Who am I to tell anyone how to pack for a place I have only been once?!?! But, now that the trip is over and done with, I actually did a great job packing and I wanted to pass that info on to anyone that is traveling to Disney World in December, January or February. (That is not a claim I can usually run with, so I am loving that I did it correctly at least once!)
I was officially a Disney virgin…I had never been. I honestly did not know what to expect. My first step was checking the weather. Once I saw it was literally a difference from 20 degrees to 80 degrees, I decided to pack for the chillier days and just layer down if necessary. That was the best thing I could have done, because it was COLD earlier in our week. The second thing I did was read my girlfriend Carly’s post (here) because she had gone only a couple weeks earlier than me, and her post was super helpful!!
Fashion is ALWAYS on my mind, but this trip, I NEEDED to be comfortable. I actually did a great job packing and did not overpack. I wore things multiple times and was perfectly of with it.
I began with a packing list (bottoms, tops, shoes) –
- black workout leggings (travel days too)
- black clothes-y leggings
- black cute/fun leggings (2 – ankle wrap & “ripped“)
- skinny jeans (NEVER WORN)
- White linen pants (for 1 dressy dinner)
- grey cardigan (travel)
- black long sleeve work out shirt (travel days too)
- grey long sleeve workout shirt
- cable knit sweater
- hot pink tunic
- split-back turtleneck
- shirts (4…including the matching family shirt, chambray shirt, camo tshirt and my go-to thermal)
- pink lacey blouse (for 1 dressy dinner)
DAY 1 – MAGICAL KINGDOM (28 degrees to a high of 53 degrees)
Earlier on in the morning, as we were RACING to our Be our Guest Breakfast, I was wearing my lightweight jacket, but even then it was not enough. Thank goodness we were moving so quickly and on a high from finally arriving I was ok with a bottom layer and wool sweater.
DAY 2 – EPCOT (the day began in the mid 40’s and ended around 65 degrees which felt even warmer in the sun)
It was fairly chilly this day, but the girls were ADAMANT about wearing their “best day ever” shirts. I made them wrap their sweaters around their waste because I swore they’d eventually get cold. Guess who lost…ME…they never wore those darn sweaters!! I never took my tunic off.
DAY 3 – HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS (mid 50’s to 70 degrees, but overcast so it did not “feel” as warm)
Even with all the walking, I was still pretty chilly and kept my chambray shirt on the majority of the day. Unbuttoned of course, because we all matched and I was on cloud 9!!!
DAY 4 – MAGICAL KINGDOM (low 60’s to 80 degrees)
This was the first day I actually got fairly warm and needed to take off my top layer. It also was pretty sunny all day long so I was happy I had brought my hat, I rocked it all day long.
DAY 5 – ANIMAL KINGDOM TO EPCOT (low 60’s to 80 degrees)
* I was VERY paranoid and worried about the rips in these leggings. I was so worried that my skin was going to pop through and look completely inappropriate. I don’t know what the company has done to not make that happen, but it does not happen. I PROMISE!!
This was our last day…boo hoo!! Even though it was warm outside, we split the day between Animal Kingdom and Epcot. In between parks, we stopped at the hotel for naps. So, by the time we got to Epcot, the sun was beginning to set and I needed my turtleneck.
TRAVEL – I wore the same outfit to and from
REST DAY – HOTEL POOL
- Next week I plan on doing more personal and family pictures from Disney. I will link all of the kids clothes there.
- I HIGHLY suggest a crossbody, it gives you your hands all the time and made life convenient.
- If you have any additional questions about what MOMS should wear, feel free to ask…I will do my best to help you prepare!!