What to pack on your Disneyland or Walt Disney World vacation

With a little planning ahead, a trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland can be a little more magical.

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So you booked a spring break trip at Disneyland or Walt Disney World. Now you need to know what to bring.

Magic Kingdoms regulars argue that packing the right items can make or break a trip. Comfortable clothes and shoes, your smartphone and a sun protection hat might not be obvious, but there are other, less obvious essentials to throw in your suitcase.

Don’t wait until the last minute to order the gadgets, equipment, and personal hygiene items you need, and don’t plan to buy them at a Disney gift shop unless you want to spend a lot more . CBS Essentials has rounded up everything you need to pack to enhance your trip to a Disney destination.

Apple AirTag and wristband



Even if you plan to take the family to the parks, Apple AirTags help you keep track of your kids and their belongings if they get lost. Order a watch strap for each of them, so that your children can wear the GPS tracker on their wrists.

Apple AirTag, four-pack, $99

Cellar Temp AirTag Wristband, $9

State Lorimer Belt Bag



For those who prefer to pack light for a day in the parks, a hands-free bag can be a game-changer. This popular, regularly sold State bag doubles as a fanny pack and shoulder bag, with enough room to hold a 12-ounce water bottle, a pair of sunglasses, and a bag. other everyday essentials like your phone, lip balm and wallet. . Don’t forget to buy the child version for your little ones.

State Lorimer Bum Bag, $85

State Lorimer Kids Bum Bag, $48

Sunscreen against sunburn



Orlando and Los Angeles both get plenty of sun, so a high SPF, water-resistant formula should be a priority. Stock up on Sunbum Broad Spectrum SPF 50 for face and body, both highly rated on Amazon and gentle enough for kids and sensitive skin.

Sunbum Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 50 Face (3 oz), $10

Sunbum Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 50 (8oz), $16

Tourit 30 Can Cooler Backpack



Fact: Disney allows outside food and drink in its parks. For those packing lunch or drinks, invest in an insulated backpack that stays cool. This Amazon favorite from Tourit rises to the occasion. The lightweight backpack offers enough space for 30 cans of drink and has many practical pockets for utensils and plates, in addition to a bottle opener on the strap.

Tourit 30-can cooler backpack, $31

Simple and modern backpack from Disney


Simple Modern

Avoid price tags at the parks by ordering ahead from Amazon. Simple Modern offers a variety of Disney themed prints including Mickey Mouse, Cars and this Disney Princess themed version in two sizes.

Simple and Modern Disney Backpack, $32

Mickey or Minnie Mouse headband


Don’t show up to the park without this classic Disney accessory. ShopDisney has a selection of fun Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears to wear, some at discounted prices, so you can dress the whole family.

Minnie Mouse headband, $20 (reduced from $30)

The MagicBand Children’s slap bracelet



If you’re visiting a Walt Disney World Resort theme park, chances are you’ll want to use a MagicBand – it’s a small RFID device that can unlock your Disney Resort hotel room door, redeem Disney selections FastPass+ and more. ShopDisney has MagicBands featuring some of your favorite characters, like the kid from “The Mandalorian.”

(Note: MagicBand does not work at Walt Disney Land Resort theme parks.)

The Child MagicBand slap bracelet, $30

Lingito disposable ponchos (pack of 12)



Ponchos like this come in handy for some of Disney’s splashiest rides. While gift shops around the parks sell plastic protective clothing, plan ahead and save money with this frugal family pack.

Lingito disposable poncho (pack of 12), $20

Welly Quick Fix travel first aid kit (set of 2)



Easily remedy crushed toes, blisters, cuts, scrapes and other ailments with a Welly first aid kit. Each box contains 18 plasters of different colors and patterns in two sizes, as well as three single-use antibiotic ointments and three single-use hand sanitizers.

Welly Quick Fix First Aid Travel Kit (2-pack), $14

INSTAX Mini Evo Hybrid Instant Camera


Fuji film

Smartphones take great family photos at Disney, but your kids will have a blast with this camera-slash hybrid printer from Instax. This set includes a camera, a travel case, 50 sheets of photo paper and a photo album to store all your vacation photos.

INSTAX Mini Evo Hybrid Instant Camera, $140 (reduced from $150)

Vapor Soft Water Bottle



Leave your bulky and heavy water bottle at home and pack a few Vapur soft water bottles instead. Available in different sizes and colors, they stand upright when filled with water but fold up when empty. Each comes with a handy carabiner to easily clip onto your backpack or stroller.

Vapur soft water bottle, $10

Anker PowerCore III Wireless Portable Charger



Taking photos, downloading social media posts, and using the Disney in the Parks app can drain phone batteries quickly. Be sure to pack a portable wireless charger so your electronics don’t run out of battery. Whether you’re an iPhone or Android user, the Anker PowerCore III offers high-speed USB charging up to 18 watts.

Anker PowerCore III Portable Wireless Charger, $50

3M N95 Respirator 8210 (pack of 20)



While Disney World optional newly made masks for vaccinated people, masks are still mandatory for air travel. These 3M masks prevent fogging of eyewear and feature a foam cushion for maximum comfort on your nose.

3M N95 8210 Respirator (20-pack), $18 (reduced from $30)

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