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Disney is without a doubt the happiest place on earth (at least my family thinks so)! Here is a list of things you will want to take into the park with you.
Well, this one is a “duh” moment, but if you can do something wrong, chances are I have. Make sure you have your tickets with you. Walking back to the hotel (especially with kids) is like doing the walk of shame as an adult.
You can get a free glass of water all over the park. So we fill up in the morning and grab free water throughout the day to put in our water bottles. We really like Contigo Water Bottle because they are inexpensive and keep water cold (which is the only way I like to drink water).
We have three young kids so snacks are necessary. Park food can be expensive and we also have a daughter with a soy and dairy allergy so bringing our own snacks makes more sense.
My kids and I are extremely light skinned. Sunblock is a must for a long and warm Cali day. We like spray on because it is the easiest to apply to squirming, excited children.
Along with the sunscreen, hats and sunglasses are beneficial. The sun beats hard. Just make sure you put your glasses and hats away before riding space mountain! haha.
It can rain for ten minutes and then the sun is out and about with full force. Some families prefer ponchos and others like umbrellas. We usually bring a few umbrellas and when it rains we will ride an indoor ride or grab a bite to eat. It usually doesn’t last long, but in case it did you would be prepared.
We have a normal sony camera, but here soon we will be investing in a go-pro because the shots are better.
Diapers/wipes/changes of clothes:
I throw several diaper bag items in the backpack. Including changes of clothes, diapers, wipes, and diaper balm.
In a small sealable bottle, I pack some dish soap to wash out sippy cups, bottles, or pacifiers.
I bring a small first aid kit. It contains some band-aids, Benadryl, children’s Tylenol, anti-itch cream, hand sanitizer, wet ones (we use these for our hands and tables if we are eating at a restaurant).
You can not buy gum anywhere in the park. So we bring our own. Just make sure to dispose of it properly. Disney tries to ensure the cleanliness of the park.
What do you bring in your theme-park backpack?