When you’re heading off to a Disney World park, there are a few essential things you should remember to pack in your park bag.
There are the essentials like sunscreen, hand sanitizer, sunglasses, and maybe a portable phone charger. But what are the more random necessities that people must have in their park bag? We wanted to know, so we headed over to our Facebook page and asked our readers (that’s you!): What is your most random “must-bring” item packed in your Disney bag? Here’s what you said!
We asked for random, and you guys did NOT disappoint. One reader said that they always pack dryer sheets in their Disney bag! Why? “I pack dryer sheets to stick down inside shoes after each day and also extra in the suitcase to make sure the clothes stay smelling fresh.”
And this reader wasn’t the only one sticking things in their shoes. Another said that they use tea bags in their shoes for a similar effect: “They keep your shoes fresh and absorb any water in them.” Who knew?
If you’re interested in trying this dryer sheet trick, we found these All Dryer Sheets on Amazon!
These ones are the All brand are free of perfume and clear of dyes. It comes in a box of 120 dryer sheets and is available for $4.47.
Click here to buy these dryer sheets and try this trick on your next trip!
We know we’ve been there. You’ve gotten to the front of the line for the Mexico booth at the Food and Wine Festival, placed your order, and you’ve got your food… but you don’t have enough hands to hold everything! One of our readers plans ahead and brings “A small tray from the dollar store for holding food from the festival booths at Epcot.”
That is SUCH a good idea!
If you’re looking for a tray to bring with you on your next Disney trip, we found this Food Tray on Amazon!
This tray is 10″ x 14″ and available on Amazon for $4.40.
Click here to buy this food tray on Amazon!
This was a popular one. A lot of people said they didn’t like the taste of the water in Disney World, so they bring some flavoring to make it taste better.
Another reader suggested a water bottle with a filter instead: “A Brita filter water bottle takes any taste out of the water.”
We found this Mio Water Enhancer from Target! This one is pineapple strawberry flavored and even is the Energy version, so it has some caffeine and Vitamin B boosters, which could help with any tiredness you might be feeling on a Disney vacation!
This bottle is $3.99 and contains about 18 servings.
Click here to buy the Mio Energy Water Enhancer!
If water flavoring isn’t your thing, we also found this Brita Water Bottle from Amazon!
This filter comes in several different colors and even two different sizes! This one is a 36 ounce bottle and it comes with the filter. It is $23.49.
Click here to buy this Brita filtered water bottle!
More than one reader said they brought chip clips with them when they headed to Disney World, but not for chips! They use them to keep the curtains together in their hotel room! Genius!
And curtains aren’t the only use for them! You can also “clip your pool towel to your chair, hang items to dry in the room” and you know, clip a bag of chips closed.
If you’re in need of some chip clips for your next Disney World vacation, we found this pack of 16 Multicolored Clips on Amazon!
This pack of 16 clips is available for $10.99.
Click here to buy the chip clips from Amazon!
If you didn’t know, Disney World does not sell gum in any of its stores in an effort to keep the property clean.
Many of our readers said they brought gum with them to Disney World because of this! One reader said: “Gum. They don’t sell it at the parks, hotels or airports. And yes, I dispose of it properly!”
If you need to stock up on gum before your Disney World trip, we found this Extra Spearmint gum on Amazon!
Each pack has 15 sticks of gum in it, and the order comes with 10 packs in total. You can grab this gum for $7.15.
Click here to buy the gum off of Amazon!
Now, this is an interesting one. One guest said they bring disposable gloves with them when they head to the Disney parks. They said: “I suggest bringing latex/vinyl gloves for messy snacks or quick service meals. It is so much easier to keep your hands from getting sticky and dirty while you eat if you’re wearing gloves!”
Another reader commented that, while it seems strange, they also bring gloves because they never know what mishaps may occur.
If you want to grab a box of disposable gloves, we found these Disposable Gloves from Target!
These gloves are power-free nitrile gloves. The box comes with 50 gloves and they are one size fits most. The box of 50 is $8.89.
Click here to buy these disposable gloves from Target!
Have you ever been there? You’re enjoying a fabulous quick service meal or snack but it’s too big and you can’t finish it and there’s no way for you to take it with you. Enter: Tupperware and Ziploc Bags!
One reader said they always bring a Tupperware for their Wookiee Cookie with another saying they bring Ziploc bags in varying sizes because “My eyes are inevitably bigger than my stomach and I’m not a fan of wasted food I always end up taking something back to the room with me.”
If you need some Ziploc bags, we found this box of Ziploc Sandwich bags (which are the pretty perfect size for whatever you need them for in Disney).
This box of Ziploc bags comes with 90 bags and is available for $4.36.
Click here to buy the Ziploc Sandwich bags off of Amazon!
If you want to go the Tupperware route instead, we found these small, sandwich-sized plastic containers from Target!
This pack comes in a set of five and is available for $3.69.
Click here to buy the food storage containers from Target!
There are a lot of things that we highly recommend bringing with you to Disney World. You should remember to pack your sunscreen, hand sanitizer, a portable phone charger, and a comfy pair of shoes!
If you’re still unsure of what to pack, we have lots of resources to help you, like deciding what your Disney World park bag essentials should be, and even what you should pack if you’re going to Disney World with kids. After reading through some of these reader responses, it may be time to add a couple of these to our bag, too!
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What do you always bring in your Disney bag? Let us know in the comments!
Sandra G says
Good suggestions. I always bring an assortment of those plastic bags for stashing food, carrying a wet washcloth, organizing my park bag (keeps things dry too), etc. I also bring a couple of plastic containers with lids, store brand, NOT Tupperware (a registered trademark of Tupperware Brands) so if I lose one, its only about 50 cents not several dollars. These are helpful to safely bring snacks back from a park to eat later when the location does not have to-go boxes. Clip clothespins or large chip clips are definitely essential for keeping those curtains from gaping open. Some fast food places like Chick-fil-a, have drink carriers that can be folded and easily brought with you to hold up to 4 drinks, better than balancing them on a tray. We bring a filter pitcher, and also some flavor drops which are easy to carry to the parks to take advantage of the free ice water.
My random must Bring item is Disposable Placemats. There is a plastic layer on one side and the other is absorbent plus they come folded in a zipper bag. With these you always have a clean eating surface plus i dont have to clean the table after the kids are done eating.
Marsha Szarejko says
Disposable neat sheets ,(disposable bibs) to protect clothing when eating messy foods. They have adhesive tabs that attach to your clothing. Great for keeping clothes clean especially children when eating. Can order them from Amazon
As a business traveler I use the hangers with the skirt clips in the hotel rooms to hold the drapes closed, I also always carry heavy duty magnets, I enjoy the AC but hate it blowing on me and use the magnets and a hand towel to redirect the air flow.
Coming from Pennsylvania, I also bring Tupperware but a 12×10 container. My husband has health problems and can’t travel, so my last day I always go to The Germany pavilion and buy a lot of snacks for him. I pack them in the Tupperware which I pack in my suitcase and he’s thrilled with all the snacks. I’ve never had any problems or mishaps with them spilling.
And instead of dryer sheets, I leave Dove soap in their box and put them in the shoes in the suitcase