I am so excited for today’s blog! I love sharing Disney tips that I have found helpful and useful. Today, I want to share what I pack in my park bag. With all of the new safety protocols in the parks, there are some additional items that I normally wouldn’t add. Let’s get started! 💖
🎒Backpack – I typically carry a crossbody if I’m just going for a quick trip into the parks, but if I’m planning to spend more than a couple hours I will bring a small backpack. The small Vera Bradley backpacks are AMAZING! The size is perfect and I love all the pockets!
💳Wallet – I like to bring a small wallet to put my cards in. This takes up much less space and provides a bit of organization. I always bring my ID, Disney Visa, gift cards, and Disney rewards card. I never go anywhere without my ID because you never know when you’ll need it. When I go to the parks on a trip I love to put any additional money I plan to spend on gift cards because this way I put myself on a budget and less chance of my buying random things I don’t really need (this is a big issue for me when it comes to Disney merch haha). I also always bring my rewards card to use any reward dollars I have earned. I also bring a debit/credit card just in case of an emergency.
📱Portable Phone Charger – Let’s be honest, Disney drains your battery like none other. I always bring a portable charger and phone cord with me so I can charge my phone whenever needed while still being on the go. There are charging stations throughout the parks and resorts, but it is so much nicer having the freedom to move. This particular charger is both usb and solar powered so you can recharge it two ways. It’s about the size of your phone, but totally worth it.
😎Sunglasses – This seems like a “duh” item since it is Central Florida, haha. My favorite glasses to wear to the parks are from Quay Australia.
🧴Sunscreen – This is another one of those “duh” items, but we can’t forget the SPF! Don’t forget to take care of your skin, even in the Winter the Florida sun is harsh so always put that SPF on!
💋Chapstick – I can’t go anywhere without my chapstick. I love using the Sun Bum chapstick when I know I’ll be in the sun since it has SPF and smells so yummy, plus it feels amazing on!
💦Water Bottle – Hydration is another one of my favorite things. You can usually always find me with a water bottle in hand. Hydro Flask bottles are my all-time favorite! I love bringing a reusable bottle with me to the parks because it is easy to refill throughout the day, and you always have a reason to stay hydrated. Again, the Florida heat is no joke so it is incredibly important to drink water. I also bring along a packet of Liquid IV to give me a little boost. Liquid IV is the equivalent of 3 bottles of water.
❤️Trading pins – I have been a huge pin trading fan ever since my first Disney trip as a kid. I love the adventure it brings. I always bring a couple just in case I find a pin I want to trade for.
💊Meds – Always bring any medication you have to have on hand in case of an emergency.
☔️Raincoat – I never go anywhere without a raincoat or umbrella, especially in Florida. When I’m at the parks I usually bring a rain jacket I can just toss into my bag just in case. I love the Pretty Little Monograms Pack n Go Rain Jackets.
🎀Scrunchies -You can usually find me with a scrunchie either on my wrist or in my hair. You never know when you’ll need to throw your hair up while in the parks.
😷Masks – Since we are in the midst of this crazy year that is 2020, aka the year of the mask, you can’t forget to bring your mask with you at all times while at Disney. I would suggest to pack a couple extra in your bag to switch out throughout the day, The heat is crazy and the chances of rain are undeniable. Having backups are great because you can switch to a fresh, clean mask when your current one gets too hot or wet.
💨Handheld Fan – I’ll be honest, I’ve low-key always judged the people who carry around fans, but this year I think they are the smartest people. With the addition of masks the heat can get a bit stifling at times. Having a fan to pull out whenever you need a quick cool down is helpful. I found this amazing little fan on Amazon and it amazed me with how incredible it is.
🧼Hand Sanitizer – You can’t forget to sanitize! There are hand sanitizer and hand washing stations everywhere, but having your own can be helpful.
I hope this list helps you with your future trips to the parks. If there is anything I may have missed or you find helpful let me know – I love hearing from you!
What are some of your must-haves when you go to the parks?