Planning a Disney vacation in Lake Buena Vista is exciting. The excitement begins when you agree to visit the Walt Disney World Resort and builds at each stage. Soon enough, your countdown is flying by, and you’re considering Park Reservations to make with your Disney Park ticket and restaurants you want to make advance dining reservations for. Once your countdown hits the final seven days, it’s time to pack!
Packing – you either love it or hate it! While there are many items that you should pack when preparing for a Disney vacation, there are also items that you can leave at home if you are a Disney Resort hotel Guest. Here are the five things you don’t need to include in your Disney packing list when taking a Walt Disney World vacation.
1. Tea and Coffee
All Guests rooms in the Walt Disney World Resort have a coffee maker. Value, Moderate, and Deluxe Resort Guest rooms come with a basic coffee maker that brews up to two cups of coffee at a time. The Disney Vacation Club Deluxe Studios and Villas have a coffee maker that features a full coffee pot. These facilities make it easy for all Guests to get their morning coffee without moving too far from their beds.
For Guests who aren’t coffee drinkers, the coffee makers can also be used to boil water. This makes it easy for you to have your morning cup of tea or hot chocolate before bed in the comfort of your room. Pour water into the coffee maker, place your cup underneath the dispenser, and press the start button. It won’t be long before your cup of hot water is ready to add a tea bag or hot chocolate.
Guests also receive complimentary Joffrey’s Coffee, Twinings Tea, Nestle Hot Chocolate, Coffee Mate, and disposable cups in their Disney hotel room. These items are replenished by the housekeeping service throughout your stay. If you are yet to try Joffrey’s Coffee, give it a try before heading to a Disney Park. If you enjoy it, you’ll be pleased to know that you can enjoy Joffrey’s in each Disney theme park, and Disney Springs.
Whether you spend a while drying your hair or give it a quick blast to finish drying it off, a hairdryer is something you don’t need to pack for a Walt Disney World trip. Each Guest room in the Walt Disney World Resort has a hairdryer. So, if you’re happy to use another hairdryer, save space in your luggage and leave yours at home. Hairdryers supplied for Guests’ use have two power settings to alter the flow of air and come with a storage bag to keep your vanity area tidy when not in use.
Traveling is not kind to clothes. Packing items into luggage almost guarantees the need to use an iron at least once during your Disney trip. Packing items that don’t crease can be helpful, but this may not always be possible. It’s a relief to know that Disney hotel rooms come with an iron and an ironing board. The iron has a retractable cord to keep things neat. The ironing board is a full-size board with adjustable height. Usually found in the closet or near the bathroom, there is a hanger for the ironing board.
Several clothes hangers are also supplied in the Disney hotel rooms, providing ideal storage for your freshly ironed clothes. Deluxe Resort rooms are generally supplied with more hangers than Moderate or Value Resorts. This is something to keep in mind when packing.
For several years, a brand called H20 has been known to supply the toiletries that are complimentary to Disney Resort Guests in their hotel room. Unfortunately, H20 confirmed they would no longer be working with The Walt Disney Company due to closing. While the H20 products are no longer available to purchase in the Disney stores around the Walt Disney World Resort, they are still available to use by Guests of the Disney Resorts.
Each Guest room is supplied with facial soap, body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. Facial soap comes in a sealed box, and additional soaps are left for Guests, by housekeeping, throughout their stay. The body wash, shampoo, and conditioner are provided in wall-mounted bottles in the shower. We highly recommend making use of these products during your Disney vacation. They smell great and are kind to your skin and hair. It also reduces the number of toiletries you need to pack in your luggage.
5. Pool Towels
Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guest rooms provide everything Guests need to make their stay comfortable, at the very least. This includes bed linen, additional pillows, blankets during cooler periods of the year, and bath towels. Hand towels and facecloths are also supplied in Guest rooms and are refreshed throughout your stay by housekeeping Cast Members. Look out for a Hidden Mickey made from towels in your Guest room during your stay.
So what about pool towels? Guests of the Disney hotels are welcome to bring their own pool towels when visiting the pool areas. That being said, they can take up a little room in your luggage, and add weight to it, which is inconvenient if you are flying. Time for the good news, then! Pool towels are complimentary for Guests to use when visiting the Walt Disney World Resort pool areas. Guests help themselves to towels from the cupboards at each pool. Once used, return your towels to the towel collection points.
It is worth noting to bring your pool towel if you plan on visiting a Disney water park during your Disney trip. Rental towels are available in Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks, but for an additional fee.
Save room in your luggage by leaving all of these items at home. They will help you save space for other essential things on your Walt Disney World packing list. It’s important to leave some room for a piece of Disney merchandise or two by which you can remember your Disney experience.