When it comes to getting comfy in your Disney World hotel room, it’s safe to expect that Disney resorts have you covered with anything and everything you need! Right?
This is certainly true with 99% of necessities, including ESSENTIAL proximity to Mickey Waffles, but there are some gadgets that you’re gonna want to bring yourself! And trust us when we say that these 8 items are as vital as any Mickey-shaped snacks!
Travel Alarm Clock
You know what they say: the early bird catches the Rise of the Resistance boarding group! Honestly, there’s no sadder feeling than sleeping past 7AM and realizing you missed the opportunity to join the virtual queue for this EPIC ride at Hollywood Studios! It’s a ride that’s so incredible (and hugely in-demand!), that it’s basically single-handedly responsible for people LIVING by their alarm clocks in Disney World.
Regardless of which park you’re visiting, though, an alarm clock, like this one from Target, comes in clutch. You traveled all this way to the Most Magical Place on Earth! You likely don’t want to spend your time sleeping!
Water Bottle Humidifier
As comfy and fun as Disney hotel rooms can be, one thing that’s hard to avoid is the dryness of the air! Just because Florida’s climate is infamously NOT-dry, hotel room air can be tough to adapt to! One easy fix is a Water Bottle Humidifier, which is easy to set up, easy to use, and easy to breathe with!
A mini portable travel humidifier is a miracle-worker — simply plug it into a USB, adjust the size as needed, and connect it with whatever water source you have handy, then relax as the water gets converted into a refreshing mist! Trust us, your throat and your skin will thank you in the morning.
Wireless Hot Spot
Anyone who travels at all for work is all too familiar with the dread you get when you pop open the ol’ laptop only to find…shoddy WiFi?! Even if you’re not working remotely (which hopefully you AREN’T, because you’re at Disney!), having access to the Internet is pretty key, let’s be honest. Whether you’re trying to stream something on Disney+ or show your Insta followers what an amazing day you’re having, WiFi is a requisite travel companion!
That’s why we’d recommend bringing along a Wireless Hot Spot! These small, easy-to-pack gizmos act as a remote WiFi outlet no matter where you are! So if your hotel room happens to be in a tricky area for Internet access, you’ll be able to connect to it as a digital safety net!
In hotel rooms, electrical outlets are basically currency. Especially if you’re traveling to Disney with multiple family members, you KNOW these things get filled up FAST, like a game of electric musical chairs! And you do NOT want to be the one left chair-less!
Fortunately, there’s a super easy solution for that crisis: a Power Strip! By bringing along a block of extra electrical sockets, you’ll be able to multiply your options and ensure no one’s devices are left to fizzle!
Night Light or Mini Reading Light
When exploring Disney all day, everyone operates at different energy levels. Some are immediately ready to go to sleep upon return to the hotel room, while others need a little downtime to unwind with a TV show or a good book!
Certain Disney hotels actually have reading lights right next to the beds, but if you’re staying at a moderate resort like Caribbean Beach Resort, you’ll need to bring your own light source! And rather than fiddle with the flashlight on your phone, a Mini Reading Light makes it easy to flip a few pages without disturbing anyone else in the room!
We’ve ALL been there: we’re loaded up on newly purchased Disney merch, and we’re just SO excited to wear it/play with it/use it, etc., but inevitably, these things come with tags, and we simply can’t risk accidentally tearing our swag by forcefully yanking them off by hand!
That’s where Travel Scissors come in handy! A small pair of snippers is the PERFECT tool for safely and easily removing tags, opening food packages, cutting zip ties on toys, and so much more!
Another key trinket from the travel toolkit? The handy-dandy Travel Screwdriver, of course! A similar issue with the scissors, some Disney merch is exceedingly difficult to open with your bare hands, unless you’re The Hulk.
In fact, some things (we’re looking at YOU, toy monorail) are literally screwed right into the packaging! And truly, you do NOT want to stand in the way of an excited child trying to play with their new toy monorail!
Command Strip Hooks
When it comes to getting comfy and settling into your Disney hotel, organization is KEY! This is your magical home away from home, after all, and you don’t want to clutter it up and run out of storage space! Especially vital for smaller hotel rooms and on cruises, where figuring out where to store things becomes a giant game of travel Tetris, Command Hooks are GAME-CHANGERS.
Bringing along a few extra hooks allows you to keep things off the floor, reserve drawers for other items, and maximize the closets before resorting to piling clothes on the couch. A comfy hotel room is a happy hotel room!
So there you go! With these 8 simple gadgets, you’ll be well on your way to a magical, stress-free, and CONVENIENT trip to Disney World!
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What gadgets are on your essential packing list for a trip to Disney World? Let us know in the comments!