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Disney World Packing List (20 Items to Bring)

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Disney World Packing List (20 Items to Bring)Do you ever go on vacation, only to realize you have forgotten something? It is the worst feeling knowing that you leave something you know you are going to need for your trip at home. There are so many things that you need to remember that packing can be very overwhelming. This is why we always make a Disney World packing list.

When it comes to packing for a Disney Vacation, it is even more important to make sure you have what you need.

Our Disney World packing list ensures that we have not only our vacation essentials, but the things we typically use while we are in the Disney parks.

If you are planning a Disney World vacation this year, we encourage you to create a Disney World packing list that not only includes the clothes & toiletries that you need, but also the items you will pack for a day at the park.

Disney World Packing List (20 Items to Bring)

1. Sunscreen

If you are flying, you are going to find that bringing a full size suntan lotion difficult because of TSA regulations.

There are two ways to get around this: purchase travel size sunscreen, a sunscreen stick, or purchase a regular size sunscreen on Amazon and have it shipped to your resort.

2. Poncho

The weather in Florida can be unpredictable. Do yourself a favor and pack lightweight ponchos for everyone in your group.

3. Power Strip for the room

Disney has gotten better about providing USB ports & outlets in their renovated rooms, but not all rooms have enough outlets.

If you need to charge multiple devices, you will be so glad you have a powerstrip/ charging port.

4. Anti-Chafe Stick

You may not think you need to add this to your Disney World packing list, but I swear that this is one of those things that is essential.

These Body Glide sticks can be lifesavers for your feet and your thighs.

5. Hat/ Visor/ Sunglasses

It is sunny in Florida all year long. Do not go to Disney without something to shield your eyes and face from the sun!

6. Swimsuit/ Water wings/ Goggles

If you are planning on swimming while you are on your Disney vacation, you will want to make sure that you have the things you need.

While towels are provided, you don’t want to be without the other swimming essentials.

7. Nightlight

This is one of those things that everyone forgets to pack for Disney World. Rooms can be dark and if you want to find the bathroom in the middle of the night, a portable nightlight that you can leave in the bathroom certainly helps!

8. Sound Machine

This is one of those things that we take everywhere we travel. No one wants to miss out on sleep because of noisy neighbors!

While the resorts are sturdy, they are not sound proof!

9. Ziploc Bags

I can’t tell you how many times we’ve used these for various reasons.

They are great to pack wet clothes (for a variety of reasons), hold snacks, or just to be used to protect electronics when it rains!

10. Portable Charger

You will be so glad you have this with you! You will be surprised how quickly your battery will go when you are in Disney World.

Between taking pictures, checking the app, and trying to connect with the Disney World wifi, you will eat up your battery in a number of hours. Be prepared.

11. Lanyards/ Autograph Books

While you can buy these at the parks, I think you will find it far cheaper to buy ahead of your Disney Vacation.

12. Good pair of Walking Shoes & Flip Flops

Two things you will need when it comes to your feet are walking shoes and a pair of flip flops if you are planning to go to the pool.

These are my favorite shoes for Disney.

13. Small Soft Cooler

If you want to carry cold water or snacks like applesauce or yogurt with you into the park, these small soft coolers are essential.

Don’t try to bring in a hard cooler, Disney won’t let you!

14. Costumes

If your children want to dress up at the park, don’t forget their costumes. You are going to pay at least twice as much for a costume in the Disney parks.

15. Wet wipes and/or Hand Sanitizer

While Disney has plenty of bathrooms to wash up, it isn’t always convenient.

Bring along some hand sanitizer or wet wipe packets to keep those germs at bay.

16. Backpack

Pack an easy to carry traveling bag to take into park.

We prefer these backpacks because they are lightweight & have tons of pockets for storage.

Check out what I put in my day bag for the parks.

17. Bandaids

More specifically we not only pack regular band aids but also Waterproof Blister Band aids (just in case).

18. Stain Remove Pen

If you plan to do laundry on vacation, be sure to pack some travel detergent (pods are great) otherwise bring a Tide Stain Pen so that you can treat a stain in a flash.

19. Laundry Bag

Have you given thought to wear you are going to put your dirty clothes?

Packing a laundry bag will give you a place for the entire family to dump their clothes at the end of the day!

20. MagicBands/Park Tickets

If there is one thing you don’t want to forget to pack, it is your Disney MagicBands or park tickets!

It is always a good idea to take a picture of the back of your park ticket just in case you were to misplace it.

Disney LuggageDisney World Packing Tip

Are you worried about packing too many things in your suitcase?

Did you know that you can ship items to your Disney resort from Amazon?

If you have an Amazon Prime membership, you can ship items you buy online directly to your Disney Resort.

If you want to mail a package ahead of your vacation, be sure package includes the mailing address of your Disney Resort Hotel and has your name with the word “Guest” beside it.

Also include your arrival date.

Do you make a Disney World packing list? What items do you include?

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Wednesday 10th of January 2018

As a little special surprise I sometimes will bring an air freshener or wall plug in that has a distinctive scent so that the family whenever they smell the scent again it reminds them of our Magical experience at Disney


Wednesday 10th of January 2018

That's a great idea!


Friday 9th of September 2016

That Mister Fan is a must for summer months at the parks!

April Hammond

Thursday 8th of September 2016

Love your list, I always seem to forget my power strip, I need to keep one in my "adventure" bag. Since I am semi local I never know if I am going to stay overnight or not, so my adventure bag is kept in my car for unexpected adventures. I can't live without my umbrella and mister fan, especially during the summer heat. I got a umbrella from Target that blocks UV rays, it is amazing! Thanks so much for linking up at the Magical Monday Blog hop!


Tuesday 6th of September 2016

Power strip for the room is genius! Great list!


Tuesday 6th of September 2016

Thanks. That Power Strip is truly a life saver!


Saturday 1st of November 2014

powerstrip! If you have lots of electronics (phones/iPads) you run out of outlets quick. Also some thing new we took on our most recent trip was a portable battery charger that had USB ports so when our phone batteries started to get low (using it for the my disney experience app and as our camera) we could charge our phones while walking around the park.


Sunday 2nd of November 2014

You are so right! They put the outlets in the oddest of places and there are never enough!