A special thank you to Disney for inviting my family and I to participate in the 2020 Disney Creators Celebration, which included a stay at the Disney Riviera Resort, park tickets, and a hosted Disney Cruise. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
One of the most asked questions over the course of our weeklong Disney World and Disney Cruise trip was about my and the girls’ Disney World outfits! And since we kept very busy (and then had spotty internet on the cruise ship), I was struggling to share daily details! So this first post is all about what we wore at Disney World!
I also received quite a few questions about our Disney Cruise outfits as well, but I am going to separate those out into another post! I’ll share my exact packing list along with everything I actually wore on our three day cruise.
Disney World Outfits
To make things as easy as possible, I’m separating everything by day! I’ll also give you a bit of a rundown of our itinerary throughout the post! Hopefully it will help you in planning your future Disney World outfits and trip in general!
Our trip was in the middle of February, and I heard that we experienced unseasonably warm weather. To give you an idea, temperatures were in the mid-80’s with one 87 degree day in there. After coming from Virginia, it felt like early summer to us!
Day One: Travel Day + Magic Kingdom
I wish I had taken a photo of my full travel outfit, but travel days are always hectic, right?! And by the time we finally made it to the hotel, we were get-to-the-park mode! I had reserved a Fast Pass to see Ariel that evening and hoped to also catch the 5:30 Main Street Parade. But trust me that transportation always takes way longer than you think! We only ended up seeing Ariel and grabbing dinner, but I’m just happy we made it to the parks at all after traveling!
Lauren: Tee (medium) | Shorts (30 – I sized up one for length) | Sneakers (TTS) | Magical Hair Pin (gifted)
Ellie: Minnie Mouse dress (TTS) | Minnie Mouse Bow (gifted) | Sneakers (TTS)
Layla: Cinderella tee (TTS) | Bike Shorts (TTS) | Minnie + Mickey Flats (run one size big)
Day Two: Hollywood Studios + EPCOT
The next morning, I made reservations at Hollywood & Vine in Hollywood Studios! It was the cutest character breakfast featuring several of the Disney Junior characters! It was buffet-style, and well worth it for Layla to meet her current favorite character, Vamperina!
Then we spent a few hours exploring Toy Story Land! All of us road Toy Story Mania. (Ellie was not a fan.) Layla and I loved the Alien Swirling Saucers! We also loved checking out the Frozen Sing-a-long show! SPOILER ALERT: at the end, Elsa and Anna come out, and Elsa makes it snow. The look on Layla’s face was priceless!!
Lauren: Tee (I sized up to cover the booty!) | Bike Shorts (TTS) | Denim jacket (TTS) | Sneakers (TTS) | Ears
Ellie: Dress (runs slightly big) – gifted | Bow – gifted | Sneakers (TTS)
Layla: Dress (runs slightly big) – gifted | Bow – gifted | Sneakers (TTS) | Sunglasses
I was obsessed with these bows the girls wore throughout the trip!!
Later that evening we had a welcome dinner for the Disney Creators Conference, and I changed into a Minnie tee and skirt that would also be adorable for the parks! We ate a catered dinner and were able to meet several Disney Princesses! Layla was in heaven! We also briefly walked around EPCOT. I wish we had a chance to ride the Frozen ride, but we were so exhausted at that point!
Here is a closer look at the combo. This skirt was one of my go-tos over the entire trip!
Denim jacket (TTS) | Tee (size up for more relaxed fit) | Skirt (medium – runs big) | Sneakers (TTS)
Day Three: Disney Creators Conference + Magic Kingdom
For most of the day, I was in the conference sessions. We learned about what’s coming next in all of the Disney parks, talked blog business, and were inspired by speakers like Daphne Oz and Tamron Hall! (Get a better view of my dress in my recent Loft try on!)
Dress (6 – size down) | Denim jacket (TTS) | Sneakers (TTS)
That evening, we headed back to Magic Kingdom! My mom kept Ellie so that Layla and I were able to ride quite a few rides! We hit Mad Hatter Teacups, Dumbo, The Little Mermaid Ride (our favorite of the day!!), It’s a Small World, and Peter Pan’s Flight! I’d say that Peter Pan’s Flight was the most underwhelming, especially considering the line seemed to be the longest! All of them were perfect for the older toddler/preschool to elementary set though!
I re-wore my Minnie tee since I only had it on for dinner the previous night!
Lauren: Tee (large – size up for relaxed fit) | Shorts (TTS) | Sneakers (TTS) | Ears | Sunglasses
Ellie: Similar Minnie Mouse top (TTS) | Sneakers
Layla: Tee (TTS) | Shorts (TTS) | Minnie + Mickey Flats (run one size large) | Ariel bubble wand
Day Four: Animal Kingdom + Hollywood Studios
This was a jam-packed day but so magical! We were able to get into Pandora in Animal Kingdom before opening for breakfast (as a part of the Creators Conference). Aaron and I rode Avatar Flight of Passage, and y’all it was AMAZING! One of the best I rode! I would not recommend it for smaller kids or those afraid of heights. (Layla would not have made it through at 5 years old.) We also rode Na’vi River journey as a family and enjoyed it!
Once the park opened, we went straight for the Animal Safari, which was the best experience of the day for the kids! We also watched the It’s Tough to Be a Bug 3D movie, which the girls didn’t love. Ellie didn’t even have on the 3D glasses, but it does get loud!! Layla and I rode the TriceraTop Spin in Dino Land as well! It’s exactly the same ride as Dumbo, but the ride wait was less than five minutes! So, if you miss Dumbo, catch this one!
Lauren: Tee (TTS) | Shorts (I sized up one for length) | Sneakers (TTS) | Ears
Ellie: “Mini” Mouse tee (TTS) | Shorts (TTS) | Moccs | Bow – gifted
Layla: “Mini” Mouse tee (TTS) | Shorts (TTS) | Sneakers (TTS) | Bow – gifted
Later the night, Aaron and I headed into Hollywood Studios to catch Galaxy’s Edge sans-kids. I’m glad we went just the two of us. Although Smuggler’s Run might have been an okay ride for Layla, I know she would not have made it through Rise of the Resistance! I even squealed a time a two! ?But I loved it!!
I kind of wish I had brought a Star Wars-specific tee for the event, but I just went with my same leopard Minnie tee! (And here’s the coolest bathroom selfie ever because even the Galaxy’s Edge bathrooms are on-brand!!)
Tee (TTS) | Shorts (I sized up one for length) | Sneakers (TTS)
Day Five: Onward Movie Preview + Disney Cruise Embarkation Day
This was technically our first ship day, but I had to share one last outfit with y’all! As a part of the Creators Conference, we were also able to preview the movie Onward. And it was GOOD. Ellie made it through a good part of it, and then we had to take turns with her in the hallway. But Layla was mesmerized by it and loved it. Honestly, I did too. No shame. I straight up cried at the end! It’s such a sweet tale of brotherly and family love!
Lauren: Top (oversized fit) | Jeans (size down) | Sandals (size down)
Layla: Tee (TTS) | Jeans (TTS) | Minnie + Mickey flats (run one size large)
Whew! That’s it, y’all! Every single one of our Disney World outfits!! Be sure to stay tuned for my Disney Cruise packing list and Disney World tips for families with kids under 5, coming soon!
You guys packed so much in for such a short amount of time! Such cute outfits on everyone too! It’s almost time for me to start planning mine for my May trip!
I loooove the Peter Pan ride, but it is definitely for the nostalgia as it’s super fast. I only ever ride it if I have a fast pass because the line is so long.
And the It’s Tough to Be a Bug show always freaks me out, I hate the 4D effects on the chairs…EEK!
Really hoping I get to ride Rise of the Resistance in May but I’m not holding out hope since it’s pretty much luck of the draw to get a Boarding Group at 9am. Be glad you guys were part of an event and didn’t have to worry about that, haha!!