Glide not only on my thighs which are large but under the bra and girls and never had a problem since.

It really works well in Fla where I tend to sweat a lot in the hot summer weather and does not sweat off all day
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I am 5'10' and a large 32W

The best shorts I have found if you like denim shorts are Only Necessities sold at Woman Within online (might be in their stores too but we do not have them here). The pull on type ones are best I have found and are comfortable all day in the parks no matter how hot they are. They have nice deep pockets which I like to stow things in both at the parks and for everywhere wear.I also wear their shirts a lot mostly the cotton stretch ones tunic length as they are nice and long and I am tall.
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About the cooling bandana/neck wrap things, I read a review on REI's website that indicated they were best for dry/hot climates. Someone mentioned they're useless in high humidity, "felt like a wet hot sausage around my neck" was something mentioned on the reviews. If' you've worn this cooling wrap in FL, what did you think?


I have used these in the past and they do help - up to a point. When you first put it on it feels oh so cool, but after a while it does feel kind of like a wet sausage around your neck (love that image). It's also a little bit heavy when it's wet. I found it best to wear it for a while, take it off for a while, put it back on, etc. Sometimes I would use it to wipe down my arms and face and that felt good. It's also kind of slimy and leaves your neck feeling kind of greasy. By the way, I got mine at Wal-Mart for less than $2 in the camping supplies. Hope that helps.

Hi I posted this morning.......
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