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Preparing for a trip to Disneyworld can be a big undertaking! There is so much to do, see, and eat – sometimes it’s hard to know where to start! That’s why I created this step by step series to take you through each aspect of the planning process. If you missed any of the earlier posts, be sure to check them all out HERE. There is tons of great information about Fastpasses, budgeting, and how to pick the perfect resort. Not to mention lots of free printables to help you keep track of it all. You can also check out my newly updated 36 page planning notebook, on sale now for 50%, here!
This week we are talking all about what to pack for your fabulous Disney World Vacation. I don’t know about you, but I almost always forget something. It never fails and it’s usually my phone charging cable. Like most problems I encounter, I knew the best way to solve this was with a list. So I created this printable checklist to keep everything on track. Now, most of these items will seem fairly straight forward for you – but there are just a few that might seem a bit odd. Allow me to explain.
There is nothing I hate more than having dirty clothes hanging around, especially when I’m on vacation. I’ve found that a small pop-up hamper is perfect for keeping the thought of chores at bay. Stick it in the closet or in the bathroom, and forget about it. You can find these at Wal-Mart, Target, or right on Amazon.
Sharpie + Liquid Bandage
If you have little ones, you may already know where I’m going with this. These two items are great for creating temporary tattoos, like writing your phone number on your child’s arm. You just write the number, let it dry, and then cover it with the liquid bandage. The bandage is clear, flexible, and waterproof so if your child gets separated from the group for some reason any adult nearby will be able to help them get back to you. I like THIS ONE, also available on Amazon.
Florida gets HOT! Not even just in the summer, I’m talking year round. And you’re about to bewalking around in that sun all day, in a crowded theme park. Cooling towels are one of my absolute favorite must pack items to survive the sun in Disney World. My personal favorite is THIS ONE , because it comes in so many fun colors – but you can find them just about anywhere these days.
Disney resort bathrooms can be luxurious but they can also be a little small, particularly when you are sharing it with the rest of your family. Bringing alone a hanging shoe rack has helped minimize fights over counter space and keep the peace in my family. These are great for storing any and all of your toiletries from shampoo, to facial creams, and everything in between. They’re pretty easy to find, even at the dollar store.
Well if we’re on vacation, and we’re not worrying about laundry – why are we bringing clothespins? This is a really useful item to have in your room so you can hang up those wet swim-suits! You can clip them directly to the top of the shower curtain and voila! No more wet dog smell in your room!
This is one of my favorite theme park secrets, pack a few zip top baggies into your park backpack. Then, when it comes time to ride Splash mountain, you can stick your phone right inside for a quick, cheap, and efficient water proof case!
Disney is amazing, but after a long day in the parks – possibly chasing down your kids, it’s nice to relax a little bit. This is supposed to be a vacation after all. If you are looking for a little nightcap you can absolutely visit any of the Disney bars, lounges, or most resort shops. But, this can get pricy quick! Take a tip from last week’s article, How to Have Groceries Delivered to Your Room, and store your own beverage of choice right in your room. Be sure to pack your own corkscrew if you’re going this right, they are not provided in the rooms.
That’s all for this week’s Disney World Planning Guide. Be sure to check in next week when we are looking at transportation around the parks, and don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter and get your FREE PRINTABLE!