How often do you use your stroller rain cover?

Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by mommy2paris, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. mommy2paris

    mommy2paris DIS Veteran

    Dec 12, 2005
    Hi! I bought a rain cover for each stroller, that I plan to take along on our trip, incase of rain. My question is, each time you all leave the stroller parked while you enter an attraction, do you put your rain covers on, incase it rains? It seems like it will be a pain to pull them out each and every time, but I feel like the one time I don't use it, it will pour while we're indoors.
    Just wondering what you guys do. Thanks!
  2. bigbabyblues

    bigbabyblues DIS Veteran

    Mar 25, 2004
    We never used a rain cover, just tossed a towel over the stroller. However, my ds is big enough to walk if his stroller gets soaked.
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  4. Not so Dumbo

    Not so Dumbo DIS Veteran

    Apr 23, 2005
    we packed it in the diaper bag just in case. One year we didn't need it and the other we were thankful that we had it because it rained cats and dogs. DD was the only one that kept dry. We didn't put the cover on when we parked it unless it was sprinkling.
  5. Princess Angie

    May 17, 2007
    We just went in June, and we had to buy lots of Ponchos! We used the rain ponchos to cover the stroller! It rained 3 days, but 2 were only moderate rain. One day it was pouring down so hard, we had to stay in. But i think that was the funniest day ever! :cool1:
  6. webshark3

    webshark3 DIS Veteran

    Jan 31, 2006
    We were there last June, and it rained so much that the rain cover was permanently left on the stroller. We just kept trucking on.... Disney's not generous with weather related refunds. :) LOL
  7. justwinnie

    justwinnie DIS Veteran

    Apr 30, 2006
    I like to keep the cover on while we're on a ride/attraction. It's saved us quite a few times, and we don't usually travel during the rainy periods. My cover can just be scrunched up on the canopy when I want to use the stroller and then I just flip it over when I need it-- is that possible with your's?

    It also helps me spot my stroller quicker.
  8. NotUrsula

    NotUrsula DIS Veteran

    Apr 19, 2002
    Just get a few big binder clips and leave it on for the entire trip. You can pleat it back over the hood and clip it in place.

    That also lets you open it out before parking the stroller while going onto a ride -- this can save you, especially at Epcot where you might be gone 45 minutes. I've lost count of the times I've seen people flabbergasted to come back to find not a cloud in the sky but the stroller soaked because of the cloudburst that happened while they were indoors.
  9. mommylicious

    mommylicious Mouseketeer

    Mar 17, 2007
    We have had trips where we never use it, trips where we use it once or twice and then this past February, it was pretty much a constant on the stroller. We joked that DS 3.5 months had his own little space capsule in the stroller. ;)

    My least favorite part of the rain cover is getting it folded back up after needing it only once!

    LISAVWL DIS Veteran

    Jun 1, 2006
    I pack mine for every trip -- we ususally go in Oct and the weather is very unpredictable! I throw them in the bottom of the stollers and use as needed. If the weather is cloudy, I'll put it on while we're on a ride or away from the strollers for any length of time -- meals & attractions. HTH
  11. antsss

    antsss Mouseketeer

    Jun 5, 2002
    We used it all the time! We went in Feb and the weather was rainy/windy at times. We also used big binder clips and used the cover every time we left the stroller. We had a bag in the basket below with extra clothes, jackets and souveniers that I wanted to keep dry. We saw many with ponchos thrown over their strollers and the wind kept blowing them off.

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