The Ultimate Disney Packing List

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Dis Packing List
I’ve been taking Walt Disney World (and now, Disneyland) vacations for over 20 years, and I can definitely say that my packing technique has improved tremendously over time! Though too young to remember, I’ve heard the stories of my family of 3 bringing 8 suitcases on our first Disney trip (back in the days where checking luggage was free!). Now, I’ve refined my packing technique, and can easily fit everything I need into 1 carry-on (I prefer a duffel bag, since I’m traveling from New York City, and don’t like pulling a rolling bag behind me in people-traffic) and 1 personal item.
My many trips to WDW have helped me to formulate the ultimate Disney packing list! In my opinion, less is more. I usually don’t wear most of the items I pack if I go crazy with options, so I try to think of one outfit per day to help keep my bag light! I also look at the weather forecast ahead of time and adjust my list accordingly. If it’s going to be chilly? More pants, less shorts. If it’s going to rain? Weather-appropriate footwear! And, of course, I recommend adjusting for your family’s needs. If you have little ones, packing activities to keep them busy at the airport, and lots of snacks! Another little tip I have: Remember to leave a little space in your luggage for souvenirs! I always end up coming home with a little something, and want to make sure it fits in my bag!
I take multiple trips to Walt Disney World every year, and this packing list has never failed me! I hope it helps you to prepare for your Disney vacation!
  •  Shorts (5)
  •  T-shirts/tops (6)
  •  Jeans/long pants (1)
  •  Lightweight sweater or jacket (1)
  •  PJs (1)
  •  Bathing suit (1)
  •  Dress/semi-formal attire for dinner (1)
  •  Undergarments
  •  Flip flops/sandals (1)
  •  Sneakers (I’ll wear these on the plane to save space in my bag)
  •  Sweatshirt (I’ll also wear this on the plane to take up less space)
  •  Rain poncho (1 per person)
  •  Toiletries (remember, Disney will provide shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, etc.)
       – Dental hygiene products (toothbrush, toothpaste, floss)
       – Contact lenses/spare glasses/contact lens solution
       – Lotion (with SPF protection!)
       – Hair brush, hair tools (Disney will supply the blow-dryer)
  • Sunscreen (if carrying on, limit to 3.1 ounce containers of liquid)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  •  Identification (I usually bring my license and passport)
  •  Wallet
  •  Cell phone & charger
  •  Book/magazine/Kindle
  •  Headphones
  •  Snacks
  • Chewing gum
  •  Any medications or important items you can’t live without (If you check luggage, always carry your important medications, itineraries, identification, and irreplaceable items with you; you don’t want to lose anything important!)

What is on your ultimate packing list that I forgot? Let me know in the comments!

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