Are you planning a trip to Disney World? Wondering how to pack for the trip? We just returned from a visit to Walt Disney World (where we stayed at the Shades of Green resort) with our four-year-old boys. We used the following tips to make our packing easier and more organized.
Tips for Packing for Walt Disney World
- Pack outfits for each person in separate Ziploc bags. We put a t-shirt, shorts, socks, and underwear in each baggie. We put initials on each bag, so our kids could grab an outfit each morning and put it on themselves. This saved us a lot of time because we didn’t have to rummage around in our suitcases to find matching outfits each morning.
- Pack snacks. Put them in your carry on, and in your luggage. We packed food that we could eat for breakfast, and snacks for while we were in the park. This saved us several times when we didn’t have time to grab a snack between rides. And it saved us money.
- Buy Disney-ish things at Target or Wal-Mart before your trip and bring them with you. We bought t-shirts, light up toys, toys to play with, and candy at home. It saved us a ton of time and aggravation while we were at the park.
- Pack a backpack for each child. Fill it with stuff for them to do while they’re on the airplane.
- Bring something novel. We have Kindle Fires for each child, and we only use them when we go on an airplane. That way they are still “fun” on the flight! We also purchased child-sized headsets for each child and headphone splitters in case they want to share.
- Bring activities that will calm kids down while they’re waiting. We broughtpipe cleaners, and they worked like a charm while we were waiting to eat dinner at Epcot. The kiddos could bend them into different shapes and make designs with them. We also had little containers of Play-Doh for each child, and gave them to our kids when they started to get grouchy in their stroller.
- Bring one stroller, if at all possible. We brought our City Mini double for our sons, and they are almost four-years-old. We also added a “Mommy Hook” to the stroller, which made carrying packages and bags a lot easier.
- Bring sunscreen. We used a spray sunscreen and a sunscreen stick for little faces.
- Always pack extra undies and pants. Even older kiddos might have accidents in the park.
- Bring comfortable walking shoes and your favorite pain killer. Headaches and backaches are inevitable. And everything is just a lot better if you’re wearing comfy shoes.
Do you have any Disney World packing tips you’d like to share?
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