Whether you pack light and travel solo, or have a family caravan, there are some definite do’s
and don’ts when it comes to packing for a Disney vacation. Before you sign off on your luggage
and head to the airport, here are some helpful packing tips you might not have thought about.
Packing for the room
The room will not include a clock. You might be surprised how often you look for the time and
won’t be able to find it. It can also be very inconvenient to look around for your phone to use
the clock. Consider packing a small alarm clock, especially if you already have one. You
should also pack USB cords for charging your phone. A bottle opener is also nice to have on
hand in case you decide to enjoy some wine in your room. The coffee machine uses pods. If
you don’t want to use the housekeeping service but want coffee in the room, consider packing
single serve pods of a coffee you prefer.
Packing for the parks
Of course you will want to pack weather appropriate clothing. Pack a lot of casual wear, and
maybe something more business casual for a fancy dinner. You will need comfortable shoes, in
soles are a great idea. Weather can be shifty, so be prepared with an umbrella and a poncho.
Packing sunscreen is an absolute must. It’s also a great idea to pack water bottles. You can
bring a pack of 24 bottles for the price of one bottle you buy in the parks. Plus, by the time you
head back home, you have all that room for souvenirs.
Packing for the travel
Good things to have on hand throughout your trip are pain reliever and cash. You never know
when you’ll want to have a few dollars handy to tip a driver or a bellhop. Pain reliever is not
something you want to be buying in the gift shop. If you are flying, don’t forget earbuds for the
Packing for the phone
Packing your phone with the right apps will make your trip a lot smoother and more fun. Most
airlines have an app you can download and use to store boarding passes, manage seat
selection, view entertainment, etc. You should also pack your phone with a ride sharing app,
like Uber or Lyft and a weather app to keep you in the know on what to expect from day to day.
Most of all, you should have the My Disney Experience app downloaded with your tickets,
reservations and hotel accommodations connected. For more interactive Disney entertainment
download the Disney Play app to use while you wait in attraction queues.