Best Ponchos for Disney; Be Prepared For Florida Weather!

Child in a see through rain poncho at Disney

If you have ever visited Disney parks in Orlando, you probably know that you never know what kind of weather to expect! And if you haven’t been, take it from someone who does know; you will always want to make sure you are prepared.

Orlando is famous for unexpected rain showers. Sometimes, they are just pop-up showers that last a few minutes, and other times, they turn into a full-on rainy day (and certainly not just in the winter!). 

Because of the unpredictability, we always recommend being prepared when visiting somewhere like Disney parks. It’s always a good idea to keep a rain poncho in your Disney bag, our family each picks our own Disney bag, and we ensure all our park supplies are on hand and ready to go. 

Today, we will be taking a deep dive into rain ponchos. We will cover different types and styles of rain ponchos, why it is so important to have a rain poncho on hand in Orlando, and we will recommend some of our favorite choices in various styles suitable for your Disney trip.

This post is part of our Disney and Orlando series

TL;DR – Our Top 3 Disney Ponchos

Read on for all our top picks for every member of the family

Why Should I Buy a Rain Poncho in Advance?

You may be asking yourself, why should I buy a rain poncho in advance? Do I really need it? Well, let us answer that question for you!

As we already mentioned above, rain ponchos are on our absolute must-list of items we need in our Disney bag. Our reasoning is that you will want to be prepared in the event of those pop-up rain showers, and having one in advance will allow you to get protection from the rain right away, and you will avoid the frantic emergency of purchasing one in the parks.

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All Disney parks sell rain ponchos in their merchandise stores, but by the time you know you need a poncho, you will be stuck in a long line of others who are looking to purchase one, and you will run into the cost of purchasing that emergency poncho.

Disney ponchos will cost you around $12 per person, and keep in mind Disney ponchos are disposable, so you likely won’t be able to use them again in the future.

By purchasing of poncho in advance, you can either find disposable options at a much more affordable cost, or you can purchase reusable ponchos and have the ability to continue to reuse them. 

Rain Ponchos vs Other Rain Gear

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A big question that always comes to the surface is, “Why do I need a rain poncho? Can I not just use an umbrella?”

Of course, you can use an umbrella, but umbrellas tend to get in the way when you are walking around through crowds and entering and exiting ride queues and attractions.

We have found that using umbrellas never provides the same result as each person having their own individual poncho. With umbrellas, everyone is constantly squishing to try to fit under them, and we all still end up wet and uncomfortable. 

Traditional winter raincoats are a little impractical for use in Florida as they are often made from thicker materials made also to keep you warm, unsuitable to Florida’s humidity unless you’re unlucky enough to be visiting on one of Orlando’s rare wet AND cold days, we’d stick with the lighter material of a poncho.

Plus, this is only an “in case of emergency” packing item; we wouldn’t waste valuable space on something that might not get used (unless you’re visiting at the start of hurricane season – then might, turns to almost definitely!).

Ponchos are great as they fold down flat and take up very little room in your suitcase or day pack for a rainy day at Disney.

Our Top 5 Picks for Disney Ponchos

COOY Rain Ponchos for the Family (10 Pack)

This 10-pack makes a great option for the family. If you have a large family and are just looking for some emergency ponchos for your trip, this is a great choice! At this price, you will get 10 for the price you will pay for one individual poncho at Disney parks.

COOY Rain Ponchos,with Drawstring Hood (10 Pack) Emergency Disposable Rain Ponchos Family Pack for Adults,Clear…

Key Features

  • 100% Waterproof
  • Adjustable Drawstring Hood 
  • Cost: $10-$15 USD
  • Rating: 4.5/5 Stars out of 3,500+ Ratings
  • Size: 55” (H) x 63” (Armspan Width), 32” (Body Width)
  • Material: High-Quality PE Material

Why We Love it:

  • Affordable
  • Disposable
  • Compact
  • Individually Wrapped 

Cons: Can get rather sticky to your skin with sweat and humdity

Totes Unisex Rain Poncho

If you are looking for a poncho that will give you a little more flare and give you the opportunity to reuse it on multiple occasions, you will certainly want to check this one out!

totes Hooded Rain Poncho, Royal, One Size

Key Features

  • Reusable
  • Machine Washable
  • Multiple Colors 
  • Includes travel bag
  • Cost: $10-$15 USD
  • Rating: 4.5/5 Stars out of 2,500+ Ratings
  • Size: One Size 
  • Material: Vinyl with a Polyester Lining

Why We Love it: 

  • Suitable for Adults of all ages and sizes
  • Reusable
  • Fashionable

Opret 2 Pack Raincoats for Kids

This poncho is great for kids ranging from ages 5-12. If you’re looking for a high-quality and affordable option that your kids will love, this is the one for you!

Opret 2 Pack Raincoats for Kids, Reusable Rain Ponchos with Hood and Sleeves Children Waterproof Rain Coats for Boys and Girls, Blue and Pink

Key Features

  • Reusable
  • Multiple Colors to Choose from
  • Snap Closure
  • Eco-Friendly Material
  • Cost: $10-$15 USD
  • Rating: 4.3/5 Stars out of 1,000+ Ratings
  • Size: 40.1” (Chest) x 15.3” (Sleeve Length) x 33.5” (Length)
  • Material: EVA Material

Why We Love it: 

  • Cloth material is soft, comfortable, and keeps you warm and dry
  • Completely Waterproof
  • Perfect for both boys and girls

SaphiRose Rain Ponch with Hood

If you’re looking for a poncho that is a little more “high-end”, the SaphiRose Rain Poncho is excellent quality, and they offer options for every member of your family.

Rain Poncho Jacket Coat Hooded for Adults with Pockets (Black)

Key Features

  • Durable
  • Pockets for storage
  • Quick-Drying
  • Cost: $20-$25 USD
  • Rating: 4.5/5 Stars out of 14,000+ Ratings
  • Size: Adult – One Size – 57.4” (W) x 36.2” (Front Length) x 40.5” (Back Length), Kids – Size Small – XX-Large
  • Material: 100% Polyester

Why We Love it:

  • Quick Drying 
  • 20+ Designs and patterns to choose from – including colorful kids patterns
  • Soft, Comfortable, and Fashionable

Whilst it may cost a little more, this should last you through several vacations, and you will find it is more durable for those heavy downpours. The con, it is a little bulkier in your luggage for an item that may not get any use.

Dr Catcih Poncho Family Pack (5 Pack)

This option is a great one-stop shop for the whole family. This pack offers multiple sizes in one purchase for easy shopping and packing.

Ponchos Family Pack, Rain Poncho for Adults and Kids (5 Pack, 4 Colors) Disposable or Reusable Emergency Ponchos丨Rain Ponchos with Drawstring Hood

Key Features:

  • Lightweight and breathable
  • Drawstring Closure
  • 100% Waterproof
  • Cost: $10-$15 USD
  • Rating: 4.4/5 Stars out of 1,000+ Ratings
  • Size: 3 Adult Ponchos (33” (W) x 45” (L) x 27” (Sleeve Length)), 2 Kids Ponchos (43” (W) x 35” (H))
  • Material: PE Plastic

Why We Love it: 

  • Extra Thick Plastic
  • Disposable or durable enough to hang dry and reuse
  • Drawstring hood closure

Disney Mickey and Minnie Mouse Rain Poncho

Disney traditionalists that still want to dress the piece for their magical day may want to try this reusable Minnie and Mickey poncho.

Disney Adult Mickey Minnie Sitting Family Rain Poncho Raincoat Keep Dry Clear

Key Features:

  • Lightweight and breathable
  • Pullover design – 13″ neck opening
  • 100% Waterproof
  • Cost: $10-$15 USD
  • Rating: 4.5/5 Stars out of 500+ Ratings
  • Size: 52″ across 40″ wide
  • Material: 100% Vinylal

Why We Love it: 

  • Extra Thick Plastic
  • Reusable and better quality than the Disney disposables at the parks
  • Cute Disney-themed design to keep looking the part even when it rains

Having a rain poncho is the way to go when you’re making the trip to Disney World. Purchasing in advance will ensure that you are prepared and ready to go in the event of a pop-up rainstorm and will save you plenty of money in the long run.

We hope that this guide has given you some great options and information for picking the perfect Disney Parks Poncho.

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