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I have done a couple of those trips and the most essential items in my view were good trainers for you and everyone in the group a good across body bag I loved my Kipling bags very light and loads of pockets and some loose fitting Tshirts to cope with the heat comfortable shorts a couple of pairs and a couple of loose dresses for the evenings You will be so shattered in the evenings you might find yourself dining in !! Have a fabulous time
When are you going OP? Depending on the month you might want a long pair of trousers and a cardigan/hoody as the evenings and mornings can have a chill to them. I always take a thin cardigan for the restaurants as they can be so cold!
I never wear dresses even though I take them every time! We've been winter and summer, and, really, after the first day (when I try a bit), it's shorts and vest tops all the time. Anthropologie do some tops that are a vest style but a bit nicer than the usual. I take a kimono thing too so that I can cover my shoulders if I think they're getting too much sun.
You can buy rain ponchos etc there, so we find that easier than lugging them round every day just in case. Have never worn a sunhat, but sunglasses vital. I don't find the walking too bad - we do theme parks from opening until closing, but it's flat and so well-maintained that you can get away with sandals or Converse quite easily.
Do you have washing facilities? If not I'd bring a couple more tops and pairs of shorts. They get so sweaty and grimy at the park that you might want a fresh top when you get back. Comfy shoes and a cardi.
I tend to base my holiday wardrobe around grey, white and navy too. I just picked up some grey roshe runs for £45 in the sales. Not massively attractive but I wear them for the gym so I know they are the most comfortable thing going. I'll ensure I've worn them in before I go anywhere as new shoes is a huge risk for a holiday when you're on your feet a lot. Might be worth a look for you?
I have a miracle kagoule from Hong Kong, very light, very waterproof and not clammy. We share it between us now - it's in Thailand with my DS at the moment - as I've never hit on anything as good at home. If do wonder if hot wet countries sell better waterproofs for that climate and it might be worth picking up when you get there.
I find a couple of big scarves also useful for the air con issue and the flight. I have a white and grey jersey stripe one and some of the becksondergard (sp?) silk and wool ones which are huge and light but warm.
You'll need a hat. If your dresses are sleeveless you might want a lightweight scarf to cover shoulders. A pair of flip flops if you're just going to be wondering round your hotel in the evening as it's likely your feet will be swollen from walking around the parks and you may not want to put your trainers back on.
Actually, yes - I forgot that your feet do swell the first day, but after that it's fine! What I also forget, every single time, is just how I don't care once I get there . . . as long as I have shorts, nothing else really gets worn much.
There is a huge Uniqlo at Disney Springs (free bus if you're staying at Disney resort accommodation, or from the parks), and it is dirt cheap if you need anything. Practically every Brit in the park is wearing Primark Disney/superhero stuff, but you get much nicer theme t shirts there for about a fiver.
I wore comfy sandals and Sketchers Go Walks when we were there. I didn't want to wear the same pair of shoes two days running. I find loose cotton tops much cooler than vest tops. Anything fitted is always going to make you feel hotter.
I took shorts, a skirt, loads of tops and some dresses and just wore what I felt like, but you do need clean clothes every day as you get so sweaty. No-one dresses up, so it isn't worth taking anything smart.
Only other thing id take is linen shorts, m and s do goodmones, i wore them alot over there. You will likely buy from target or walmart when there so this seems like a good amount to take. Also re shorts under dresses, check out the ladies Jockey skimmies when you are there, absolutely brilliant!
I normally take 7 sundresses, lightweight denim skirt, white linen skirt, long skirt in case of sunburnt legs and 7 vest tops. I don't really wear shorts or trousers even at home. Lightweight cardy and big scarf for aircon. Skechers go-walk shoes and sandals. Flip flops for water parks. 2 swimming costumes and 2 cover-ups. Sunglasses and lightweight bag. Usually buy a poncho there if needed, I took a raincoat once but it was too clammy and uncomfortable. I'm going again in August, can't wait!