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Ultimate Disney packing list for the best trip ever! 2024

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Have you ever had that moment when you are on a trip and you realize you forgot something at home!

This has been me before and it is not fun, especially if the item that you need is for your kiddos. 

With two kiddos, I know how stressful it can be and staying organized and prepared are key to having little to everyone being happy . This is why I decided to create this list of items that you  need for your next trip to Disney. 

Don’t forget to download my printable Disney packing list and also save this post or pin it to your Pinterest by clicking any picture on this post. 

Now let’s jump right in, we have a lot to cover. 

1. Medicine 

Let’s start with medicine, medicine is by far one of the most important item on your Disney packing list especially when you are going to be away from home. From allergic reactions to diarrhea to being car sick, these things can happen and you want to be as prepared as you can. Your medicine bag is also something that you can pack months in advance as well. I am actually planning on doing this early as our trip is in about 6 months and I don’t want to forget anything. 

Think about packing these items:

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  • Motion Sickness
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  • Necessary/ personalized medicine: epi pens, blood pressure medicine….
  • Kids medicines: tylenol, cold medicine, upset stomach medicine, 
  • Motion sickness 
  • Antacids
  • Allergy medicine 
  • Naproxen (Aleve) 
  • Ibuprofen (advil)
  • Acetaminophen (tylenol)
  • Pain cream or roll on (bio freeze)
  • Eye drops 
  • Cough drops ( they even have lollipop ones for kids now at Target)
  • Antibiotic ointment 
  • Itch creams 
  • Sun screen 
  • Band aids (different sizes)
  • Eyeglass repair kit 
  • Midol
  • Diarrhea and upset stomach, ibs medicine ( Pepto bismol, Imodium)
  • Daily vitamins (just enough for your trip, not a whole bottle)
  • Cold and flu medicine 
  1. You can purchase the drug store version of these medicines to save money. (up & up, great value , etc. )
  2.  Look in the travel/ dollar section or at the registers for the travel size version for of the medicines on this list. 
  3. Family travel: create an adult medicine bag and a kids one to keep the medicines separate. Label them or have different colors. If putting medicines  in sandwich bags, be sure to label the bags. 

2. Clothes 

Florida weather can be so unpredictable, so you need to be prepared for anything. I went to Florida one summer and It started pouring rain and everyone on the freeway had to pull over until the rain stopped.

 Needless to say you definitely should bring enough clothes to have 2 outfits a day and don’t forget to grab rain ponchos from the store before your trip. Ponchos are like $2 at the store (Walmart, target et. )  but if you purchase them at the park it can be $10 plus.  

Undergarments 

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Bras 

Shirts and Pants

  • T-shirts
  • Tanks 
  • Light jacket 
  • Shorts
  • Capris
  • Pants 
  • Jeans 
  • Rain jacket 
  • Hoodie or zip up jacket 
  • Light jacket 

If you plan on going to dinner that requires you to have dressy clothing 

  • Bring 1 dress 

Or 

  • Dress shirt 
  • Dress pants 

Shoes 

It’s best to bring a minimum of 2 pairs of shoes and flip flops for when you go swimming. If you think you will need dress shoes for a fancy dinner then add those in as well. 

  • Sandals 
  • Sneakers 
  • Casual shoes 
  • Dress shoes 

3.Toiletries 

No matter where you are traveling to, having your favorite essential toiletries is a must for any trip. So head to Target and grab one of those empty travel bottles and jars then fill em’ up!

This way you don’t have to use the hotel shampoos or soaps and you don’t have to spend extra money at the store( and end up throwing it away since you can’t take large bottles on the plane).

Here are some items that you may want to add to your Disney packing list. 

  • Deodorant (whatever you do don’t forget this, haha!)
  • Shampoo 
  • Dry shampoo
  • Conditioner 
  • Leave in conditioner 
  • Hair brush and comb 
  • Blow dryer/ flat iron
  • Toothbrush 
  • Toothpaste 
  • mouthwash
  • floss
  • Glasses 
  • Reading glasses( glasses repair kit also, just in case they break)
  • Contacts with solution and storage case 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Body lotion 
  • Lip balm 
  • Face lotion 
  • Body wash or bar soap 
  • Face wash 
  • Razors 
  • Shave cream 
  • Make-up 
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Clorox wipes 
  • Hair spray 
  • Nail clippers 
  • Pads and tampons( you never know when that time of the month may come)

4.Disney park bag

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Water 
  • Water bottle 
  • Lip balm 
  • Essential travel medicine (Advil, Tylenol, diarrhea medicine, motion sickness for kids and adults)
  • Wet wipes 
  • Kleenex 
  • Snacks 
  • Autograph book and pen 
  • Camera or phone 
  • Portable charger 
  • Change of clothes
  • Magic bands 
  • Small first aid kit 
  • Portable Fan
  • Ziplock bag (gallon or larger ) 

Although this seems like a lot of stuff, a lot of these items are small so it will fit perfectly in your backpack.

Entertaining items for kids for when standing in line 

  • Fidget toys for kids when standing in line 
  • Catch phrase game 
  • Bubbles 
  • Pop it
  • Mini Rubik’s cube 
  • Pocket etch a sketch 
  • Glow sticks 
  • Books, comic book, magazine 

5. Kitchen items 

While you are staying at a hotel or air bnb you will definitely want some of your favorite foods and snacks. While you can pack food and check your bag, it’s a better idea to just purchase it from the store when you get to Orlando. Here are some essentials that you may want to add to your Disney packing list.  

Food

  • A pack of water ( we are not paying $5 for a bottle at the hotel)
  • Mac and cheese cups 
  • Pop tarts 
  • Bread, peanut butter( almond butter) and jelly ( yes, were making pb & j)
  • Protein bars
  • Juice 
  • Chips ( regular or veggie chips)
  • Applesauce pouches (my kids love these) 
  • Instant rice 
  • Instant oatmeal packs 
  • Milk 
  • Cereal 
  • Popcorn 
  • Pop tarts
  • Crackers 
  • Fruit snacks
  • Muffins 

Equipment 

  • Toaster 
  • Crock pot ( if you plan on making dinners 
  • A couple food containers ( the cheap $10 Rubbermaid )
  • Utensils 
  • Roll of paper towels 

6.Road trip 

Driving to Disney World can be way cheaper than flying if you don’t live too far. If you are planning a road trip to Disney world here is a list of road trip essentials that you may need to bring.

There are items like a portable potty that you wouldn’t even think of when your kids are potty trained, but believe me you should still bring one.

We were on the road once and there was no bathroom for another hour or so. So we had to pull over and she had to pee in a cup because it was my daughter and I did not want her peeing outside when we were in an unknown area. Here is a list of items that you may want to bring for your road trip to Disney.

  • Portable car jumper 
  • Tire repair kit 
  • Emergency car kit
  • Portable potty (for the girls or boys that need to poop)
  • Trash bags 
  • Paper towels 
  • Snacks drinks 
  • Items to keep the kiddos entertained (games, audio books, kids toys)
  • Wet wipes 
  • Tissue box 
  • Tablets 
  • Portable DVD player
  • Blankets 
  • pillows
  • Change of clothes in a separate bag so that you don’t have to dig in your suitcase 
  • Zip lock bag, just in case of potty accidents or if someone needs to throw up 
  • Car seat cover  and seat cover just in case of spill 

7.Paperwork

This list is for paperwork that you may need on your trip or emails that you will want to start or save to an important folder in your email for easy access. You can also screenshot barcodes and confirmation numbers, just in case you lose cell phone service or get signed out and forget your password. 

  • Disney Park tickets 
  • Confirmation numbers 
  • Gift cards
  • ID and driver’s license 
  • Insurance cards 
  • Hotel, flight, and car rental confirmation
  • AAA card
  • Car insurance card(up to date)
  • Cash ( for emergencies or tips )
  • Back up credit card to keep at the hotel( just in case you lose your wallet) 

8. Swimming/ water park bag 

  • Towels 
  • Swimsuits 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Water 
  • cover -up
  • Snacks 
  • Zip lock bag for wet clothes

Bonus Packing Tips

 Use a packing list or create one 

Instead of just packing and trying to remember what you need. Start off with a packing list and write it on a piece of paper. Doing this will keep you organized, prepared and ultimately be less stressed. 

Pack early 

Be sure to start packing a minimum of a week before you leave for your trip. Packing early will help you to be sure that you have everything that you and your family need. As well as reducing stress. If you pack the day before not only will it be a mess, but you are more likely to forget things. 

Pack clothes that you can layer 

It is always a great idea to pack clothes that you can layer. Weather can be unpredictable, one second it’s hot the next it’s raining,  you may have a hotel room that you can’t control the ac/ heat.  So pack simple layering clothes like a t-shirt, tank, pants, legging, then add in a light sweater or hoodie and rain jacket. If it is winter add in a warm jacket. 

Don’t overpack 

This step is so overlooked and can cost you money if you do not overpack. Try to leave room in your suitcase or bring an empty duffle bag as a carry on. You will purchase items when you are at the park or at Disney Springs and you want to have room to bring these items back. 

You do not want to end up having to purchase a bag and pay extra to check an extra bag. I have done this before, but luckily my husband took this into account so we used his suitcase for the items that we purchased to bring home. 

If you are driving, be sure to save some room in your car or trunk. 

Pack you clothing by outfits 

Having your clothes already set by outfits will make things so much easier, especially with kids. For the kids outfits even put their socks and underwear with their outfits. You can use packing cubes or gallon Ziplock bags to put the outfits in, if you can not get either of these things just fold the outfits nicely and put socks and underwear in between the clothes. 

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