Are you looking for the best what to wear to Disneyland Plus Size outfit guide? Then you have come to the right place. This is a zero judgement space where we will talk you through the best plus sized Disneyland outfits including everything from the best shoes to wear to Disneyland to how to dress for the weather.
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Disneyland Plus Size Packing List Tips
Now I always start these guides with a disclaimer whenever I am writing what to wear guides and that is you should always prioritise clothes that you feel most comfortable in. This guide provides guidance and things to consider when putting together your Disneyland plus sized outfits but you should first and foremost feel comfortable.
Next read: if you are planning to visit another amusement park plus size check out this guide.
Be Sensible with shoes
Whenever you go to Disneyland and no matter the itinerary you are following there will be a lot of walking involved. I have personally never done a day at Disneyland where my step count has been less than 20K.
Therefore the most important thing to pack is comfortable shoes and clothes that allow for walking.
We often get asked whether you can wear flip flops to Disneyland and although it is not against the Disney dress code rules we would not recommend it because they offer very little in way of arch support. However you can find out more about when to pack flip flops for Disneyland in our dedicated post.
Dress for the Season
Unlike in our what to wear to Disney World plus Size guide you will find that Disneyland has more variation in terms of temperatures and weather. Therefore it is really important to check the weather and dress appropriately for it.
To help you with this we have put together a monthly what to wear guide for Disneyland. Although this isn’t specifically aimed at plus sized Disney World outfits it will give you an overview of weather and also special events that might affect your Disneyland Packing List.
We also recommend thinking about the types of fabrics that you add into your suitcase particularly if you are visiting in summer. You want to wear light and breathable fabrics that reduce the amount you are likely to sweat.
We also recommend picking colors that don’t show sweat or pit stains if you are traveling to Disneyland in summer as nothing will ruin your Disneyland pictures quicker than having large pit stains.
What to Wear to Disneyland Plus Size Guide
A T shirt has to be my top pick for wearing at Disneyland no matter what season you are visiting. The reasons for this are
- They are breathable
- they are loose fitting
which make them very comfortable for a day at the parks.
This t Shirt is also perfect for Pooh Sized guests as it is a bit longer and will keep your tummy covered even with arms raised. And it is Disney themed. Personally I love wearing Disney themed outfits whenever I am in the park.
Leggings are a great choice for what to wear to Disneyland when plus sized. In fact I think leggings are perfect for whatever size you are traveling to Disney. Why? Well they are stretchy, breathable and flexible and are really easy for climbing in and out of rides.
There are lots of different leggings on the market but I recommend buying a pair that will be cool but also that when stretched or wet don’t become see through.
Other things that you may want to consider when looking at the best leggings for Disney are if they are:
- High waisted with tummy control
- are moisture wicking
- have high elasticity which makes movement easy
- are super soft
We have found some Pairs we like with all these features which you can find here.
However if you are one of those people who don’t like wearing leggings as outerwear then you could consider either layering leggings with a skirt or dress or wearing a different type of bottom. For instance you could wear instead:
If you prefer to wear a skirt over bottoms then that is fine too. I personally like a longer skirt for when you have to clamper in and out of rides but pick the length you are most comfy in.
Personally I am not a fan of wearing a dress at Disneyland. They can difficult getting in and out of rides in in my opinion but if you feel comfortable then my all means wear a dress.
On the rare occasions I do wear dresses to Disneyland I wear a looser fitting one that is more comfortable in the heat like this but it is totally up to you based on the dress style you feel most comfortable in.
Shorts are a perfect option in the hot weather. If you are worried about cellulite I would say don’t be. People aren’t at Disneyland to look at other people but to enjoy themselves. So if you are comfortable wearing shorts then wear them.
We love these types of shorts
They have a pocket which is handy for when you have a phone on the rides and the higher waist means that they won’t be too revealing when you are getting on and off rides and pair perfectly with a looser fitting t shirt.
You might also want to think about adding shorts to your outfit if you are wearing a skirt or dress that is a little shorter. Some of the rides are no graceful getting in and out of so. having something underneath can preserve your dignity.
If you do go for something under a skirt or a Dress then I would recommend getting shorts that are anti chaffing.
On top of these you might also want to consider bringing with you some anti chafing products such as Chub Rub. Shop Chub Rub here.
I also recommend when you are traveling to Disneyland to also take lots of layers especially if you are traveling in the winter months or are preparing to stay in the parks until late in the evening.
If you are waiting into the evenings at the parks for fireworks or illuminations then the temperatures will drop. So having some layers with you is a must.
I like to theme my top layer to Disney and this long sleeve sweater is super cute and perfect for the parks.
However if forget a layer or get chilly in the park we like to think this is a good excuse for heading into Downtown Disney and picking out a spirit jumper which is always top of my Disneyland shopping list.
Best Shoes for Disney World for Plus Sized People
Now if you are visiting Disneyland the number one thing you need for your Plus Size Disney World Outfit is comfortable shoes.
There is nothing worse than spending the day walking around the parks with sore feet and blisters. In my Disneyland day pack I always have some plasters and blister protectors just in case you do get a blister on your feet.
My number one shoe choice for Disney is sneakers as they offer great support and are designed for walking and spending lots of time in.
The one type of shoes that I don’t recommend however is flip flops but I usually have these in my day pack for when riding splash mountain or the Kali River Rapids.
When looking at what sneakers to pack I would say just pack a pair you already own that you can walk long distances most comfortably in. However if you are looking for new sneakers anyway then our preferences tend to be Go Walks or All Birds. But if you do decide to purchase new sneakers for your trip then please do wear them in before travel to make sure that they don’t hurt your feet or get blisters in the park.
If you want something more breathable however then you could consider such as a croc which also have some cute Disney themed ones. For more information on whether Crocs are comfortable at Disney check out this post.
Best Disneyland Plus Size Outfits for Winter Months
If you are visiting Disneyland in the winter then your outfits will need a bit more modification as California does definitely have season. We would recommend adding:
- more layers
- closed toe shoes and potentially wearing socks if you like me get cold feet
- jeans or longer length trousers
WE also like to theme our outfits for the event season at Disneyland such as Halloween or Christmas. Therefore if you are traveling to Disneyland for Halloween or Christmas we would recommend adding some clothes that are festive or holiday themed to get some really cute photos with characters in their seasonal attire.
The Best Place to Buy Plus Size Disneyland Outfits
In our option some of the best places to buy Plus Sized Disneyland Outfits are:
Many of the plus sized products on Amazon go up to 5XL. There are lots of Disney shirts and theme cute t shirts which are perfect for Disney and there are also a great selection of Star Wars and also Disney Pixar Shirts and outfits.
Target is always one of my favourite go to places for Disney plus sized outfits.
Again if you want to go to go to a high street store for Disney clothes the best plus sized Disney clothes in my opinion can be found at Hot Topic.
Torrid has some great Disney leggings but thy often sell out so be sure to shop for these in plenty of time.
Disney bound Plus Size Ideas
There are plenty of Disney Bound Plus Sized ideas out there. Being plus sized shouldn’t constrain your thinking so be sure to check out some of our Disney bounding guides
Have you traveled to Disneyland plus Sized? Be sure to let us know in the comments what your favorite Plus Size Disneyland Outfit is.