Nothing can be more stressful than traveling away from home and not having the essentials you need when traveling with children. I personally have a toddler and when we don’t have what we need when we need it, it can be costly and stressful at the same time. Like forgetting sunblock and then having to buy it in the park…unfortunately I have had to do this multiple times and trust me, nothing is cheap in the park and it is always better to bring from home.
First things first…you will need a large tote type bag to haul all your cargo. Something that isn’t going to break your arm at the end of the day if you have to carry it, but something with a lot of pockets and that can close on top works best. Always make sure to throw in the autograph book. That one time you forget it will be the time that the hard to find character has no wait time and then you don’t have your book for them to sign. That is a sad day. It’s not the same when they just sign a paper and it’s not part of your book like all the others.
If your toddler still isn’t completely potty trained than diapers, wipes and a change of clothes will be the first thing you need to make sure to pack for your trip. They do sell diapers and wipes in park but remember you will be paying the price for it in the end.
Sunblock is a required item to help protect your little one from the harsh Florida rays especially in the summer. We usually also bring a fan that clips onto the stroller to help with the heat during the 90+ degree days. Sunglasses also fall into this category and it never hurts to bring a back up pair in case they happen to drop the first ones.
Many people don’t realize that you can actually bring food and drink items into the park. Now that does not mean anything you want, but you can pack a lunch and bring in a soda or juice box and save yourself some serious money. We usually bring some snack items, juice boxes, a cup to fill with water, and make a few sandwiches to snack on throughout the day. This will save you a lot of money in the end if you plan correctly. Don’t pack too much because then you have a lot to haul around all day.
I hope this helps when packing for your next trip to Disney. Always remember to check, check, and check again! Happy travels.