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Packing perfectly for a day at the park is going to make all the difference, especially with little ones. If you have a proper stroller, that’s going to make things a lot easier, as you can throw everything in the undercarriage. If you have an umbrella stroller, well then not so much.

I can’t give you advice for packing for Disney with kids, as I haven’t experienced that yet, but here are a few things we packed that you might not think about, that could be useful for the whole family.

  • Ponchos from dollar store; it rained while we were at Magic Kingdom, and they were charging $20 USD for ponchos. We paid $3 CAD for ours
  • Two bandanas. Great for wiping faces and hands when wet from the rain or sweat.
  • External chargers for our phones
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Flip Flops (for water rides)
  • Bug Spray
  • Refillable water bottles
  • Sunscreen and protective lip balm
  • Snacks – you are allowed to bring snacks into the park, and if you can avoid buying all your meals + snacks you can keep the costs way way down
  • Wipes
  • Small shall for bus rides
  • Didn’t pack but wish I had – lariats with plastic sleeve attached for Fastpass at Universal. You need one if you don’t want to loose your fastpass and they charge you $15 USD for a commemorative one. Most useless souvenir ever.

It’s not the longest list but all we had was a small backpack each so we packed in as much as we could fit, and frankly it was enough to get us through the day comfortably.

In our ponchos getting rained on in the Swiss Family Treehouse. It was slippery AF!

That’s it for my Orlando post. It was a long one, so if you’ve made it this far, thank you! Believe me, we are no Disney experts, so if you’ve been a bunch and have some wisdom to share I would love to hear it. We are definitely planning to go again in 5 years or so with Lucas (when he’s old enough to remember a few things) and I’m sure that will bring on a whole new set of challenges and things to think about.

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