Walt Disney World Resort

Orlando Florida

Packing tips, tricks and hints to help in making your families adventure a little bit easier.

Disney properties around the World are some of the most magical places on Earth. Disney World in Orlando, Florida is no exception. This is a place for everyone – old and young – to explore the enchantment of 4 unique theme parks all in one magical world of dreams for the whole family.

It can be challenging to know what and how to pack for your Disney trip.  Forgetting something can be costly and this is a places where you don’t want to have to buy the things you’ve forgotten.

When deciding what to pack for Disney World, keep these simple packing guidelines in mind. Some of the stuff will not be applicable to you, or your family, however, with our guidelines and suggestions we hope that it spurs a reminder or maybe other items in what you may need.

Make the most of your fun-filled visit to Walt Disney World Resort!


Walt Disney World Resort Park Hours

Disney World’s Theme Parks


Where dreams come true in 4 themed parks, each with its own special version of Disney magic! Fantasy becomes real and reality becomes fantastic as you relive childhood memories and create new ones.

Magic Kingdom Park

Fairytale dreams come true for all ages at Magic Kingdom park. With classic attractions, amazing fireworks displays, parades with music and dancing and beloved Disney Characters across 6 whimsical lands. See your fantasies become to life as you explore Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Main Street, U.S.A. areas. Speed through space, become a sword-fighting pirate and be amazed by the fireworks that light up the sky over Cinderella Castle! Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo!!!!

Epcot

 

Explore attractions, captivating global pavilions, high-quality fireworks and cyclical special events. Reveling in the human spirit. Epcot has 2 distinct lands: Future World, which features technological innovations, and World Showcase, which shares the culture and food of 11 countries: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, the United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

 

Movie magic comes to life at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, overflowing in the glitziness of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Step into the action with attractions based on blockbuster movies and top TV shows—including Star Wars—and take pleasure in thrilling entertainment that puts you center stage.

With the enthusiasm of a lively movie set, this park features 7 sections: Hollywood Boulevard, Echo Lake, Muppet Courtyard, Sunset Boulevard, Commissary Lane, Pixar Place and Animation Courtyard areas. 

Hint: For the kids don’t forget the Star War themed items you may want them to have to play with before you get there.  This builds the vacation festivities as you travel to Orlando. Let them enjoy, play and anticipate their vacation. Waiting to get it to the park will cost you much more money.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Rare creatures, exciting adventures and first-rate entertainment at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park is a park you will NOT want to pass by.  This is one of the largest animal theme parks in the world. It is home to more than 2,000 animals across 300 species.  The park rejoices in the beauty, mystery and harmony of all living things. Discover 6 fascinating lands, each one flourishing with enchantment like nowhere else: Oasis, Discovery Island, Africa, Pandora – The World of Avatar, Asia and DinoLand, U.S.A. Areas.

Water Parks


Discover why a Walt Disney World vacation is not complete without a visit to their water parks! From peaceful to thrilling, there's an experience for everyone at the 2 distinctive destinations—overflowing with thrill and chill rides, relaxing lounge areas, wave pools, snorkeling adventures and much more.

Disney's BoardWalk

 

Experience the BoardWalk and all it has to offer while you are there.  It is a quarter-mile promenade of dining, unique shops and exciting nightlife. Experience the water’s edge, play the midway games and discover street performers. The Boardwalk represents the boardwalks of cities like Coney Island and Atlantic City.

Before you go!

First things first…check the weather forecast for the dates of your vacation. In general, Florida will be warm to hot and even muggy during the day, but during certain times of year cells of rain will pass overhead.  The nights are usually pleasant but can get a bit chilly especially, if there is wind. (Check – The Weather Channel for your forecasted weather while there).  This will help you in knowing how you will need to pack.

Travel Documents

Put together an Organizational Travel Packet with all your important vacation documents so you don’t leave home without them.  They should contain:

       

Itinerary -  showing day-by-day agenda, phone numbers/addresses of where you will be or plan to be

Airline tickets - don’t forget to do pre-check-in on the airlines site

 

Passport - and/or other travel verification documents for all family members

Driver’s license or other identification - like kid’s birth certificates

 

Proof of car insurance - if you are renting a car

Hotel reservation confirmation/s

 

Health Insurance card/copy of policy or link to online viewing if needed

 

Disney World Park confirmation tickets

Tip:  Make copies of all documents, credit cards and your itinerary to leave with family or friends in case of loss, damage or theft. They can email or fax you copies.

Disney Luggage for Kids or Disney Duffel Bags for Adults

 

If you are flying to Florida for your Disney World vacation you will need a good suitcase to withstand the potential abuse the airlines may dish out on them.  You may want to invest in a Disney Decorative Security Strap to go around the suitcase for enhanced stability, as well as, provide unique identification on the luggage carousal.  Don’t forget Mickey Luggage Identification Tags and your TSA approved locks.

Tip 1: check with your airline carrier for luggage and carry-on weight and dimension restrictions before you leave home. Be sure you comply with TSA’s 311 Rule.

 

Hint: Pack an extra flat carry-on bag that can lie flat inside your suitcase and/or leave room in your suitcase for all the Disney World souvenirs you will be bringing home.

 

Tip 2: Place inside all your suitcases [on top] an itinerary and phone numbers where you can be reached in case your luggage ends up in New York when you are in Florida.  The airlines will be able to reach out to you and confirm address for delivery.

 

Tip 3: For your flight have everyone pack a carry-on bag. [See below for what should be in it].
 

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Carry-on Bag - This bag is for all those items in which you need for your daily life on a temporary basis and through your flight. Everyone in your family should prepare one. Depending on the length of your flight here are some recommendations.

Suggested contents are:

 

  • Hint: If you have a layover at an airport you may have a very hard finding a free outlet to plug into.  If you find someone whom is already taking up one plug outlet, ask them if they would mind sharing their plug by putting your 3-way into their outlet.  

 

For the Kids’ carry-on:

  • Light Sweater – It can get cold in an airplane, especially if your child cannot just reach up and redirect the air fan…or, you are vertically challenged [like me] and cannot reach it….LOL!

  • Travel Games – Crayons, Colored Pencils, Coloring books, Magnetic Game Boards

  • Travel Toys and Pool Toys

  • Earphones and Headphone Y-Splitter – 2 headphones to one jack enables 2 kids to use same device to watch movies on an iPad or listen to music

  • Reading Books or Game books like mazes, dot to dot books, puzzles, seek n’ find and etc.

  • Change of clothes/under-garments, Bathing Suit, Bathing Suit Cover and swim goggles

  • and other necessary items you think they will need to entertain them or in case one of their pieces of luggage gets lost

 

Tip 1: Consider cross-packing everyone some spare clothes in each of the other family members luggage so if one were to get lost there would be more spare clothes [besides the ones in your carry-on] to wear until the lost luggage could be returned to you.

 

Tip 2: Use LEKORS Travel Bag Vaccum System to Pack More in Less Space.

CLOTHING

These are just some suggestions to stimulate your organization skills, packing skills, and coordinating of your outfits. But the bottom line is, whatever you are comfortable with…wear it.  If you love your jeans, then pack em’ and wear em’. But, prepare with packing something more lightweight, airy and comfortable in case you find yourself running on the hot side. The clothing you choose to wear to Disney World really depends on personal preference.

We invite you to peruse our Travel Clothing Section of our My Travel Products for a greater selection.

Womens Shirts/Tops – Getting clothing that have UV protection built in them is a great idea to consider.  We recommend for Men – Columbia Short Sleeved Shirts

Womens Shorts, Capri’s and Jeans – Depending on the weather forecast for the time you are at Disney World shorts are worn by most. 

 

We recommend for Men – OCHENTA Men's Outdoor Expandable Waist Lightweight Quick Dry Shorts [comes in handy for those water rides]

 

Tip: remember that on a hot day at the park the seats on some rides will be HOT on your legs and thighs.  Wearing shorts with longer legs or capri’s should help you from getting burned.

Country Club Casual Evening Clothes

 

Disney World is pretty laid-back and casual for the most part however, at and around the resort are some nicer restaurants where you may want to dress for dinner. 

Packing nicer clothes, we suggest:  Men - Khaki Slacks, Collared Shirt, light sweater and/or Sports Jacket and slip-on loafers. Women – slacks, dress blouse, jacket or sweater, flats or dress.  Children – Boys: slacks or jeans [no holes or patches], pullover or buttoned shirt [without logo’s/sayings], comfy slip-on shoes or tennis shoes and pull-over sweater for those cool evenings.  Girls: summer dress, slacks or nice jeans with dressy blouse. Sandals or walking shoes. Don’t forget the sweater as that evening breeze may chill them.

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Walking Shoes and/or Stylish Flats

 

First and foremost, he key is to get any New Vacation Shoes early and break them in before you go. Select neutral colors like brown and black so they go with most everything. You may want to even consider packing 2 pairs.

Gel Shoe Inserts may be a good item to include in your suitcase ‘just in case’. You will be walking an average of 10 or more miles a day while at Disney World.

Tip: For each person it is highly recommended to pack 2 pairs of sox for each day at the park.  If they get wet during the water rides, they will have a hard time drying out and will irate your feet and/or heals.  So, that extra pair will come in handy for getting you through the day.

 

Hint: Don’t forget your Gel Shoe Inserts to offer your feet some padding if you find your feet hurting or achy from walking on hard pavement.  Leave them in the packaging so if you don’t use them you can always return them back to the store for a refund after you return home.   

 

Layer - The weather can vary dramatically depending on the time of year that you are visiting. Even when it is forecasted to be hot during the day, always have a long-sleeve flannel shirt or sweater, sweatshirt and/or Hooded Windbreaker to put on when the temperature drops.

Tip: I would NOT suggest you tie the anything around your waist to carry it as it could get caught in the rides.  Just stuff it in your backpack until you need it. Prepare to layer every day no matter what the weatherman says.

Backpack or Daypack 

 

This is a necessary item for your visit to the parks.  Both Mom and Dad should carry one for all your family items. Make sure it is big enough [but not too big] so you can fit it in between your legs on the floor of the rides you will be riding. Make sure the shoulder straps are padded for your comfort.  Here you may want to seriously consider a Waterproof Backpack or Waterproof Daypack due to the water rides and water park at Disney World.

Poncho – We highly recommend purchasing for the kids a Disney Compact Portable Poncho to carry in your Disney Backpack while in the park.

 

Tip 1: Do not bring an umbrella. They are hard to manage in stores and on rides. IF it is anticipated that it may rain just carry the poncho packs in your backpack.  When the rain stops you can just roll it up, put in a Ziplock bag and put it back into your backpack. They also come in handy for the water rides if you do not want to get wet.

 

Tip 2:  If you use your poncho during the day be sure to let it dry when you get back to the hotel, so it doesn’t get musty or moldy.  When dry put it back into a dry Ziplock bag to take to the park again the next day. Before going home be sure to keep the poncho’s in the Ziplock’s when packing to keep the plastic smell away from your other clothes or you can just throw it away.

 

Ziplock Bags

 

Be sure to bring lots of Ziplock Bags in all sizes. They come in handy in so many ways.  Put in your backpack a few of these everyday while in the park to hold leftover food or to keep things dry when on wet rides.  They hold small things like hairpins or hair ties.

They also come in handy for putting soiled stinky clothes in or a wet bathing suits when you must pack to go home. You can use them for hygiene, sprays and perfume items to contain liquids while traveling.  If they happen to leak or break, then the fluids will not damage or soil the rest of your suitcase items. 

Lanyards - Having one of these is handy for the family no matter where you are or what you are doing.  We use them for all our vacation needs from cruising to All-Inclusive resorts.  They can hold your Disney entrance tickets, hotel room key, credit cards, cash, photo ID etc.  They are also handy for the kids to attach their memory/trading pins into.

 

Tip 1: It is advisable to purchase your Disney Trading Pins before arriving as they are a fraction of the cost of getting them inside the park.

Tip 2: If you get a lanyard with a more heavy-duty strap then the trading pins you put on it will be more secure and less likely to fall off.

Wide-brimmed Hat and Sunglasses with UV protection

 

It is highly recommended that everyone wear a hat and Polarized Sunglasses with sun protection on your trip to Florida. For everyone, taking a Large Crushable Hat with Chin Strap [so you don’t lose it on rides], will serve you well, especially for more sensitive skinned family members, at the pool, the park and at the waterparks.  If the hat is crushable then you can store it in your beach bag, purse or backpack without wrinkles or damage.  Try the Wallaroo Hat - they’re UV 50+.

Insulated Water Bottle - It can get HOT and HUMID in Florida and with all the walking and activities you will be doing you will need to stay hydrated. Having an insulated water bottle will allow you to keep hydrated without spending a high price for a bottle of water.  Hydro Flask is perfect as it doesn’t sweat getting all your backpack things wet and holds the ‘ice’ for hours and keeping your water cold.

As an alternative to the Insulated Water Bottle you may want to opt for the Brita Filtered Water Bottle which is a refillable water bottle. You can just find a drinking fountain and refill it FREE to save a bunch of money.  This filtered water bottle is nice because it will make sure your water strains out all the minerals you don’t want when drinking water, you are not used to.

Toiletries

Sunscreen - Don’t forget the sunscreen with a minimum of 15 SPF. You will need it for the pool, waterparks and park. Carry a small bottle or tube with you in your backpack or Beach Bag every day while in the park so you can reapply when necessary.  Don’t let a cool breezes fool you.  The temperature may be +/- 90 degrees but with any breeze it may not seem that hot…but it is!  The sun is intense on your skin in Florida so lather up.

Earplugs or Sound Machine

 

When in your hotel room remember you are in family establishments so you may be subject to hallway noise by other’s while you [or the kids] are trying to sleep.  To help with drowning out the noises we suggest taking a Sound Machine - We Recommend the LectroFan with several different noises to place in the center most area of the room. If you, or the kids, need a bit more sound-proofing, try putting in Earplugs along with using the machine.

 

Tip: if the noises of rides are of concern for the kids take the earplugs with you and use them to soothe their nerves and fears.

 

Liquid Band-aid, Moleskin and Band-aid’s - With all the walking you will be doing at the park you may be subject to getting blisters. If you get a blister they it will make the rest of your trip miserable so pack these in your park backpack every day. Liquid Band-Aid.

Don't forget your Mickey Mouse Band-aids...the kids will love them!!!

Hand Cream – Florida’s is a dry climate and thus your hands and lips will most likely chap, so we recommend Gold Bond Healing with Aloe lotion.  It is non-greasy, hypoallergenic and you will see immediate results.  Don’t forget the Lip Balm or Disney Chapstick!

Tums - For some the food in the park may give you heartburn or an upset stomach so pack stomach pain relievers like Tums and heartburn medicines just in case.

Hand Sanitizer - Whether you prefer hand sanitizer wipes or hand sanitizer gel don’t forget to bring it for the park.  There are lots of germs there.  Every time you get on a ride remember there was someone before you that may have had a cold, flu or other germ.  Wipe down what you touch and then wipe down your hands.

**Mickey Mouse Hand Sanitizer is Our Recommendation if you want the kids to buy into using it!

Tip: Take a large pack of anti-bacterial wipes and when you need to go to the bathroom use them to wipe down the toilet seat and stall handle.  Also, take some small packs of Kleenex with you in case you get into the toilet and find there is no toilet paper.

 

Aloe Vera Soothing Gel

 

[I love the BLUE GEL] - If you do happen to get a sunburn be sure to bring this along with you. It will cool the heat of the sunburn. This feels soooooo good!  Also, along with your soothing gel be sure to bring with you Advil and Tylenol to help with the aches and pains. 

Tip:  Take small portable bottles of pain relievers with you into the park in case someone gets a headache or sore muscles.  You won’t have to stop the fun.

 

Gold Bond Powder - If you are prone to chafing between the legs, knees, waist, arms or anywhere else on your body then this is highly recommended.  Apply before you go to the park and then take a small bottle with you in case you need to reapply. 

Hint: Baby powder is not as effective for chafing, but it is good for putting into your shoes to soak up the moisture of sweaty feet.  It is also good for that trip to the beach in getting the sand out of the hair, on the creases of your bathing suit and off your feet.

TECHNOLOGY

Portable Power Bank - Whether you use your SmartPhone camera, or a more professional camera set-up make sure you put in your backpack a recharging device for all your devices. Getting multiple USB ports in your battery pack will allow you to power up all your units while you take a break to get a bite to eat or drink.  Also, be sure to bring extra camera SD cards and batteries as your will be taking lots of pictures to capture all your magical moments. 

Check out our BLOG Post for the Anker PowerCore 20000 Power Pack - Now Bigger & Better.

Hint: Turn off the flash and focus light for taking pictures inside rides.

 

Power Strip - No matter where you travel these days you seem to never have enough plugs to accommodate your technology needs.  We highly recommend you packing a power strip which will accommodate all your family’s electrical needs.  Taking a POWER STRIP with USB ports will be valuable at the end of the day when everyone wants to charge up their phones, computers, kindles, and etc.

Hint: We find that taking two 3-plug outlet extender is valuable.  Everyone is able to power their devices AND curl hair, blow dry hair and use their electric shaver without inconveniencing anyone. Kids sometimes like to just sit on the bed and primp their hair leaving the bathroom with more room to get ready so make sure you have enough expandability for power in your room.

 

Tip: If you are flying to Orlando, Florida make sure you take a 3-way plug extenders in your carry-on bag.  If you have a layover at an airport, then you can find a plug to use the extender where everyone can plug in and be entertained until boarding time.

Tip: Ever find that you don't have enough hands to carry all your items into the hotel or resort? We puchashed the F2C Folding Aluminum Trolley to load all our cases of water and wine.. ;>) 

OTHER MISC. ITEMS

Case of Water

 

If you are driving to Orlando on your Disney World trip throw a case [or 2] of water in the car just in case. If you find yourself not liking the taste of water anywhere along your driving route or at Disney World you will be prepared without spending more money than you should. 

If you are flying into the area you may find that you have forgotten something, all of the Disney resorts have shops where you can buy emergency supplies.  OR…you can also use a GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICE to have things delivered to your resort hotel.

Cash or Credit Card

 

There are ATMs throughout the Disney World Park/Resort where you can withdraw cash.  Rather…we recommend using a credit card [not a debit card].  Just remember if you are using a debit card the bank may tie up funds.  Check with them on their terms prior to leaving home. 

 

Hint:  If you are staying at a Disney World Resort you can make charges to your room anywhere on the resort property. Also, when in the Disney park if you are shopping and have packages you don’t want to haul around you can ask the sales member to have the packages sent to your Disney hotel where you can pick them up.

 

Tip: If you are using a credit card call the bank and advise them you are traveling, where you are going and how long you will be gone so they can monitor your account for theft or fraud

 

Disney Autograph Book

 

If your kids want to collect autographs from Disney characters don’t forget to pre-purchase a Disney Autograph Book.  If you wait to purchase it at the park, then you may have to pass right by in an attempt to find a store that has one. This may cause emotional problems for the wee ones.  It may be better to purchase the autograph book before you get to the park so you can begin the magical experience immediately when you enter the park.

 

Hint: remember that the characters hands are really big, so they need a Disney BIG Fat Autograph Pen to grip easily.

 

Glow Sticks and Glow Bracelets

 

When the sun goes down, nighttime falls and closing time nears upon the park there will be one final parade down Main Street. Before the parade begins Disney’s, Cast Members will start selling glow items at high prices.  To help the kids not buy into these expensive glow toys pull out your own glow stick, glow bracelets and glow items to avoid drama. Disney Glow Sticks and Bracelets

 

Stroller

 

Renting one from the park is okay for the convenience but BEWARE they are not padded. They are hard plastic and can be uncomfortable for your child. Pre-prepare to pad the seat so your babies will be comfortable and keep them in a good frame of mind.  We recommend the Baby Breathable 3-Dimensional Air Mesh Organic Cotton Seat Pad Liner for Stroller & Car Seat Dark Grey Or….the Agibaby 3D Air Mesh Cool Seat Pad/Cushion/Liner/Protector for Stroller and Car Seat (Shiny Star) - Hand Made and Hypoallergenic  and…LOOK!!!…it has like Mickey Ears…Woohoo!!!!   How FUN for your baby – they will love it!

Tip: if you rent a stroller from Disney World then you may not be able to take the stroller back to your hotel. Thus, at the end of the day you will need to carry your child to get back to the hotel. So, for the comfort of your baby it may be worth it to bring your own stroller. You will be just as tired as they are.  Check with your airlines to see if a stroller can be checked in as luggage and the cost.  It may be worth taking your own child’s stroller.

 

Hint: You may want to consider buying a more lightweight padded stroller with a basket for your personal items, baby stuff and purse.  We recommend the Evenflo Aero Ultra-Light Stroller, Lark.

Babies and Toddlers: 
 

Nightlight [2] – one for bedroom and one for bathroom Cuddle blanket and/or musical toy to lull to sleep [a lighted musical toy may be just what will soothe your lil’ one to sleep after a long day at the park] Favorite stuffed animal/s.

 

Hint: [maybe a Mickey OR Minnie stuffed toy before you get to DisneyWorld would help build the event and excitement for them in their nighttime ritual] Extra pacifiers, bottles, nipples and etc. Scented trash bags [small] for the dirty diapers [helps in a small room situation]
Bag of small toys, blocks, crafts, art supplies, puzzles, and books

BOOKS

 

Disney books of all kinds [building the excitement in anticipation of your arrival]

Disney Coloring Books and Crayola crayons

 

Pre-Teens and Teens

 

Earphones for their listening pleasure – [not yours…LOL!]
Chewing gum – Disneyland does not sell gum anywhere in the resort.
Fire HD Tablet 8 – for doing their homework, browsing, games, magazines and reading on
Travel Games, Deck of Cards, Journal and FUN pens to log their experience.
 

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What to wear while in the DisneyWorld Park

Staying cool and comfortable while in Florida’s DisneyWorld park is what you need to constantly tell yourself while you are packing in order to enjoy your experience.

Wearing comfortable walking shoes, light-weight breathable clothes and a sun hat is the most important.  Because of the hot pavement reflection, it can get really hot in the park.  Shorts and Tank tops are the answer. 

For the winter months it is advisable to layer, layer, layer! Long-sleeved shirts, leggings or jeans will work to keep you comfortable but don’t forget that ‘what if it rains’ poncho.

 

Remember, if you are going to the waterparks or on water rides in the parks you will want to bring [or wear] your swimsuit, and swimsuit cover-up, quick-dry water shoes, or mesh shoes or flip-flops.  You don’t want to get wet and then have to be uncomfortable walking around in your wet clothes or wet shoes.

Hint: Wet shoes will cause blisters so make sure you have talcum powder, dry socks and to change into after they water play time. If you do NOT have quick dry shoes, then it is recommended that you bring an extra pair of shoes to change into.

 

Cooling Towel or a Chill Pad

 

Especially handy for the summer months. It can get hot and sticky in Florida especially if you are not used to it.  With the heat of the sun off the pavement it causes an enhancements of the heat index. If you carry one of these then you can simply wet, in a bathroom sink or water fountain and feel an immediate relief from the sun beating down on your neck or chest.  This is a must for everyone!

  • Wearable wallet – lets you keep your stuff hid away and secure.  Wear one under your shirt or sweater. No one will know it’s there! Keep yourself from becoming a victim on your vacation. Better safe than sorry.

  • Extra socks – If your socks get wet on the water rides, they can be irritating and may not dry completely before your feet get all wrinkly so throw an extra pair for everyone in the backpack especially if it is a colder day.

  • Lightweight Jacket [also a small poncho pack if you don’t want to get wet on the water rides or if it is supposed to rain

  • Sunscreen, Sunglasses and Hat – for both you and the kids

NOMATIC FUNCTION

Feature packed bag designed with purpose, to help you stay organized and have confidence on the move.

What you Need to Take into the Park EVERYDAY

  • Park Tickets/Magic bands and other Disney promotional items

  • Waterproof Backpack or Waterproof Daypack: We seriously recommend that you take a Waterproof Backpack [over your regular backpack you have in your closet today].  For rides, such as Splash Mountain, you will have to store it between your legs on the floor of the ride.  This is a place which will get really wet and will remain wet all the time. Protect your items with ONLY a water-proof backpack.

  • Personal, Compact Handheld fan – don’t let the Florida heat/humidity ruin your vacation. Having a personal fan will help cool off your body and tempers.

  • Hand Sanitizers, Hand Sanitizers and small portable Kleenex packets

  • SPF Lip Balm and Sunscreen

  • Stroller & Diaper Bag [if you use one]

  • Diapers, Diaper wipes, Diaper cream, Baby Powder and Changing Pad

  • Bottle or Sippy cup, Bib, Milk/Juice/Formula

  • Baby foods, Snacks and feeding spoon-

  • Lipstick-sized portable charger - holds several charges before it needs to be plugged in to power back up. It can recharge your phone, camera, and other small electronics while you’re on the go.

  • Waterproof Cell Phone Case – it is waterproof, dust/dirt proof and shock-resistant. It allows you to access the touchscreen and the camera to get those pictures.

  • Wallet and/or Purse, Cash, Credit Cards

  • Stroller Clips – these are essential if you have kids.  Keeps misc. items attached to the stroller.  Great for holding your purse, daypacks, backpacks, shopping bags or other items you need help with. 

  • Trading/Sharing Pins

  • Snacks: Granola Bars, Dried Fruit, Fresh Fruit [sometimes the hotels offer something], Trail Mix

  • Don’t forget the Juice Boxes or Capri’s

  • HD Camera and/or Smartphone with extra batteries and SD cards

  • Phone, Phone Charger & Camera Charger - their Battery Packs

  • Water Bottles with Filtration

  • Hair Bands and rubber bands

  • Glow Sticks and Glow Bracelets – To save you lots of money pre-purchase Disney [or any glow sticks] before you get to the park and when the festivities begin, and the Disney staff begins to sell all the high-priced fun items you will be prepared to please the kids and not spend a fortune.

 

  • Hint: Disney World offers lockers that are available for a fee. A key-operated locker gives you access all day for a one-time fee. A $5 refundable deposit is also required for each locker key.

 

Other packing list items for Disney World

 

Kid ID Tags in case they get lost while in the park. Mosquito Bracelets or Repellent Spray with DEET. Travel Multi-Tool. First-Aid Kit. Flexible Tripod. Wrinkle Releaser – saves on the chore of ironing while on vacation. Tide To-Go Pen – for pretreating those spills onto your new clothes
 

What NOT to bring

You may not bring the following items into the theme parks:

  • Wagons – if you have kids whom will get tired and hold you up at some point it is advised that you bring your stroller or rent a stroller upon entering the park.

  • Skateboards

  • Scooters

  • Drones

  • Remote control toys

  • Inline skates

  • Shoes with built-in wheels

  • Strollers larger than 36" x 52" (92 x 132 cm)

  • Suitcases, coolers or backpacks with or without wheels larger than 24" (61 cm) long x 15" (38 cm) wide x 18" (46 cm) high. Coolers required for medication may be stored in a locker or at Guest Relations.

 

For more information on what you cannot bring into the park – visit Disney World FAQ’s

 

Above all, plan to take your time and enjoy the experience – you’ll make memories worth treasuring!

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