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A great packing list for Disney with unique items you probably wouldn

A great packing list for Disney with unique items you probably wouldn't consider!

Our ‘what to pack for Disney World list’ features a few new devices and distinctive gadgets we purchased through the holidays and even one which we examined out on New Yr’s Eve at Epcot! Every thing on this packing guidelines will prevent cash (in the long term) or make your park expertise extra snug. (Final up to date January 1, 2019.)

The primary a part of this Disney packing record highlights the less-obvious gadgets–belongings you by no means knew you wanted–that we pack when touring to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and the worldwide parks in Tokyo, Paris, and so on. These intelligent gadgets have actually improved our Disney holidays, and we’d recommend you contemplate including them to your luggage.

The second half is our complete Disney packing guidelines which you could obtain. We use this Disney packing guidelines to ensure we’ve packed all of the fundamentals, plus unique-trip enhancing necessities in our baggage. We replace our packing listing recurrently based mostly upon suggestions and recommendations we obtain within the feedback from readers (thanks!). We love these reader concepts, as we wish to attempt new and helpful journey merchandise that may enhance our journeys…

Observe that this what to pack for Disney information shouldn’t be tailor-made in the direction of any particular season. As we’re updating this, it’s presently 83º on January 1, 2019 and later this week temperatures might be within the 40s. In December, temperatures ranged from the higher 30s to virtually 90º and in the future there was a Twister Warning (of all issues in December!) coupled with a number of inches of rain.

Suffice to say, Should you’re early in 2019–principally any time between now and February–take a look at our Winter Packing Ideas for Disney submit for extra particular perception on what to take in your journey. Orlando climate may be like a curler coaster, and in contrast to the Walt Disney World selection, it’s not all the time enjoyable.

Equally, these planning journeys principally any time between March and October ought to learn our Summer time Packing Ideas for Disney publish for strategies on beating the warmth and dealing with humidity. (Principally, there are about three weeks per yr when Central Florida climate is predictably temperate and delicate.)

Now that we’ve provided a seasonal caveat, let’s check out what all-season gadgets you need to pack for touring to Walt Disney World and past, and methods to take sensible gadgets with out having to pay a ton in checked bag charges…

For the meals and consumables, to keep away from including weight to our baggage (we’ve got a web page devoted solely to selecting the best baggage) which may trigger us to should pay baggage charges, we frequently place an order with previous to our journey, and have the gadgets shipped to our Disney resort. (In Handle Line 2, specify your arrival date.) Delivery on orders over $35 is free with

With all of that stated, let’s get to the distinctive merchandise Disney packing listing, after which the packing guidelines. Hopefully this ‘Unique Disney Packing List’ helps you put together on your trip, and makes your journeys even higher!


Gear & Stuff

Autograph E-book Substitute – Considered one of our buddies with youngsters used this Junior Character Encyclopedia of Disney Characters (pictured above), and we thought it was probably the most sensible factor ever. As an alternative of getting characters signal a clean web page, have them signal this precise guide that features information about 150+ Disney characters. They’ll learn and re-read this after the journey, making it a treasured souvenir. Since we added this ebook to the record, we’ve heard tons of suggestions on Fb from individuals who have tried–and liked–this!

10-Pack of Ponchos –  The #2 merchandise, additionally for good purpose, will prevent a ton of cash. Ponchos within the parks value $10 every, and over the course of a trip, that may actually add up. We advocate taking a 10-pack of ponchos (or extra) on your group. They’re small (one is definitely “hidden” within the photograph above!) and straightforward to throw in a backpack. There’s additionally a Four-pack should you assume you gained’t want 10. Likelihood is, there might be afternoon showers throughout your journey. These ponchos are additionally nice for water-based points of interest.

Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad – By far the preferred merchandise on this listing, Chilly Pads use some type of space-age science materials (or witchcraft?) to concurrently be “cool and dry.” After getting moist and being wrung out, the towel turns into cooler than the surface air, offering cooling aid with out the moist mess. When it stops cooling, re-wet the towel and wring it out. Viola, chilly once more. That is the #1 merchandise on this listing for good cause, as they are good for unbearably scorching days in Walt Disney World or Disneyland!


Compact Exterior Charger – Poor reception within the parks and the necessity to examine wait occasions, planning apps, or share photographs by way of social media could be a drain in your battery. We use three totally different exterior batteries, relying upon how a lot juice we’ll want. All are pictured under, mendacity on a Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad, so you will get an concept as to sizes…

  • Anker “Candy Bar Sized” Battery – That is generally generally known as a sweet bar-sized charger and is roughly 2 full telephone expenses. On our visible under, that is the highest charger. That is greatest if you need one thing mild and compact in your pocket.
  • KMASHI “King Sized” Battery – For about the identical value because the Anker, that is double the capability, supplying you with round Four full telephone costs. As you possibly can see, it’s concerning the measurement of an iPhone. It’s heavier and bulkier, however that doesn’t matter a lot for those who’re tossing it in a backpack.
  • Aukey “Brady Bunch Sized” Battery – That is the underside battery on the graphic under, and it’s barely bigger than an iPhone X. With a whopping Eight full fees, it will get a whole household (or one very social teenager) by way of a day within the park. You can too use this for an iPad or different system (I cost my digital camera with it). This charger provides one of the best bang in your buck.

USB Wall Charger – One among our prime suggestions was the journey energy strip, however we now have discovered increasingly that we cost units by way of USB. Whether or not it’s our telephones, exterior batteries, and even cameras, many units cost by way of USB these days. That is nice as a result of it’s very compact, with a space-saving design that makes it straightforward to pack.

Parade Blanket – We’re calling this a “parade blanket” as a result of it’s a terrific various to sitting on the bottom when you watch for parades at Disney, however we truly discovered about this because of dwelling by the seashore and needing one thing higher than towels. This has weighted corners, is pocket-size, and puncture-resistant. It’s additionally water resistant, so you should use it as a poncho in a pinch. It’s actually versatile, so that you’ll be utilizing it in plenty of locations outdoors of Disney.

USB-Powered Fan – In the event you’re getting a type of exterior battery chargers above–and you actually ought to–this looks like a fantastic concept to go together with it. We “discovered” this whereas seeing somebody at Shanghai Disneyland’s grand opening with it, and I virtually tried to purchase it on the spot from them…opted to not because of the entire language barrier factor. I’ve ordered it for our July journey to Walt Disney World, and can’t wait to get it. Ought to be actually useful!


Frogg Toggs Rain Go well with – If you need one thing larger high quality, extra versatile, and that may maintain you completely dry, this rain is nice. It’s cheap, and product of a very light-weight, breathable materials, so that you don’t get too scorching (it’s made by the identical firm because the Chilly Pads, however out of various materials). Critically, you may assume it seems to be foolish, however after a dry afternoon with it, you’ll be asking: “why didn’t I think of this sooner?!” I really like mine!

Solar Bum Oil-Free Face Stick Sunscreen – My face sunburns actually simply (therefore why I all the time appear to have a ‘lovely’ pink glow in photographs) and I’ve tried quite a few sunscreens to fight this through the years to no avail. Throughout our current journey for the opening of Pandora – World of Avatar, I attempted this Solar Bum stick, which was advisable by an area surf store. Whereas a bit expensive, it labored fantastically. As an added bonus, it smells scrumptious! ? 

Moleskin Padding Roll – After a pair days within the parks, your “dogs will be barking” as the youngsters say (what, the youngsters don’t say that anymore?!). Critically, these things works miracles, and may save your ft vital discomfort and ache.

Brita Filter Water Bottles – For those who don’t need to spend as a lot cash or don’t care concerning the space-saving design of the collapsible bottle, that is the best choice, palms down. It’s cheap and sturdy (we’ve had ours for a number of years!) Plus, it makes fountain water style nice, is BPA-free, and dishwasher protected!

Discounted Disney Pins – This one isn’t a lot a sensible factor to pack as a money-saving one. Should you’ve learn our Disney Pin Buying and selling Ideas publish, you realize that pin buying and selling is a enjoyable, albeit costly factor to do within the parks. Nevertheless, by shopping for pins earlier than your journey on-line, you possibly can pay ~$1 per pin as an alternative of $Eight-10. Extremely beneficial!


Packing Cubes – These are good for organizing, and make it simpler to to handle your baggage. I really like this Four-piece set as they’re the right measurement for organizing a carry-on measurement suitcase.

Compression Luggage – As an alternative of packing cubes, Sarah prefers space-saving compression luggage as she thinks packing cubes are inefficient and take up additional area (I disagree–they’re so skinny that you simply don’t discover them). Which works higher for you may be a matter of private choice, so we thought we’d current each choices.

Pop-up Hamper – With how a lot cash you pay for a lodge room, you in all probability don’t need it to seem like the right habitat for Oscar the Grouch midway via your journey. We’ve discovered the most important situation all the time (ALWAYS!) is with soiled laundry, and a great way to maintain this underneath management is by bringing a pop-up hamper. It collapses into virtually nothing, making it straightforward to pack, and it retains your room grouch-free. ?

Mini USB Energy Strip – Not solely can this energy strip cost normal gadgets, however it has 2 USB charging slots and is super-compact and cordless! With all the electronics we’ve charging within the room on the similar time, an influence strip is sort of helpful. In case you solely want USB ports, this can be a nice travel-sized various.


Collapsible Water Bottle with Air purifier – Ever tasted consuming fountain water in Florida? It’s gross. This removes the funky style and makes the water refreshing and clear. For us, the space-saving design makes it an ideal choice for journey. (Replace: the GoRoam bottle we use is at present unavailable on Amazon, however the one listed above is a superb various.)

Journey Hand Sanitizer – Sure, the Disney parks are magical, however they don’t seem to be magically germ-free. In actuality, each floor has been touched by numerous different palms (and if it’s a cease youngsters can attain–mouthes!). We like these as a result of they’re ‘summer scented’ journey sanitizer that we solely use at Walt Disney World, so now the scent of “Ocean Kiss” is mentally related to Walt Disney World!

Shout Wipes – Shout Wipes, Tide pens, something that may clear up stains. I’m an skilled at making messes, and these stain treaters are lifesavers.


Physique Glide – Since making the unique record, many others have really helpful this product to us as the easiest way to fight chaffing. I began utilizing it once I started runDisney occasions, and now it’s a staple on my runDisney Marathon Packing Listing!

Journey Sunscreen Packets – For your arms, legs, neck, and so on., we advocate these sunscreen packets. In the event you’ve ever had a tube of sunscreen spill in your baggage or backpack (we now have…many occasions), you understand how inconvenient it may be. These particular person journey packets maintain that drawback, and are additionally a lot simpler to place in your pocket or in a bag. They’re an ideal answer!

Downy Wrinkle Releaser – Garments packed in suitcases can get wrinkled and nobody likes ironing. A a lot better answer than letting wrinkled garments “air de-wrinkle,” like I do once I overlook to pack this.

Over-the-Door Organizer – In case you hate a cluttered lodge room, that is good for hanging up over a door or within the closet to arrange. Throw in every little thing from Pop Tarts to park maps to toiletries so every thing is in a single easy-to-find location.

Neck Pockets – For those that worry being pick-pocketed or simply don’t like carrying a pockets in your pocket, the neck pockets is for you. It additionally accommodates an RFID blocker. We see lots of people sporting lanyards and fanny packs within the parks…and this can be a step up from each of these issues. (That’s, until you purchase this rad “space kittens” fanny pack!)

Yankee Candle Room Spray – It might sound hokey, but when we’ve area in our suitcase, we convey a brand new Yankee Candle spray to offer a “scent” to the journey. Once we return residence, we ceaselessly affiliate that scent with our Disney journey.

Images Gear – Solely talked about right here as a result of we all know lots of people go to us in search of digital camera recommendations…if that describes you, you’re on the fallacious web page! Take a look at our Final Disney Parks Images Information for images ideas and tips, plus digital camera recommendations.

Clothes & Footwear

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Crocs Basic Sandal – In the event you don’t care about fashion, Crocs are the best choice for staying snug when strolling across the parks. Don’t overlook the Mickey Mouse Crocs for teenagers!

UltraSlim Journey Umbrella – Not solely is that this journey umbrella “UltraSlim,” however it’s windproof and has a lifetime assure. We’ve got ruined so a number of umbrellas which were caught by gusts of wind at Walt Disney World (Epcot beneath Spaceship Earth all the time appears to be their downfall), so this truly is necessary.

SPF Solar Hat – Sarah has Four (no joke!) totally different colours of this similar low cost and trendy solar hat, and wears them within the parks to maintain the solar off of her face, and to remain cool. They’re breathable and light-weight. The one draw back is their giant measurement, which makes them troublesome to pack (we advocate carrying them on).

OluKai Ohana Sandal – Sarah has a number of pairs of those trendy sandals that completely mix consolation and cuteness, and supply sufficient consolation so your ft gained’t harm after logging miles within the parks. 


OOFOS Shock-Absorbing Sandal – Sarah wanted to get a brand new pair of sandals final week, and purchased these on the suggestion of a good friend who loves the added help. She’s had these since summer time, and she or he loves them. The only is a bit thick, nevertheless it ought to be good for lengthy days within the parks. (We’ll report again on that!)

RYKA Hydro Sport Shoe – Undoubtedly not the good wanting footwear, however these are nice for summer time and fall, when afternoon rain showers are fairly widespread. They dry shortly and are very breathable, however with the help and luxury of “regular” tennis footwear. Males ought to attempt the Teva EVO Water Footwear.

WetBrush Professional Detangle – This hair brush performs properly with moist hair, and your hair will get moist should you’re visiting Walt Disney World. A staple of Sarah’s Disney bag.

Moisture Wicking Socks – With a view to get probably the most out of hydro footwear, you want fast drying socks, too. Once more, these are completely value having, and should you don’t consider us now, you’ll after a day of soggy ft following a journey on Splash Mountain.

Water Footwear – The RYKA’s above are nice for this, however if you would like a less expensive choice for the water parks, devoted water footwear are an excellent buy. Not simply because they’re good for the water, however as a result of they’ll maintain your naked ft from being burned on the recent pavement. These are nice, high-quality water footwear that may final some time.

Clothes – For those who’ve ever seen one among our journey stories, it’s no secret that Sarah likes clothes. Based mostly on the emails we’ve acquired, she’s not the one feminine who does. Take a look at her What to Put on to Disney web page devoted to the place she outlets and concepts for locating cute outfits which are additionally sensible for these humid days within the parks. She additionally has Ideas for Accessorizing for Disney, to offer your regular outfits cute ‘dashes of Disney.’



Caffeine Mints – Every one among these mints has about as a lot caffeine as espresso or an power drink, in order that they offers you the power to get by way of night Additional Magic Hours, however gained’t offer you espresso breath or make you must run to the restroom whereas in line for Toy Story Mania. Win-win!

Starbucks VIA Prepared Brew Espresso – Joffrey’s Espresso and the brand new Starbucks in-park places improved espresso within the parks, however packing your personal continues to be a lot cheaper. Disney eating places present free cups of scorching water, making Starbucks VIA an awesome various to purchasing espresso in-park.

Clif Bar Power Bars – A superb supply of dietary fiber and nutritional vitamins, Clif Bars are a pleasant, wholesome snack for between journeys to Aloha Isle. Really feel a little much less responsible about having three Dole Whips per day by balancing with these.

Beef Jerky – Excessive in protein, taste, and awesomeness, luggage of beef jerky are the right snack to deliver to the parks. I’m a self-proclaimed beef jerky expert-extraordinaire, and I favor Jack Hyperlink’s Teriyaki Jerky out of mainstream manufacturers.


So far as less-ordinary issues go, a minimum of, the much less unusual issues that may be helpful to others, that is about it for us. What about you? Are there any fascinating belongings you pack which may make the remainder of us say, “why didn’t we think of that?!” In that case, share them within the feedback. We hope this information helps you better-prepare for Disney!

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Alright, as promised, right here’s our Disney packing guidelines…

This Walt Disney World packing guidelines features a bunch of the above distinctive gadgets that we advocate to enhance your Disney journey, plus extra widespread issues that you simply gained’t need to overlook, too. Notice that you simply don’t have to pack all the things on this record–it covers all the essential stuff however could be greater than you, personally want.

With this listing, we tried to skip issues which might be pointless (like shampoo, conditioner, a primary help package, and so forth.) as a result of you’ll find them in your lodge room or within the parks, or as a result of they aren’t realistically mandatory for most individuals. There’s the temptation to over-pack (particularly with all of the intelligent concepts on this record), and that must be resisted. There’s no want for three suitcases per individual on a weeklong journey to Walt Disney World! ?

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Your Ideas…

What distinctive gadgets do you advocate packing for a Disney journey? Any questions on any of the gadgets on this record? We love listening to from readers, so please share a few of your favourite gadgets for journey, or some other ideas or questions you might have, within the feedback!