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Disneyland Packing Guide: Everything You Need To Bring

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Things to Bring to Disneyland

Disneyland Park is a magical place where dreams come true. But when you go there, you need to be prepared for anything so you can ensure that your experience is magical.

And you don’t just mean packing clothes and toiletries. You need to plan ahead for everything.

The most important thing to consider when packing for a trip to Disneyland is the number of people traveling with you. If you’re going alone, pack light. But if you’re bringing along family members, friends, or significant others, pack accordingly. 

Also, consider the duration of your trip and the weather. 

This packing list includes everything essential to making sure your trip to the happiest place on Earth is the happiest it could be. 

 

Tickets

Buying tickets before going is easy and quick. You don’t have to wait until you get to Disneyland to buy them to avoid waiting in lines. Buy them online or through an official reseller.

Of course, if you will, do not forget to bring them! All the other items will be useless if you can’t enter the park.

 

Lanyard or Bag

If you’re going to Disneyland, you need to pack everything you need for the trip. But where should you put it? You should keep your wallet, keys, phone, tickets, and other essentials, with you at all times – that’s where lanyards and bags come in handy.

A lanyard is a thin piece of plastic or leather that carries ticket stubs, passes, and hotel room cards. It’s usually attached to your bag or purse, and it helps you carry your essential items conveniently and safely.

Make sure you get a lanyard that’s sturdy enough to hold your personal items securely. And if you’re planning to bring a lot, make sure to bring a bag that has enough storage space for everything. 

 

Snacks

If you’re going to Disneyland, you need to pack snacks. But not just any snacks—you need snacks that fit your dietary needs. And you don’t want to be stuck eating junk food at the park because you didn’t bring enough healthy options. So here’s everything you need to know about packing snacks for Disneyland.

First, you should plan ahead. Pack snacks for each day of your trip. This way, you won’t find yourself scrambling to buy snacks during the park when you run out.

Second, you need to consider your dietary needs. Are you gluten-free? Vegetarian? Vegan? Do you have special dietary requirements? Make sure you pack snacks that meet those needs.

Third, you need to consider allergies. Some people may have serious reactions to certain foods, so make sure you pack snacks that won’t cause problems.

Finally, you need to consider portion control. Snack packs aren’t meant to replace meals; they’re meant to supplement them. Don’t overdo it.

In short, when packing snacks for Disneyland, you need a balance between convenience and quality. And, you definitely need to bring enough snacks for everyone who goes along with you.

 

Bottled Water or Water Bottle

If you plan to visit Disneyland during peak season (such as spring break), you may want to consider bringing bottled water and water bottles with you. Otherwise, you’ll be paying $10-$20 per bottle of water at the park.

While you don’t need to bring a gallon of water per day, you should definitely bring enough to last you a whole day.

Another option is to bring reusable plastic water bottles or refillable water bottles. They’re available everywhere, including at Disneyland. Plus, they’re environmentally friendly.

You can fill and refill them at your accommodation before going to the park or at the water fountains if they’re available in the park. 

You’ll be moving around a lot at the park so ensure to drink plenty of water. 

 

Blanket or Sheet

If you’re planning to watch the famous Disneyland parade or any show, having a blanket or sheet would be really handy. You can lay them on the ground to secure a spot and make sure you’re also not sitting on the bare dirty ground. 

 

Sunscreen

If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland, you need to pack sunscreen. Not only does it protect your skin from sunburns, but it also helps prevent skin cancer.

Sunlight exposure increases your risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration, and skin cancers.

The best way to avoid getting burned is to apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside. Apply enough sunscreen to cover exposed areas of your body (face, ears, neck, hands, feet) and reapply every two hours.

 

Sunglasses

If you’re going to Disneyland and going outside in general, you need to pack something to protect your eyes.

Sunlight exposure increases your risk of developing cataracts and other eye conditions.

The bright sun can also make it hard to enjoy the outdoor parades and rides. You also won’t want to squint and close your eyes on all your pictures, no?

But not just any sunglasses. You need the right kind of sunglasses.

The most important thing to consider when packing your sunglasses is whether they block UV rays. 

 

Hat

For the same reason why you should bring sunscreen and sunglasses, you should also bring hats with you when going outdoors. 

They’re great for protecting your head and eyes from the sun and keeping your hair neat even in windy weather. 

Bonus points if it’s a Mickey Mouse Hat.

Although, keep in mind that hats are considered loose articles. So they will ask you to remove your hats when riding roller coasters or any rides where you go hanging upside down. You can always keep them in your bag, so no worries. 

 

Sanitizer and Wipes

Sanitizers and wipes are important because they help prevent germs from spreading through your luggage.

There are different types of sanitizers and wipe, so consider which is the best for your needs.

The most common types of sanitizers and wipes include alcohol-based sanitizers, iodine-based sanitizers (such as Purell), chlorine-based sanitizers and wipes, and hydrogen peroxide-based sanitizers.

Alcohol-based sanitizers are effective at killing bacteria, viruses, and fungi. They’re also safe for use on food and drink containers, utensils, and surfaces.

Iodine-based sanitizers kill bacteria, viruses, and some fungi. However, they aren’t recommended for use on food and drinks because they may cause discoloration.

Chlorine-based sanitizer and wipes are used to clean hard surfaces, such as tables and countertops.

Hydrogen peroxide-based sanitizing wipes are great for cleaning hands and surfaces.

Wipes are useful for wiping down surfaces and removing dirt, dust, and debris. Some wipes contain antibacterial agents to kill germs. Others don’t.

Disneyland is a crowded place, so bringing a sanitizing product is essential, especially now that we have to be wary of Covid19.

 

Jacket, Light Sweater, or Sweatshirt

Jackets, light sweaters, or sweatshirts keep you warm when it’s cold outside, and they protect you from the sun when it’s hot out. And because they’re comfortable, they make you feel better when you’re there.

 

Rain Poncho/ Rain Gear

Rain ponchos are essential because they keep you dry and comfortable during inclement weather. You never know what will happen on your trip.

Rain ponchos are lightweight and waterproof, making them perfect for packing just in case needed. They are also cheap. 

 

Camera

Disneyland is a magical place where people come together to enjoy themselves. So when you go to Disneyland, don’t forget to take pictures!

If you’re satisfied with the photo quality from your cell phone camera, then that’s great. But, if not, bring another camera with you.

Don’t forget your camera accessories as well, such as selfie sticks and various lenses.

 

Personal Mini Fan

A personal mini fan because it’s a great way to keep yourself comfortable and cool when visiting the park. Just bring along a small fan that you’ll be able to conveniently carry and use anywhere in the park.

You can buy them at Disneyland, but it’ll cause more, so bringing one is a better idea unless you specifically want one with a Disney design.

 

Battery Charging Pack

There is nothing more devastating than a dead phone on a trip. You’ll lose contact with your tour members and won’t be able to take pictures and videos of the trip, especially if you’re only using your phone for photos and don’t have an extra camera.

That’s why portable chargers are essential. There are few to no power outlets you can use at Disneyland. So bring a portable phone charger or battery charging pack for all your gadgets so you can continue to use them while on the go.

 

Comfortable shoes

You’ll be on your feet the whole day, waiting in line, strolling around, standing while watching parades. So, bringing comfortable shoes is essential. If you have a set OOTD that calls for pretty but uncomfortable shoes, the more reason to bring another pair of shoes that is comfortable.

 

Change of Clothes

You might get splashed too much on splash mountain or accidentally get juice all over you – whatever the situation may be, having a change of clothes will save the day!

 

First Aid Kit

Again, anything can happen, so it’s best to bring along a first aid kit. 

You can bring at least a bandaid. But ideally, your kit should have the basic first aid items, which are bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, gauze pads, alcohol swabs, and tape.

 

Cash

If you’re going to Disneyland, bring cash! There are ATMs at Disneyland, but you should still carry some extra cash just in case. Cash can be used to buy food, drinks, souvenirs, and more, and it could be a hassle to look for an ATM. 

But don’t bring too much or you may attract bad people. 

 

Toiletries 

You don’t want to be caught short when you get to Disneyland because you forgot to pack toiletries. So, make sure you pack enough toiletries for yourself and everyone in your group. 

You don’t need to bring a spa day’s worth; just some travel-size toothbrush and toothpaste, some soap, deodorant, and lip balm are enough.

 

Documentation

Depending on where you are and the Covid19 situation, you may be asked to attest that you are fully vaccinated or provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering Disneyland. 

Make sure to learn their policy regarding this beforehand.

 

Conclusion

When packing for Disneyland, you’ll need to bring everything you could possibly imagine. This includes things like clothes, shoes, snacks, sunscreen, money, and more.

That said, it’s still important to pack light because you’ll want to enjoy every minute at Disneyland. So, while this guide lists everything you may need, tweak the list based on your needs!

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Douglass Connor

A seasoned traveller and frequent flyer, I love everything about travel. I have a weird obsession with luggage. Having worked at a large luggage store during my college years, I have picked up a lot of knowledge on them. It is for this reason, that I started RatedLuggage.com!

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