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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. This is why we always make a Disney packing list.
When it comes to packing for Disney World, it is important to make sure you have what you need.
Our Disney 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 Packing List
If you are flying, you are going to find that bringing a full size suntan lotion difficult because of TSA regulations.
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.
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! A good sound machine can really make all the difference in getting a sound sleep in a hotel.
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 by packing a powerful portable charger.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
One thing on our Disney World packing list that you might not have thought about is something to hold 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 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.
You’ll notice that our Disney World packing list doesn’t include clothing. If you are wondering what to wear to Disney World, we have a great list of ideas.
Do you make a Disney World packing list? What items do you include?