It’s the second most wonderful time of the year….for Disney day trips that is!
This is the best time to go to Disney. As a long time season pass holder and Florida resident, it’s taken me years to pack the “perfect” bag to bring into the park. (I am so glad that my kids are no longer toddlers or infants!) I’ve rounded up a few suggestions for you to bring with you on your next trip! You can use this for any theme park. This post contains affliate links for your shopping convenience.
Here is my little list of things I pack in my sports sack. The lightweight backpack thing that has ropes for the strap. I like to bring it with me on rides because I don’t trust my valuables (aka my phone) being left on the stroller and because my husband turns away in shame when I wear my fanny pack. I wish I knew what that hanging backpack tote bag thingey was really called.
So here’s my list:
- stroller–aka portable napping hammock. This is my favorite stroller for maneuverability . Trust me, I’ve tried TONS of strollers at Disney.
- camera/video camera – I use a Canon rebeland my phone.
- phone and camera chargers
- sunblock/sunscreen–It’s still sunny in Florida though it may be nice and almost cool. Though, I really only put it on their faces in the winter
- Single dose packets of medications Benedryl/Ibuprofen to go. I make these myself using my Food Saver!
- Bandaids–you are going to be walking FOREVER
- 1 change of clothing for each kid in a gallon size ziplock bag
- extra sweater/jacket or warm throw blanket (the disney ones they sell for an arm and a leg in the parks) is the perfect size (of course it is, because they know what they are doing!)
- extra socks–some of the rides do get you wet, which isn’t as much of a relief during the cooler months
- 1 emergency rain poncho for each person (these come in small little squares and don’t take up much room at all). The Disney rain ponchos that are conveniently sold EVERYWHERE in the park when it rains are almost $8 dollars each!
- My daughter’s “blankies” (baby receiving blankets). I normally pack extra blankies in the backpack. We have used these little blankies as towels to wipe up messes, to put on the hot/dirty curb while watching a parade, as a pillow…the possibilities are endless ;p
- Glowsticks, glow necklaces etc – These can be purchased at any Orlando area drugstore or gift shop for much cheaper than they would be in the park. Once the sun goes down, you can pull them out so that the kids don’t get tempted to ask for something when the glow things cart is pushed passed by a cast member
Maybe in the interest of research I should head down to Orlando soon to see if this blog list really includes everything I need for a quick Disney day trip!
What are must have items for you?