Packing for the Parks – What do you bring with you?

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When you are headed out into the parks at Disney World you often want to bring along a small bag with a few items that will be useful during your day of touring. It is a good idea to pack necessary items without going overboard and ending up with a bunch of useless items.

Here is my list of things that you should include when packing for the parks.

1. Theme park tickets or Key to the World Card (Take a picture of these items on your phone in case you lose them.)

2. Money and Credit Cards. I often only take a little bit of cash and one credit card, unless I have charging privileges on my Key to the World Card. I leave the rest in the in room safe.

3. Water. Bring a bottle of water for each member of your party that can then be refilled at water fountains throughout the park. Don’t forget Drinking Water saves you money!

4. Sunscreen.  Bring this from home. There is no sense paying extra for it in the park. I like Bullfrog.

5. Poncho or Rain Coat. Again Bring these from home to save money. Just try not to make these Newbie Mistakes.

6. Autograph book with large pen or marker. A thicker pen or marker is much easier for the characters to grip.

7. Tylenol or Aspirin and Don’t forget to pack your medicine!

8. Drivers License

9. Camera. Photogs check out these tips to save those Digital Memories.

10. Phone with Charger. You never know if you will have to plug in to Stay Charged!

11. Park Maps with the rides your group wants to try highlighted

12. Snacks- It helps to bring a few things like granola bars, crackers, and trail mix so you can avoid at least one snack stop! Here are some tips on what to bring with you.

13. Sunglasses. It can get very bright and protecting your eyes is very important.

14. Wipes. These come in handy for washing hands and faces while on the go. Also great for little spills.

15. A light jacket or sweat shirt. If you are staying in the parks all day especially in the fall and winter temps may dip down after dark. Its a good idea to be prepared.

These are just a few things I bring with us into the parks. Did I miss anything? What else do you pack?

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10 thoughts on “Packing for the Parks – What do you bring with you?

  1. Ziploc baggies and a washcloth with ice. As the day goes by, the ice melts into the washcloth. It is nice to refresh yourself with a cool washcloth on your face. Extra ziploc baggies to keep stuff dry. (phone, camera, etc) M&M tube for pressed pennies.

  2. I agree with previous commenters on band-aids, moleskin, and glow sticks. I also plan to bring a few things to keep my 1-year-old entertained like bubbles.

  3. We lucked up and found a small(ish) soft sided zip up cooler that has ice cubes built into the sides – this lets us pack sandwiches and keep them cool during the day without much bulk – it fits well in a regularpack

  4. The only problem I see with a clear backpack is that thieves can easily see something they really want. I know this is Disney but people make bad choices everywhere.

  5. Moleskin for blisters. At least 2 pairs of shoes to prevent blisters & a clear vinyl backpack – shortens wait time at security in parks and airport plus helps keep phone / camera dry on wet rides!

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