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How To Pack For A Disney Trip

If you’re planning a trip to Disney World, there are a lot of things you need to plan for before departing! Most importantly, knowing how to pack is key to get the most out of your magical stay without any mishaps! You’re going to be doing a lot of walking and no one wants to have to carry around more stuff than they need! Nevertheless, because you’re likely to be there all day without any breaks to go back to your hotel, you also want to be sure you’re prepared for anything!

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Here are 8 helpful tips on how to pack for a trip to Disney World!

1. Backpack

Bring a backpack for your days at Disney, in addition to your suitcase(s) of clothing and other items. This will allow you to carry any bigger or large items that don’t fit in your pockets, plus some of the day’s purchases if you decide to shop around the parks!

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2. Healthy Snacks

This is where having a backpack comes in handy! You can pack some healthy snacks with you for your day at the park! Not only will it help you save some money, but you’ll also be saving a lot of time by not waiting in line depending on the time of day! Bring along these healthy treats for your morning or afternoon snacks such as these Homemade Granola Bars‏.

3. Wipes and Hand Sanitizer

Bring small packs of wet wipes and hand sanitizer. You’ll be amazed at how often you need to do a quick wash-up and having these on you will save so much time!

4. Pack Ponchos

Bring a poncho in case it rains! You don’t want to take up valuable space with a big raincoat, so use a small, foldable poncho that can easily fit in your backpack. They roll up very small and you can just pull it out if you need it!


5. Walking Shoes

Having fantastic walking shoes at Disney creates a lifetime of a difference! This is not the time for getting fancy with your footwear. Remember, you’re going to be walking a lot! It’s important to wear nice, comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Your feet will thank you and you’ll get more enjoyment out of your time at the park, minus any sores, aches, or painful blisters!

6. Toiletries

You will naturally want to pack the essential items such as toiletries. While most hotels offer them for free, it’s still nice to have a weekend bag for anything you may need, especially if you have specific preferences. All you need are a few travel size items of your favourite shampoo/conditioner, body wash, toothpaste and deodorant and don’t forget the toothbrushes.

7. The Hot Weather Essentials

In fact, if you are the type of person that likes to take spontaneous trips, it may be a good idea to have a small bag packed with these things at all times. In the summertime when you’re going to be out in the sun for a long period, you will also need sunscreen, and it is a good idea to use a clinical strength deodorant, even if you normally use the regular strength. It is a good idea to bring some bottled water, preferably frozen the night before you leave so that it stays cold. To keep cool, you may want to also bring a personal fan or spray bottle.

8. Clothing And Shoes

For clothing in the summertime you will want to keep things lightweight and comfortable. Packing a t-shirt or nice tank top with a pair of shorts for each day is usually the best way to go. If you prefer to keep your shoulders covered, a light coloured cotton button down shirt is also a good way to go.

Even in the summertime, sandals are not a good idea, unless you have a pair that is comfortable enough to wear all day and all night. Running shoes will usually not give you blisters like sandals. You will also need to have a sweatshirt or lightweight jacket for the evening as the fall and winter evenings are cooler.

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How to Pack for a Trip to Disney World

Now, All you have to do is to go off and enjoy your stay at the “Happiest place on earth.” With these tips in mind, you’re fully prepared for packing for your trip. Remember, planning ahead and packing properly will help you make the most of your trip and have a wonderful time at Disney!

What kind of snacks do you like to bring on Disney trips? Share below!

Christelle, but please call me Chrisi. Cinnamon hot chocolate connoisseur. Honorary Princess. Registered Nurse and aspiring writer to be.

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  1. Thank you for the tips, I’m pinning so I have for when we go. I wouldn’t of thought of bringing poncho. I still have one a purchased at Ikea.

    • Yes, bring one for every family member. You can get some at the dollar stores and they are way less expensive there versus purchasing one at Disney.

  2. Disney World is such a lot of fun but it’s the little things you need to remember to take with you that are important to make the visit really enjoyable. Thanks for the great tips.

  3. Great tips, not only for Disney but any trip you expect to be outdoors and walking a lot. The sanitation is even more important when visiting other countries.


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