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With a dozen Disney trips under my belt in the last three years, I have become a bit savvy when it comes to what to pack for Disneyland and what to pack to Disney World, both on the way to the parks and in the parks themselves. The old me used to burden myself with things I didn't need, and that would in turn mean carrying a backpack full of stuff that weighed a lot, but didn't bring a whole lot else to the table. So, in the spirit of you having your best Disney trip every single time you go, I've put together a list of my TOP TEN things you need to have on your "Disney must haves to pack" list ! (read more)
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WHAT TO PACK FOR DISNEY
I have a set for myself and my husband, and another set for my kids.
By rolling your clothes into these cubes, you can pack a suitcase that will keep you going for a week or more. It's all about saving space. I have so much room left in my bag that I can bring home extra goodies like shirts and bubble wands, no problem.
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The Scrubba wash bag is perfect for cleaning and rinsing items that you want to re-wear, like shorts, shirts, unmentionables, etc. Pair it with a laundry line that you can string in the bathroom, and you're covered when you accidentally spill ice cream on yourself.
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WHAT TO BRING TO DISNEY PARKS
The nice thing about this list is that it can also be applied to children, meaning they can carry a little bit, so you don't have to carry a big bag with a whole lot in it.
Let's start with a Fanny Pack. I know they're totally 80's or something, but I LOVE not having to mess with a big backpack. This is especially true if you also plan to hit up a non Disney park like Universal Studios, Sea World, or Knotts Berry Farm.
I love my Everest Fanny Pack. It's got enough pockets to hold everything I list here and then some (snacks, chapstick, your phone), but it's light enough to sit on your waist without weighing you down. It's also super easy to remove, clip back together, and stick in a holding cubby for the rides at other theme parks where you have to put away all of the stuff you're holding.
It also comes in about 25 different colors, so you're sure to find one you love.
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The first thing I'm going to recommend you put in this pack is a portable charger for your phone.
You want to maximize your Fast Pass and Max Pass use, so keeping your phone charged is a priority.
My Jackery has been an integral part of my travel for close to ten years now, and it's still going strong! It's powerful enough to charge my cell phone and my mom's cell phone, and still have some juice leftover. It's also not any bigger than a couple of lipsticks side by side, and it's got a flashlight to help you out if you drop something at night.
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It plugs into any USB (even your computer) to recharge the Jackery.
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I know, it sounds weird, but it has literally changed my Disney game having these little things around.
It doesn't really matter which type you get, just as long as they are sturdy. I'll explain more further down.
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Just attach the carabiner to the water bottle loop, then snap the entire thing around the strap of your fanny pack. It'll rest against your leg, easy peasy! You can actually see my mom sporting this look in the picture at the top of the post.
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Use the umbrella the same way you used the water bottle, clip it to the carabiner, clip it to the umbrella, put it on your fanny pack strap. So you've got a water bottle on one side and an umbrella on the other side.
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A jacket in a pouch will help you avoid the Disney World rain showers, and will also help you stay warm when you're going from outside heat to inside air conditioner. It also helps on the busses because cause they can get very cold, especially after a long day in the park when you could likely be riding a bus after a rain storm. Been there, done that.
The jacket is small enough to squish up and stick in the back pocket of your fanny pack, or you can simply attach another carabiner and hang it with your umbrella. I know it seems like you've got a lot hanging from that fanny pack, but trust me, it's way better than lumping around a huge bag. Your shoulders will thank you.
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Stick your ID inside, your credit card, and (if you're at Disneyland or do not have a Magic Band at Disney World) your park ticket so you can scan it for your Fast Pass and Max Pass use. It's also a great place to put the photo scan card they give you to track your Disneyland photos.
What I like to do is actually carry my ID and credit card in the front pocket of my fanny pack, then take them out and put them in my card holder if I have to remove my pack for a ride (only at Sea World, Universal, Knotts, etc.) However, my mom carries her ID and credit card in the neck holder the entire time, so it's really whatever you prefer.
There are quite a few colors to choose from as well, so you're not relegated to pink.
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HAVE A GREAT TRIP!
One thing that will for sure make your trip more amazing is a good Touring Plan, so don't forget to set one up before you go. You will not regret it. Spend your Disney time riding rides and meeting charactes, not waiting in line. I hope it helps!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask, I'll definitely help if I can.
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