After many trips, I have put together a list of some things you may want to bring with you on your trip to the Disney parks!
Here are some packing tips:
*Smart phone loaded with the MY DISNEY EXPERIENCE app
*If you are driving – put a case of water in your car. If you are ordering from Garden Grocer or Whole Foods – order a case for your room.
*Stroller for small children (or big children like mine). Disney does offer rental strollers. A stroller is a personality saver! You all will be walking 5-10 miles a day – that is a lot for little legs. A stroller is really helpful to keep your children from wearing out so quickly.
*Comfy shoes – you will be doing A LOT of walking – be comfortable!
*Bathing suits and a small amount of pool toys – don’t forget your goggles!
*Hoodie or light jacket in case it gets chilly at night (except during May – August)
*Ponchos for the after pop up showers
*Additional charging cords for all electronic devices.
*External battery charger for phones and iPads. The WiFi in the parks will drain the batteries on these devices. I used the Astro Mini by Anker and it worked great.
*A small toy for young ones to play with while waiting in line (toy phone, toy camera, drawing pad, etc). Don’t bring their favorite toy just in case it gets lost.
*Misting fans are great on the super hot days. You can find them pretty cheap Walmart or you can buy them at the parks.
****And most important – a BACKPACK to carry all of your “stuff” in. We have always traveled with a backpack into the parks. It will get searched upon entry to each park (this is standard procedure). They DO NOT care about what outside food you are bringing in with you. Bring in whatever you need to help your child have a good time at the parks. You have to take your backpack on the rides with you. Do not leave it with your stroller and none of the cast members will watch it for you. It will fit nicely between your feet on all rides. I usually stick my leg through the shoulder strap on the fast moving, jerky roller coasters (that is just for my own peace of mind).
Here is what you don’t need to pack (yes this is a much shorter list):
Don’t worry if you forgot something. The gift shops at the resorts have a ton of personal items (lotion, sunscreen, razors, combs, brushes, etc).
If you have any questions and would like to use a planner for free – contact me at Robyn@travelwiththemagic.com or call me directly at 1-800-670-4312 ext 125. I have an unexplained passion for Disney and making sure that everyone is getting the most that they can out of every visit!