Packing for a Disney trip can certainly seem like a daunting task — especially if you’re bringing along kiddos!
And if you’re on a budget, you’ve really got to make sure you have everything you need in order to avoid those inflated Disney prices.
Here are all of the things you should buy before you leave on your Disney trip!
First up, we’ve got hand sanitizer. This is honestly a necessity in the Disney parks, especially in the current situation. Of course, you’ll be able to find lots of sanitizer dispensers around, but it’s super helpful to have your own just in case.
Let’s talk about weather supplies. So, Disney World is in Florida which can make for some seriously dynamic weather. No matter what park you’re in around the world though, you might want to be prepared for rain. So, yes, please buy that poncho or rain jacket in advance. Trust us, you do not want to shell out the funds for a Disney poncho!
The sun can be just as much of an issue, too, and Disney sun supplies can get pricey. Make sure to stock up on sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, misting fans, cooling towels, or whatever else will keep you cool before heading on your trip.
Check out our weather page here for more tips and information!
Of course, Disney is loaded up with good food so you might be wondering why we’re telling you to pack your own. Sometimes, you just don’t want to pay for every little snack or pick-me-up in the parks.
Your little might reach for those Mickey cheese crackers, and you can save a few bucks with the Goldfish you remembered to buy in advance. Plus, granola bars can really help hold you over until that big dining reservation. If you’re really looking to save, you can even pack a lunch.
Learn more about bringing food into the Parks here.
Discount Gift Cards
This one might not be one you’ve thought of before, but it’s certainly something that could be a big benefit if you buy before your trip. Check out Sam’s Club, Target, and more for Disney gift cards at discounted rates.
If you can get a small discount on a large gift card worth a hundred dollars or more, you’re looking at some serious and unexpected savings in the parks.
Backup Phone Chargers
Your phone is more important than ever in Disney. With the My Disney Experience app and the Play Disney Parks app, you’ll probably want it on at all times! This means you gotta snag a back-up charger.
Depending on your usage, you might not be able to make it through a whole Disney day without a recharge of your phone. Pick up a portable charger for your park bag to avoid pulling out your wallet for a pricy charger in the parks.
Souvenirs and Activities for Kids
And finally, the smartest Disney guests know to grab souvenirs and activities for their kids in advance. A great trick to shutting down those “I need its!” is to go in prepared with the things your littles might want.
If you know your kid is going to have their eye on glow toys, souvenirs, or pins; snag some in advance! Plus, costumes and autograph books can be an integral part of a vacation and much cheaper outside of the parks. Oh, and don’t forget the bubble refills! There’s nothing worse than an empty bubble sprayer.
What do you always make sure to buy before your Disney trip? Tell us in the comments!