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Disney Packing 101-The List You Have Been Waiting For

It can feel like a lot of pressure when packing for Walt Disney World. There is so much to consider, and you may need to pack one or even two of everything.

We have an easy Disney packing list to help you navigate Walt Disney packing for Walt Disney World. This is meant to ensure you remember the basics but also throw in some items you might need to consider. Let’s get ready to pack for Walt Disney World.

portable chargers
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When getting ready for Walt Disney World, it is essential to make sure that you have your smartphone and ways to keep it charged. My Disney Experience is the official Walt Disney World app and the primary way that Guests will stay connected throughout their trip.

Because you are constantly on your phone, your battery will drain quickly. Be proactive by having portable chargers for everyone. Having these charged and ready will keep you connected and prevent panic.

Along with a portable charger, ensure you have charging cords for your Disney Resort hotel room. Many Walt Disney World Resorts have updated the rooms with multiple charging ports; however, you will still need your cords.

Think about everything you will need to charge each night and ensure you have cords for all those items. From your new MagicBand+ cords to your cell phone, there is more and more to charge each evening. This means more cords.

We also like to make sure we have headphones for everyone. This makes it easy for everyone to watch their shows on the plane, in the car, or while resting in the hotel room.

Consider having a specific bag for all your charging cords. There are lots on Amazon specifically designed for electronics, but anything will work to keep them organized and from hiding in the bottom of your bag.

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Weather Items

We would love every Walt Disney World trip to have perfect, sunny weather. This isn’t the reality which means we need to be prepared. When planning to travel to Walt Disney World, make sure to pack for rain. Rainstorms pop up suddenly at Walt Disney World, and you don’t want to get caught unprepared.

Some of the top items to bring to battle the rain are tiny umbrellas and ponchos. Head to the dollar store and grab some ponchos that you can easily toss into your Park bag daily. These are easy to grab when the rain starts, and you won’t feel bad about tossing them out after using them.

It would help if you prepared for the hot and humid temperatures when traveling in the warmer months. Start by making sure that you have water bottles for everyone. Keeping everyone hydrated is essential during those warmer days. By having your water bottles, you can quickly fill them throughout the day and save money.

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Other items that are helpful when it is warm are individual fans and cooling rags. Both of these can help keep your body temperature cool. Some air movement can be a huge difference as you wait in line.

Don’t forget to pack sunglasses and hats. These will keep your face and eyes protected from those harsh UV rays.

If you are down during a cooler time, bring layers. A coat, hat, mittens, and scarves can allow you to continue the Parks even when it is chilly outside.

By preparing for the weather, you can continue to enjoy your time because you have the items ready to help you navigate the elements.

Shoes with good support


You probably already have your matching outfits ready and planned out, but what other clothing items might you need while in Walt Disney World?

Start by ensuring everyone has not one but two pairs of good walking shoes. There is so much walking during a Walt Disney World vacation that it is critical to have good walking shoes. Bring shoes that you have worn before and know are comfortable. Have a backup pair for everyone just in case blisters show up or if you get caught in a rainstorm, and your shoes get wet. By having a second pair, you don’t have to worry about drying them out.

As we mentioned before, make sure you have layers. Weather can change drastically at Walt Disney World. Because of this, you will want to ensure you have a light jacket, sweatshirt, and even pants for everyone.

During the summer months, having a light jacket can be lovely when eating at restaurants or enjoying an indoor attraction. The air conditioning is usually extremely high, which we are grateful for, but it can get chilly. Tossing on a light sweatshirt can make the experience more enjoyable.

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It can be easy to remember essential medicine, but you often need to remember to throw in some over-the-counter medications that you might need. Traveling to a new place can be difficult for the body. Consider what medicine your family might need during the trip.

We suggest having ibuprofen, Tylenol, allergy medicine, and stomach medicine such as Tums or Pepto Bismol. These can be helpful for those minor ailments that can show up when traveling.

Other helpful items on hand are bandaids, moleskin, and blister medicine. Blisters happen at Walt Disney World regardless of how worn your shoes are. Having these items can make them more manageable.

We also recommend having chaffing sticks and a lotion such as Aquaphor. These items can be so helpful when areas start to rub in the heat.

These are the top items you should ensure you have when making your packing list. These will set you up for a successful trip allowing you to navigate issues that could come up with ease.








Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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