I could write for days on what to bring and what not to bring and how each of those things might fit into your plan differently than mine. But, instead of trying to dissect every single family’s Disneyland trip agendas, I’ve compiled a list of anything and everything you might need for your visit.
Do not, by any means, think that every thing on this list is needed for your trip. Go through and check off what works for you. Leave the rest.
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Before we get started, you can find (the PDF version of) TheBigListforDisneylandTrips without all the photos if you’d rather not wade through my nonsense of making things look pretty.
In this article
Park Touring Bag
I’ve written a concise post on the absolute essentials for your park touring bag. This will give you some other things to consider.
wallet/license/id/cash/credit cards/insurance cards
meal confirmation information/park maps/guide books
water proof case for water rides (or a quality ziploc bag)
landyard/pins for trading
autograph book/sharpie or large pen for autographs
small towel – to wipe down wet seats if it rains
first aid kit
extra change of clothes if needed for young children
glow sticks/necklaces/light up items for night time
pennies/quarters/container for pressed coin machines
kid ID tags
games/bubbles/other items to keep kids busy in line
I’ve suggested lots of options for park touring when it comes to clothing in a previous post. Check that out and then take a look at this list.
costumes for children
sunglasses/cord for glasses
hair products – blow dryer/flat iron/curling iron/brush/comb/accessories/rubber bands/clips/serum/gel/mousse/hairspray/tangle-free spray for kids
face wash/moisturizer/body lotion/baby powder
makeup/makeup remover/cotton balls/qtips/tweezers
nail polish/nail polish remover/nail clippers/nail files
feminine products/birth control
foot spray/foot powder/chafing sticks
medicine – vitamins/prescriptions/pain relief/pain relief for kids/allergy relief/allergy relief for kids/antacids/motion sickness meds/eye drops
portable high chair/pack-n-play/bumbo
potty training supplies
diapers/swim diapers/baby wipes
car window shades
kid ID tags
Roap Trip/Airplane Ride Supplies
maps/GPS device if you’re not using your phone
insurance card/registration information
games/stuff to keep kids busy/dollar store items to open as needed
wet wipes/trash bags
Food & Groceries
snacks – granola bars, fruit, energy bars, etc (Check this post for my favorite snacks in the park and suggestions for what to bring in.)
dish soap/sponge if you plan to eat and clean in your hotel room
paper plates/plastic utensils/plastic cups
ziploc bags/plastic bags/trash bags
plastic containers to bring snacks into the park (baggies will leave your chips/crackers crushed into pieces)
collapsible cooler/freezer blocks
cork screw (trust me)
****Many of these items are not exactly something you’d put in a suitcase and travel with. Check this post for where you can shop around the off-site hotels of Disneyland.
****If you are flying in and need transportation from the airport to the hotel, consider Lansky Enterprises for this service because they offer a free 20 minute grocery stop en route from the airport to the hotel.
chargers and all that techy stuff that techy people know about
cameras/memory cards/chargers/camera accessories
cell phone/chargers/portable chargers
jambox and cassette tapes
small scissors (for cutting of tags, opening acrylic packaging without ending up in the ER, etc)
beach bag & gear if you plan to visit the beach
clothes pins – to hang wet clothes and to pull together hotel curtains for maximum darkness
pop up laundry hamper/laundry soap/stain stick
night light if young children require it
****So, that’s a long list. What did I forget? Leave me a comment or find this post on my Facebook page to discuss.