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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tip Tuesday: Wet seats

Welcome to another Tip Tuesday!

As I sit here listening to the rain pour on the Mid-Atlantic, I was reminded about a recent tip my wife (referred to here as the DisneyMommy) reminded me about as we plan an upcoming trip.

It involves dealing with wet seats on attractions. Believe it or not, it does sometimes rain at Walt Disney World (shocking, I know), but it's true. And sometimes it can rain a lot and for many hours. Unless there's lightning in the area, many of the attractions will keep running, even those exposed to the elements, like Dumbo. Personally, I recommend heading to the parks when it rains. Most times, the lines are shorter as some guests just don't want to get wet. It's just water, you can hack it.

Rain, however, does mean some wet seats. Sitting on a wet seat isn't fun and there's not much you can do to dry off afterward. That's why my wife wisely suggests bringing along a hand towel in a large (gallon size) Ziploc bag to wipe off seats before you sit down. A microfiber towel is even better if you can get one.

This is a pretty simple tip and one that you can do every day. Even if the towel is pretty soaked by the end of the day, just hang it up in the bathroom and it will be fairly dry by morning. If all else fails, most resorts have laundry facilities so you can pop the towel in the drier (or just use a hand drier in the parks).

This is just another example of how a bit of preparation can help make even a wet day in the parks enjoyable!

3 comments:

Tricia Furman said...

We bring a quick dry chamois type towel but have never had to use it. Somehow we always end up in a park with all inside attractions (EPCOT) when it rains. But I would still recommend being prepared.

Heather said...

Thank you to you and your wife! We always seem to end up in the Animal Kingdom when the rain hits!

Nelly said...

Great tip! I hate wet seats. It is so uncomfortable and hard to dry afterwards that I would just endure having to stand up than sit down on a wet seat. But your suggestion is pretty neat. I will definitely be prepared the next time. And why haven't I thought of that? haha