Packing Tips For Your Next Disney Getaway
Whether you’re planning a much needed Disney break at some point in 2021 are are setting your sights on next year, we can take the guesswork out of prepping for your getaway. This is particularly true when it comes to what to pack! If you’ve been following along with MickeyBlog you’ll know that Disney Parks Moms Panel has been going through a bit of a rebrand. There’s a revamped website and a new social media presence under the name – planDisney!
The new website has a wealth of valuable planning info! With that in mind we’re sharing some of their packing tips which we find concise, clear and super helpful! But of course, we’re adding some of our own MickeyBlog touches!
Comfy Shoes Are Key
Trust me when I say that various members of my family have learned this the hard way! During my last Disney visit, my family averaged walking about 7 miles a day. So as you can imagine this is NOT the time for heels, breaking in those new strappy sandals or rocking your wedges. Wear your most comfortable shoes that preferably have already been broken in. I also recommend bringing more than one pair just in case you find out that your first pair isn’t too comfy.
Ponchos Are A Life Saver
The weather at Walt Disney World can be a bit unpredictable to say the least. It may look sunny and beautiful one minute and then they’ll be a torrential downpour the next. And when it rains in Central Florida I don’t mean a sprinkle but rather a deluge! That’s why a go-to tip is to make sure you have a cache of rain ponchos with you at all times. Pop by your local dollar store before you head to Disney and pick up their nicely compact, neatly folded disposable ponchos. I always have at least one for all members of my family in my bag while at Disney and I cannot tell you how much they’ve saved the day!
Pack Resealable Bags
One of my quick tips when packing for kids is to put each days clothes in a Ziploc bag! Not only does it mean that your little ones can easily find their outfits when your rushing out the door in the morning but it also means that you have an inventory of bags you can use for things like wet clothes, snacks, swimwear and more! Like ponchos, I always have a few of these in my theme park bag for emergency purposes.
Fans, Spray Bottles or Cooling Towels
Though you may love warm temperatures, don’t ever underestimate the impact it can have on your body and those of your little ones. Plan ahead by bringing items that allow you to keep cool throughout the day! Cooling towels are a great compact item as they easily fold into a park bag and work their magic as soon as you wet them. You can also walk around with them on the back of your neck which is perfect for those prone to sunburn. Another dollar store item to pick up is a spray bottle. Having one of these handy and filling it up with cold water is perfect for a quick spritz of the family when things start to get too hot! Mini fans are also great! Picking up any of these items in advance means you won’t have to dole out for the big mark-ups on similar items while at the parks!
These days almost everything to do with your Disney World getaway is managed via the My Disney Experience app. That means your smartphone, besides being your camera, is essential for navigating through your day. So imagine your distress when you’ve only been at the theme parks for a few hours and your phone battery has died! Save yourself the headache and pick up a portable charger in the lead-in to your visit. Make sure its good to go each morning and trust me when I say that you’ll be thankful for the backup!
A Suitcase Within a Suitcase
If this is a once in a lifetime Disney getaway then you can pretty much count on having a TON of souvenirs! That’s why when my family visits we usually pack a suitcase within a suitcase! On the surface it might seem like a bit much but let me tell you how stress free it is to know that you have an extra bag for all the stuff you’ve accumulated over the past week. That means no mailing stuff home or spending big money to get suitcases while at Disney!
The Orlando sun is delightful but also potent especially if you’re a pale Northerner like me! That’s why its so important to have sunscreen with you everyday! Make sure you’ve got a high SPF because you’ll need it! You can buy sunscreen at you Disney World Resort and at the theme parks but again the mark-up is high so come prepared!
Make a Disney First Aid Kit
Life’s tiny emergencies can really put a damper on your Disney days. That’s why I always have a theme park first aid kit that I bring with me each day we’re visiting the parks. Things like Band-Aids, blister bandages, disinfectant, hand wipes, Tylenol etc. can be an absolute life saver. YES, Disney does have a First Aid center at each park that you can visit in emergencies and its fabulous. But, chances are if your kid falls and scrapes their knees in line for the Haunted Mansion, you’re looking for a quick fix, not a race back to Main Street!
Though my daughter has been out of diapers for nearly a decade, I ALWAYS have baby wipes in my bag when visiting Disney. Give them a Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar in the hot sun and you’ll know why! Messes happen at Disney a lot! Having the ability to do a quick clean up can save you a lot of time and hassle!
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