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Old 01-06-2015, 02:12 PM   #1
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What clothes do you pack??

Hi! This is my very first post on this amazing site! I've been reading for days but just now got around to signing up. At the end of March my family will be heading to DISNEY! This will be my fourth Disney trip but my husband and my kids first. It's been 15 years since my last trip and I am having trouble figuring out what to pack.

My first question is: How hot is it at the end of March? Are nights cool? Like sweater weather?

My daughter will be barely four when we go and I'm not sure what to pack her. Cheap sun dresses or shorts and t-shirts?? I remember being in Disney at the age of 10 and crying through the park because my shorts where chaffing my legs. I don't want the same thing to happen to her and ruin her day. Any advice??

Another random question: My daughter just had a doctors appointment and without shoes she is 39 inches tall. I'm SO worried this will put a huge damper on riding rides. I haven't measured her in tennis shoes yet. She also has to wear inserts in all her shoes for a physical therapy issue so I'm hoping with her shoes and inserts she will make the 40 inch mark. Anyone else have this issue at Disney? Do they ever make kids take their shoes off??

Thanks!!
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:13 AM   #2
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I would pack a sweat shirt because the nights will be in 55-60.

For chaffing use body glide on her.
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:47 PM   #3
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It is too soon to say about weather; best look at the forecast a week or two before, since end of March can be too cool for swimming or quite warm.

What does your daughter prefer to wear in summer at home? Shorts or dresses?

Search packing lists here on disboards and you'll get some good ideas.
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Old 01-09-2015, 04:52 PM   #4
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We went the end of March 2014. We packed shorts, t-shirts, and sweatshirts for early mornings and evenings. It was warm enough (in my kids opinions) to swim and my kids swam almost everyday. A couple of our days got what I would consider hot.

I'd watch the forecast the weeks leading up to your trip and then pack accordingly

Good Luck and have a great trip!
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:57 PM   #5
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I would be prepared for cool mornings and nights, and hot temps in afternoon, windy days that might need a light weight jacket. I would pack at least a couple pairs of shoes(in case one got wet), pants, shorts, long sleeves shirts, short sleeve shirts, jacket & sweatshirts(to take off after the day warms up in the afternoon) and maybe some light weight leggings under your little girls dresses or skirts, that you could take off in the afternoon. I would take swimsuits in case it is warm enough to swim. I went to Disneyland in march, and wore pants, short sleeve shirts for the most part, and a light weight jacket in the morning. I went to Walt Disney in October and wore shorts & short sleeve shirts for the most of the time. I had to wear a jacket or sweatshirt over my sweatshirt, a couple of mornings until it warmed up in the afternoon.
Sometimes I slack on things that I would always take and use in the summer. Don't forget your sunscreen, glasses, hats, ponchos, and your water bottles!
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:35 PM   #6
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A lightweight windbreaker will keep you as warm as a sweatshirt, and rolls up smaller than a sweatshirt in your pocket/bag when it is warmer out.
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:56 PM   #7
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Body Glide

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For chaffing use body glide on her.
Body glide is great! My husband had never been to Disney on our first trip, and was using nothing. We went for our honeymoon (in Sept) and it was WAY warmer, and much more humid. This kept him from chaffing, and wasn't oily.

Be aware- they do not sell this product at Target. You have to go to a REI or EMS to get this, as mostly people who bike use this.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:34 PM   #8
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Body glide is great! My husband had never been to Disney on our first trip, and was using nothing. We went for our honeymoon (in Sept) and it was WAY warmer, and much more humid. This kept him from chaffing, and wasn't oily.

Be aware- they do not sell this product at Target. You have to go to a REI or EMS to get this, as mostly people who bike use this.
I've never heard of Body Glide. My grandson has a terrible time at the beach with the sand rubbing between his legs. We have to quit the beach and just go to the pool. Would this help or cause the sand to stick more?
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Old 01-20-2015, 01:51 PM   #9
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As far as weather goes, late March can really go either way. One year, we arrived on 3/17 and had to wear sweatshirts and pants for the first few days. Our luau on 3/24 was cancelled because temps dropped below 50 degrees. We did get a few pool days in near the end of our trip, but it was borderline warm enough. Definitely keep an eye on the forecast, and bring a mixture of clothes. We were just there this past November, when it averages upper 70s during the day, and it was in the upper 60s most of the time. While it may sound like t-shirt weather, it was actually cooler than we anticipated and we wore out the 2 sweatshirts we had brought.
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:56 PM   #10
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Go ahead and look at the height restrictions now. If she has never been there, she won't be disappointed in what she can't do because she doesn't know it. Don't make a big deal of things she is too short for. If you skip talking about space mountain, the she won't knwo what she is missing! There's so much to do for a first timer, not doing the things she isn't tall enough for should be fine. My niece at that age didn t throw a fit about missing rides.she was too short for because we just skipped them, or made a plan to split up into two parties so both groups were doing something fun for them.

As for clothes, whatever she loves to wear at home. Maybe try out each of the shorts before going and ask her later in the day if they are comfortable or notice if she has red marks developing when you take them off. You might not be able to mimic the exact conditions, but you can get an idea. And yep, March is unpredictable weather wise in advance. Plan for everything from jeans and sweatshirt cool to blazing hot, then adjust a bit the day before you leave.
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Old 01-22-2015, 03:09 PM   #11
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Body Glide is always recommended on Disboards, so I purchased it for our first trip and used it on the tops of my feet (to wear flip flops). I felt it was horribly sticky and didn't even make it to the bus stop before heading back to the room wipe it off and switch to socks with sneakers.

Most people love it, but there are a few who have had my experience. I would have been out I my mind if I had used it on my thighs and then tried to walk around the parks.
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:00 PM   #12
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I don't know since I've never used it but that was so funny!
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