What to Pack?

Planning a Trip ⇒ What to Pack?

Packing for a Walt Disney World vacation is a little different than packing for most other vacations.  You’ll need to be prepared for the Florida weather and furthermore for spending your entire day away from your hotel room.  This is our list of useful items to pack for a Disney Vacation.  We’ll start with the more unique things and work our way down to the more basic.

  • Mission Microfiber Cooling Towel – This is a reusable towel that instantly cools when soaked in water and wrung out.  It’s perfect for helping to keep cool during hot days at the Disney Parks.
  • Poncho or Windbreaker – The Disney Parks see their fair share of rain and bringing your own Poncho or Windbreaker will keep you dry while saving you money.  Disney sells their own, but they’re more expensive than anything you’d bring from home.
  • External Battery – External chargers are great for long days out at the parks.  It’s a challenge, even for the most reliable cell phone batteries, to last an entire day at the parks, so an extra battery will come in very helpful.
  • Packing Cubes – These will come in handy for organizing all of your clothes and souvenirs in your suitcase.  We’ve used them, and they help to maximize your suitcase space efficiently.
  • Collapsible Duffle Bag – We usually bring an empty collapsible bag that we can use as a carry on suitcase to transport all of our souvenirs back home  
  • Blister Band-Aids – All the walking in the Disney Parks can lead to blisters if you are not wearing the right shoes.  These Band-Aids have special blister medication built in to help heal the blister faster.
  • Hats – Hats are great for keeping the sun off your head, preventing sunburn and keeping you cool at the same time.
  • Sunscreen and Sunglasses – It’s Florida, the Sunshine State.  Enough said.
  • Aloe – In case you forgot sunscreen, aloe is great for making those sunburns feel better.
  • Tums – Eating theme park food all week can cause some heartburn, so a small travel size pack of Tums can go a long way.
  • My Disney Experience App – Download the app to your phone before leaving home.  The App will help you with checking and adjusting Fastpass and Dining Reservations as well as monitoring attraction wait times.
  • MagicBands – Disney will mail you your MagicBands before you leave for vacation.  Make sure you don’t forget them at home.
  • Proper shoes – You can expect to walk between 5 and 10 miles a day, so having good walking shoes is a necessity.
  • Sweatshirt and Jeans (for the winter months) – Most people that haven’t visited in the winter might not realize that it does get cold at night. 
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