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The Ultimate List of Things to Pack for Disney

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Things to Pack for Disney for the Best Day EVER!

I’ve been going to Disney World for my entire life! So I have a great list of things to pack for Disney. We’ve stayed overnight many times. And we have five kids! There’s always a lot of packing to do. I’m definitely a pro at packing for a day at Disney. When you’re packing for a Disney hotel, you can also include your clothes, personal items, medicine, and more. But what do you need specifically for a day at Disney? Here’s the ultimate list of things to pack for Disney!

things to pack for Disney

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Quick reference list of things to pack for Disney:

  • Backpack or bag
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Disney clothes
  • Umbrella, poncho, rain gear
  • Back up battery
  • Snacks, snacks, and more snacks!

1. A great backpack is a necessity!

I get a lot of questions about how big of a bag you need or should bring to Disney. The answer to this question varies widely depending on what you want to bring to the Parks! And it also depends on whether you have kids or not. If you have kids, you better count on a bigger bag. But if you’re on your own, maybe you will be team fanny pack! Look at all the things on this list that you will want to bring, and then go back and decide on the bag of choice.

Here are some of my favorite recommendations:

Disney Classics Mickey Mouse PTX Insulated Cooler Backpack

This backpack is $60 and is insulated! This is a great feature for bringing all of the snacks and drinks into the Park. Did you know that you can bring most snacks and drinks into the Parks? This is a very good idea. There’s some great food at Disney World, but sometimes you just need something quick when you’re waiting in line. This backpack will keep everything cool on those hot Florida days!

Disney backpack

Loungefly Disney Princesses Silhouette Faux Leather Womens Double Strap Shoulder Bag Purse

This bag is perfect for the fashionista! It’s a good size, and goes with everything! You can get similar bags at Disney Parks but if you buy it ahead of time, you’ll be ready to pack it for your early mornings.

things to pack for Disney

Mickey Mouse Deluxe Oversize Print Large 16″ Backpack

This one is so cute! And it could be used outside of Disney World as well. It even includes a laptop sleeve!

things to pack for Disney backpack

2. Things to pack for Disney? Bring a refillable water bottle.

Did you know there are water fountains all over Disney World? That’s right! You can and should bring a water bottle so that you can stay hydrated throughout the Parks. There’s a lot of walking to be done and it’s not for the faint of heart!

Motivational Fitness Sports Water Bottle

I love how motivational this water bottle is for your day! You need to keep drinking at Disney, and this is the perfect way to keep track of it! It’s a great price too.

water bottle

Half Gallon Water Bottle Insulated with Straw, Sleeve & 2 Lids

This is for the serious water drinkers! You have a carrying case for the water bottle. And it’s an easy way to keep drinking at Disney World. I like that it comes with in

things to pack for Disney

Zak Designs Toy Story 4 Buzz & Woody 15.5 ounce Water Bottle

And how about a water bottle for kids? But really, this could be used by anyone. It’s so cute and this one actually comes in many different Disney designs. There’s even a Lightning McQueen design! Kids definitely need to stay hydrated at their big Disney day!

things to pack for Disney

3. Comfortable shoes and cute Disney clothes are a must!

The level of Disney fashion has really skyrocketed over the last few years. I remember a time when very few people even wore Disney shirts to Disney World! But now, it’s nearly a requirement. There’s a whole industry of amazing designs and fashions from fans and Disney and others. And of course you need comfortable shoes!

Disney Store Minnie Mouse Sneakers

How cute are these? They come in a wide variety of sizes and colors! Your little one will be ready for Disney World with these shoes.

Disney shoes

adidas Original Child Court x Disney Polka Dots

Perfect for any Disney outfit and little fashionista!

disney shoes

Skechers Women’s Summits-Quick Getaway Sneaker

Classic and comfortable! And it comes in a lot of different designs and sizes.

4. Umbrella, ponchos, extra batteries. Don’t forget these essentials!

It rains a lot in Florida! There are times of the year when it certainly rains less, but it’s a possibility any month of the year. So if you’re planning a trip to Orlando or Disney World, you need to remember rain gear! Whether you are team umbrella, poncho, or just a change of clothes, think ahead about what your plan will be if it pours.

Here are some of my favorite rain gear essentials:

Colorful Ponchos for Kids and Adults

Compact Umbrella

umbrella

And don’t forget some extra chargers and external batteries. You’ll want to take so many pictures and you don’t want to have a dead battery!

Be sure to check my full Amazon Idea list for all of my recommendations!

5. Snacks, snacks, and more snacks!

You can never have enough snacks stashed away in your Disney bag! Whether you are traveling with kids or not, you’ll want to be sure to include some snacks for when you’re waiting gin line or when the food line is just too long.

There are some great bulk snacks you can get from Amazon. And if you don’t order them early enough, you can have them shipped directly to your hotel! Check my Amazon list for all of my best snack recommendations to buy in bulk for your Disney trip.

And there you have it! The best things to pack for Disney! With some simple prep, you can be ready for the best day ever at Disney World.

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