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Unread 12 Jan 19, 11:31 AM  
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An exciting Poncho thread

I am now in full planning mode and my head is whirling with intoxicating thoughts of ponchos, comfy shoes and questions on the merits of fanny packs.

So ponchos. I am torn between the very cheap but wasteful single use polythene bag material type ones or the more robust more expensive multiple use variety.

What is the Dibb wisdom on this vital life decision? What do you use or recommend and why?

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Unread 12 Jan 19, 11:51 AM  
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I am now in full planning mode and my head is whirling with intoxicating thoughts of ponchos, comfy shoes and questions on the merits of fanny packs.

So ponchos. I am torn between the very cheap but wasteful single use polythene bag material type ones or the more robust more expensive multiple use variety.

What is the Dibb wisdom on this vital life decision? What do you use or recommend and why?

Thank you
I think this time Im going with single use. I took robust ponchos last time but theyre a faff to carry around and dry off. After struggling with shoulder pain Ive bought a tiny phone holder pouch which will also fit sunglasses and cash and thats all I intend to carry. To be honest we usually just get wet on Splash Mountain and sit somewhere warm to dry off, but we go in early March and its sometimes a bit chilly first thing so a small disposable poncho will come in use (and fit in bag easily).
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Weve got the shower proof pocket pack a Mac , just clip them to your belt . ponchos are awful to wear over there imo.
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Er I use both actually!

A few years ago I got a Disney one (was stuck in MK when it was raining and didn't have any form of rain protection with me so bought one), and it's held up incredibly well with a lot of use over the years.

I do bring along a couple of disposable ones too though for when it's too hard to fit in the nice Disney one into my park bag.
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We just get wet.
Especially on wet rides as thats the point of the ride.

Too much of a faff for us to carry them about, and if its humid you are as wet with sweat inside it as you are with rainwater outside it ! Yuck
We have a change of clothes in the car if needed.
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We take an umbrella for showers and the cheap disposable ponchos for longer spells of rain. All day torrential rain we use both (cant imagine just getting wet being fun when its all day rain).
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We were there last May with pretty unusual rainstorms and to be honest ponchos (DH) or pac-a-mac (me) made no difference and we had to strip, shower and change completely by the time we got back on more than once occasion. Shoes were squelching and even had wet knickers but luckily we were in a villa with washing machine and tumble dryer.
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we dont take ponchos at all.
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