The ultimate plus size guide for Disneyland, CA!

Navigating Disneyland in a plus size body is a very different experience. Heck, navigating LIFE in a plus size body is a different experience. As…


Navigating Disneyland in a plus size body is a very different experience. Heck, navigating LIFE in a plus size body is a different experience. As a plus size woman who goes to the parks pretty much weekly, I wanted to create a guide to help other plus size people navigate comfortably. These recommendations came from a poll I did where I asked 300 plus size people what they use when visiting Disneyland. I wanted to make sure I had a great list with something for everyone! Below you will find tips in regards to what to wear to have a comfortable trip, the best places to rest, what rides you will likely fit comfortably on, and the best places to eat when visiting Disneyland and Disney California Adventure as a plus size individual.

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What to wear to make my trip more comfortable?

Recommended shoes:

Doctor Scholls inserts

Nikes (women)

Nikes (men)





Skechers Go Walk

Adidas Ultraboost

Recommended socks:



Recommended chaffing cream:


Monistat’s Anti-Chafing Gel

Unscented Deodorant 



Megababe Thigh rescue chafe stick

You can also use Summers Eve deodorant spray to keep any of these dry.

Underwear recommendations:

Jockies Skimmies

Breathable seamless thong

Recommended to have on hand in your bag

Battery operated fan


Large bandaids in case you chaeffe


Cooling towel

The best places to rest throughout the park when you need a moment to catch you breath or relax.

Main Street

Main Street Opera House

Main Street Cinema

Tomorrow Land

outside Autopia

Tables outside of Buzz Light Year

Fantasy Land

Red Rose Tavern tables

Shaded seating area with tables outside of matterhorn

Adventure Land

The Golden Horseshoe

Tropical Hideaway

Tiki Room


Grand California Lobby

Animation Academy

The Frozen Play

Behind Grizzly Run (very shady)

Redwood Trail (great place to sit at the bottom)

Shaded seats outside Monster’s Inc

What rides will I fit on?

This all depends of course on your body type. However, Disneyland is VERY plus size friendly. I am a size 22 and have attended Disneyland with someone else who had a 54″ waist. Both of us were able to fit on every single ride with the exception of 2 and both are in Disney’s California Adventure- Goofy’s sky school and Golden Zephyr.

NOTE- Golden Zephyr does offer a seat belt extender but you would have to ride alone.

A lot of the older rides in Fantasyland have turnstiles that I would not say are plus size friendly. You can go up to the cast member at the exit of those rides and let them know that you are unable to do the turnstile. They will have you enter through an alternative route.

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