Walt Disney World is one of the most exciting travel destinations that you could plan for your family. Vacationers often feel hard-pressed to fit their Disney magic in a short time frame, all while preparing and planning their Disney to-do lists. Struggling to come up with a packing list should be the least of your worries.

Preparing for a Disney vacation can be overwhelming, and if it's your first time, you may not know where to start. Knowing what to pack can save you time and money while at the parks, as well as provide you with peace of mind. Check out our ultimate Disney packing list for a stress-free Disney vacation.

Toiletries

toothbrush

There is a broad list of personal care items that each individual uses for hygiene or grooming each day. Our list will cover many items that we recommend that you pack for your trip, some items you may not use, in that case, go through the list and highlight what would be most useful for you and your family.

Keep in mind that if you do accidentally forget to pack one of these items, all of the Disney resort gift shops carry toiletries for your convenience, or you may order from Amazon Prime Now during your stay. Our ultimate Disney packing list is meant to save you time and money.

What to Pack for Toiletries

  • toothbrush/toothbrush travel case
  • toothpaste
  • mouthwash
  • floss
  • face wash
  • face lotion
  • body Lotion
  • deodorant
  • lip balm
  • make-up
  • make-up remover
  • tweezers
  • Q-tips
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • razor
  • shaving cream
  • perfume
  • sunscreen
  • aloe gel
  • hand sanitizer
  • travel mouthwash
  • contact lens solution and case
  • saline solution
  • contacts / glasses
  • brush/comb
  • hairspray
  • hair gel/mousse
  • blow dryer
  • hair straightener
  • hair curling iron
  • nail clippers
  • chafing powder/friction sticks
  • tampons/pads/menstrual cup
  • tissues

Medication

medication

Although basic OTC medicine can be easily picked up in the resort gift shop, it's the last thing you want to do when you're not feeling well, especially if you have to pay top dollar. Be prepared, and have it on hand! Also, be aware of your prescription medications. Always bring more medicine and medical supplies than you'll need for your stay. Should you lose a dose, or your trip is extended due to some unforeseen circumstance, you're covered.

My Medication Requires Refrigeration. Do Disney World Resort Hotel Rooms Have Refrigerators?

All Disney hotel rooms have at least a small mini-refrigerator. If you need to bring your medication into the parks and keep it cool, you're welcome to leave it with First Aid or bring a cooler. We recommend the Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet.

What to Pack for Medications

  • prescriptions
  • pain medications (Tylenol / Advil / Aleve)
  • antacids
  • Benadryl
  • eyedrops
  • Neosporin
  • cough drops
  • nose spray
  • motion sickness medication
  • travel first aid kit / Bandaids
  • moleskin (blisters)
  • thermometer
  • vitamins
  • anti-itch spray

Clothing

folded clothes

Aside from the daily clothing you"ll pack for the duration of your trip, you'll want to keep in mind that heat, humidity, rain, and the occasional chilly evening that may have you wanting to change your outfit. Also, take into consideration that accidents do happen, and you'll be thankful for that extra shirt or pair of pants when you spill a drink or stain it with ketchup.

Thankfully if you find yourself in a situation where you need to wash your clothes, all Disney resorts have self-service laundry facilities on-site, as well as laundry detergent for purchase if you don't bring your own, and dry cleaning and valet laundry services.

Dress Code Requirements for Restaurants

Apart from the signature restaurants, Disney restaurants often do not hold their guests to a stringent dress code. You'll find that with the vast majority of Disney dining, park attire is welcomed.

If you have reservations at one of Disney's Signature (Fine) Dining locations, the minimum dress code will fall under business casual or cocktail attire. Business casual or cocktail attire might include khakis, slacks, jeans, dress shorts, collared shirts, sports coats, dresses, skirts, or capri pants. If you're still unsure, you can always check with the restaurant's website.

If dining at Victoria & Alberts at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, dress codes are strongly enforced.

"A dinner jacket is required for men, along with a collared shirt, dress slacks and dress shoes (tie optional) and elegant evening attire, such as a dress or pants ensemble, is required for women."

What to Pack for Clothing

  • masks
  • shirts
  • tank tops
  • Disney-themed shirts
  • dressier outfits
  • pajamas
  • shorts
  • pants
  • underwear
  • bras
  • socks
  • swimwear and coverup
  • sweatshirt
  • sneakers
  • sandals
  • hotel slippers
  • hats/ears

Laundry

washers

Accidents happen, if you find yourself needing to wash some clothes, no need to worry! All Walt Disney World resorts have laundry facilities conveniently located near the resort pool areas. Disney even provides its guests with an app, Laundry View, which lets visitors know the locations of machines and cycle times, to reduce wait times. Use your credit or debit card to purchase wash and dry times.

What to Pack for Laundry

  • laundry bags
  • laundry detergent/pods
  • dryer sheets
  • stain remover
  • clothespins (hang wet bath suits in the shower on clothing line)

Electronics

iphone

For $30 plus tax, you can purchase a portable phone charging system at kiosks located throughout Walt Disney World Resort when your phone or other device needs recharging. For those that like to save money, you could easily pack a portable charger from home to bring into the parks.

What to Pack for Electronics

  • cell phones
  • portable charger
  • affordable waterproof camera
  • batteries
  • tablet
  • laptop
  • power strip
  • charging cables
  • headphones / earbuds

Paperwork

paperwork

Although it may seem old school, we always recommend having necessary confirmations and or important paperwork on hand.

What to Pack for Paperwork and Important Documents

  • vaccination documents
  • cash/credit cards
  • drivers license
  • notepad/notebook
  • envelopes for mousekeeping tips
  • proof of insurance
  • guidebooks and park maps
  • membership cards (AAA, DVC)
  • hotel / ticket confirmation
  • boarding passes
  • pens

Touring Park Bag

backpack

You may carry a backpack or crossbody bag while in a Disney park, we recommend you consider the following items as handy conveniences while touring the park with your family.

What to Pack in Your Disney Touring Bag

  • backpack or crossbody (Purchase a simple bag that is lightweight and water-resistant/repellent, with padded and breathable straps. We suggest the New Outlander Packable Backpack, Outdoor Master Sling Bag, and Zomake Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack)
  • Brita Filtered Water Bottle (Fill-up with water at any quick-service dining location for free.)
  • portable charger, phone, and cord
  • zipper-top bags (or purchase waterproof cellphone case)
  • umbrella/poncho
  • sunscreen
  • tissues
  • hand sanitizer
  • gum (you won't find any for sale on Disney property)
  • Band-aids
  • insect repellent
  • sunglasses
  • wet wipes
  • medication
  • Disney magic bands
  • blister balm
  • picnic blanket for parades
  • waterproof camera
  • hat
  • cooling towels
  • personal fans
  • pins for trading
  • autograph book and fat pen (a fat pen is easier for the character to grasp)
  • pennies/coins for pressing

Food and Drink

muffins

In efforts to save time and money, some guests opt to have Amazon deliver a few groceries to the resort on the day of their arrival. Get dairy, cheese, and convenient frozen items in addition to dry, canned, and bottled goods, within one hour.

How Do I Order Amazon Groceries to My Disney Resort?

  1. Begin by entering the Walt Disney World resort zip code: 32830
  2. Fill your cart with selected groceries for your stay. A minimum $20 order is needed to check out. We suggest healthy to-go snacks and simple breakfasts that can be enjoyed in your room before heading out for the day.
  3. Enter your name and the word “guest” after it in the name field, then enter your Disney resort’s street address. Your room number is not necessary.
  4. Select a delivery time and the driver will leave your groceries with bell services.

Children and Baby

kids airport

Traveling with young children can make things a little more complicated. But, when outfitted with all the proper supplies, you and your kids can feel just as secure as you do at home.

What to Pack for Your Children

  • costumes
  • sun hat
  • diapers/wipes
  • swim diapers
  • puddle jumper
  • swimming goggles
  • comb/brush
  • baby wash
  • bath cup
  • bath toys
  • sleepsack
  • sleep sound machine
  • nightlight
  • stuffed animal
  • dish soap/sponge
  • sippy cups/bottles
  • formula
  • baby food
  • pacifiers
  • outlet covers
  • Pack 'n Play
  • car seat
  • portable high chair
  • baby carrier/sling
  • stroller (help identify your stroller in a sea of other strollers by hanging a vibrant stroller identification tag)
  • stroller cover
  • stroller clips
  • diaper cream
  • medicine syringe
  • children’s Advil/Tylenol
  • nasal bulb
  • blankets
  • toys
  • coloring books
  • glow sticks
  • child ID tags

Carry-on Luggage

carry on bag

If you decide to utilize Disney's Magical Express upon arrival and won't have access to your checked luggage for a few hours, we recommend packing the following items in your Disney carry-on bag.

What to Pack in Your Disney Carry on Bag

  • change of clothes
  • swimsuits/cover-up
  • tablet/laptop/camera
  • chargers
  • prescription medications
  • single packets of Advil / Tylenol
  • mid-flight activities for children/snacks
  • books/magazines
  • stuffed animals
  • important paperwork
  • magic bands

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