Trying to pack for a Disney trip is an event all in itself.
The weather doesn’t always cooperate. Parties at Magic Kingdom usually means a mid-day outfit change. And no outfit would be complete without a matching set of Mickey ears.
A Disney Vacation is like no other, and that includes the packing list.
But, no matter what is on the agenda, there are some (unusual) things that I NEVER forget to pack.
5 Things You Should NEVER Forget To Pack
We always get a new refillable mug each time we vacation at Walt Disney World.
Resorts do have little sinks to rinse them out. But, without soap, how clean can you really get them?
After a day of refilling, our mugs need a thorough cleaning!
So, for this reason, I always pack a travel size container with some dish soap. I give our mugs a thorough cleaning each night, so I can start each day with a clean cup.
You’d be surprised how much I use Ziplock Bags while at Disney.
Whether we’re bringing snacks into the parks, saving snacks for later, or using them as phone protection on wet rides, I always manage to use them somehow.
Have a wet poncho from that sudden rain storm? Yup, I use a large ziplock bag for those too.
Because I never know what I will need them for, I pack a few different sizes.
Phone chargers are the most popular items forgotten in hotel rooms upon checkout.
It makes sense. They’re small and they’re plugged into walls with oddly placed outlets. So, they’re easy to forget.
That’s why I pack a small Power Strip in my luggage.
This way, I have my phone, ipad, external batteries for my phone, and my camera all in one place. It’s harder to forget something when everything is located in one place.
If you’re a Disney regular, this may be second nature to you.
But, Moleskins are something that most Guests don’t even think to pack, especially first-time Disney travelers.
I wear the same shoes to Disney that I do to take my dog out for a walk, go to the zoo, park, or even other amusement parks. But, for whatever reason, Disney is the only place that gives me sores on my feet.
But, I’ve learned from my past mistakes. Now, if I suspect something is coming on, I cover it before it has a chance to get really painful. Because, let’s face it, there’s no way I’m slowing down at Disney.
No one thinks they will be doing laundry on their Disney vacation (at least I don’t).
But, what happens when your child spills something on their clothes or changes their socks every time they went back to the Resort? Yup…my son did that and ended up running out of socks mid-week.
Now, I make sure I pack some travel size laundry detergent on every Disney trip I take.
Disney does sell laundry soap and fabric softener in their laundry facilities. But, at those prices, you can save money by bringing your own from home.
Words of advice
Before you pack, it’s always a good idea to check the rules set by Walt Disney World to see if it will be allowed into the Parks.
Some rules have been in effect for some time now, but others, such as loose ice and size restrictions for strollers, are fairly new.
So, check everything out before packing for that next trip.