Walt Disney World is one of the most exciting travel destinations that you could plan for your family. Vacationers often feel hard-pressed to fit their Disney magic in a short time frame, all while preparing and planning their Disney to-do lists. Struggling to come up with a packing list should be the least of your worries.
Preparing for a Disney vacation can be overwhelming, and if it's your first time, you may not know where to start. Knowing what to pack can save you time and money while at the parks, as well as provide you with peace of mind. Check out our ultimate Disney packing list for a stress-free Disney vacation.
There is a broad list of personal care items that each individual uses for hygiene or grooming each day. Our list will cover many items that we recommend that you pack for your trip, some items you may not use, in that case, go through the list and highlight what would be most useful for you and your family.
Keep in mind that if you do accidentally forget to pack one of these items, all of the Disney resort gift shops carry toiletries for your convenience, or you may order from Amazon Prime Now during your stay. Our ultimate Disney packing list is meant to save you time and money.
Although basic OTC medicine can be easily picked up in the resort gift shop, it's the last thing you want to do when you're not feeling well, especially if you have to pay top dollar. Be prepared, and have it on hand! Also, be aware of your prescription medications. Always bring more medicine and medical supplies than you'll need for your stay. Should you lose a dose, or your trip is extended due to some unforeseen circumstance, you're covered.
All Disney hotel rooms have at least a small mini-refrigerator. If you need to bring your medication into the parks and keep it cool, you're welcome to leave it with First Aid or bring a cooler. We recommend the Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet.
Aside from the daily clothing you"ll pack for the duration of your trip, you'll want to keep in mind that heat, humidity, rain, and the occasional chilly evening that may have you wanting to change your outfit. Also, take into consideration that accidents do happen, and you'll be thankful for that extra shirt or pair of pants when you spill a drink or stain it with ketchup.
Thankfully if you find yourself in a situation where you need to wash your clothes, all Disney resorts have self-service laundry facilities on-site, as well as laundry detergent for purchase if you don't bring your own, and dry cleaning and valet laundry services.
Apart from the signature restaurants, Disney restaurants often do not hold their guests to a stringent dress code. You'll find that with the vast majority of Disney dining, park attire is welcomed.
If you have reservations at one of Disney's Signature (Fine) Dining locations, the minimum dress code will fall under business casual or cocktail attire. Business casual or cocktail attire might include khakis, slacks, jeans, dress shorts, collared shirts, sports coats, dresses, skirts, or capri pants. If you're still unsure, you can always check with the restaurant's website.
If dining at Victoria & Alberts at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, dress codes are strongly enforced.
"A dinner jacket is required for men, along with a collared shirt, dress slacks and dress shoes (tie optional) and elegant evening attire, such as a dress or pants ensemble, is required for women."
Accidents happen, if you find yourself needing to wash some clothes, no need to worry! All Walt Disney World resorts have laundry facilities conveniently located near the resort pool areas. Disney even provides its guests with an app, Laundry View, which lets visitors know the locations of machines and cycle times, to reduce wait times. Use your credit or debit card to purchase wash and dry times.
For $30 plus tax, you can purchase a portable phone charging system at kiosks located throughout Walt Disney World Resort when your phone or other device needs recharging. For those that like to save money, you could easily pack a portable charger from home to bring into the parks.
Although it may seem old school, we always recommend having necessary confirmations and or important paperwork on hand.
You may carry a backpack or crossbody bag while in a Disney park, we recommend you consider the following items as handy conveniences while touring the park with your family.
In efforts to save time and money, some guests opt to have Amazon deliver a few groceries to the resort on the day of their arrival. Get dairy, cheese, and convenient frozen items in addition to dry, canned, and bottled goods, within one hour.
Traveling with young children can make things a little more complicated. But, when outfitted with all the proper supplies, you and your kids can feel just as secure as you do at home.
If you decide to utilize Disney's Magical Express upon arrival and won't have access to your checked luggage for a few hours, we recommend packing the following items in your Disney carry-on bag.