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Ultimate Disney Packing List [Free Printable]

Ultimate Disney Packing List

Planning a Disney vacation can be an overwhelming, expensive task. Getting to the packing part can seem last minute and overwhelming.  That’s why I put this ultimate Disney packing list together.

With planning your mode of travel, choosing accommodations, creating schedules and itineraries, and purchasing tickets, packing for the vacation may be at risk of becoming an afterthought. After all, it seems pretty simple to throw some clothes in a suitcase and fill a carry-on with snacks for the trip. What more could you need to do?

Don’t let yourself fall into that trap! Let this ultimate Disney packing list help you decide exactly what you need to make your Disney vacation feel like your home away from home!

Disney Packing List

Planning a trip to Disney can be an exciting experience filled with anticipation and joy. From choosing the perfect park tickets to deciding on dining options and attractions, there are countless details to consider.

However, one aspect of trip planning that often gets overlooked is packing. Packing efficiently for your Disney adventure can make a significant difference in ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable experience.

With the right items in your luggage, you can avoid unnecessary expenses and save time while exploring the parks. In this guide, we’ll explore some tips and tricks to help you pack efficiently for your Disney trip.


If you are taking prescription medication, it is a good idea to make sure that they are all filled before your trip and that you will have enough doses to get you through vacation. A medication list might be helpful for medical emergencies, as well as medical insurance cards for each person in your family.

Over-the-counter medicine is also a good idea to pack. Take your favorite pain reliever, digestive relief, and motion sickness medication.

If anyone in your family is prone to allergies, allergy medications and epi-pens are also advisable.

Also, don’t forget the daily vitamins and probiotics that everyone takes regularly.


Many hotels provide amenities such as soap and shampoo for guests, but let’s be honest: they aren’t really that good. If you want to feel comfortable, bring along everyone’s favorite toiletries. This will include shampoo, conditioner, body wash or soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair brushes, and any hair products and make-up that you will use.

If you are traveling with a baby, make sure you have soap for the baby as well as diapers, wipes, and diaper rash cream to last you through the vacation.

What you bring in this category will vary, depending on your hygiene routine. While things such as soap and toothpaste are necessary, leave the night-time eye serum and moisturizer mask at home if you can bear to do so.

Hauling the materials necessary for a complicated routine will only result in overpacking.

First Aid

A small first aid kit that contains basic wound care items and bandages will save you money in the event of minor injuries or blisters.

Sunscreen and insect repellent are also advisable since buying them at the park can be quite expensive. Aloe might also be helpful for when you’ve had too much fun in the sun.


Bring one pair of shoes that is comfortable for long periods of walking. These will be your favorite broken-in sneakers, not a new pair of shoes you bought, especially for the trip. (Check out this article for more information on the best type of shoes to wear!)

You are going to be doing some major walking, so your feet need to be comfortable. Sandals, water shoes, or flip-flops might also be helpful if you are planning to spend time at the pool.

A pair of formal shoes is only necessary if you are planning an activity that requires formal dress. Take a look at the dress codes for some of the more upscale restaurants, if you have reservations, to help you determine if formal shoes are necessary.


1-2 pairs of underwear per day, per person, will be needed, as well as a bra for each day. The same rule can be applied to socks. If you are planning on multiple showers per day, 2 of each per day might be necessary. Otherwise, you could get by comfortably with 1 pair of underwear and socks per day. Also, remember to pack a bathing suit for each person.


Here’s where it gets tricky. You don’t want to pack too many clothes and have a bunch of suitcases to drag around but you don’t want to pack too little and not be prepared. The key is to just bring the clothes that you need, that are practical for the activities you will be doing.

An outfit per day, or two if you plan on changing, will be sufficient for clothing. If you are traveling with children, you may want to consider packing an extra outfit or two for accidents or spills.

Pajamas are also necessary, though you can probably get away with wearing them for more than one night. Formalwear will only be necessary if you are partaking in activities that require it. Again, check the dress codes if you are planning on making reservations for the more upscale restaurants.

If you are going for over a week, doing laundry midway through would be an excellent alternative to bringing enough clothes for each day of vacation.

It is extremely important to check the weather for your entire stay when you are packing.


This is where you pack all of the hats, jewelry, watches, and sunglasses that you love to use to compliment your fashion.

While you don’t want to overpack, you still want to feel like you are on vacation, and you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your favorite pieces for the sake of not packing too much.

So go ahead and throw those into the suitcase!

Also, make sure to pack your favorite Disney swag. If you have ears, pins, or magic bands, don’t forget to bring them! If your kids want to go to the park dressed like their favorite character, throw those costumes into the suitcase as well!

Ultimate Disney Packing List

Disney Packing List for the Park

It might be difficult to decide what you want to take to the park before you’ve even left for your vacation but to save time and money, you’ll want to have all those things with you when you leave for your trip. Let’s take a look at the things that you’ll want to bring with you for a day at the park.

Important Items

Having your identification on you, as well as money in various forms (cash, credit, and/or debit cards), is a given. You should have these things on you at all times while you are traveling. However, you’ll also want to make sure you don’t forget your admission tickets for any and all venues you’ll be attending each day.

Medicine Cabinet

Remember how we packed the whole pharmacy on our trip, from pain relievers to motion sickness medication? You’ll want to make sure you bring a little of each of the medications (motion sickness, pain reliever, antacids/digestive) with you when you visit the park.

You don’t want a sudden headache or bout of nausea to ruin your day, but you’ll be even sicker when you see the prices for those things in the park. Remember to bring sunscreen as well, along with band-aids for potential blisters.

Beat the Heat

Even if you are planning a trip in the middle of December, you must remember that Florida is HOT. You’ll want to do your best to keep cool with sun hats, mini fans, and bottles of water.

Pack your favorite ways to stay cool to help avoid the unpleasant side effects of too much sun. Take into consideration other types of weather too.

Lightweight Backpacks

One of the essential items to pack for a Disney trip is a lightweight backpack.

It is a versatile and practical item that can make a significant difference in your park experience.

A backpack allows you to carry all your essentials, such as water bottles, snacks, sunscreen, and the other items I have mentioned. It also keeps your hands free, allowing you to move around the park with ease.

Moreover, a lightweight backpack is particularly useful for families with kids. It is not uncommon for children to get tired or overwhelmed during park visits, and having a backpack on hand can help alleviate some stress.

You can pack extra clothes, snacks, and other items that may come in handy in case of emergencies. Plus, the backpack’s lightweight nature makes it easy to carry around, even for the little ones.


Ponchos are an essential item to pack for a trip to Disney World.

While the parks are known for their sunny and warm weather, it’s important to remember that Florida is also prone to sudden rain showers and thunderstorms.

These weather changes can happen quickly and without warning, leaving you and your family drenched and uncomfortable.

This is where ponchos come in handy.

By bringing your own ponchos, you can easily protect yourself and stay dry during these sudden downpours. This will not only keep you comfortable and happy but will also help you avoid the expense of purchasing ponchos at the park.

Additionally, bringing your own ponchos can help you pay $2 per poncho vs $20 per poncho and avoid the long lines at gift shops, where many visitors flock during rainy periods.

Along with your ponchos, I highly suggest a plastic bag so you can put them in the plastic bag once used and have them there until you need them again. I usually have a plastic bag and stuff it back into my backpack. I also make sure everyone takes them off carefully so they are not inside out.

Portable Charger

A must! Even if you don’t usually use your phone that much, you will at Disney World.  Between tracking wait times on the Disney App, Genie+ and taking photos…your battery will eventually die.


One of the cool things about Disney is they actually allow you to bring personal food into the parks. Save a bit of money and bring your own drinks and snacks.


Magic bands are a popular and convenient way for guests to enter Disney parks and make purchases throughout their stay. These wristbands are equipped with RFID technology that allows guests to simply tap their band to a reader at the entrance of each park or at a point of sale to complete a transaction.

Not only do magic bands eliminate the need for paper tickets and cash, they also serve as a personalized accessory for guests to show off their favorite Disney characters and designs. Guests can customize their bands with their name and choose from a variety of colors and designs.

In addition to park entry and purchases, magic bands can also be used to access Genie+ reservations, which allows guests to skip the regular standby line for select attractions and experiences.

Disney Wear

If your kids are planning on representing Elsa while strolling through the Magic Kingdom, or you have a great pair of mouse ears that you look forward to wearing every vacation, go ahead and bring whatever you need with you!

You are visiting the most magical place on Earth, after all, and you are encouraged to dress the part if you so choose!

Remember that you have to carry or wear everything you bring, so if your princess doesn’t feel like staying a princess all day, you might want to have a backpack or bag to store discarded swag in.

There are many Disney-themed items that you can bring to the Disney parks with you. Some popular options include:

  1. Mickey Mouse ears or other Disney-themed headbands
  2. Disney-themed shirts, hats, or other clothing items
  3. Disney-themed pins or buttons to trade with cast members or other guests
  4. Autograph books and pens to collect character signatures
  5. Disney-themed water bottles or reusable cups to stay hydrated in the parks

Chafing Hack

Many people experience some type of chafing during their Disney vacation. Which makes it extremely uncomfortable to walk around the theme park. Fortunately, some Mole Skin and Body Glide in your backpack, will prove to be a lifesaver!

Getting There

Your vacation doesn’t start when you get to your destination. When you are packing, you need to plan for what you will need to get there as well. That includes everything you need to travel, activities and amenities to stay comfortable on the journey, and any necessities you’ll need to maintain your health and wellness.

The two most popular ways to get to Disney are by car and by airplane, so those are the two we will focus on. If you are traveling another way, don’t worry. You will probably be able to apply these packing suggestions to your mode of transportation as well!

Disney Packing List for your Road Trip

There’s one traveling rule we all need to learn, if you haven’t already, know that the easiest way to ruin a vacation is with complaining, boredom, and fighting.

You’ll want to make sure you have what you need to keep everyone occupied on the journey. You’ll also want to keep bellies full and happy. Last, but certainly not least, you will want everything you need to be able to drive your car legally and safely.


The first and most important items you want to make sure you have are insurance cards and registration for the vehicle, as well as driver’s licenses for everyone on the trip.

If there are people in your party who are able to drive but probably won’t, it’s best to have them bring their licenses, too.

It’s good practice to have identification handy anyway and you never know if someone is going to have to drive unexpectedly.

It’s also important to have cash for tolls handy for the drive. Most toll booths only take cash and forgetting to have cash on you can result in steep fines.

Debit and credit cards, as well as cash, are also necessary for gas and stops along the way.

If you are taking your vacation on a strict budget, you may want to consider the envelope system, a certain amount of money put aside in an envelope for each type of expense that you’ll have. Finally, you’ll want a charger for your phone.

When you get to your hotel after a long drive, the first thing you will want to do is get into your room and relax. Make it easier for yourself by printing or taking a screenshot of your reservation confirmation.


These items are things that are helpful and will make the trip more comfortable. What is included in this section will depend on your family’s preferences.

Extra car chargers, especially those that allow multiple charging cords, are almost a necessity on long car trips.

Fully charged gaming systems and tablets will keep everyone entertained on the road.

Travel games and activities will also make the drive more interesting, especially if you are traveling with children who get bored quickly or aren’t used to long road trips.

For comfort, consider bringing travel pillows and blankets.

If you are traveling with a baby, ensure that you have a fully stocked diaper bag easily accessible so that the baby’s needs can be quickly attended to on the journey.

Food and Drinks

Packing snacks for the road trip will save you time and money. One way to keep everyone happy is to let each person choose a snack and then let everyone share what each person has chosen. Fill a cooler with different types of drinks and even chilled snacks and meals for further savings.

Disney Packing List for Your Flight

Ultimate Disney Packing List

Important Documents

You will want identification and/or driver’s licenses for everyone in your party who is not a minor. Check the rules for the airline you are using to see who needs identification to travel.

Some airlines expect even teenagers to have some type of identification when traveling. Of course, you will also want your plane tickets and boarding passes readily available to save time at the airport.

Car rental and hotel reservation confirmations should either be printed out or saved on your phone to save time.

Your Carry-On

Whether your flight is an hour long or half a day long, you will want to be comfortable and entertained during your trip. Fill your carry-on bag with your favorite activities and devices.

Some airplanes have charging ports, so make sure everything is fully charged before you pack them. A blanket and travel pillow might not be necessary if your flight is very short, but you may appreciate them if your flight is longer.

Finally, make sure to pack an extra layer in case you encounter an airport or airplane that is cooler than your liking. Of course, no respectable carry-on is complete without some snacks.

For our baby, we like to keep important items in our carry-on in case checked luggage gets lost. Things we can’t readily replace wherever we are going.

Disney Packing List for Infants

If you’re planning a trip to Disney World with your little one, it’s important to make sure you have everything you need to keep them happy and comfortable. Packing for a baby can be overwhelming, but with the right checklist, you can make sure you have all the essentials for a magical and stress-free vacation. In this article, we’ve put together a comprehensive Disney packing list for infants to help you prepare for your trip. From diapers to sunscreen, we’ve got you covered. So, let’s dive right in and start packing for your little one’s first Disney adventure!

Here’s a list of items to pack when going to Disney World with an infant:

  1. Diapers and wipes
  2. Changing pad
  3. Diaper rash cream
  4. Bottles and formula or breast milk
  5. Burp cloths
  6. Pacifiers
  7. Infant carrier or stroller
  8. Rain cover for your stroller
  9. Sunscreen and sun hat
  10. nacks and bibs
  11. Extra clothes and bibs
  12. Blankets for naps and shade
  13. Hand sanitizer
  14. First aid kit with infant pain reliever, thermometer, and band-aids
  15. Portable high chair or booster seat
  16. Toys and books to keep your little one entertained during downtime

Remember to pack enough supplies for the length of your trip and consider the weather and activities you have planned to make sure your baby is comfortable and happy throughout your Disney adventure.

Download The Disney Packing List

Don’t forget that everyone has their own unique preferences and needs. That’s why I encourage you to customize the list to fit your own personal style and requirements. Make it your own and tailor it to your liking!

When planning a trip to Disney, efficient and effective packing is essential for a fun and enjoyable experience. Packing smartly can save you time, money, and hassle.

You should consider the weather, duration of your stay, and activities you plan on doing to determine what items to pack. Additionally, packing light can make navigating the parks easier and more comfortable.

Don’t forget to bring essential items like sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and a refillable water bottle. By packing efficiently, you can ensure a more enjoyable and stress-free Disney experience.

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Ultimate Disney Packing List


Wednesday 15th of May 2019

I am bookmarking this for our trip next month! Thank you for the wonderful tips!


Wednesday 15th of May 2019

What a great packing list!! Thanks so much for sharing. Now I know that we'll be prepared for our trip.


Tuesday 14th of May 2019

We had serious issues with blisters when we went. The moist air didn't work well with our feet.

Claudia Krusch

Tuesday 14th of May 2019

Such a great list! We always end up forgetting something! I can't wait to use it next time we travel to Disney!

Anne Marie

Tuesday 14th of May 2019

This is a very thorough list! You can never be prepared when it comes to traveling as a family. I know because I have 9!

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