If you’re planning to get lost in the magic of Disney, then this packing list is for you. Here, I’m sharing everything you need to pack for Disney World to have the most fun, comfortable, and enjoyable experience.
Disney World receives an average of about 57,500 guests per day. It is a large outdoor theme park with over 50 square miles to explore and 49 breathtaking rides. You’re going to want to bring a few essential items to ensure maximum comfort. Things like comfortable shoes, water, and sunscreen are key, but there are a few other things you’ll need to bring, too. Disney World is a huge, beautiful, and amazing destination to visit, so packing correctly is essential.
You don’t want to get to Disney World, and then think, “I should have brought better walking shoes!” I’m covering it all in this article. Here is everything you need to pack for Disney World.
What to Pack for Disney World
Lightweight Waterproof Day Bag
You’re going to have a wallet, keys, and money with you, and those are the kind of things you don't want falling out of your pocket! Disney World is huge, and it would be difficult to find something if you lost it. Instead of relying on your pockets, you'll want to bring a lightweight daypack.
Consider choosing a bag that's waterproof so that the items inside don’t get soaked while you ride the water rides. You'll also want to pay attention to the placement of the straps and where they buckle because that determines where your body gets the support to help carry the bag.
A large bag isn’t quite necessary, unless, of course, you’re traveling with littles. Something compact, lightweight, supportive, and water resistant is key.
The rides at Disney World get hot. Though it is most warm during June–August, it is still necessary to wear sunscreen all the time.
Consider choosing a sunscreen that is cruelty-free and plant-based.
Sunscreen is something you will want to throw in your daypack and reapply throughout the day. Make sure your bottle isn’t larger than your daypack.
Sunglasses are a must for every trip, but especially when you’re exploring outdoors. Sunglasses help protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays, so they are worth investing in.
Sunglasses are a great way to celebrate the Disney spirit and have fun.
I’d suggest bringing more than one pair of sunglasses. It does seem easy to lose them.
If you bring your own water bottle, you can refill it throughout the park.
Purchasing bottled water is quite expensive, and there are several spots where you can just refill your own.
Consider the size of water bottle you are bringing because you don’t want it to be super heavy in your daypack.
Imagine it’s 30°C and you just had ice cream at the Magic Kingdom, and now it’s all over your hands. Packing baby wipes in your daypack will come in handy.
Having these baby wipes on hand will make it much easier to wash your hands.
Protect yourself from sun, wind, and rain with a travel umbrella.
Again, choose an unbrella that is easy to fit inside your daypack—pick one that folds down small.
Pay attention to how heavy and large the umbrella that you pick is. You don’t want your daypack to be too heavy.
Disney World gets hot. A handheld fan might be your life saver!
To provide quick, cool relief from the hot sticky sun, keep this little fan in your daypack for immediate relief.
When choosing a fan, check for whether it’s rechargeable or if it uses batteries.
Depending on when your trip is, there are a lot of fun activities and festivals that occur after dark, and glow sticks are an amazing addition to the Disney magic!
You can purchase glow sticks from the park, but I’d recommend packing them with you.
Disney World is huge, with long lines to wait in for the next exhilarating ride. Comfortable shoes are key.
Consider what material the shoe is made of, what the sole is made of, and what kind of support it offers to your ankle and foot. You will be on your feet for a long time, so comfort is key.
A lightweight show with air flow is best for your foot breathability.
Do not get caught without deodorant at Disney World!
Look for deodorant that is cruelty- and aluminum-free.
Toss a stick of deodorant in your bag for extra protection during super warm visits. Pay attention to the ingredients in the product and how they work. You want some that is good quality that does it’s job.
You’re spending a lot of time outdoors walking around and exploring, so pick outfits to bring that you feel great in—along with ones that are comfortable to wear for extended amounts of time.
Pay attention to the material that your clothes are made of, since that can affect the amount of comfort or discomfort you have.
Make sure to pick styles that you really love, as that’s the best way to make sure that you are comfortable.