Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Ponchos are kind of silly looking, and if you buy them on Disney property, they can cost you a pretty penny. They do keep you dry, however, and if you think ahead of time, you can buy a poncho at home for a fraction of the price. Which makes me wonder... I plan to go down to the World in August, a time notorious for afternoon rain showers. Last year, most of the time we were back at the room for a break during the showers, and once we were in dinner. But this year, should I bring a poncho?
Ponchos serve more than one purpose. In addition to the rain, you can also wear them on water rides, so you don't have to walk in squishy sneakers all day. And honestly, you really can't beat the rain protection and the fact that it probably would be way more fun to walk through parks in a nice plastic covering than without one. But I'm not sure I can get over the silly factor.
Which leads me to asking you, my readers, for your advice. Do you wear ponchos? If so, do you buy them before hand or on property? Do you ignore how silly they look for the rain protection? Should I use one on my trip in August? My sogginess, or lack thereof, is in your hands.
Image above from molehillgroup.com.