Remember to consider the climate of your theme park destination. Florida, for example, can be particularly hot and muggy, and lightweight clothes are almost a requirement. California, on the other hand, is similarly hot but doesn’t carry the same level of humidity. Check the weather forecast for the days you will be visiting to best know what to pack.
SPRING – March, April, May
– While theme parks might look bright in sunny in TV commercials, you might find them to be more cloudy and rainy than warm if you are traveling during Spring months. This can be good for staving off crowds, but just remember to dress accordingly by packing an appropriate rain jacket , a compact travel umbrella in case it gets drizzly, and a versatile scarf to keep exposed areas of your neck and face warm if needed. Don’t forget water resistant shoes that can handle rain as well.
SUMMER – June, July, August
– In general, summer months are hot—scorching hot. For the most part, shorts, short-sleeved shirts, closed-toe sandals, and comfortable sneakers are the standard attire. However, don’t forget to check evening temperatures and pack a light jacket or sweater just in case you need it.
FALL – September, October, November
– Theme parks can be incredibly fun in the fall when the holiday seasons begin to set in. From apple pies to Halloween festivities, there’s something especially magical about this time of year. But as the air gets a bit crisper and colder, layers can be especially important. During the fall it isn’t unwise to allow your attire to skew a bit more towards the warm side with jeans, a light jacket, scarf, and comfortable shoes.
WINTER – December, January, February
– As the holiday season approaches, theme parks are at their most enchanting as things really begin to light up. Food offerings become warmer with specialty hot chocolates, and rides are even converted to accommodate the time of year. Your wardrobe should adapt to the colder climate as well. Don’t forget to have a warm jacket and scarf on hand, and consider wearing comfortable shoes that are a bit on the warmer side (or can at least be paired with warmer socks).