Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Packing for a trip as big as Walt Disney World can get pretty stressful if not planned out carefully and well in advance.

Here I have listed all the things I pack for my trips.

Remember I am a childless female so this doesn't include anything specific for families... that blog might come one day. But dont let that put you off reading as you may still pick up some great ideas for your suitcase.


Im not going to go into too much detail here because what you wear will vary from person to person but I would recommend at least the same number outfit options as the number of days you are there. Loose clothing is wise as it can get very hot and very sticky.

  • Enough outfits for everyday of your trip. I like to pack a lot of particularly loose clothing as the weather gets very hot and sometimes humid but also because by week 2 you might have what I like to call a 'Mickey Bar Belly'
  • Light cardigan/hoody for evenings 
  • Pyjamas
  • Socks
  • Strapless Bra
  • Multiway Bra
  • Bikini/swimwear
  • Cover up or sarong (for water parks)
  • Sunhat/Visor/cap
  • Comfy Shoes
  • Flip Flops (for waterparks)
  • Dressy outfit/shoes for signature dining
  • Costumes/Disney Bound items
  • EARS!!!
  • Sunglasses
  • Jewellery
  • Watch - even if you don't usually wear one get a cheap one from primark as you will get fed up of stopping to get your phone out your bag.
  • Bobbles
  • Hair Clips and grips
  • Rucksack for the parks
  • Small cross body bag for meals/outlets days etc


This list may look a little excessive but I like to be better safe than sorry. I like to take pain relief/headache tablets from home because I know them and know they agree with me. There are a lot of different brands in the US and some of the laws and legislations differ, meaning the ingredients in the products differ. The last thing I want is to be having a reaction to a product I have never used before.

One point I like to mention is that whether you normally have dry skin or not, you will most likely need some good quality moisturiser at least once or twice as the sun can be super drying on your poor skin. I like to use a rich E45 but your skin will honestly be glad of anything by week 2.

Another point I think a lot of people dont know, the power supply in the US is different to ours and although we can plug our hair straighteners in with an adaptor, the supply isn't usually strong enough for them to get anywhere near as hot as at home. If you rely on straighteners you may need a contingency plan in place and a lot of bobbles!

And finally even if you aren't normally an exfoliator kind of person, i'd take a small travel one at least. After sweating it out all day in the parks and being covered in sticky sunscreens, theres no better feeling than a really good scrub. I also like to take a loofah so I can really lather my shower gel up to. Little things like this make such a difference at the end of a long park day.

  • Sunscreen for body and face
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Face Wash
  • Make - up remover wipes
  • Cotton Buds
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner ( a really good quality one as the sun will dry your hair)
  • Razor
  • Shaving foam 
  • Lip Balm (good quality/spf)
  • Shower gel
  • Loofah 
  • Exfoliator 
  • Fake tan and Mitt ( I know I am mental, but I am also pale)
  • Nail File
  • Tweezers
  • E45/Moisturiser
  • Aftersun
  • Paracetamol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Antihistamines
  • Vitamins/berocca
  • Rennie/Gaviscon (all those snacks can wreak havoc on your digestion)
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Wet wipes
  • Insect repellent 
  • Bite cream (I recommend Anthisan) 
  • Motion sickness tablets (for both rides and any long journeys or transfers)
  • Make up (personal preference)
  • Perfume/Body spray 
  • Deodorant
  • Any hair products you normally use
  • Hairbrush 
  • Straighteners 
  • Curlers

Please note - any prescription medicines should be carried in their original packaging, preferably alongside a note from your doctor and within your hand luggage at all times. If you watched my 2018 vlogs you will have seen my sisters case wasn't loaded onto our flight in MAN and so she was without her things for over 72hours. It is super important you keep your prescriptions with you at all times!


For some people/families this section will be a lot smaller. Some people will rely solely on their phones for pictures and that is absolutely fine (as long as you have a decent phone). I know I go a bit over the top taking my Mac book but I like to back vlogs and photos up straight away. 

  • Phone
  • Phone Charger
  • Power pack/bank
  • IPads/Tablets/Kindle
  • Headphones
  • MacBook (not for everyone but I cant live without it)
  • External Hard Drive
  • Camera
  • Waterproof Camera/pouch case to make camera waterproof
  • Tripod/grip (note - selfie sticks are not allowed in disney parks and will be confiscated)
  • Camera case
  • Lens case
  • Shutter release remote for camera
  • Memory Cards (as many as you have)
  • Adaptors for the US sockets


Here's a couple of other things I recommend  take on every trip.

  • Sandwich bags - great for saving food and open bags of snacks. also great fro keeping things dry on water rides such as phones and wallets 
  • Tuppaware - same as above. really useful to have in the room sometimes. I also like to pack certain toiletries in these for extra protection and to minimise potential leaks. 
  • Magic bands/magicyourband skins and stickers
  • Beach towel for waterparks - I always like to take a large towel anyway as the ones in hotel rooms aren't really big enough for your whole body when you get out the shower.
  • Waterproof poncho from Amazon - these are great when there is a mid afternoon down pour or if you want to stay dry on a ride and it will save you loads if you get them before you arrive.
  • Battery Powered Handheld Fan. They sell these for obscene amounts in the parks and trust me you will be tempted so save yourself a few quid and get one on amazon!
  • Travel Clothes Wash. I always take one of these with me. Trust me, you will spill something or get a stain and whether you want to wear it again during the holiday its better to get it out now rather than leave it for 2 weeks. I use a Dr Beckmann one that costs a couple of pounds and you can normally find in home bargains. 
  • Chewing gum. This might seem weird but you cannot get gum anywhere on Disney property. If you are a chewer or you just like to freshen your breath, take a couple of packs with you.

Hand Luggage

and finally here is what I always carry in my hand luggage 

  • Passport
  • Travel documents and tickets
  • Esta visa
  • Travel money 
  • Travel neck pillow
  • Magazine 
  • Hand sanitiser 
  • Boiled sweets to stop your ears popping
  • Chewing gum for after your food
  • Decleor hydra floral anti pollution cream for my face during the flight
  • Wet wipes
  • Phone and charger
  • Headphones for the plane
  • Bottle of water (pick this up after security) 
  • Hoody (on way back as you often feel the cold on night flights)

If you have any other top packing tips or ideas please leave a comment below so that people can see. 

My packing vlog will be going live on youtube on 3rd May 19 at 6pm so be sure to head over there and subscribe now so you don't miss it. 

In the mean time you can follow me on instagram for daily Disney magic and to keep up with everything we are doing in Walt Disney World as we do it! 

K x 


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