Complete Disney Packing Guide!


Are you the type that feels like you have forgotten something after you have left for your trip? It seems inevitable that something will be left behind. Finally, during our last trip, we made an inventory of everything that we brought. There were a few things that were forgotten and have added on since then. We have tried to include everything (at least for us) that would be needed. Some may want to add things on due to preferences but the general list should take most into consideration for the Disney packing guide 

Pack what works for you

It should also be noted that you do not need to bring everything on this list. Some of the items may be more seasonal or for certain occasions. If you are going to a fancier restaurant, then formal clothing is needed but otherwise can be left home.

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Clothes

You may not need to bring everything on the list but this will cover you for most of the year. Depending on the time of year, a light jacket may be necessary but during the summer would not. So pack based on the time of the year. Even in Florida, towards the winter months, it can get cold so may need to pack longer clothes. With Florida, there are often quick showers that pass through every couple days; so unless you like wearing wet clothes, it may be a good idea to pack extra clothes. 

  • Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Pants – depending on the season
  • Underwear/bras
  • Bathing suits
  • Socks
  • Belt
  • Sneakers/shoes
  • Sandals
  • Jewelry
  • Dress clothes (Optional)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Belt
  • Swimsuit covers
  • Pajamas
  • Hair accessories/clips/bands
  • Light jacket

Baby Essentials

If you don’t have a toddler or infant, you can bypass this section. These will not apply to everyone but somethings that we have come across. Most of these items are usually kept in a diaper bag anyways. With the exception of the travel fan. This was a lifesaver the last time we went. We found a fan that clipped onto the stroller on amazon which ran off of a USB portable charger. It was a little bulky but was quiet and powerful. 

  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Diaper bag
  • Bottles/sippy cups
  • Baby food
  • Bibs
  • Swim Diapers
  • Stroller
  • Travel fan
  • Stroller cover
  • A few toys
  • Blanket
  • Umbrella
  • Hat/sun hat
  • Pacifiers
  • Diaper bag
  • wet wipes

One thing that was left off the Disney packing guide was a baby monitor. You may want to pack a portable baby monitor if you are staying at a deluxe hotel or have multiple rooms. We stay at a value, so just one room making the monitor unnecessary.

Toiletry

These are pretty straight forward and based on personal preference. At the hotels, Body wash, shampoo, and conditioner are all provided by Disney but if you are particular on yours, make sure to pack them ahead of time. If you forget something here, it is easy to run down to the hotel shop which typically carries some of these items. Worst case, you can order on Amazon and have it shipped to the resort. 

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Dental Floss
  • Hair spray/hair gel
  • Brush
  • Contact solution
  • Contacts/glasses
  • Glasses/ glasses case – if needed
  • Lip balm
  • Nail clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Shaving cream/after-shave lotion
  • Razor
  • Makeup/facial wipes
  • Bar soap/ Body Wash (Optional)
  • shampoo/ conditioner (optional)
  • Tampons/pads
  • blow dryer/straightener (optional)

Medicine/Health

The biggest thing here is to remember your prescriptions whatever they may be. The other items on the list are precautionary as the worst thing to happen while on vacation is to get sick. The other big item that I recommend is the hand sanitizer both for the plane and for your trip. This will definitely help to keep you from getting sick. 

  • Prescriptions
  • Tylenol/ibuprofen
  • Eye drops
  • bandaids/first aid kit
  • Imodium
  • Aloe vera lotion
  • Allergy medication
  • Vitamins
  • Tampons/pads
  • bug repellent
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Tissues
  • First aid kit
  • Moleskin

Electronics

This is pretty straightforward on things that you need to pack. Some are common sense and some you may not need. However, I will emphasize the portable battery pack on the Disney packing guide. I have 2 that I always carry on me, even on a daily basis. I will link the two that I have as they have been reliable without any issues. 

  • Cellphone
  • Portable battery pack
  • Digital camera/camcorder
  • Charging cables – phone, fitbit, ect
  • Memory cards
  • Kindle/tablet – for traveling
  • Headphones

This is a 15000mAh which is usually enough to charge 2 phones a couple of times. During our last trip, we recharged it once for the entire 10 days! The more battery power, the heavier it tends to be. So keep that in mind when buying a bigger battery pack.

This is a smaller battery for those that don’t want to carry around a big battery with them. This is 6700mAh battery that is quick to charge your phone. A small power bank is always great to carry with you on a daily basis, whether on vacation or not.

Misc

When it comes to packing there are often a bunch of random things that don’t necessarily fall into a particular category. Not all of these items are must carry but some extra things that we pack if we have room. A lot of these things can be purchased at the resort but may be cheaper if you buy them ahead of time. 

  • Copies of reservations
  • ID
  • Magic Band
  • Cash
  • Credit/debit card
  • Pennies and Quarters
  • Trading pins
  • Glow sticks for parades
  • Ziplock baggies
  • Ponchos
  • Park maps
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Sewing kit
  • Stain removal stick
  • Trash bag
  • Night light
  • Cooling towel
  • Autograph book
  • stamps

A cooling towel was a lifesaver the last time we went to Disney and Universal Studios! It even works well working around the house during the summer.

Road Tripping

If you are driving, then these items would be must/should pack. There are not many more items than the other list but more specific such as a GPS or guide books. Pillows and blankets are more just for comfort but if you are particular about your pillows, then this can be great for sleeping in the resorts. 

  • Drivers license
  • Insurance card
  • Maps/GPS
  • AAA card if you have it
  • Guidebook
  • Pillows and/or blankets
  • Snacks
  • Book/magazines

One thing that I left off of the list as a majority don’t pack is laundry items. Usually, I will pack enough clothes for the trip and rarely will wash any clothes. If you need to wash items – Add laundry soap and dryer sheets to your inventory. These are smaller items and can always be purchased at the resort, but may cost a little more. 

Groceries

For groceries, I recommend either having them delivered to the resort or if you rent a car, going to buy them down there. It will save on packing and weight restrictions. If you are driving down, buy stuff ahead of time and bring with you. This will save a bit of money ahead of time compared to having to order or buy at the resort. 

This Disney packing guide may not contain everything that you need to bring but this is what has worked for us. You may need to make subtle adjustments or even forgo some things on the list based on your trip itinerary.

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One comment on “Complete Disney Packing Guide!

[…] Trying to make sure that you have everything you need for the day can be tedious when heading into the park. You want to bring things for every scenario but not be weighed down in the process. In these cases, many things can be left behind or left in the stroller just in case. We have been many times and there are certain things that are must carry items at Disney to make the day easier. These are pretty universal across all parks and not isolated to only Disney World. This is only a small segment of our actual packing list for Disney. […]

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