A lot of planning goes into a Disney Family Vacation, or any vacation with kids really!
A visit to Disney is one of the most magical, (and exhausting) trips for the whole family, and you want to make sure you’re prepared.
We probably spend the whole day at the parks, and it’s nice to have all the Disney essentials to make your visit go smoothly.
On the blog, I list some of our must have Disney essentials, and most are Mickey inspired merchandise. This handy Disney essentials list is perfect for any theme park visit, and works for any family trip as well.
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Must Have Disney Essentials
First Aid Kit
One of the most important thing to have on your list of Disney essentials is a first aid kit! Accidents can happen anywhere, and it’s best to be prepared.
All Disney Parks have a First Aid Center, but they can be so far away sometimes. Having one on hand is such a lifesaver!
We love this travel first aid kit that you can always leave in your bag, and is perfect for traveling.
One of the best things to have for your Disney Trip is a daypack. We love the ones with side pockets and stretch cargo cords to hold stuff.
We love this Mickey inspired insulated backpack. It’s perfect for keeping things cool, especially when packing a lunch.
Disney inspired luggage
When planning a trip to a Disney Park, having some fun Disney inspired luggages makes the Disney trip even more exciting, especially for the kids. We love this Mickey inspired luggage and tags.
Having a backup portable charger for your devices is also one of the must haves on your list of Disney essentials.
Let’s face it we do everything on our phones, from taking photos, to using those park apps, such as the My Disney experience, to make your experience go smoothly.
We love this power bank, it’s small and lightweight, which makes it easier to carry around.
Refillable water bottle
An important Disney must have is a refillable water bottle. You can easily refill your bottle with FREE water and ice at the Parks. Saves you a lot of money that you can use for some Disney merchandise.
We love these Mickey inspired refillable water bottles:
Face Masks are a must have in 2020! When visiting any Disney Park, make are required and we love these Disney inspired masks.
Hand wipes/Hand sanitizer
When traveling with kids anywhere, hand wipes and hand sanitizers are a must! We don’t go anywhere without them. Kids will get sticky and messy, so these are lifesavers! We love these Mickey inspired hand sanitizers.
When visiting a theme park, having snacks handy is so important. Yes you can purchase Disney snacks at the parks, but they’re always so expensive and sometimes you just want something simple.
We always have some kind of trail mix, jerky, Goldfish snacks, fruit chews, lollipops, and chips.
We organize all these snacks with our reusable snack bags, or disposable ziploc bags that you can easily throw away.
If you’re planning a visit to Disney World in Orlando, you will most likely come upon rain, no matter which season you visit! We always have packable rain gear handy.
Having a stroller is a must when visiting a Disney Park. You will be walking ALL day, and a stroller is perfect for taking naps or just for resting. You can bring your own stroller, or rent one at the parks, which offer a one day rental, or for the whole length of your stay.
I’ve heard great things about this foldable, lightweight stroller, which is perfect for traveling as they easily stow away in the plane. Or you can check in your stroller with this Mickey inspired stroller bag.
Stroller hooks are perfect to have for lugging all your bags. We love this Mickey inspired stroller hook.
When visiting any theme park, comfortable shoes are necessary! You will be walking ALL day, it’s best to be comfortable.
We love these kids crocs, which is perfect for wet rides and those rainy days.
WOMENS MINNIE INSPIRED CROCS:
Microfiber towel/Cooling towel
During a visit to Disney or any theme parks, you will most likely get on a wet ride. It’s always nice to have a towel handy, and extra clothes to dry up.
About those wet rides, we always plan for a specific day to do them, so we can dress appropriately.
You also have the added bonus of saving money, and not having to buy new outfit at the theme park shops, which usually cost a lot!
We love these reusable, and washable Mickey wet/dry bags for storing extra clothes
If you’re visiting a Disney Park in the summer, it’s so important to pack sunscreen, and a hat to block out those harmful rays.
One of the best tips I can give you is to buy your Disney merchandise ahead of time. You can save so much money buying things beforehand, or spend less at the Disney park stores.
We usually pack a bag with all the Disney merchandise we purchased ahead of time and surprise her with it at the parks! We love these Disney inspired drawstring backpacks.
DISNEY AUTOGRAPH BOOK
DISNEY COLLECTIBLE PINS
Purchase your mouse ears online ahead of time. We also love to visit the Disney stores and search for last seasons clearance ears and save them for our next visit.
You can even be crafty and make your own Disney mouse ears, and customize them however you like, or just go for the Classic Disney Mickey ears. These matching Mom and Me Minnie Ears are just too cute too!
Disney Matching Family shirts
When visiting Disney, you have to wear matching family shirts! It makes for a more coordinated family photos, and you can easily recognize each other in the crowds!
We love these matching Disney T-Shirts for the whole family.
Disney Character outfits
One of the most expensive purchases you can make at a Disney Park, or any theme park really, are the Character outfits. Buy your Disney costumes, and accessories ahead of time and save money!
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