Our evergreen list of what to bring on your trip and what to bring into the parks each day.
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Packing for your trip
Don't leave home without these items.
Take care of your feet! Wear socks like these to keep your tootsies comfy and dry.
We love these Saucony Women's running shoes. It's like walking on a cloud. Don't forget to pack 2 pairs so you can swap them out after your siesta.
The greatest sandal ever sandaled
For when your feets need some air but you still want to beat those mean Disney streets.
Packing for the parks
Don't leave your Monorail Resort without these items.
Small-to-medium day bag
We like something like this. It's large enough to hold your essentials and easy to shove beneath you on rides. We also like that this type of bag keeps a hot backpack off your back but we won't be caught dead wearing it like a fanny pack! Find one with a cross-body strap. Also, keep in mind that the larger your bag the more tempted you'll be to put stuff in it. Keep it on the smaller-side.
What should you carry in your park bag?
- hand sanitizer wipes
- quart and gallon-size zip-lock bags
- phone charger
Remember when we talked about drinking water every time you stand in a line to stay hydrated? Well you're certainly not going to be doing it at $5 a pop of Disney Water. This lightweight, cute and effective waterbottle with built-in filter will keep you on your feet and ready for all the Disney-action without the heafty Disney-cost.
Yes, the poncho is the dorkiest of all rain gear, but they do come in handy for those random Florida-downpours. They also keep you and your stuff dry on Splash Mountain and Kali River Rapids.
External Phone Charger
Other items to pack in your suitcase
- plenty of t-shirts (two per day isn't a bad idea)
- one nice outfit per day for dinner (button-down shirt for guys, blouse or dress for ladies, shoes that aren't sneakers. Note: If you're going to Victoria & Albert's, they do require that men wear a jacket).
- two bathing suits (because nobody likes to put on a damp suit...ewwwww)
- flip flops/sandals for hotel and pool
- SUNSCREEN! (because Florida is probably as close as you're going to be to the equator all year)
- foot-aid (moleskin, tea tree oil, band-aids, powder, lotion)
- Vitamix. If you're driving down, and you normally have a smoothie for breakfast, taking the Vitamix with you can save you time and money each morning and allow you a healthy, nutritious, and not-overly-filling breakfast to get you ready for the parks.
- Costumes (if you're planning on attending Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party)