Walt Disney World is an amazing family vacation but to keep everyone happy and healthy throughout your stay in the Happiest Place on Earth you'll need to be prepared!
We've planned hundreds of Walt Disney World vacations for our clients, and these are the tips we continue to share and use personally to insure the best possible experience in the parks.
Central Florida is notorious for its rainstorms! You should be ready for a sudden rainstorm to pop up any afternoon and park ponchos are pricy. We always have light weight ponchos in our park bag so that we can power through the rain. Don’t let the rain dampen your vacation not only will lines be shorter for all your favorite attractions you also get to take in the Rainy Day Cavalcade at the Magic Kingdom.
Let’s be honest Orlando is hot and sticky and rubbing is going to be a reality. We recommend using a friction defense cream like this one from Gold Bond to keep your skin moisturized and rash-free while you’re walking those miles around the parks.
This product was a life saver on our last trip! After 7 days in the parks my feet were a mess, I made a rookie shoe mistake. Band-Aids just weren’t cutting it, they kept bunching up and slipping, but these mole skins stayed put. I also suggest pre-cutting a few different sizes, so they are ready to go when needed.
You’ll need something to carry your park gear in and a lightweight backpack is the easiest way to have your must-have items close at hand. We really this pack because it’s easy to fold up and store, it’s water resistant, and has multiple pockets making organization easy.
Quick Drying Walking Shoes
Finding the right park shoes is always a challenge, you’re liking to average 6-8 miles per day in those shoes. On rainy days quick dry shoes like these can be a life saver! I hate walking around a squishy wet shoes and even a well broken pair of wet sneakers will cause blisters. These shoes are comfy and come in many colors so you can find the perfect pair for each park outfit.
Stainless Steel Water Bottle
It's no secret that it can be very hot in Orlando and you're going to need to stay hydrated if you want to have the energy to go from rope drop to fireworks. While a bottle of water in the parks can be very expensive you can also request a cup of ice water for FREE from any of the quick service dining locations. I love refilling my stainless steel water bottle because it keeps everything insulated and cold even on the hottest Orlando day.
Portable Phone Charger Power Bank
Having extra power for your cell phone is an absolute MUST when in Walt Disney World. Nearly all your activities will be planned and managed through the MyDisneyExperience app so having back-up power is important. There are a few areas in each park with access to power outlets but you won't want to pause your day to juice up your phone. This portable charger is the perfect size to toss into your park bag and stay on the go!
Magic Band Protectors
These are super helpful additions to your children’s Magic Bands. Somehow kids always seem to pull off their bands or catch them on everything. These will save you from buying a replacement band and they glow in the dark!