The Complete Theme Park Checklist

Checkout everything you may need to pack for Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Water Theme Parks, and more!


General Theme Park Checklist

what to pack for theme parks

  • Disposable Rain Ponchos or rain jackets
  • Tickets
  • Download ThemeParkHipster App
  • Water-proof zipped bags
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Simple first aid supplies
  • Change of clothes (optional)
  • Camera
  • Small snacks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand wipes
  • Hand lotion (mini hotel size is good)
  • Pocket pack facial tissues
  • Download Park Map
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Hat for sunny days
  • Portable Phone Charger
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Cash
  • Water mist sprayer
  • Theme Park Guide Books

Water Park Checklist

what to pack for water parks

  • Beach bag or a backpack
  • Tickets
  • Towels
  • Bikini, Beach shorts
  • Small cooler (regulation may vary based on the park)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Flip-flops/beach shoes
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Phone charger
  • Waterproof disposable camera/Waterproof phone sleeve
  • Extra Clothes
  • Plastic Bag to place wet clothes in
  • Small ziplock bag for accessory storage
  • Water
  • Cash

Epcot Festival Checklist

what to pack for epcot

  • Admission Tickets
  • Special experiences tickets (if applicable)
  • RSVP confirmation number
  • Download Park Guide
  • Gift card wristlet (can purchase in park)
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Sunglasses

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Checklist

packing for harry potter

  • Interactive Wand
  • Wizarding World Area Map
  • Wizard Robe
  • Download Park App
  • Fully charged camera
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • An appetite for Butterbeer
  • Your favorite Harry Potter Book
  • A small Harry Potter-inspired book bag

Theme Park Suitcase Packing Checklist

theme park checklist

  • Active, casual, and formal clothing
  • Underwear/socks
  • Pajamas
  • Bathing suits
  • Sneakers
  • Flip flops
  • Formal shoes if needed
  • Water shoes
  • Sunglasses/Regular eye-wear
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletry items (shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, tooth paste, deodorant, shaving kit)
  • Hygiene products
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Makeup
  • Simple first aid kit
  • Water bottle
  • Baby care items if applicable
  • Hair Accessories
  • Cash/Debit Cards
  • Printed out of travel documents (hotel confirmation, flight info, rental car info, etc.)
  • Passport/IDs
  • Camera
  • Cell Phone
  • Headphones
  • Portable battery charger
  • Autograph book
  • Magic Band (for Disney)/Park Tickets
  • Poncho/small umbrella
  • ThemeParkHipster App Downloaded
  • Park Map/App downloaded

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2 thoughts on “The Complete Theme Park Checklist”

  1. I also personally like having a lightweight foldable chair/stool for any Disney or
    Universal parks. The lines during June mean that some lines for rides can easily be 3 hours ( with the opening of Hagrids motor bike adventure the line is around 300 minutes of waiting or 5 hours average!) and most ride queues have very scarce seating. I’ve found some good quality, portable seats on Amazon between $30 and $110. They hold 250lbs or less though o the lower end of pricing. Over all it is a good investment that will remove a little bit of pain from one of everyone’s least favorite parts of going to major theme parks.
    Also ventilated shirts and cooling vests can help.

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