Ready to make your way to the Most Magical Place on Earth? Whether it’s runDisney or Dapper Day, I have a complete Disney packing list for your family! I’ve been building off this packing list for several years, through bringing a baby to Disney World, runDisney races with friends, a trip with my Mom, and even potty training, which I considered perilous. This Complete Packing List for Walt Disney World Resort will take you there and back with success!
The Complete Packing List for Walt Disney World Resort
Don’t have a potty training toddler? Not running a race this trip? No worries; just cross out that portion of my printable Disney packing list. You may not even want to bring everything that’s listed, and that’s ok, too! I love to overpack my ears, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Spellbook and Disneybounds, but you may only need one of each. Being a girl scout and the mom of a young Cub Scout, I’m always prepared.
What to Pack for Walt Disney World
What you’re going to pack for your Disney trip strongly depends on what you’re planning to do as well as the weather. Florida has rain showers (short ones) nearly every day, so a poncho or slimline umbrella are always handy. As far as shorts vs. coats, you’re best to pack a little of everything in the winter, as temperatures can range from 30-75 and in the summer, pack your cooling essentials. Staying cool and hydrated can be the name of the game in hot months (June-September). I recommend continually checking the weather starting 10-14 days before your trip, but remember it can always change on a dime.
Private tours like the Ultimate Thrills VIP or Wild Africa Trek may require closed-toe shoes and a hat, or a trip to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party may mean a Trader Sam Costume or Evil Queen outfit for your kiddo. Check recommendations for your tours and always bring a good mood with you!
Disney Packing Tips and Tricks
Bring more with you to spend less money. I know this sounds crazy, but have you thought about a quick trip to the Dollar Store? Courtney recommends picking up Dollar Store essentials like window clings, glowsticks, a popup hamper and Disney entertainment to save tons of cash on your vacation. Raid your extra pantry items or baby wipe stash and pack it up. You’ll save when you prep!
How do I cram more into my suitcase and still have room? packing Cubes. I bought this set of packing cubes for myself on Amazon a few months ago and was SHOCKED how much more I could fit in my bag. Wisely utilizing one of the “sacks” for underthings and swim and the other for dirty laundry cut my suitcase “usage” space in half. With another set for the kids, they can share a suitcase and cut down on luggage fees. Packing for Disney World has never been easier!
When you’re playing a game like Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, a pack of cards is a pain, and the ShopDisney binders are ENORMOUS. Slim down with a DIY Sorcerers Binder that even has mini maps for you to check.
Do you have a penny presser in your family? Save space by storing quarters and pennies in a NUUN tablet tube (about $5 with tablets at a local store). It’s a perfect size and prevents coins from rattling around in your bag. The pressed penny book is also very thin and light!