Deciding What To Pack
We most always carry a backpack with us when we visit the Disney parks for the day. We also tend to be over packers – we would rather have something and not need it than wish we hadn’t left it laying on the bed in the resort room. Because we like lists, we’ve compiled this one to help us pack our day bag. Check out our Backpack Checklist for Disney. It will you remember all the things you’ll want in your own backpack for a day at the parks. P.S. You can purchase our favorite back packs here and here.
A Simple Backpack Checklist
Park-related gear: This includes Magic Bands, IDs park tickets and Fastpasses, maps, tour guides, autograph books/pens and credit cards.
Sundries: Sunblock, bug spray, pain reliever such as Advil, band aids, moleskin, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, tissues and “girl” products.
Electronics: Camera/camcorder, spare battery/memory cards, tripod if needed, phones and portable chargers (don’t forget the cords!).
Pantry: Bottled water (or empty ones to refill in the park), snacks (we like nuts, granola, goldfish and beef jerky) and gum if you are a gum chewer – you won’t find it for sale in the parks.
Clothing: Sunglasses, hats, bandana (handy for wiping sweat out of your eyes), flip flops or dry socks in case of rain, ponchos or rain jackets.
Misc: Change for penny pressing, ziplock baggies (great for storing your electronics while on water rides, notebook/pen for jotting down notes.
If this seems like a lot of stuff to you – well, it kind of is. Truthfully (other than the gum) you can probably purchase any of these items inside the parks. Currently, ponchos go for ten bucks a piece and bottled water can be up to five dollars a bottle. Sunscreen? Expect to pay more than you would spend on a hamburger and fries. Being prepared saves money, so we feel it’s worth toting a few extra things around. There’s always the option to rent a locker for the day and stash your heavy pack there. Bonus – if you aren’t actually carrying it you can pack even MORE things!
Don’t forget to download our printable backpack checklist to help you stay even more organized on your vacation!
We hope this list has helped you be more prepared in the parks! What goes in your backpack? Any must-have items we’ve forgotten?