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Headed to Orlando? Here’s your Disney World Packing List for your next trip to the House of the Mouse.
Disney World Packing List
Billabong Forever Yours Minidress
Lightweight, Casual, Cute, Comfortable Clothing
Since you’ll be in the landlocked part of Florida, there’s a pretty good chance it will be hot. So, be sure to pack some lightweight clothing. Also, Disney World is uber casual so you can’t really be underdressed. But don’t forget, you’ll be looking back on these Disney pics for a lifetime. So, a cute look is also the goal. And finally, something comfortable. To experience all the park has to offer, you’ll have to put in a full day. So comfort is key when planning your Disney World packing list.
Here are a few of my suggestions:
- Loose tank top
- shorts or stretch jeans
- t-shirt day dress
TFG says: I wore the Keyhole Dress featured in this travel wear review and stayed cool all day in the May heat.
evian Facial Spray Mineral Water Facial Spray
Evian Facial Spray
Remain cool, calm, and refreshed throughout the day among the sea of tourists with this fantastic facial spray. It comes in a 1.7 fl. oz. travel size, sets make-up, and removes perspiration. Feels fabulous too!
Disney World has many magical moments, but also lots of long lines to stand on. There’s a good chance too you’ll be schlepping a bag, stroller, bag of Disney souvenirs, or a kid around too. So, a soft-soled comfortable shoe is required to end the day magically.
TFG says: I loved wearing my Birkenstock Gizehs on my Disneyworld trip. Check out these other comfortable walking shoe suggestions!
Rechargeable for smartphones
Once you’ve tried the Mophie, you won’t travel without it, especially in Disney World where you’ll want to snap a picture every turn you make. Switch out your usual phone case for this rechargeable battery case and you will get up to 130% extra battery life for your phone. No more searching for charging stations for you! Comes in several fun colors. We love purple, of course!
TFG says: I totally need the Mophie juice pack. I saw several people using it at Disney.
Smartphone with My Disney Experience App
The My Disney Experience App is your lifeline in Disney World. Through this App you can schedule and change FastPass+ selections, check wait times on rides, find out where to meet characters, book restaurants in the park, get a map of the park, check parade and fireworks show times, and more. It’s a must have.
Folding Wayfarer Square Sunglasses
That Florida sun is also pretty bright mid-day, so get some sunnies. Yes, I love Tom Fords and Channels as much as the next Travel Fashion Girl but remember it’s Disney World.
There’s a good chance those shades will go flying off on Thunder Mountain or on Expedition Everest never to be seen again so keep this in mind when planning your Disney World packing list. So, opt for the cheaper version for this trip. I like Target Style sunnies.
Walt Disney World: The Official Guide
Light Reading for the Hotel Room
After a G rated day in the park, I like to unwind at the hotel with some light fashion and comedy reading just for me. What am I enjoying lately? Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler and the second issue of new fashion mag PORTER.
Between the endless heart-pounding rides and plethora of sweet and savory treats to be enjoyed at Disney World, there’s a chance you’ll get a tummy ache. Be prepared with the “Help I’m Nauseous” pack…just in case you decide it’s a good idea to ride Space Mountain three times in a row.
There are a lot of people at Disney World even on not-so-crowded days. Lots of people = lots of germs. Yuck.
Banana Boat Sport Performance Lotion Travel Size
Sunscreen, sunscreen, and more sunscreen!
It’s Florida, people, so slather up before you look like a typical lobster tourist. Or better yet, spray it on. We love Banana Boat! 2 oz. SPF 50 Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C because it’s travel-sized, goes on quickly in spray form, is water-resistant, and is oxybenzone-free, paraben free, and fragrance free. Just don’t forget to reapply!
TFG says: I’m also in love with these new sunblock sticks. Perfect to re-apply on my face throughout the day.
Marc Jacobs Nylon Biker Backpack
A cute backpack
I know, this is typically an oxymoron. But, if you can find a cute one, you’ll be a much happier park-goer adding a backpack to your Disney World Packing List. After all, you’ll be doing a lot of hiking through the parks and we all know you’re the one carrying everyone’s stuff. I’m really liking this midnight Nylon Backpack from Marc by Marc Jacobs.
TFG says: I agree! I also had my eye on that backpack and this other one by Marc Jacobs. You can also find a variety of cute backpacks under $50 at Nordstrom too.
Bathing Suit with Rash Guard
Mid-afternoon in the park is prime time and therefore most crowded, hottest, and has the longest lines. This is the best time to take a break and head back to the hotel and take advantage of the pool.
So, bring a bathing suit. I suggest one with a rash guard as it’s comfortable, won’t get pulled off by your kiddos, and provides the best sun protection. A bathing suit with rash guard I’m loving lately is the Floral Long-Sleeve Rash Guard from Amazon.
There are a few rides at Disney World, like Kali River Rapids at Animal Kingdom, where you get soaking wet. So, if you can get over looking a little dorky while wearing it, you’ll want to pack a rain poncho for these rides or else you might drip through the park the rest of the day.
Also, you’ll be a happy girl having it when those unexpected Florida showers come through. These can be found at the Dollar Store or at Target in the camping section.
I loved having this Disney World packing list to help me plan my trip in May. Great tips Ashley, thank you!
Do you have anything to add to our list? Comment below!
Read the following for more DIsney vacation packing list ideas:
- What to Pack for Disneyland
- Packing for Disney World
- Disney World Packing List
- Comfortable Shoes for Disney World
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Author Bio:Travel-Fashion Guru & Blogger, Ashley Vaccarino, is the face of Arrive Chic, a stylish travel accessories e-boutique and a travel-fashion-food blog. She has now visited 21 countries on her never-ending journey to find all things smart and chic for the jet-set crowd. This former NYC fashion industry girl now calls Miami home base between jaunts.
We travelled from eastern Canada to Disney World in February. We left behind snowstorms and enjoyed the Florida sunshine. However, on our first day doing lots of walking and wearing sandals that hadn’t seen the light of day for months, my daughter and I both got blisters! So my advice is to wear well-broken in sandals, or even stick with socks and sneakers during the cooling weather! Sore feet will negatively impact your trip 🙁
About to pack for 4 days at Disney and Universal. Great suggestions, I like the idea of having flip flops just in case!
Get a Magic Band. If you stay on property you get one as your room key. It is also your park ticket and remembers your fast passes. You can use it every time you go.
Love this list! We just got back from a trip & I wish I had read this post before going. I would have added a few of your ideas! Now I’ll know for the next trip!
Glad you liked it!
-Lanyard with card holder for your magic pass if you don’t have a magic band.
-Flip flops in your back pack for the inevitable downpour.
Couple things I would consider packing: 1. Collapsible water bottle. Beverages in the park are costly. Something you can refill at drinking fountains and carry would be good.
2. Hats. Even just a baseball cap. In addition to LOTS of sunscreen a hat will help protect your eyes and your skin. 3. Power bar or other healthy snack, non-chocolate chips as they will melt, Life Savers or Jolly Rancher. Sometimes just a quick snack can take the edge off of adult and child whining. 4. Ziplock bag (size depends on what you need it for) for cell phones and/or camera for use on water rides. 5. Bandana. You can get it wet and wear around your neck/wrist to help keep you cooler on very hot days. 6. Patience. If you remember to pack patience you’ll have a great day in the park(s).
Great advice!! Patience is certainly the most important!
I’m heading to Anaheim Disney in mid Nov with my tots, any recommendations for what to wear and which is comfy sneaker/slip on to wear and what to bring/pack. thanks! 😉
For Anaheim in Nov it really depends on the weather. It’s usually sunny and mild and always cold at night. But just check weather.com in advance to make sure it’s not a cold and rainy day. The main thing to remember is to bring jeans and a hoodie if not for the day then definitely for the night time. The shoes depend on your comfort level – wear what you are comfortable in the longest but closed toe is probably most appropriate for November time. Living in Southern California I love going to Disneyland this time of year especially on Thanksgiving. Personally, I’ve worn boots or converse but that’s something I’m comfortable wearing for long periods of time. Here are some other ideas: https://travelfashiongirl.com/20-comfortable-and-cute-walking-shoes-for-travel/
What a coincidence, I was just planning a Disney World packing list over the weekend! A few friends & I are thinking about visiting The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter over the summer 🙂 The poncho is a great idea! And I also like taking a pair of flip flops to the park so my shoes don’t get soaked on the water rides or in the rain.
Great tips as we are going in August. However, $248.00 for a backpack? Sure it’s cute, I guess jf your going to use it at home a lot. Do you have any other suggestions for daypacks under $100.00? Thanks.
Hi Dana, most retailers have a variety of backpacks currently on the store shelves to suit all price points. Here are a selection at Nordstrom under $50: http://rstyle.me/n/jv7gg9s3e, thanks!