Kids Theme Park Fashion {+ Kohls Gift Card Giveaway}

by Sami

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Kids theme park fashion can be a tricky clothes question to navigate.

As someone who’s visited Disney Theme parks over 50 times, I thought our current trip to Disneyland offered the perfect opportunity to share some of my favorite kids theme park fashion tips!

That, and the fact that we found this fabulous new line of Disney kids clothes from Jumping Beans at Kolh’s: Magic at Play.

Kohls Disney Jumping Beans Magic at Play

The Magic at Play line features kids’ clothes in sizes 3-7 and incorporates some of their favorite Disney character into comfortable and current fashions.

My daughter especially loved the Minnie themed sequin shirt and A-line short sleeved dress (with an excellent spinning radius 😉

Kohls Disney Jumping Beans Magic at Play Kariss Dress

When it comes to kids theme park fashion, there are six C’s you want to keep in mind when dressing your kids, so my best tips when planning your kids’ outfits for your next theme park vacation.

Kohls Disney Jumping Beans Magic at Play Clothes

The 6 C’s of Kids Theme Park Fashion

  1. Cute
    Let’s face it, you’ll be taking as many pictures in a week as you typically would in a three month time span. This isn’t the time to pull out the play clothes that have been sitting crumpled up in the back of the closet.
  2. Comfortable
    Just because I mention in the first tip that kids should look cute doesn’t mean they can’t be comfortable. I love cotton tees & skorts for my daughter and breathable, athletic style tees & shorts for my son.
  3. Colorful
    Not only can kids pull of bright colors more easily than adults, but dressing your kids in bright colors will keep them cool in the theme park sun while helping you easily spot them in those theme park crowds (safety first!).
  4. Coordinated
    No parent is more against the ‘matchy-matchy’ trend than my husband, but even he agrees that coordinating our kids helps us keep track of them and makes those pictures look extra cute. Having set outfits for each child before you leave for your vacation will also help cut down on dressing time in the hotel each morning and get you out to the parks faster so you can maximize your fun.
  5. Character-themed
    If ever there was a time to wear a character tee, theme park vacations are it!  I think that’s why we love the selections from the Magic at Play from Kohls: not only do they have classic Mickey & Minnie tees, but they take character dressing to a whole new level.
  6. Costumes
    Of course, what is a theme park vacation without a costume or two? Having a boy and a girl, I can say that girls exponentially outweigh the boys in their desire to wear costumes, but that doesn’t mean that our son hasn’t enjoyed dressing as Peter Pan or Jack Sparrow during our trips. Try to find costumes that pack well and aren’t too itchy. And I have to admit, meeting the characters becomes extra special when your child is dresses like them.


Kohls Disney Jumping Beans Magic at Play Mickey

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And I’ll leave you with one of the best kids’ theme park tips that has to do with fashion, but from a safety perspective… Make sure to take a picture of your kids each morning BEFORE you head into the theme park. That way, God-forbid, they get lost, you have a current photo of your child in the outfit they were wearing that day.

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Sarah Trout April 16, 2014 - 10:24 pm

Coordinated! In Disney stuff of course!

Tina Binkley April 16, 2014 - 9:24 pm

Love Disney & Kohls . Two of my faves 😉

Jessica Miller April 16, 2014 - 9:23 pm

Comfy cool clothes

Rachel Clark Zook April 16, 2014 - 9:21 pm

I love the minnie mouse stuff and so would my daughter!! My son loves anything with a character!

steven weber April 16, 2014 - 8:44 pm

tank tops and shorts.. so they stay nice and cool.

jonahbonah April 16, 2014 - 4:36 pm

Cute and comfy!

ginger g April 16, 2014 - 9:38 am

in comfy clothing!

David Holder April 15, 2014 - 6:13 pm

Comfortable clothing.

JenniferAnne April 15, 2014 - 4:48 am

I usually dress them in shorts and t-shirts or jeans and t-shirts, depending on the weather

Laura J April 14, 2014 - 9:46 pm

Oh we always dress Carter in something very bright that will stand out in a crowd!

Sonya Morris April 14, 2014 - 9:19 pm

I dress them in something comfortable.

Ashley H April 14, 2014 - 8:25 pm

I dress them comfortably.

amy pugmire April 14, 2014 - 7:00 pm

comfy and casual clothes.

livivua April 14, 2014 - 4:26 pm

tanks and shorts preferably the kind that dries really fast…like the jersey materials…just in case they get on water rides

Tara April 14, 2014 - 1:01 pm

I dress them in bright comfy clothes so they are easy to see!

Shannon April 14, 2014 - 11:27 am

I love having them wear their favorite characters

courtney b April 13, 2014 - 11:02 pm

cute pair of jeans and top with sneakers

shelly peterson April 13, 2014 - 10:37 pm

I like to dress them in comfortable clothes but still look cute.

Katie April 13, 2014 - 10:22 pm

No kids for me but I am an aunt and I love to dress her in cool, comfortable but fun clothes. A cute dress with a pair of leggings is perfect!

Barbara Montag April 13, 2014 - 10:17 pm

They dress for comfort – tees shorts.
thank you

Tabathia B April 13, 2014 - 9:07 pm

I dress my daughters in cotton shorts and a graphic tee with a pair of sneakers

latanya April 13, 2014 - 8:56 pm

tank top and some comfortable shorts and sandals

Janet W. April 13, 2014 - 8:45 pm

I like to dress my grandsons in comfortable clothing, like athletic shorts and a tee.

natalie yeoman April 13, 2014 - 8:35 pm

something comfortable and cute

D Schmidt April 13, 2014 - 8:02 pm

I like to dress them in themed clothes! My youngest son is currently obsessed with Mickey.

Ellie W April 13, 2014 - 5:52 pm

I dress them in comfortable, but cute, and weather appropriate clothing.

christine jessamine April 13, 2014 - 5:40 pm

we love to wear mickey mouse t shirts or anything disney

Sents Saver April 13, 2014 - 2:41 pm

comfy clothes!! – tshirt & shorts or a pair of sweatpants so they can relax and have a good time not worrying about uncomfortable clothes!

debbie April 13, 2014 - 1:46 pm

In comfortable clothes!

Erin Ellis April 13, 2014 - 9:46 am

I like to dress them comfy and cute! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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Rod Jackson April 13, 2014 - 9:34 am

I dress in comfy shoes and layers.

Cari April 13, 2014 - 8:12 am

Comfortably! (And no new shoes – the shoes must already be broken in for older kids).

Donna L April 12, 2014 - 10:29 pm

We would dress our daughter in comfortable, bright colored clothes and athletic shoes.

Susan Christy April 12, 2014 - 8:09 pm

Shorts, t-shirts and their most comfortable sneakers.

Heather Dawn April 12, 2014 - 6:27 pm

I like to dress them in clothes that are comfortable and keep them cool.

Sheila K. April 12, 2014 - 6:23 pm

Shorts, T-shirts, and sneakers are perfect for theme parks!

Stephanie April 12, 2014 - 4:32 pm

having comfy shoes is a must

wild orchid April 12, 2014 - 3:36 pm

I dress my son in a bright color, like red or yellow, and I also make sure he’s comfortable!

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Thomas Murphy April 12, 2014 - 12:37 pm

I like to dress them in fun Comfortable clothes.

Amanda Sakovitz April 12, 2014 - 12:24 pm

I like to dress them comfortably and in something fun.

Kirsten April 12, 2014 - 11:29 am

Yes, Disney themed clothes are a must when going to Disney!

Amy Orvin April 12, 2014 - 11:13 am

I like to dress them comfortably and casual.

Elle April 12, 2014 - 10:51 am

I dress him in loose fitting play clothing – stuff that’s comfortable and I don’t mind getting dirty.

Lisa Brown April 12, 2014 - 10:17 am

i let them dress in what they feel like wearing, if they want to wear theme clothing, they can

Harmony B April 12, 2014 - 8:42 am

We dress them in comfortable, weather appropriate clothes

Kelly D April 12, 2014 - 8:15 am

I dress my kids in bright t shirts and shorts.

Jennifer Marie April 12, 2014 - 7:12 am

I like to make sure they are in comfy clothes. I want them to have fun and not worry about what they are wearing.

Peggy Johnson April 12, 2014 - 6:50 am

I dress them comfortably for the weather and they are usually dressed similar to make it easier to keep track of them

Mary Happymommy April 12, 2014 - 6:25 am

I like to dress them in bright colors so I don’t lose them!

Kristen April 12, 2014 - 3:11 am

Colorful and comfortable.

Priscilla S. April 12, 2014 - 2:11 am

Comfort is a must but I do try to always dress them in something especially cute because we take plenty of pictures at theme parks.

Jessie C. April 11, 2014 - 11:43 pm

Any comfortable outfits can do.

Melissa M April 11, 2014 - 11:42 pm

We dress them in bright clothes so they are easy to spot in crowds if they get separated.

Elena April 11, 2014 - 9:16 pm

I like to dress them in fun, colorful and comfortable clothes

jennifer April 11, 2014 - 8:28 pm

I’m not sure yet. We leave in 49 days!!

Yamilet Cubias April 11, 2014 - 8:15 pm

My Kids have 3 outfits. They start the morning with a disney costume then they change midday to a comfy shorts disney shirt and mickey ears hat then later in evening change into sweatpants and sweater or jacket because it gets cold during the fireworks/fantasmic show.

Heather Hayes Panjon April 11, 2014 - 7:43 pm

I Like To Dress Them In Comfortable Clothing Like Shorts A Tee And Tennis Shoes.

Jessica Beard April 11, 2014 - 5:57 pm

I always dress my son in cool, comfortable clothing with tennis shoes (comfortable). I bring a hat and sunglasses for him. On cool days-I would bring a coat for him. You have to be prepared for everything!

Misty Herndon April 11, 2014 - 4:40 pm


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