Trip Planning Packing List
For Disney World
Planning what items to bring
on a Disney World Trip can be a challenge. If
you pack everything except the kitchen sink,
you will spend your precious vacation time dealing
with the extra luggage and no one wants to vacation that way. With a little Disney
trip planning, your packing will be
much easier and you will find that you have
everything you need.
The Florida sun is hot—a
brimmed hat is needed. You will still want a light weight
long sleeved shirt for preventing sunburn—or
to wear after you get burned!
Layered clothing is in order for any season,
especially the cooler part of the year.
Comfortable, well broken in walking shoes are
a must—you can easily walk 5 miles or
more in a day; you may want to build up your
walking endurance a few months prior to your
Loose, comfortable clothes are key; you’ll
see every size and shape at the parks wearing
shorts and tee shirts.
For the water parks, everyone will need waterproof
shoes or sandals (a must have!), a towel, and
a good cover up wrap. Pool side restaurats like Beach's and Cream also require a cover up to be worn.
Lightweight ponchos from the
dollar store for rainy days. Planning in advance
will save you from purchasing the expensive
ones from Disney.
Packing tip: Pack one day’s outfit in
a 2 gallon zip lock bag: shorts, tee shirt,
underwear, socks (fold, insert, roll to expel
air). You can also put the dirty clothes back
in the bag if you aren’t planning to do
laundry until you get home.
Laundry tip: Pack a pop-up laundry bag for a
place to put all the dirty laundry and for carrying
to the washing machine. Planning to do laundry
on your Disney trip doesn't sound like fun,
but if you plan one evening to wash clothes
while enjoying the resort pool, you will only
need to pack half the clothes.
Clutter tip: Keep toiletries, toothbrushes,
meds, makeup off countertops and more sanitary
by putting them in an over-the-door clear pocketed
Carry an extra pair of eyeglasses, even if they
are old—it beats trying to find a one-hour
prescription store immediately. We have had
personal experience with glasses breaking and
getting lost on rides, so it is not that uncommon.
The Kissimmee Wal-Mart vision department was
most helpful to us one night in replacing glasses
from a broken frame into a new one. Be sure to also take a current prescription for your glasses just in case.
Also carry any medical prescriptions with you
+ the telephone number of your pharmacy in case
For postcards to send to friends back home,
make preprinted labels—then just peel
and stick, and add postage. Also take email
addresses if you would like to send a video
postcard from Mission Space at Epcot.
If you will have a car in Orlando, you may want
to make some purchases once you get there, especially
liquid items that might spill or break in luggage.
See our What To Buy in Orlando page for suggestions.