So you want to know what to pack for Disney?
First of all let me just say, you lucky thing you. Disney World was literally our favourite family holiday and I’d quite happily return every year from now until forever. For many of us, a holiday to the fairy tale land of dreams is a one-off, holiday of a lifetime. For that reason alone, it requires military style organisation and planning.
I’ve written up a fantastic 14 day itinerary for visiting the parks which you can read about here but what do you need to pack for Disney World?
Let’s keep this simple and avoid the blindingly obvious (sun cream!) as you have a lot to think about. I’ve picked the brains of the best parenting bloggers and compiled a handy list of often forgotten items. You can thank us later. A postcard would be nice too.
- Me. Okay, okay being serious now… the shops at Walt Disney World are fab-u-lous with a capital FAB but they aint cheap. Have a root round in the sales and shops at home (Primark anyone?!) in the months before your trip and pick up all manner of Disney
tatgoodies for a lot less dosh. Headbands, t-shirts, glow sticks (?!), flashing wands, tutu’s – you name it, you can find it here at home. Then like the fairy godmother you are, you can whip them out on arrival and ward off those bottom lip sulks. Disclaimer: you still have to buy those ridiculous, who-can-fit-them-in-their-bags-anyway helium balloons. You win some you lose some.
- Comfortable shoes. Seriously. There is a lot of walking to be done and miserable new shoes, no matter how cute = miserable day out for everyone. Wear them in a bit and make sure they are comfy. Whilst we are at it – pack blister plasters too.
- Now, I know I told you to bring your souvenirs with you but the reality is, you ARE going to come away with some life sized stuffed creations of some sort (better to face facts). Bring some large, fold away bags in your luggage for the return journey otherwise YOU are the one who is going to have to have Sully and Mike sat on your knee for eight hours. Not as fun as it might sound.
- Extra batteries for camera’s and phones. Long days in the parks and lots of pictures mean your battery life will be tested to it’s limit so it’s a good idea to bring back ups and battery juice.
- An autograph book and pen. It’s a must for the kids at least. And by the kids, I mean you. The kids are probably going to be freaked out by the life-sized Pluto.
There are of course and abundance of things that you can and should take on such a massive holiday. I just wanted to share just a few extra’s that are essentials and often forgotten.
There seem to be a lot of people heading off to my.very.favourite.place.on.earth during the Winter so if that’s you have an amazing time.