Last Updated on August 28, 2020
Having a Disney World packing list is a great time-saver, here’s ours. Florida has seasonal temperatures just like everywhere else. Take the stress out of your Disney World packing.
Disney World Visit Ultimate Disney Packing List
Let’s begin our Disney packing list with the highlights and the less-obvious items you never knew you needed.
First Things First: What kind of bag to take?
Depending on the type of touring you are doing that day, there is more than one type of Park bag that is suitable. We have a Best Park Bag post already but to make this short a sweet, we have 3 options to suggestion.
- Purse – small camera, lip chap, cell phone. Nothing fancy. Good to walk around the resort or to Disney Springs. Bare necessities
- Medium cross body day bag, like the Bagallini Hobo Bag. Large enough to hold a sweater, autograph book, a camera and a larger variety of needs. Doubles as a great carry-on item for the airplane and fit nicely on the rides.
- BackPack. Water Bottle Pocket. Days for when we can’t pop back to the hotel in the afternoon to change or when it’s particularly hot and you know you will need a few extra things throughout the day.
WHAT TO PACK FOR DISNEY WORLD – THE NECESSITIES
Essential items for everyone’s Disney packing list
- Wallet, Tickets, and Directions
- Comfortable Shoes
- Backpack /Daypack
- Water Bottle
- Rain Jacket/Poncho
- Cell Phone Charger
- handheld fan
- Frogg Togg Chilly Pad
- autograph book
- parade blanket
- reuseable straw
- Packing cubes
- Disney pins
- Inexpensive glow sticks
- Waterproof Phone Case
- Mesh Beach Bag
- Dry Bag for wet clothes
- pop up hamper
- baby wipes
- Mickey / Minnie ears
- laundry detergent pods
- dryer sheets
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Women’s Packing List For Florida
Disney World Packing List 7 Day List
- Body Glide
- Disney shirts or Tank Tops
- Lightweight Shorts
- 1 pair of jeans
- Sundresses or Maxi Dresses
- Lightweight jackets or sweatshirts
- Under Garments
- 1-2 swim + cover-up
- Supportive Sandals
- Cheap Flip Flops
Men’s Packing List For Florida
Disney World Packing List | 7 Day List
- Disney Graphic Shirts
- Short-Sleeve Button Downs
- Casual Long Pants
- 1 lightweight jacket or sweatshirt
- Under garments
- Sneakers and Closed Toe Shoes
- Swim Trunks
- Comfy Sneakers
You May Get Wet Water Park Essentials
- Bathing Suits
- Beach Towels
- Beach Bag
Much like preparing for a day at the beach here are some other items that you may require.
- Ear Plugs/Nose Plugs
- Flotation Toys
- Flip Flops
- Swim Diapers
Disney with Baby
- stroller fan
- mommy hook
- diaper bag
- diapers and wipes
- diaper cream
- baby carrier/ sling
Disney Packing List December
Also February brrr…
After a frosty day and night in Disney’s Hollywood Studios some of this would have come in handy.
Toiletries | Stuff the Hotel May Not Have
- face wash
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- accessories for hair
Disney has first aid stations in the parks. Regardless of that fact, we still recommend bringing a few first aid items in a park bag and have extras at your resort.
- ibuprofen/pain reliever
- allergy tabs
Depending on your needs some of these items may never leave your back but are great when you need them and the aid station has a line.
- antibiotic ointment
- aloe vera gel
- hand sanitizer
- Visine/eye drops
Packing Tips & Tricks
Consider using packing cubes.
We swear by our packing cubes. This is a great way to keep everyone’s clothes organized and separate. The suitcase no longer looks like a free for all pile of laundry. Colour coding each family member also goes a long way toward finding everyone’s clothes.
Now that everything is easily accessible from the suitcase, take all that and place them in the hotel drawers. Tuck your suitcase away under the bed or in the closet and save yourself so much hassle.
Keep outfits together in an organized way
While you are packing those packing cubes, organize your outfits according to park days, restaurant reservations and matching with everyone in the family.
This makes it easier to find everything you need on the morning of. Disney is stressful and you don’t want to be fighting with sleep when getting dressed in the morning.
Make your bag easy to recognize
Tie something to your bag handle, make your suitcase bright and unique. There are also fun suitcase wraps that you can get for your luggage. This will make it nice and easy to find your luggage amongst the hundreds on the same turnstile.
Start packing early
We always suggest guests start their packing at least a week in advance. This gives everyone a chance to make purchases of things they have run low on, or thought they in the cupboards but suddenly can’t find.
One should look at a packing list and purchase anything they know they don’t have a good month in advance, allowing time for shipping delays and such.
Leave some space for souvenirs
Just because you can travel carry-on only, doesn’t mean you should. Make sure you have enough room in your suitcase for souvenirs. If you plan on buying large items like a Droid, this also needs to be taken into consideration.
Make sure you weigh your bags
Get yourself an inexpensive luggage scale and be sure to weigh your luggage before arriving at the airport. When you are finished your holiday, weigh your bags again to make sure your souvenirs don’t cost you extra at the gates.
Spread your items out
Just in case your luggage is lost or temporarily misplaced, we suggest you place your same day items in your carry-on luggage, and spread out your outfits between all of your suitcases.
Toss in a pop-up hamper
Despite popular belief, laundry does not disappear just because you are at Disney World. Bring a pop-up hamper to store your dirty clothes and this will also help with the laundry run.
You also don’t want to have an unsightly pile of clothe son the floor when Housekeeping makes their daily rounds.
Of all the inventions in the last century, I have to say that Rolling suitcases have revolutionized vacations. You room may not be near the Resorts main lobby and there are only so many luggage trolleys to go around.
Check out more packing tips and organizational tricks on our sister blog
Packing list Don’ts for the Parks
To help cut back on the weight of your park bag and your time consider this:
- Make realistic expectations of what camera gear you will use its heavy.
- Bug spray is not necessary at the parks, Disney manages critters quite amazingly well.
- Banned items should be a no brainer just don’t bring them its a waste of your time to get denied entry and have to come back later, our worse being detained for carrying a firearm to the entrance of a theme park,
Free PRINTABLE Disney World Packing List PDF
Our comprehensive Disney packing list PDF just for you to download. This packing list encompasses things you almost certainly already own, here’s a downloadable packing list for Walt Disney World to keep track.
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