Being an Annual Passholder at Walt Disney World for the last 3 years as helped me get what gear I need for our trips to the happiest place on earth down pact. I’d thought i’d share what I bring to the parks with you!
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10. Backpack/ Diaper bag
JanSport just came out with a new collection of Disney backpacks! Which makes it perfect for school and for the parks, also JanSport is always good qauilty so I know it last through our trips. For our family of four we Bring our backpack and put all of our essentials in it, like wipes, diapers, extra clothes, snaks, and wallets.
9. Water Bottles
Did you know if you walk up to any quick service food station and ask for a cup of water they will give you ice water completely free, no purchase necessary, there are also tons of water fountains that have ice cold water. We always bring our water bottles, if we see a water fountain we just fill our bottles up and move along. Helps keep us hydrated during the day and no kids are upset because they need a drink, plus it saves so much money.
8. Magic Bands
Magic Bands are a defiant must have. They are what gets you In the parks, in your Disney Resorts if you’re staying on site, paying for your food, and also saves all those magical pictures you take with the photopass photographers all over the parks! You can customize them with a Magic Band skin or get one with designs on them already, And for the fancy laddies out there, there’s a Dooney & Bourke Magic band. You can also put on little “Charms” to personalize for each person for your family.
It’s Florida, and I have lived here my whole life and still can not explain to you why one minute its sunny and hot to a complete down pour, there is no predicting it ever! So having a poncho is nice to have as well. Just in case its starts randomly raining, or they can be used on rides like Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom , or Kali River Rapids at Animal Kingdom.
6. Autograph Book
If you love charcters then you will need a Autograph book. When the kids (or your self ) go and meet Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and even Peter Pan you want to be prepared and have them sign it so you can have that souvenir. One year we too a blank picture mat and had them sign that, then put a picture of us in the middle and it now hangs in our kitchen.
5. Portable chargers
Now if you take a lot of pictures with your phone this is a must have. Your phone will die if you use it all day, and then what? So what we use is a portable phone charger. Now Disney has put the portable chargers stations by Fuel Rod in the parks, and resorts. There is a one time fee of $30, and when its dead you can keep it and charge it your self or switch it out for a new one at one of the kiosks. They come with the Fuel Rod, and charge cord for either Apple, and Androids users. It provides up to 8 hours of talk time or up to 4 hours of mobile tablet usage. My dad found out about these and loved it.
4. Family Shirts
Our last trip there was at one time 14 of us, see our trip tips for large families here. So having a large party we decided to have matching family shirts for everyday we went. My mother and I made them ourselves so super simple, or you can also find a Etsy shop who sells them, but making them your self is a fun family thing to do before the trip!
3. Comfy Shoes
This ones if you don’t want your feet to hurt by the end of the day. Disney did collaborate with Vans and Keds to make some cute shoes, and if I know I’m going to be there all day I put some gel inserts in them.
2. Sunglasses/ Sunblock
That sun is horrible, so many people get sunburn while at the parks. Having a baby I have to bring the best sunscreen out there for babies/kids. Having some simple sunglasses can protect your eyes from the sun too. During the summer its so hot, and sunny its best to be prepared.
1. Mickey Ears/ Hat
Obviously having Mickey ears is a must have, I mean you’re at Disney! There are so many kinds of ears! I never leave the house with out my ears, and a hat for James.
Thats what you can find with us when we go to the Disney parks. What do you bring with you when going to the parks? Leave us your must haves down below! Thanks for reading!