10 things to put in your bag before heading to the Disney Theme Parks

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When you hit the Disney World Theme Parks, you want to be prepared.  If you are a parent, you can become a pack mule very quickly.  Pare it down a bit and take a look at this list.  You don’t need to bring a lot, just what is essential.

1.  Sunscreen – no matter the season, you should ALWAYS wear sunscreen in Florida.  Quickest way to ruin a vacation?  Sun poisoning.

2. Hand sanitizer – use often and liberally.  Second quickest way to ruin a vacation?  Getting the “funk”.

3.  Ponchos – Buy these ahead of time at WalMart.  They only cost a buck and while everyone else is running for cover or to buy a poncho, you can head to the front of the lines in your sporty ponchos!

4.  Water powders – Did you know that if you ask for a “cup of ice water” at any quick service spot, they will happily give it to you for free?  Pop a lemonade powder in it and VOILA – free drink.

5.  Bandaids – and Neosporin.  You can’t imagine all of the places that blisters can pop up.  And they hurt.

6.  Camera – or iPhone to take photos.

7.  Peppermints – Lots of times this can cure an uneasy stomach after a turbulent ride.  OR stick one in your mouth if you are expecting it may make you queasy.  It helps.

8.  Socks/Undergarments – There are many rides at Disney that soak you.  Wet socks = blisters and wet undies = well, ick.

9.  Snacks – Disney allows you to bring snacks in your bag.  Stash stuff that won’t melt or make a mess.  Peanut butter and crackers are our favorites.

10.  Park maps – Grab these when you go in and you will be set for the rest of the day!

What are some of the things you bring with you to Walt Disney World? Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comment box below.

Cameron is a Disney Specialist with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.  Book your trip with her for free tips like these straight to your inbox every Tuesday.  Her services are always 100% FREE.  Cameron@destinationstoexplore.com


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3 thoughts on “10 things to put in your bag before heading to the Disney Theme Parks

  1. A small (travel size) baby powder… when you’re really sweaty, it can do WONDERS to absorb some moisture and leave you feeling much fresher.

    Bonus points if you can find it a non ‘baby powder’ scent, like lavender.

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