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Disney Packing List – The Useful Stuff to Pack!
We’re planning our next Disney vacation right now and as we review the items on our insanely useful Disney packing list it occurred to us that you might find these packing hacks useful too!
This isn’t your regular packing list. We’re not going to remind you to pack your shorts or your swimsuit.
Oh no, this list is full of the things you’d (probably) never think of yourself.
Things that will make life easier for you when you’re packing, and while you’re on vacation.
And of course things you can bring from home that will save you money (so you can treat your family to more souvenirs or Mickey Bars).
You can print out this list by hitting the Control Button and P at the same time.
And just in case you’re not sure what certain things are just hit the link to go to Amazon to take a closer look.
That’s where we buy most of our vacation stuff anyway because we love the fast shipping!
watched so many YouTube videos talking about how great these packing cubes were and I can’t believe how many times I put off buying some. They really do make packing a breeze!For our Disney vacation last year I sorted everyone’s clothes so each family member had a couple of these cubes each. They slotted really nicely into our oversized duffle bags.We arrived late into Orlando so I packed one cube with everyone’s Pjs and clothes for our first day.It was great because it meant I didn’t have to unpack as soon as we got to the hotel, we just pulled out the cube, got changed and fell into bed, knowing we had clothes all ready for our first day at the parks too! There are lots of different packing cubes to use but I swear by these cheap and cheerful Amazon Basics ones. Why pay more when you don't have to?Continue Reading
Wrinkle Release Travel Spray
If you don’t want to use packing cubes be sure to pack some wrinkle releaser to give your crumpled in the suitcase clothes the freshly ironed look!Continue Reading
Lightweight Duffle Bag
Bring along an empty duffle bag and use it as a laundry hamper during your stay.When it’s time to go home just zip it up, and ta da! your clothes are now packed and you can fill your suitcase with the souvenirs you bought!Continue Reading
We all travel with multiple phones and tablets and cameras so an electronics bag is a good way to keep all of your charging cables, memory cards and other essentials together.Continue Reading
All that walking and waiting in line makes you hungry so carry dried snacks or trail mix with you to the parks.Continue Reading
The easiest way to carry your snacks and picnic into the parks without anything melting in the heat is with a cooler backpack.Our old backpack finally split so I bought a Titan one from Costco last week. It’s compact with plenty of pockets and has two ice walls for keeping the contents nice and cold.Continue Reading
Bobble Classic Water Bottles
You’ll need to drink lots of water to survive the Florida heat so carry a bottle with you. These bobble ones come with a built in filter so you’ll be able to refill at the fountains in the parks without the water tasting so bad. Oh and here's a hack for you... bring along some old socks to use as water bottle insulators!Continue Reading
Collapsible Water Bottle
Or try one of these collapsible ones that fold up with they’re empty so they’re easier to carry!Continue Reading
Crystal Light On The Go
Throw a few packets of Crystal Light in your luggage because Florida water doesn’t taste very nice!Continue Reading
Collapsible Storage Bowls
If you are going to carry snacks or sandwiches to the parks use these clever containers to stop them getting squashed!They're also handy for storing leftovers too!Continue Reading
Body Glide Original Anti-Chafe Balm
This is hands down our reader’s top buy for a trip to Disney World. What can I say. It prevents chafing. Pack some. You won’t regret it!Continue Reading
Fast Dry Towel
These towels fold up small and are a great way to dry off after a rainstorm, or riding a wet ride.Continue Reading
Portable Mister Fan
We always have at least one of these things on the go to keep us cool.Continue Reading
You can never have too many carabiner clips for sure. They’re great for hanging hats and water bottles from your backpack.Continue Reading
Small Fleece Blanket
The pavement along Main Street is stinking hot, and the bleachers at Fantasmic are hard and uncomfortable, so do your butt a favor and pack a small fleece blanket you can sit on while you wait for the parade or the shoe!They’re handy for little ones to use as a pillow if they want to take a nap in the stroller too!Continue Reading
I’m always baffled by the people who manage to walk around the parks in their flip flops. Comfortable sneakers all the way thank you!But if you’re planning on riding Kali River Rapids or Splash Mountain you’ll be happier if you slips on a pair of flip flops and leave your sneakers in a locker!Continue Reading
There’s no need to let rain stop your fun but its much cheaper to bring your own ponchos from home, and you don’t have to worry about looking like everyone else in the park when a shower hits! The Disney ponchos are a lot thicker and once you've used them they don't fall up very small again making them a pain to carry! These thin pocket sized ones are much easier to manage.Continue Reading
Comfortable Princess Dresses
Most little girls want to dress up as their favorite princess when they go to meet her, but those official princess dresses are hot and scratchy! She'll be far more comfortable (and less grouchy!) in comfortable princess play clothes like these! These are for sure the dresses the princesses would wear when they were going to the Magic Kingdom!Continue Reading
Matching Family Disney Shirts
Speaking of clothing. Matching vacation shirts are super cute, make it easier to find each other, and sometimes get you extra pixie dust from cast members and characters!Continue Reading
Disney Autograph Book
Here's a fun project for the kids to do while you're counting down to Disney - making their own autograph book! The characters love the personalized ones that only kids can create!Continue Reading
Speaking of autographs, these stubby pens makes it easier for Mickey and his pals to sign them!Continue Reading
If your child does not like holding hands you’re less likely to lose them in a crowd if you are holding onto them using one of these harnesses. And since it's a backpack your child won't mind wearing it, and they can carry some snacks or small toys to keep them entertained in the lines.Continue Reading
Bring a bag of pipe cleaners. Seriously!They’ll keep the kids entertained while they’re waiting in line, or for the parade. They can make all kinds of creations with them and there’s no mess!Just be careful of sharp ends with little ones.Continue Reading
Folding Potty Seat
For little ones who aren’t very confident bring along a folding potty seat.Continue Reading
Oh my goodness I couldn’t believe it when I saw these things on Amazon. Genius!My son always gets in the biggest mess enjoying his Mickey bar but with this you just pop the stick through the hole and it catches all the drips!Continue Reading
Light up LED Bracelets
If you’re visiting a park in the evening there are all sorts of light up (expensive) toys on sale. Save money by bringing your own from home!If your child is wary of the dark they can wear one on dark attractions to feel a bit braver.Continue Reading
We also bring light up toys like this one just to keep the kids entertained while we wait for parades and fireworks.Continue Reading
Brightly Colored Turkish Towel
It’s no use trying to remember the position of your stroller because the cast members shuffle them about to make room for other people. So attach a brightly colored Turkish towel to your stroller handle and you’ll be able to find it more easily in the sea of strollers. These towels are brilliant because they're lightweight and can also double as a stroller cover, a blanket, and a towel if your little one decides they want to go play in the water fountains!Continue Reading
Disney Activity Books
Bring along some Disney activity or coloring books to keep kids entertained in restaurants or waiting for parades. Stop by your local Dollar Tree to pick up small Disney toys and bubbles too!Continue Reading
Plastic Shower Curtain
It sounds crazy but a cheap shower liner is the perfect thing to sit on if you're waiting for the parade on a wet day. And you can use it as a rain cover for your stroller if you bring along some of those DIY grip hook things too!Continue Reading
Post It Notes
This last hack is for little ones who are terrified of the automatic flush on the toilets. Just pop a sticky note over the sensor and they'll be safe!Continue Reading
If your child is sensitive to noise then a set of ear defenders like these can help them cope with the loud attractions or fireworks.Continue Reading
Hanging Closet Organizer
If you’re staying for longer than a couple of days a collapsible shelf is a life saver because there is never enough space for everyone’s clothes in the closet!Continue Reading
Hanging Shoe Organizer
Fill it with shoes or toiletries to help keep your room neat and tidy.In fact pack two, because if you hang one from your stroller bar it’s perfect for carrying refillable mugs or water bottles and sunscreen!Continue Reading
Stain Remover Wipes
Because it’s the best way to rescue clothes from ketchup and ice cream incidents!Continue Reading
Instead of blinding yourself in the middle of the night when you have to turn the bathroom light on to pee bring along a small nightlight that gives off a soft glow instead.Continue Reading
Soap Saver Bag
Pop your bar of hotel soap in it and hang it in the shower.Continue Reading
You can never have too many ziplocks. They’re perfect for storing snacks, phones and cameras when it rains, autograph books, wet clothes, swimsuits etc.If you’re planning to swim on your last day pack a large ziplock that you can fit all the wet swimsuits in so they don’t get the rest of your clothes wet when you put them back in your luggage!Continue Reading
Because there are never enough power outlets for all of your gadgets.Continue Reading
Water Pitcher with Filter
To make the water taste better. You can pack your socks inside it to save room in your luggage.Continue Reading
Now you know what to bring in your luggage be sure to check out our views on the best mom backpack for Disney World and what you should carry in it!