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Saturday, 25 July 2015

10 Things You Need To Pack For Disneyworld

Okay so you can probably tell I've had Disneyworld on the brain ALOT recently! The thought of being able to book my next trip in just a few months has got me so excited and constantly thinking about it! (I just need to keep the boyfriend on board until we book....)
I see so many people tweeting about DW at the moment and have had a few people ask me questions and for some advice over the last few weeks, so I thought I'd share a bit of Kirstie experience with the 10 things that are a MUST in my suitcase.

Comfortable Trainers
If there's one thing you are going to do alot of whilst in Orlando it is walking! I always take a variety of shoes with me but I always seem to throw on whatever trainers/converse I have when heading to a park for the day!
 Comfy footwear is a must when heading out for the day, I couldn't imagine walking around in a pair of flip-flops for hours and hours on end, my feet would ache so much! (Saying this though a simple pair of flip-flops is a must for the pools and water parks, easy slip on sandals make life a whole lot easier)

Sunglasses
You are heading to the sunshine state and even if you end up going in storm season - you are still going to see some sunshine at least (you would hope!).
 I cannot live without a pair of sunglasses, if the weather is super hot aswell you may not want to wear any make-up.... this is where they come in even handier!

Hands-Free Bag
Disneyworld is one of the most exciting places on earth so you are constantly going to be seeing and doing things so having a bag that you have to take on and off or put it down and pick it up again, when doing something, is probably the most annoying thing ever! 
I always take a small across-body bag to keep all my essentials in! I can wear it all day and not have it get in the way and all my possessions are easily accessible! You don't want to be putting your handbag down everytime you want to take a photo or a selfie!

A Towel
A total must for the pools (if staying on site) and water parks! Not only are you fully prepared and don't haave to rent one but you can spot your stuff easily out of the huge aray of sun loungers there! The towel in the picture below is the one I took with me and it came in so handy!

 A Poncho
Orlando is known for it's sunshine... and showers! My boyfriend and I were caught in the rain almost everyday when we went last year and a poncho was something we hadn't thought of packing. This meant we spent about $8/10 or so each on buying a Disneyworld poncho! What we really should have done was bought a couple of bargains ones before we went and popped them in our bags! Save yourself some money - you will probably only chuck it away after anyway!

Anti-Bac Hand Gel
Disneyworld is host to thousands and thousands of people a day and you will be touching alot of the same stuff as those strangers so, for me, anti-bac is in my bag 24/7 without question! Something to pop on my hands after going on rides and before I eat!

Suncream & Aftersun
Even if the sky is cloudy - you are still going to be affected by the sun. I went to Blizzard Beach on a seriously cloudy day and came back with sunburn! A sensible factored suncream and aftersun is vital for a trip to Florida! 

A Small Purse
Like I said before, I only like to take a small handy-sized bag with me to the parks, so with that comes a small purse! You don't need all your cards and bits and bobs with you (especially if you have your magic band linked to your bank account!) so I just like to take a small coin purse to pop all of my money into.

Brand New Perfume
I've said this many times on here - a brand new perfume on a holiday is a must for me! That way the scent will forever remind you of your amazing trip away :) Can't find one before you go? Grab one in the airport before you depart, that's what I did!

Portable Phone Charger
Yes, you don't want to forever be on your phone while you are on holiday - but there will be a few things you will need on there. 
For me it was mostly my camera (obviously) and my Disney Experience app! The app helps you organise your whole trip - from fast passes to park timings to restaurant bookings! It's handy to have that to look at at all times so running out of charge isn't an option! You can get these charging sticks so cheap nowadays and they are so easy to just chuck in your handbag!



What's top of your packing list?

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11 comments

  1. I've just booked my holiday to Florida for next year and I'm sooo excited! I've been to Florida a few times before but never done Disney! I was thinking about getting a bum bag so I can be super hands free haha. Also love your idea of getting a new perfume! I need to make sure I remember all these things haha x

    Georgina | Rent or Chanel?

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  2. Oooh I would love to go to Florida and visit all the amazing parks! Whenever I go away on holiday I always buy a new perfume too, then whenever I wear it it reminds me of my holiday : ) xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  3. Hands free bag is a must. I'd love to go back to Disney.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  4. What a greeat post and great tips! I love Disney!

    lifeisashoe

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  5. Saving this for when I finally get a chance to go to Disney World. Thank you!

    Beka. xo
    littleworldofbeka

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  6. I have those exact trainers and they are so comfortable I love them! I wish I could go to Disney World, it'd be a dream come true haha! Such a helpful list though if you're like me and get in a faff with packing!
    Mary-Ann xx
    Angel Flicks

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  7. Definitely agree with these! Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede reminds me of our trip to Disney as I wore it the whole holiday :D

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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  8. Love these tips! Definitely need to start doing the new perfume thing!
    I also made the mistake of taking an 'on arm' handbag with me when I went to Disneyland in California and regretted it about 10 mins after we got there!! So annoying!

    www.jordan-courtney.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Great list! Comfy shoes are a must!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination
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  10. Thank you for these tips they're really helpful! I've never been to Disneyland but I plan to one day! xxx

    www.thesweetsevenfive.com

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  11. I'm going in September for the first time so this post is really helpful! xo

    http://rachelnicole.co.uk/

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