We recently posted part 1 of our “what to pack” list when visiting Disney World in What to bring to Disney World. We conclude that list in this post with part 2.
So you’ve purchased your park passes, booked your travel and hotel, now all you need to think about is packing. “But wait. What things do I need to take to a theme park?” I hear you ask. Outlined below you can find the last 5 of the top 10 things that you should always remember to take to the parks with you.
What to Pack for Disney World
A food bag?! Is this guy serious? YES! But not to put food in. Picture this. You’re on a water ride going down the highest drop, your raft plunges into the water and covers you completely. But wait! You left your cell phone in your pocket and now it’s totally water logged and won’t switch on. Wouldn’t it be seriously cool if you had a zip lock food bag to put it in so it would be protected against water? Pack it!
And what good would a food bag be without your cell phone? But more importantly, what happens if you lose your younger children in the crowds and have no way to be contacted? (Don’t panic as it happens all the time and security are very well prepared).
Top Top - Ok so the best way to prevent being split up for a few tear-jerking minutes, is to take a pen and write your cell phone number on your child’s arm so that they won’t forget your number to contact you. Make sure you tell them that if you get separated they should go to a park employee and tell them you need to contact the number on their arm. You will soon be reunited.
Disney have a protocol where they can’t accept unsigned credit cards without an ID (drivers license or passport). Also if you want to consume any alcohol (and are of course over 21) you will need proof of your age. Especially when “drinking around the world” at EPCOT.
Sure they sell them inside the park, and they also charge mega bucks for them. My best advice is to buy them from Walmart or Publix. The average price at the parks is around $8. Walmart price? $1. The prices just can’t be beat! There are tons of other thing that you can save money on by buying in advance too, such as waterproof cameras, sunscreen, etc.
Change of Clothes (including underwear) or a Swimsuit
Remember earlier on when you were plunged into the rivers of that water ride and got completely drenched? Well imagine having to walk around all day with soaking wet clothes too! I’ve done it before and it’s not fun! Sure the hot sun will dry you a little bit, but if you don’t pack a change of clothes you will be truly miserable for hours. And you’re meant to be having fun!
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Don’t forget to check out part 1 of our theme park packing list by clicking here.