What You Need to Pack for a Day at Walt Disney World

What are your Walt Disney World packing essentials?

Hey guys! I receive a lot of questions about what to bring to Walt Disney World. Many want to know what basic essentials are needed for a day at the parks.

Let’s check out the Disney items you’ll need for a great trip!

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1- Have the Disney Photo Checklist
Disney photo spots for the perfect picture
The colorful wall in front of the Carousel of Progress and the purple wall in Tomorrowland are the best spots for photos at Disney!
2- Disney Autograph Book and Pen

The inside pages contain 100+ blank sheets of high quality white paper suitable for writing in pen or pencil.

3- Frosty Towel

The Florida summers are brutal and you’ll need this handy frosty towel to keep cool.

4- Pennies for Press Printing Machine

Pennies for penny press machine at Disney

Pressed pennies are a relatively inexpensive souvenir and the machines that create them can be found at many of the attractions throughout Walt Disney World.

5- Hipster Glasses

No trip to the sunshine state is complete without the Hipster glasses!

6- Mickey Mouse Hat

Stay protected from the brutal Florida sun!

7- Disney Trading Pins

Jump start your collection by buying a pack online. Trading pins are always a welcomed gift for Disney fans. They’re usually inexpensive and easy to ship if needed.

8- MagicBand and Theme Park Ticket

Don’t forget to have your MagicBand and theme park ticket on hand. This will help you bypass the ticket booths and head straight towards the gates.

Haunted Mansion MagicBands
Photo Cred: Disney Co.
9- The Solo Theme Park Traveler’s Guide

This book highlights how to enjoy theme park hopping alone in a simple and easy way. This lighthearted handbook will dispel the myths of going to theme parks alone and will inspire you to create your own solo theme park memories.

The Solo Theme Park Traveler’s Guide will also give a quick breakdown on each of the major theme parks in central Florida: Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and SeaWorld.

10- Hand Sanitizer

PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer – Travel Sized Jelly Wrap Portable Sanitizer Bottles, Scented – (1 oz, Pack of 8). PURELL Winter Season scents includes 4 winter inspired scents with JELLY WRAP carriers (total of 8 JELLY WRAPs, featuring 2 of each winter scent).

Winter scents include: Ginger Spice, Sweet Plum, Warm Fall Spice, and Ocean Kiss. Convenient 1-ounce flip top cap bottle attaches to purses, backpacks, key chains, diaper bags or gym bags, and goes along where your life takes you.

11- Small Snacks

Cookies Chips & Candies Snacks Variety Pack Bulk Sampler Assortment (Care Package 40 Count)
A food care package put together by the Variety Fun company and great for a day at Disney.

12- Disney Guidebook

Birnbaum’s 2018 Walt Disney World: The Official Guide

The 2018 edition delves into detailed descriptions of all attractions, resorts, and eateries; offers money-saving coupons and strategies to maximize your vacation budget; and includes a peek into what’s new.

13- Walt Disney World One-Day Itinerary Plan

Download your FREE Walt Disney World one-day game plan!

Disney one-day game plan itinerary

14- Disney Button

You need to let everyone know if it’s a special day! Disney buttons are free at the resort. 🙂 Some of the special buttons let people know that’s your first visit, your birthday, your anniversary and many more! You can pick up a button from guest services, the ticketing booths, or from your Disney hotel concierge.

Disney celebration pins
Disney Celebration Pins
15- Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Ears

Because no Disney trip is complete without Mickey or Minnie ears! The rose gold Minnie ears are the hottest Disney item of the year, selling out within the first day of release. The rose gold Minnie Mouse ears are sequined and padded with a glittery fabric bow.

16- Have the My Disney Experience App Downloaded

This app allows you to view each Disney theme park guide map. You can also book your FastPass+ reservations and dining plans.

FastPass Tips

I hope this checklist helps you come up with a few ideas on what you should pack for Walt Disney World.

Please let me know some of the things that you like to bring when you go to any of the parks at Disney.

Want more theme park tips? Check out the theme park tips page. If you’re thinking about going to Disney alone, then read the top 18 tips. Are you planning a Disney vacation soon? Read the Disney Vacation Planning Guide for your next dream trip!

Don’t forget to discover the new magical and mysterious Disney adventure of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

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