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20 Items on Our Disney Packing List

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.

While this is similar when choosing what to pack for a hotel stay, there are a few more things you might need for a trip to Disney.

Packing for Disney World Vacation

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

Disney Packing List

Disney Packing List

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.

1. Sunscreen

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

Sun Bum Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Face Stick
Dermatologist and Sonny approved, this non-comedogenic roll-on sunscreen delivers UVA/UVB protection and is packed with Vitamin E. Our oil-free, water-resistant and Hawaii 104 Reef Act Compliant Face Stick is great for all skin types.

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.

Disposable Rain Ponchos for Adults
Our poncho features a drawstring hood for added protection against the rain. it keeps your hair and face nice and dry. The elastic cuff will better protect your arms from rain.

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.

3-Outlet Wall Mount Surge Protector
4 USB ports (4.8 AMP combined) for charging your tablets, smart phones, and other mobile devices.

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.

Body Glide Original Anti Chafe Balm
Apply Before You Get Dressed, On Thighs, Neck, Arms, And Anywhere Skin Is Rubbed

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!

Disney Mickey Mouse Embroidered Cotton Adjustable Hat
Adjustable hat is composed of lightweight and durable cotton fabric to allow for instant comfort when worn, and features a curved brim with stitching to keep the Sun’s UV rays out of your eyes

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!

Yogasleep Hushh Portable White Noise Sound Machine
Take control of your sound environment and choose from three calming sounds: bright white noise, deep white noise, or gentle surf, and adjust the volume to create the perfect sleep environment .

While the resorts are sturdy, they are not soundproof! 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 for packing wet clothes (for a variety of reasons), holding 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.

FuelRod Portable Charger Kit
FuelRod is the first sleek and compact portable charger that allows you to recharge or SWAP your used Rod for a freshly charged one at any of the FuelRod touch-free* kiosk.

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.

Disney World Autograph Book
  • 50 blank pages
  • Elastic pen loop
  • Patterned inside covers
  • Mickey holding banner with ”This book belongs to:” and blank field inside front cover
  • 4 1/2” H x 6” W x 1/4” D
Skechers for Disney

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.

PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag
PackIt is a freezable lunch cooler designed to keep contents cooler, longer: up to 10 hours (depending on external temperatures),Fits a sandwich, snack and a 12 oz (340ml) drink.

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.

Bestseller No. 1
Disney Princess Dress Up Trunk Deluxe 21 Piece Officially Licensed [Amazon Exclusive]
  • Dressing up has never been so enchanting with 4 different Disney Princess outfits to choose from, your child will have hours of fun dressing up as her favorite characters (Dress up pieces fit sizes 4 – 6x)
  • This Amazon exclusive 21 piece officially licensed deluxe dress up trunk includes 4 classic Disney Princess characters including Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, Belle from Beauty and The Beast, Cinderella and Snow White outfits
  • Includes: 4 tops and 3 skirts with matching royal accessories; accessories include 3 bracelets, 3 rings, 1 necklace, 1 sticker sheet, 1 choker, 3 headbands and 1 soft goods tiara
  • Girls can customize their necklace with 4 different Disney Princess character images with the included sticker sheet that provides added play
  • Packaged in a charming keepsake storage trunk, this dress up set is sure to captivate the imagination of your Disney Princess fan
Bestseller No. 2
Disney Girls’ Princess Fantasy Gown Nightgown, BELLE SHINES 3, 2T
  • SIZING: All sizing follows standard regulations set by the National Retail Federation for infant and toddler (12M, 18M, 24M, 2T, 3T, 4T), as well as big kids (4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
  • SAFETY AND COMFORT: Made from soft and comfortable fabrics to ensure a cozy night’s sleep! This item is 100% Polyester. In accordance with safety measures this item is flame resistant.
  • EASY CARE: This product is crafted from high quality fabrics, making it easy to care for and bedtime routines a breeze. To keep laundry headaches to a minimum and ensure items hold up after repeat washing, please use detergent and tumble dry low.
Bestseller No. 3
Disney Princess Aurora Dress Costume, Sing & Shimmer Musical Sparkling Dress, Sing-A-Long To “Once Upon A Dream” Perfect for Party, Halloween Or Pretend Play Dress Up [Amazon Exclusive]
  • Sing-a-long to your favorite princess song while wearing the iconic sparkling dress from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty
  • Dress up and experience the magic of your favorite Disney Princess with the Sing and shimmer musical dress
  • Sing-a-long to your favorite princess song while wearing the iconic sparkling musical dress
  • Requires 3 AAA batteries (included)
  • One Size – Fits sizes 4-6x. – For girls ages 3 to 6 years old
Bestseller No. 4
Disney Princess Moana Dress Sing & Shimmer Musical Dress Up Outfit, Sing-A-Long to “How Far I’ll Go” Perfect for Pretend Play & Dress Up – One Size – Fits Girls Ages 3-6 Years Old [Amazon Exclusive]
  • Officially licensed Disney Princess Merchandise – Sing-a-long to your favorite song while wearing the iconic sparkling dress from Disney’s Moana
  • Dress up and experience the magic of your favorite Disney character with the sing and shimmer musical dress
  • Dress features iconic character’s cameo and it is made with satin, organza and polyester
  • One Size – Fits girls ages 3 to 6 years old
  • Requires 3 AAA batteries (included)
SaleBestseller No. 5
Meland Princess Dress Up – Princess Dress for Girls with Princess Toys, Christmas Birthday Gift for Toddler Girls Age 3-8
  • Fancy & Magical Princess Dress Up Trunk Enables All The Little Girls Princess Dream Come to Life. Meland princess costume set features with 4 vibrant and bright color tops and dresses – purple, green, pink and the classic princess character. Each princess role play dress has its own princess accessories to complete the princess dress up code. Let your little girls live in her own princess dream and leaving behind a dreamy, fantastic and unforgettable childhood.
  • Stretchy Elastic Waistband Princess Dresses for The Most Comfort for Girls Age 3-8 Year Old. The cute skirts waistband are stretchable from 7-15 inch which fit most of kids age 3,4,5,6,7,8 year old girls. Get your little girl a set of Meland princess dress up box with lots of options and being different princess character every day.
  • Enjoy the Princess Dress Up & Pretend Play Fun with Soft, Kids Friendly & Breathable Material. Meland princess toys are made of polyester which is soft, smooth and durable with well sewing for your little girls repeated practical daily wearing or any princess pretend play activities. And all the girls dress up costumes come in a gift-able box for well organizing and fun play. Hand wash recommend.
  • Build Confidence, Inspire Fantasies & Develop Independence with Princess Costume for Girls. Every little girl should be allowed to have her own fantasies, and then dream to dream, dare to realize with girls dress up clothes for play.
  • Add More Fresh, Stylish and Fashion Fever to Her Princess Wardrobe. Such a delicate gift for toddler/preschool girls age 3,4,5,6,7,8 year old for Halloween birthday and Christmas. Get Meland’s charming dress up storage and surprise your little girl and see her running or dancing around the house like a real princess. No more style girls gifts for her as Halloween costume, birthday party favor or any holiday cosplay party.
SaleBestseller No. 6
Xinfenglai Green Girls Cosplay Dance Dress Princess Costumes (3-4T)
  • Material:Polyester
  • Only Princess Dress,Not including accessories
  • Dress your little girl as the likeliest Princess you have never seen
  • Great for Birthday Party, Dress Up, Halloween, Cosplay, Pretend Play, Role Play,special occasions
  • Made from non-itchy and comfortable fabric,Handwash and line dry
Bestseller No. 7
Meland Princess Dresses for Girls – Princess Costume for Girls Pretend Play, Dress Up Clothes for Girls Age 3-8 Year Old (5-6 Years)
  • The Princess Role that Your Little Girls Know & Love the MOST. Meland princess dress up set features such an adorable princess dress with long cape. The abundant luxurious princess accessories – braided extension headband, tiara, magic wand, princess gloves, girls play jewelry like hairpins, necklace, bracelet, earrings and ring brings your little princess to a magic kingdom.
  • Detachable Cloak, Shimmering Snow Sequin, Large Snowflakes Adds A Touch of Magic to The Princess Costume. In addition to these details mentioned above, Meland costume for girls also comes with the exquisite embroidery workmanship on the waist and which is elastic for maximizing your little girls most wearing comfort.
  • Light Up Princess Dresses & Braided Extension Headband Making Your Little Princess Outstanding in The Party.
  • Quality Polyester with Soft Sheer, Breathable & Kids Friendly Material Make Sure Hours of Dress up & Pretend Play Fun. Hand wash recommend.
  • Gift for Girls Age 3,4,5,6,7,8 Year Old for Birthday, Halloween, Christmas Party. Make Every occasion special for your little princess who are obsessed with princess role play.
Bestseller No. 8
Funna Costume for Girls Princess Kids Dress Up Outfit Party Supplies Blue, 5-6 Years
  • Three-piece set contains: Vest, Pants, Headband
  • Belly dance style, off shoulder pleated mesh
  • Exotic blue sequins, gold lace on neckline and waist belt
  • Perfect for birthday, dress up, halloween, special occasions
  • Handwash with cold water, line dry
Bestseller No. 9
CQDY Girls Princess Dress Fancy Costume Role Play Ball Gown Halloween Party Dress up
  • NOTICE: To get a more fit pretty dress ! Please measure your girl’s chest and waist at first ! Choose the size according to the actual chest and waist
  • Material: Flannel,wedding tulle, 100% COTTON lining, very comfortable. This Cinderella princess dress has 6 layers tulle and 1 layer lining,very puff,no need of petticoat
  • Packet include : one princess dress,one pair of sleevelet.
  • Dry-cleaning or wash by hands gently,CAN’T washed by machines
  • occasion: Halloween,Christmas,wedding, birthday party, flower girls bridesmaids, formals proms, cosplay or children’s dress up play etc.
SaleBestseller No. 10
Joy Join Little Girls Princess Mermaid Costume for Girls Dress Up Party with Wig,Crown, Mace Pink 5-6 Years
  • Includes princess dress,red wig,crown,wand.
  • Lining material: cotton, skirt material: organza
  • Soft and comfortable fabric for your girl’s health
  • Pink Dress,with crown and mace, Great for birthday party,halloween,christmas and dress up collection
  • Care instruction: hand wash and hang to dry

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.

The Honest Company Clean Conscious Unscented Wipes
Clean up all of life’s messes. Compostable, plant-based multi-use Wipes are made with over 99% water and only 7 transparent ingredients, making them gentle and safe for baby’s sensitive skin but great for the whole family

Bring along some hand sanitizer or disposable wipes to keep those germs at bay.

16. Backpack

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

Sunhiker Water Resistant Travel Backpack
The sunhiker backpack is a small-sized backpack with dimensions of 15.8H x 9.4L x 5.9W inches/40 x 24 x 15 cm, a weight of 12.3 oz, and a capacity of approximately 20-25L. It is suitable for both men and women who prefer a smaller sized backpack and only want to carry essential items while traveling light.

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).

Band-Aid Brand Hydro Seal Blister Cushion Bandages
Band-Aid Brand Hydro Seal Gel Bandages feature cushioning that protects from rubbing and pressure to help prevent blisters, and can be used anywhere on the body including the hands and feet

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.

Tide Stain Remover for Clothes
Portable, pen-like design to stop stains on the spot – fits neatly into briefcases, purses, drawers, or car compartments.

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.

Laundry Bag
This super-sized bag has plenty of room for your laundry, camping gear, overnight and traveling needs.

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 Luggage

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 the 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?

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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!

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