You’d be surprised the things you take with you for a full day in the Disney parks. There’s nothing like being prepared for anything and everything especially on holiday and these are my essentials.
Raincoat Or Poncho
Regardless of Florida being a wonderfully warm and sunny destination, there is the odd occasion (depending on when you go) when rain will hit and let me tell you, it pours. I don’t want to spend my time hiding until the sun reappears so I just pop on a raincoat and go for it. Let’s not forget that there are a few rides that you will get soaked on too and a raincoat might just save you the uncomfortable stage of trying to dry in the sun.
Although you can link your money to your magic band, I prefer to hold onto a purse so I can keep track of what I’m spending a little better. It’s easy to splurge too dangerously when you’re in holiday mode.
I don’t mind the heat myself but Jase definitely suffers if we are standing in the sun for too long. Sometimes queues aren’t always under cover so a mini fan can help take the edge off.
I know this sounds like a ridiculous thing to pack in your bag but Disney has been reducing the use of plastic straws which is amazing, but I personally find Disney cups easier to carry around when you have a straw instead of taking the whole lid off. Reusable straws are the way to go.
Mini Setting Spray
A little spray bottle of All Nighter is always handy when I’m retouching my makeup to keep my oily T-zone at bay, especially in the heat.
Hair Brush and Accessories
With a mix of water rides and the humidity, who knows what my hair might do. I find carrying a hair brush and some hair bands can be a real saviour when I need to shove everything up into a bun.
On the occasions when you really are too soaked to dry in the sun, the last thing you want to do is have to go back to the hotel before you’ve done everything you wanted to do. Just chuck some spare clothes in your bag and have a quick change before continuing the fun.
Because it really is essential if you don’t want to feel like a lobster at the end of the day.
Sometimes you need a top up, especially when you are getting the camera out so often.
It’s such a mum thing to say but plasters are always handy to keep near by. There’s a LOT of walking when it comes to Disney parks and blisters can be awful if they decide to appear. Compeed are life savers.
You know, unless you want to spend the day squinting.
Here’s one I’ve never bothered with before but I really want to get some good footage and photography of the parks. My hand just isn’t that steady so a tripod might just help.
I’ll be making sure I pick up a fuel rod before my phone dies in the park. I will be using my phone a lot on this trip as it’s acting as my camera. A fuel rod is definitely an essential.
What’s in your park bag?