Disney World Tips :

What you need in your bag for you day at Disney World!

I get so many questions on Disney every time we go.
Each visit, one question I get the most, is what do you pack in your park bag?
I am always wearing my bag or its on my stroller!
{I'll drop here, that if your bag does not already have a long strap to go around your stroller handle. Getting stroller bag clips is so helpful to give your back a break & hang it from the stroller}



Well I am finally getting around to it this trip & rounding everything up that you need to be prepared for your day at the parks!
Because trust me. Going into a full park day & not being prepared with kids, can really put a damper on the magic.

* make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom for a packing list printable*


Ill have a post all about our stroller, & how we pack it later!

Before I get into whats in my bag. What I try to do when organizing everything that is in it by keeping them in separate clear bags. This helps security a breeze. All they have to do is pick up the bags & see straight through versus going through everything in your bag one by one. You don't necessarily need the plastic bags I use, gallon ziplocs work just fine too!


First this is the bag I use, previously to this Mickey & Minnie print, I always have carried a Petunia Pickle Bottom.
The quality is amazing, & it is perfectly made for a mom. It is technically a diaper bag. But I obviously have used it way past the diaper phase in our life. It has pockets for everything, & I can either use it over my shoulder or as a backpack!
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Here is what is in my Disney Parks bag:

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- Battery Pack

You will be surprised how quickly your phone dies at the parks with using the MDE app alone. Add in any social media usage, & taking photos & your battery is dead just like that! I really love the fuel rods & stations to exchange them. But I always keep at least two battery packs on me to charge up my phone.

- Ponchos

Florida weather is very temperamental! It can down pour at any given moment. Sometimes it's brief & sometimes longer. Ponchos are always good to have on hand for that reason. But also, very important for water rides when you don't want to get soaked!

- Gum

This one is a little weird. But if you are a gum chewer, make sure you pack some with you. They do not sell any gum on Disney property!

- Ziplock Bags

This is also one you may not of thought of. They are great for on water rides for you phone ect. Now on splash mountain they give you one, but I am unsure how long they will offer that. Also, for snacks & treats that you don't finish while eating that you can snack on later

- Cooling Towels

These are a lifesaver on hot days! They are also great for wiping down seats on rides or benches ect after it rains or for rides with water.

- Portable Fan


Also, a must on hot days! The one I have is also, adorable. Which just makes you happier as you are burning up. I got stopped by so many people on mine. This one is rechargeable, lights up & has different blow speeds. It being rechargeable by USB was so great to not have to worry about batteries!

- Autograph Books  & Clickable Sharpie

Autograph books are of course optional, but I find kids really enjoy it. It also helps when kids get a little nervous when meeting characters. It's a great ice breaker. & so fun to look back at. The clickable sharpie is such a brilliant thing at the parks. No having to keep track of a lid & it makes it so much easier for the characters.

-Band-Aids

With kiddos having band-aids on hand is never a bad idea. But they are also great to have for sore ankles & other feet problems from being on your feet and & walking all day. Of course, first aid & the baby center have them for you, but sometime you just need one now & can be far away from getting one.

- Sunscreen

Trust me you do not want to forget this then end up having to buy it at the parks. Sunscreen can ring in at around $20 for a bottle! Yikes! I love the little to go size sunscreens to keep in my bag. Any travel size would be great for convenience but if you have a large family or need more lotion then most don't worry about bringing in the whole bottle.


-Wipes

Wipes can be used for anything. We have used them for anything from cooling ourselves down, wiping off tables or seats, & of course using them for messy faces & hands!


Like most of the general population. Momma don't have a thigh gap. Walking all day can quickly bring on the, ahem, chub rub, from the friction of your thighs rubbing together. Glide looks just like a deodorant {which I also heard works} that you use for your inner thighs that prevents that rub. This stuff is kinda hard to find. It's hit or miss at Dicks or other sporting goods stores, so your safe bet is to order online!

-Hair Ties

Because, you can never have enough. & you always need one when you don't have one.


Here's a little tip for you, all counter services will give you free ice water.
 But, and maybe I am just a water snob {its a thing} I think it tastes funny. & don't even get me started on the water fountains there {besides the one at Launch Bay in Hollywood Studios} bringing a water bottle with a filter is the way to go! Fill it up with the water you get & drink it through your bottle for the best taste


- Hand Sanitizer

Because germs

- Compact Umbrella



I know you are thinking, why do I need a umbrella if I had a poncho. But hear me out, sometimes there is just a small enough rain that you don't want to get out a whole poncho. & on hot days, a poncho can feel like a hot trash bag suffocating you. This umbrella is as big as my hand in the carrying case, & folds out to be a normal size umbrella! I love it!



Tripods are great for when you can't find anyone to take your family photo for you, or its too awkward to do so! I always keep a small one in my bag for my phone for this very reason. I also got one that stabilizes it, so I can take videos with out it being super shakey!

-Camera & Memory Cards

Make sure your camera is all charged up & good to go. Always remember extra memory cards. You don't want to have a perfect moment come about & your card be full so you miss it. & trust me, at Disney you are just destined to take a million photos!


Even though Disney is the most magical place. There is some people that come there, that aren't so magical. Up until this trip we had never had any issue. Although totally our fault for leaving them out, someone stole the girls lanyards full of pins this trip :( We did however take steps to ensure if something was stolen like my camera or bag were stolen we would be able to find it. These little Tile GPS trackers are easily put onto whatever, you can track where the item is right on your phone & also make it beep so you can hear if someone has it! It really gave us a peace of mind.



And finally reusable straws. While the parks haven't gone fully straw free, they are on their way. All places still have straws available, some aren't offering unless you ask. I foresee, them getting rid of them little by little. I carry them on me anyway, so I thought them along. In my little bag that came with them, it also came with the larger bubba straws. Those came in handy with slushies we really love at the parks. Much easier to drink from!

Feel free to print out the printable at home for you to use while packing your bag!

And that is it! That's my Disney Parks bag! I hope this answered all your questions! Is there anything you take with you, I didn't mention? I am wanting to find new things I hadn't thought of, or that would make our trip easier having on hand! Let me know!