Best Sunglasses for Your Disney Vacation
Much like the way Santa Claus makes a list and checks it twice, when you’re a few days out from your trek to Florida to see the one-and-only Walt Disney World, you might find yourself in a state of panic, frantically trying to double (and triple) confirm you got each and every little item you might need for your vacation. Not to throw a wrench into the whole shebang, but while many parents remember the UVB and UVA-protected sunscreen to lather on their kiddos (and themselves) throughout the experience, paying careful attention to the protection in sunglasses might go overlooked. Ophthalmologists are fast to recommend these specific shades because sun damage to your eyes is a potential threat, especially with the unforgiving rays of the Sunshine State. Especially if you’re kiddos are blue-eyed, bringing along proper eye protection is a smart parenting move.
Though your specialized Disney Travel Agent can help you map out the less-crowded and less-scorching hot times of the year to travel, it’s up to you to place those sunnies in your carry-on for safe keeping. Here are a few options to get you going:
For Dad: BLANST Polarized Sunglasses
With no-slip rubber, you won’t have to stress about your sunglasses slipping down your face, thanks to that never-ending stream of sweat you’ll have when walking around the park. Though you’ll probably like the design more than anything, what’s super-rad about these shades is the incredible sun protection they offer. They feature UV400 X& lens that gives you 7 layers of radiation filter technology, blocking out the sun’s most harmful threats. They’re also TR-90 frames, which are often the sunny of choice for those with an active adventurous spirit, making them difficult to break, even if you drop them time and time again. When you buy this set, you also get some free goodies, including a car holder, hard sunglasses case, a polarization test card, a black storage pouch, microfiber cloth and a safety strap.
For Mom: SojoS Polarized Sunglasses
You get that your children adore you, but do they really have to reach for you all the time? The short (unfortunate) answer is yes, and that will be especially true when they’re tired or hungry after hours of exploring the happiest place on Earth. You need a pair of sunnies that’ll make it through snuggles and tugging, like these metal-framed, anti-reflective lens. Not only are they polarized but they offer UV400 protection and anti-glare technology that filter sunlight reflected glare and protect your pretty eyes. And for when your kiddo inevitably knocks them off your face reaching for ice cream? The stainless steel frame will prevent them from shattering on the pavement.
For the Kiddos: COSVER Flexible Polarized Sunglasses
Before you roll your eyes wondering how-in-the-world you’re going to keep sunglasses on your kid’s face when you’re hopping between the Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Fantasyland, remember this: it’s all in the presentation. Though these polarized plastic-framed, anti-reflective shades do offer nearly 100 percent protection against UVA and UVB lights, what your kids carry about is the colors. They have a large variety of color combination, so your dueling sisters or battling brothers can have the exact shades they want (no pun intended). The plastic material also keeps them from breaking or cracking when your kids start to become irritable, half-way to meet their favorite characters.
For Disney-Themed: Frozen Sunglasses
Your princess in the making, who refuses to wear anything but a dress-up dress and must listen to ‘Let It Go’ at least five times a day, will go ga-ga over these ‘Frozen’-themed pink and purple sunglasses. They offer the same UV protection that her health demands, but offer the style that Elsa would approve of.
What Else You Might Miss
You’re a stellar packer, but just to be sure, talk to your Specialized Disney Travel Agent about the most common items that travelers forget when they hop on the plane. Because our agents have helped planned hundreds of vacations, they have the inside scoop on what to pack, what to bring, what to leave at home and what you absolutely, completely, cannot forget. When you’re talking about your trip, from booking the ticket to selecting a hotel and more, just ask them for their advice. They’ll be more than happy to make your getaway as happy – and easy! – as it can be.