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Looking for info on what to pack in your Disney Suitcase? These are the most important items you'll need for both the hotel and the park!!!
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Let's talk Disney trips. Specifically what to pack for them. Now, when it comes to Disney, we are pretty much experts. From short local trips to Disneyland to longer trips to Disneyworld and even Disney cruises or a trip to Disney Aulani, we've done them ALL.
After all these trips, I've got packing a Disney suitcase down to a science. Regardless of which Disney property you're visiting, there are certain items I can GUARANTEE you'll be happy you packed. All of these items are available at Walmart…..they've got a great selection within their Walmart Home department of travel essentials!
Now that travel is starting again, and we'll all be doing more trips to the the Happiest Place on Earth, hotel stays and flights are coming back. And these? Whether I'm staying on Disney property or close by, are some of the important items I always pack in my Disney suitcase for using in the hotel room.
Suitcase: As silly as this sounds, the suitcase itself is KEY. I've found that rolling suitcases are easiest to store in hotel rooms. In some Disney on property rooms, the beds are tall enough to store a suitcase underneath. Otherwise, we usually store ours in a back corner or closet if there is space. I highly recommend a carryon size rolling suitcase if you can make it work!
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UV Sanitizing Bag: Now, germs are a thing. And to be honest, one that I probably should have thought more about all along. This sanitizing bag? Is a new to me purchase for our last few trips. At the end of the day? I put my phone and other items that have been touched a ton inside, and they're sanitized within a few minutes (you can also use it for keys!). Highly recommend for the end of each day!
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Packing Cubes: Whenever I talk about packing, these are what Y'ALL recommend the most and I totally agree. Packing cubes will change your life (or close to it). For Disney trips? I sort our outfits by day and put each in it's own smaller cube, it makes for VERY easy unpacking and organizing!
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What's in My Disney Luggage: For the Park
Now, let's talk about what to throw in your Disney suitcase for bringing INTO the parks. Preparation is key for a great Disneyland or Disney World experience. And these items? Are must brings.
Backpack: A large backpack is very important. You can bring extra socks, layers for cooler nights, snacks, a first aid kit, a camera (I always bring my DSLR full body camera), hats, extra masks and more. My biggest suggestion? Pack all that, and then get a locker at the beginning of the day. If you buy items, or your backpack gets heavy, you can store things in the locker for easy access. I usually finish with my heavy camera, and then store it. In the middle of the day when it's hot? I leave sweatshirts in the locker too, then grab them in the evening.
Shoes: Now, this may seem silly, but the shoes you wear are KEY to a great day. Sneakers or comfortable sandals work in any temperature. TRY THEM FIRST, do not wear brand new shoes to the parks. I grabbed these sneakers for Lydia recently, and they've been a HIT. A great price, and perfect for a Disney day!
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Comfortable Clothes: Function and fashion are equally important here. Yes, you want to look cute, but you definitely don't want to spend ALL DAY in uncomfortable clothes. Think breathable items, and if you're wearing a dress? Shorts underneath for chafing.
These are all items we've worn to Disney recently:
Phone Battery Pack: There is nothing worse than a dying phone during a Disney trip. I can guarantee your phone will not last a whole day in the parks, and the places to plug your phone in are minimal. I usually bring at least one (and often two) phone battery packs to charge my phone. Pro tip: charge your phone while waiting in line for rides.
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Bags to Sort Items: You don't want to be digging through the depths of your bag when you need the sunscreen or a bandaid. I love bags like these ziploc makeup bags to sort items within my backpack or fanny pack. They keep everything organized and easy to access!
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Ok Disney family, what did I miss? What do you pack in your Disney Suitcase?