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Top Items the Disney Pros Always Pack and You Should Too

One of the hardest parts of a Walt Disney World vacation is trying to figure out what to pack.  It often seems like you need to bring one of everything.  Although that might seem like the case, it really isn’t necessary.

We are going to look at the top items the Disney pros always make sure they have on their Disney packing list for their Walt Disney World vacations.  By sharing these with you, we hope that you will feel better about exactly what is needing to be packed for your Walt Disney World vacation.


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The first thing that Disney pros are always prepared for at Walt Disney World is the weather.  This means that no matter what the weather app tells them before they travel, they make sure to toss in some essential items that will help them navigate the weather no matter what it is.

Rain Gear

Disney pros know that rain storms can pop up at any time at Walt Disney World.  Because of this, they make sure they pack rain gear to keep everyone dry.  We have some great posts at How to Disney to help with navigating rain, but there are a few key items you should always pack.

Rain ponchos or rain jackets are essential for Walt Disney World.  Determine if you want to toss in the small rain ponchos or purchase rain jackets for everyone.  If you like umbrellas, find some small ones that will fit into your Disney Park bag.

Having gear to battle the rain is something the Disney pros always make sure to pack.

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Summer Gear

Not only can it get rainy at Walt Disney World, but it also gets extremely hot and humid.  Disney pros know that being prepared for these harsh elements is key to keeping everyone happy.  There are a few key items that can help when it comes to navigating the summer sun.

Make sure you have cooling towels.  These can help keep body temperatures down.  Individual fans are also super helpful.  Having some air movement while waiting in line make a world of difference.  Make sure you have sunscreen that has lots of it.  Don’t forget the sunscreen.

Winter Gear

Although you might not think about winter in Florida, it does happy.  Disney pros that those winter months can be super chilly and they pack accordingly.  Making sure they have layers is so important.  Toss in a coat, hat, mittens, and even a scarf to keep everyone warm when the sun goes down. This can make a huge difference and help make sure everyone can continue to enjoy the magic.


Most of us will remember our basic toiletry items; however, there are a few items that we might not think of.  These are super helpful and the Disney pros don’t leave home without them.

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Chaffing Stick

There is nothing worse than dealing with chaffing during a Disney vacation.  With so much walking, sweating, and more walking chances are good that you will have some chaffing.  Disney pros are ready for those issues by having chaffing sticks packed.  These are amazing and really help keep those legs and feet (and anywhere else) happy.  It is so worth having!


No matter how much you practice wearing your shoes before heading to Walt Disney World, blisters are probably going to happen.  Disney pros battle these by bringing along moleskin.  This allows you to stick it over the blister to help ease the pain and prevent more rubbing.  With how much walking you will be doing, this can save the day.


Disney pros know that being in a new area can cause bodies to get confused.  To help battle allergies, headaches, stomach issues, and other illnesses they make sure to bring medicine along with them.  Toss in that medicine just in case you might need it.  It will save you frustration trying to find it at one of the Disney Parks or at a Disney Resort.

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Yes, we know that everyone will back clothes for their Walt Disney World vacation, but will they be the right clothes?  Disney pros know that having the right clothes for the weather and walking is super important.


Choosing the right shoes is so important when it comes to packing for Walt Disney World.  Disney pros know that they will be walking 10-20 miles per day at Walt Disney World. Knowing this, they make sure they pack shoes so that they are able to walk in comfortably for those miles.  They also bring more than one pair of shoes.  Even if you have broken in your shoes, they can still cause irritation.

Slip Shorts

For women, these slip shorts are a game changer.  If you plan to wear dresses or skirts during your trip, consider investing in slip shorts.  These can help prevent chafing and also keep you covered on those exciting rides.

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Our final item that Disney pros make sure that they have with them are portable chargers.  They know how important My Disney Experience is for navigating the Disney Parks.  They don’t want to be stuck with a dead phone.  Tossing in portable chargers and cords keeps them connected throughout the day.

These are the top items that Disney pros make sure that they pack each Disney vacation.  Now you too can pack like a Disney pro for your next Walt Disney World vacation.  Make sure you toss these items into your suitcase before you head down.

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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