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10 Disney World Summer Packing List Items

Planning a trip to Disney World this summer? You might not think that packing for summer is any different than packing for Spring, but the truth is that the summer is more hot & humid than any other time of the year. This Disney World summer packing list will make sure you are prepared for the unpredictable weather in Florida!

10 Items on our Disney World Summer Packing List

Disney World Summer Packing List

Summer is one of the most popular times to visit the Disney parks. If you are planning a trip during the hottest part of the year, do yourselves a favor and purchase the items on this Disney summer packing list:

1. Rain Poncho

Florida in the summer means that it will rain just about every day.

Typically, the rain hits in the afternoon and doesn’t last long, but nevertheless you will want to be prepared.

Bring an inexpensive Rain Poncho so you won’t have to buy one at the park!

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Clear Rain Poncho
These rain coats are made of eco-friendly non-toxic PE material. 40% thicker than common disposable rain poncho. Durable and 100% waterproof. Seams are sealed to guarantee no rain will leak from them and keep you dry and dirt free.

2. Sunscreen

In order to make sure you don’t get sunburned on your vacation you will need to reapply sunscreen throughout the day. 

I bring a sunscreen stick in my Disney day bag because it is easy to apply when you are on the go.

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Banana Boat Sport Ultra Sunscreen Stick SPF 50, 1.5oz | Travel Sunscreen, Mini Sunscreen, SPF Stick Sunscreen, Oxybenzone Free Sunscreen, 1.5oz
This lightweight formula is designed especially for sport enthusiasts and other active individuals who need Sport-strength sun protection that doesn’t play around!

3. Misting Fans

These misting fans can be a real lifesaver on a hot day in the parks.

Elite Battery Powered Handheld Water Misting Fan
Beat the heat with a personal cooling system. This portable misting fan from O2COOL offers a fine mist of cold water and a powerful fan

It is the perfect way to cool you off when you are in line for a ride or waiting for the parade to begin.

4. Small Travel Blanket

If you have to sit on the pavement to watch the parade, you will be glad to have a picnic-style blanket to place on the ground.

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Rainleaf Microfiber Travel Towel
Super soft towel that can dry in under 2 hours in the sun.

The black asphalt retains heat and you can easily burn your skin if you touch it.

Choose one that is also waterproof in case you have to lay it on wet pavement.

5. Sunglasses & Sunglass Strap

You won’t want to be without your sunglasses.

You will find yourself taking your glasses on & off quite a bit, so it might serve you to have a sunglass strap to keep them from being misplaced.

Croakies Eyeglass Straps
The Croakies bundle features two eyeglass retainers, and a cleaning kit that includes a multi lens cleaner and a micro fibre lens cleaning cloth

6. Insulated Water Bottle

Did you know that ice water is free at Disney counter service restaurants?

We like to bring our own lightweight, insulated bottles with us to the parks and refill them with ice water throughout the day.

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CamelBak Podium Chill Insulated Bike Water Bottle
Lightweight BPA free double-walled construction water bottle keeps water cold twice as long

7. Freezable insulated lunch bag

We often bring drinks & snacks to the park.

One of the best purchases you can make is for a Packit bag because they keep everything cold!

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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.

You just pop it in the freezer and it stays cold for hours!

8. Hair Ties & Brush

Girls with long hair are going to notice the hair sticking to the nape of their neck after the first hour in the park.

Folding Hair Brush With Mirror
Space-saving full size hair brush folds down to mini size, great for travel.

I always pack extra hair ties and a small travel hair brush to pull up our hair if we misjudge the Florida heat!

9. Cleansing Wipes

The heat can really take a toll on your skin.

You will find yourself sweating throughout the day and one thing that really helps you cool off are cleansing wipes.

Refresh Line Body Wipes
Our Body Wipes feature a unique blend of ingredients designed to remove dirt, sweat, and odor, leaving you feeling fresh and clean all day long.

These body wipes are great for the sweaty parts that need a little extra attention!

11. Chafing Stick

When it gets hot & sticky outside, your skin pays the price.

This means more skin irritation.

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

You can use this Body Glide stick for your feet & for your thighs. It keeps all skin contact irritation-free!


If you’re like me, the very idea of packing for a vacation gives me anxiety. There is so much to remember and a packing list always makes it a bit easier.

Summer sure can be brutal in Florida. We hope this Disney World summer packing list will help you be more comfortable on your vacation!

Do you have anything else we should add to our Disney summer packing list?

Read more about what to expect for visiting Disney World in these summer months:

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