What To Pack For A Day At Disney
It has been a few years since I’ve been to Disney. Just my mom and I went, and it was actually a fun way to spend the day at the park. We did end up getting stuck in the Hall of Presidents because it was the closest attraction to us when the rain started to pour. Rain is pretty much a daily occurrence in Florida, so a poncho is worth throwing in your bag when you head to Disney. If you’re heading out, be sure to print our What To Pack For A Day At Disney free printable and bring it with you when you head to Florida. You can pull it out of your suitcase the day you’re going to Disney to make sure you have everything.
You can pack everything into this amazing fanny pack that my friend Michelle (who is in the photo above with her family last summer) found. It has a water bottle spot, a few zipper pouches to organize everything, and a strap. It’s really perfect for a day at Disney.
What To Pack For A Day At Disney
It’s Florida (or maybe it’s California, depending on if you’re at Disney World or Disneyland). Either way, it’s hot. The last thing you want is sunburn. You will be in pain all day and potentially ruin the rest of your trip. So pack sunscreen and apply it often.
Dollar store poncho
I’m writing this as I listen to a mix of thunder and Brandi Carlile (who is singing about a hurricane). Yes, it will probably rain. And if it does, the ponchos at the park are so expensive. Pick up a few dollar store ponchos and keep them with you. They’re lightweight, so it won’t be terrible if you carry them around all day and don’t use them. But it will be terrible if you don’t have them and end up spending the cost of dinner on them.
Why do you need gum? Because my friend Michelle said so and she is basically a Disney expert. But really, if you’re planning on eating and then getting up close and personal with the characters, spare them the garlic breath. And if you are bored on those long lines, gum seems to make them go a little quicker. Also, Sandy just posted on our Facebook page to let us know that gum isn’t sold anywhere on Disney property. So if you want gum, you have to bring your own.
Extra battery for cell phone
My external charger is always charged and in my purse. I use my phone a lot, between Snapchat and Pokemon Go, so my phone battery is always dwindling. I make sure to keep my external charger charged and ready to go at all times. If you don’t do this already, definitely pick one up for Disney. You don’t want to miss recording your kid with Mickey because you spent too long surfing Facebook when you were on the line for Splash Mountain.
I usually have two pairs of sunglasses in my purse when I walk out the door. One is a pair I just grabbed on the way out, the other has been sitting there since the night before when I was out and it got too dark for shades. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lent someone my second pair. People just walk out of the house and forget it’s sunny. Or they leave a pair in the car. Whatever the case may be, you don’t want to spend your entire day at Disney squinting, so pack a pair of sunglasses.
Granola bars are one of my favorite snacks to pack. They’re light, can really fill you up, and won’t melt all over your bag. It’s the perfect snack to pack for when you’re at an amusement park all day. You could also pack a cooler with sandwiches and drinks and leave it in your car, but it might take too much time out of your day to trek all the way back to it.
I never leave home without a water bottle, even if I’m only heading to the grocery store. I just like the option of being able to stay hydrated. You’ll want that at Disney too. Sure, you could buy drinks, but they’re pretty expensive. Instead, pack a water bottle and fill it up around the park.
I don’t know why money ended up so low on this list, but this list is really i no particular order. Seriously, though, don’t forget money. You need it to get in, you need it to park, you need it to buy snacks … or you need it to grab fast food on the way home (which is exactly what my mom and I did a few years back).
Part of the fun of Disney is getting to meet all the characters. When we were young, we had autograph books and got all the characters to sign in them. We also had our relatives from Florida sign as well. It was such a good memory. Give your kids the same one … just without the overpriced book. Before you head to Disney, you can create your own book. Just make sure to pack it before your trip.
My hair is so long right now that it’s nearly impossible to deal with. I’m dreaming of the day I finally chop it all off. If you have long hair, you know exactly why a hair tie is so important. And if you don’t, you’re probably a man and should pack a hat instead.
The above printable is formatted to fit on an 8.5×11 sheet of paper. Just save it to your computer and print it out when you need it. Then, check off the boxes as you pack!