Stuff You Never Thought to Bring to Disney World (but Should)

Besides the usual toiletries, recharging cords, and medications, you might not have thought of these good ideas, too:
  • A mobile phone battery recharger. Between the Disney World app, Wi-Fi, photos, and social media updating, you’ll drain your battery quickly.
  • Earplugs. Orlando flights are jumping with kids going insane with excitement.
  • Hand purifier. Turnstiles. Safety bars. Handrails. Furry mice. You’re going to be handling a lot of dirty things.
  • Dark-colored clothing. On almost all flume rides, the seating doubles as a step, so you’re bound to stain your butt with a slightly muddy footprint. Also, it’s hot and you’ll be in lots of photos—and colored shirts show sweat stains.
  • Sandals that fasten. Water-based rides soak regular shoes and cause pruning. Flip-flops won’t always do because they’re not hardy and they won’t stay on.
  • Sole inserts. You will be walking for miles and standing for hours, with few benches in sight. Even hardy feet need all the comfort you can provide.
  • Skin-tight underwear. Hot, moist days can cause chafing even in people who rarely experience it. Under Armour or nonpadded bike shorts preempt that.
  • Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. Okay, so you probably thought of these, but it bears repeating.
  • A superabsorbent shammy. For lenses and wet children.
  • Pocket-size games. People talk about rides, but they neglect to mention the hour in line before those exciting 3 minutes. Orlando is lines. Bring diversions. 

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.