What to pack for a day at Walt Disney World

What to Bring into Walt Disney World?

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So what should you bring into Walt Disney World? Now that the kids are older and I don’t need to bring along all.the.stuff. I like to travel light when I visit. I can’t quite make it without carrying anything (I have a food allergy so have to have an EpiPen on hand), but I’ve pared it down to a small wristlet. So what should you pack to keep the weight down but still have everything you need?

What to pack for a day at Walt Disney World
Since I just have a wristlet on my arm, both hands are free!

The Basic Items to Bring to Disney World for the Day

For me, these include the must-haves:

  1. My EpiPen and a few Benedryl tabs.
  2. Advil
  3. Money, ID, one credit card, annual pass holder card, DVC card, AAA card
  4. Cell phone
  5. Sunglasses
  6. Phone charger
  7. Reading glasses (a sad new addition …)
The bare minimum to pack in your bag when visiting Walt Disney World

The Extra Items to Pack

These are the nice to have items, but I usually squeeze them in:

  1. Hair tie or clip
  2. A bandaid (although you can get these at first aid in each park).
  3. Pen
  4. A few essential oils (typically DiGize for stomach aches and Deep Relief for muscle pain)
  5. Hand sanitizer
  6. Chapstick
Everything you need to pack in your bag for a day at Walt Disney World

And that’s it, although I might transfer the DiGize to a tiny bottle and throw in a sunscreen stick if it’s a hot day. I use my cell phone as a camera (and it’s usually in my hand or back pocket). I’ve found it’s so freeing to be able to bring so little into the park and yet still have everything I might need throughout the day!

My favorite bag to use is a Vera Bradley Wristlet. They have a variety of patterns (someday I’m getting a Disney-themed one) and last quite a long time.

If you prefer a backpack, the one I sometimes use (if we are trading pins, want to pack a few snacks or something like that and I need a little more room) is super lightweight and folds up into a little package for easy packing: Vera Bradley packable backpack

Packing light at Walt Disney World
Wristlet on my wrist and a cell phone in my hand – ready for the day!

This is pretty similar to what I bring along when we go to Vegas, a show, or any other place I don’t want to bring a big bag. PLUS, with such a small purse I no longer have to carry everyone else’s stuff! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve emptied my purse to find all kinds of odd things (bouncy balls, small toys, gum wrappers, headbands, jewelry, etc.) that aren’t mine!

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