What are the best shoes for disneyland? Or pants? How do you make sure you’re comfortable for a 16 hour day walking around in changing weather and/or eating your weight in pretzels?
Y’all, I’ve been doing a years-long test-run to find an A+ collection of things to help get me through the day at the Land comfortably and also not looking like I’m going to run a marathon. Which is fine if it’s your thing! But when I’ve searched for recommendations in the past, athletic wear is usually what takes up ALL the lists, which can get frustrating for a person who doesn’t really love to live in athleisure wear.
This list isn’t very long because these are my absolute saviors. There’s no fluff on this list. So if you want to know what I NEED to be comfortable in Disneyland, read on!
FYI all the links below open into new windows. I’m lookin out.
If you ignore everything else pay attention to this one. If you’re a dress wearer these are a MUST. My thighs touch and I have a bad habit of not paying attention to whether or not the skirt portion of my dress is all the way down so these shorts are a lifesaver. They keep your thighs from rubbing and if your dress flies up WHO CARES, you’re covered.
I’ve always worn shorts under dresses, but it took me a while to find the perfect ones. I used to wear jean shorts (what was I thinking), and then I moved to bike shorts. The problem with bike shorts is they’re usually made out of a thick material that tends to cause static and makes your dress cling. The Vaserette shorts are made out of slip material, so they’re thinner, SUPER comfy, and your dress just glides over. They’re a little long so sometimes I have to fold them up BUT they don’t roll up the thigh and they don’t roll down on the stomach. I’M TELLING YOU THESE ARE A GODSEND. TRUST ME.
Yes. Jeggings. You can scoff all you want but let me tell you. These stay up, have amazing stretch, and are on the thicker side so they look like regular ole jeans. They also hold their shape really well so there’s no weird diaper butt situation. I don’t know how people wear regular jeans in Disneyland. These are so ungodly comfortable you could probably sleep in them. They run pretty true to size but I usually go up a size for MAXIMUM comfort and to allow for that Disneyland expansion from all those churros ya know.
It’s probably best to try these on in-store, because they make a few different versions but they all have the same name (which is an Old Navy classic, pls stop Old Navy we are begging you). The ones I get are the ones in the picture. They don’t have a button or zipper, and I always opt for black.
The SPF is the important part. If your lips burn they’re gonna be chapped and flaky for a while and it sucks and you probably don’t even realize they’re nonstop chapped because they’re burned. I always carry this kind because it actually moisturizes unlike a lot of SPF lip balms I’ve tried. It’s also in a squeezy tube, not a stick. So it won’t melt all over the place like a stick will. Plus they all smell really good. I just generally stay away from minty balms because I feel like they dry my lips out and they can BURN if your lips are already chapped.
But honestly, the best SPF is the one you use so I would say find your favorite balm with an SPF and use it!
I don’t care who you are you need to reapply sunscreen every two hours. I’m militant about this because 29 year old Kelsey doesn’t want wrinkles but I’m sure 65 year old Kelsey will also be pleased with the lack of skin cancer.
I’m a makeup wearer and I have very oily skin. This stuff is great because it’s a self contained brush-powder combo that has SPF. So you just shake it a little so the brush gets some of the SPF powder in it, and buff over your face. It will take down shine, make your makeup last longer, and provide SPF. I usually do this whenever I’m in line for a ride. This stuff doesn’t break me out, and it makes my makeup last. Plus I never burn with it on. Even after a long day in the sun, my red-prone skin looks nice when I take my makeup off.
This has been a journey, y’all. Shoes are a very personal thing. It all depends on what you need with support and arches and blah blah blah.
However, if you’re like me and you don’t need specific orthodics or shoes, these are your new love. They look like regular van slip ons, but they’re VERY cushy on the inside with some memory foam gel thing going on, and it’s got a good amount of sole as well so you got double the cushion.
I can go a REALLY long time with these on which is a huge deal because I used to be in a lot of pain walking around, it would often prohibit me from doing a lot. I can go so much further in these and be fine. Highly recommend checking them out!
I really hope this helped! These are truly my tried and true products I’ve been searching for and using for years, and I genuinely take with me on every Disney trip. Let me know if you try any of these things!