Hello Disney Travelers! I am sure you are wondering “What does B bring to Disney??”
Well I am here to tell you, I am a light packer! Most packing blogs are chock full of extras that I have never used on a trip. I once read that someone puts air freshener, like a Glade Plug-In, in their hotel room because there is a connection with scent and memories. And while that is a super awesome idea, air freshener is not a staple item on my packing list. I’ve also walked around the Resorts and noticed that people bring window clings and window sill decorates. Also, a very cute idea but I am not going to lug around decorations for a room I will spend little time in.
For reference, most of my Disney trips are for the weekend. I leave Friday afternoon and come back Sunday night. I am able to drive to Disney World so quick trips, as I know, is a luxury. So even if you are going down for longer than a weekend trip, this list will help you whittle down your packing to the necessities. This is skeleton packing at its finest!
Here is my One Bag for Disney List:
- Two shirts
- 1 pair of shorts or pants
- Undies plus a change (no one likes funky undies!)
- Pack sneakers, wear sandals
- Socks plus an extra pair (again, no one likes funky socks!)
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush
- Band-Aids and pain reliever
- Refillable water bottle and snacks for the park
- Small drawstring bag to carry my wallet, phone, camera, Band-Aids and pain reliever, water bottle and snacks
Pro Tip #1 – I bring pain reliever on every trip. The amount of walking and standing done while at the park take a toll on your body. Having Tylenol on hand helps you feel better as your body get tired, especially when you are not ready to go back to the hotel! It also helps the next morning when your body is sore for all the walking.
Pro Tip #2 – Snacks! As much as I love eating in the Parks, I also bring snacks. I find that I get hungry when I am waiting in line for a ride or hopping from park to park. This is a very inconvenient time to want something to eat. I usually pack homemade trail mix, fresh fruit or granola bars. These are great to throw in your bag and snack on when needed. Check out my post on BYOF to Disney for a more in depth look on my food plan.
Soaps: Disney provides shampoo, conditioner, facewash and lotion. I enjoy the brand they use so I usually don’t pack my own. I ask Housekeeping for a couple extra bottles of shampoo and conditioner because I have long hair.
Change of clothes: If you have a reservation for a special restaurant I would pack a set of clean clothes for the dining experience. Also, if you are visiting in any months outside of the “winter” months, you may want to bring a change of clothes. It is rather uncomfortable to walk around all day with sweaty shorts or t-shirt.
I love packing light for Disney! Not having large bags always makes checking in so easy! Once you’re in your room, drop your bags and head out to the parks. No need to unpack or set anything up. Keeping your Disney trip simple helps keep the fun going!
Let me know what you bring when your visiting Disney!
See Ya Real Soon!