Packing for Disney World: The Essential List

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We’ve all been there – the stress of planning a trip. Planning for a vacation can take so much out of a person. But oh boy, despite all the effort, when that departure date comes, it seems like we’re still not ready. We have all the arrangements made, from the flight to the rental car, to the resort and theme park passes. There’s only one thing left to do: pack!


Packing for Disney World is not your average packing. We get it. It’s quite literally the happiest place on earth, and you we know you don’t want to forget a single thing. No sweat! We’ve got all your Disney-bound packing essentials to add to your checklist.

Just to be clear: we’re not going to tell you what outfits to pack, or baby essentials you may need, or which bags to use. You’ve got that covered. We’ll just give you a quick reminder a few of the things you really, really need on your list.

These days, you’re either on your phone, or thinking about your phone. So, let’s pack for that first. You’re going to want a few of these key items:

  • Waterproof phone case, because, Splash Mountain
  • Portable charger (two if you’re going to selfie every, single, thing)
  • A fanny pack. (Don’t judge us.) You don’t want to lose your phone on a ride (we know you sneak to use them on rides sometimes, but it’s not worth it). And phone clip holders can be so annoying. Fanny packs are totally in, and comfortable, and can keep your phone safe, especially from getting too hot in the sun.
  • And finally, don’t forget to save your friends’ addresses in your phone, so you can send postcards.




Okay, we think your phone’s covered. So here’s a few other key things you may want to remember:

  • Sunblock
  • Aloe (just in case you didn’t get the right SPF)
  • Bandaids
  • Portable fan (you know the one: it sprays water and you can hang it around your neck)
  • Batteries for that fan
  • Swimsuits
  • Baseball cap
  • Socks for your comfy sneakers (lots of walking will be done)
  • Autograph book and more than one pen, because pens just disappear
  • Did we mention a fanny pack? Most of these things fit in one. Just saying.

Hopefully, these items help your Disney trip go a little bit more smoothly. Have a magical time, and tag us with your fannypack photo on Instagram @whereindisney #wdwfannypack!

About the Author
Jennah Pascual

Jennah Pascual

Jennah was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is an editor for a global news website. Needless to say, writing is her passion-along with pizza and rollercoasters. A big time Disney fan, Jennah loves sharing cool things about the happiest place on Earth with her favorite people-readers everywhere! Follow her on Instagram at Wild About Ears.

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