Disney Packing

Disney Packing Essentials

The waiting is the hardest part. After the initial excitment of booking and planning your Disney vacation starts to wear off, waiting for your trip to begin can be brutal.  I have found that the best way to get through the long, slow days leading up to your departure is to pack. Disney packing is an activity that can keep you occupied for months. Yes, I will start packing months before a Disney vacation. It’s not necessary but it is oh so much fun that there really is no reason to wait! Let’s get started! 

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What better way to get pumped up for your Walt Disney World vacation than stuffing your Disney suitcases with all of your vacation essentials!! The anticipation of a trip is half of the fun. Why wait till you get to the parks to hang out with your favorite characters? Start at home with all of this cute luggage from shopDisney

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Rolling Luggage by American Tourister  Small Official shopDisney
Oh My Disney Rolling Luggage
Mickey Mouse Timeless Rolling Luggage  29''  Walt Disney World
Spider-Man Rolling Luggage  Small Official shopDisney
Frozen 2 Rolling Luggage Official shopDisney
R2-D2 Luggage  Star Wars  American Tourister  Large Official shopDisney

Cute Outfits

Yes, cute outfits are essential for having a great vacation, in my opinion 🙂 But, having cute and comfortable clothing should be your goal. Especially when you are dealing with the unpredictable weather in Florida. Here are some cute, comfy and fun options for the whole family. You could even coordinate your family’s outfits each day! Dress everyone is the Fab 5 (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto) for your Magic Kingdom day, Toy Story or Star Wars outfits for Hollywood Studios…..you get the idea. Have fun with it! 

Adults' Walt Disney World Mickey and Minnie Mouse 2020 Family Vacation T-Shirt  Customized
Adults' Walt Disney World Mickey Mouse and Friends Family Vacation 2020 T-Shirt  Customized
Women's Walt Disney World Resort 2020 Mickey Mouse Family Trip T-Shirt  Customized

Let the little ones dress as their favorite Disney character. This will make all of your photos just a little more magical!

Belle Leotard and Tutu Set for Girls Official shopDisney
Snow White Costume Bodysuit for Baby Official shopDisney
Woody Costume T-Shirt for Kids Official shopDisney

Swim Essentials

Getting in some time at the pool is a great way to take a little break from the parks. We usually plan a whole day for hanging out at our resort and lounging around by the pool. Beach towels, sunglasses and flip flops are fun items to give your kids as gifts leading up to your Disney vacation.

A little out-of-this-world Star Wars styling for playing cool around the pool on any planet. 

Stormtrooper Rash Guard for Boys  Star Wars Official shopDisney
Star Wars Swim Trunks for Boys Official shopDisney
R2-D2 Beach Towel  Star Wars  Personalized Official shopDisney

Your little lady is sure to have fun when she rocks the dots with Minnie Mouse. 

Minnie Mouse Polka Dot Swimsuit for Girls Official shopDisney
Minnie Mouse Slides for Kids  Red Official shopDisney
Minnie Mouse Sunglasses for Kids  Red Official shopDisney


The Florida sun can be brutal. A fashionable hat is great for keeping it out of your eyes. They also protect bald little baby heads and not so little bald man heads from getting burnt. PRO TIP–hats are a great item to use for character signatures! They are easy to carry around and cool to wear when you get back home.

Marvel 80th Anniversary Baseball Cap for Adults Official shopDisney
Frozen 2 Baseball Cap for Kids Official shopDisney
Mickey Mouse Rose Gold Baseball Cap for Women Official shopDisney

A Good Park Bag

This probably should have been at the top of the list. A good bag for carrying around all of your necessities while in the parks is essential. It has to but comfortable, roomy and easily accessible. Oh, and, cute of course! I prefer backpacks. They give you plenty of room and are easy to haul around. Don’t want to carry around a backpack in the heat? Make all of your kids wear their own fanny packs. Go ahead, throw your stuff in there too 😉

Minnie Mouse and Friends Travel Pack Official shopDisney
Pirates of the Caribbean Sling Backpack Official shopDisney
Mickey Mouse Whimsical Paisley Campus Backpack by Vera Bradley Official shopDisney

Disney Packing Wrap-Up

Whether your trip is in 6 months or 6 day, I hope this helped get you excited about getting your Disney packing done! There are so many things to consider when packing for a Disney vacation especially with little ones. I will be adding new posts soon with tips about packing for kids and packing your park bag.  Join my friends list and I will let you know when it is up!

Need more help planning your Walt Disney World vacation? Still deciding where to stay? Not sure what to do on a non-park day? Check out my other posts for more great tips.

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