We’ve been blogging all things Disney now for just over 2 years, but you know one thing we haven’t done? After all the advice and tips we’ve shared about what to wear in the parks and how to prepare for the weather and how to use FastPass+, we haven’t shared with you our “master” packing list! I know, it’s hard to believe isn’t it? Let’s begin by saying we are in no way, shape, or form saying that this list is the “end all, be all” of lists. “They’re more like guidelines anyway!” (sorry, I couldn’t help myself with the “Pirate of the Caribbean” pun just waiting to happen!)Ultimate Disney Vacation Packing ListBut seriously. Take this list and make it your own. Everyone’s list will be different because your list depends on several key factors like “Do you have a infant tagging along or a child with special needs that requires special equipment?” “Are you going in hot and humid July or cooler, possibly rainy February?” “Are you flying, driving, or taking a train?” “How long are you staying?” and many more! Questions just like these will need to be answered before you can begin your packing.

Mouse and Monorail Packing ListClick here to download the PDF version of this file.

This list is meant to be a small offering to get you started in the right direction when it comes to preparing for your Disney vacation. We’re not listing out things like “underwear” and “t-shirts” because we know you are all smart enough to know you need to be clothed at Disney! One of the biggest tips we can share with you is to make sure you check the weather before you go. Yes, south Florida stays a lot warmer than the rest of the U.S. for most of the year, but that doesn’t mean they don’t experience the occasional cold snap! Also, have we mentioned the rain enough yet? Florida is a mostly tropical climate, and you might have several 2-5 minute rainshowers throughout your day or it might rain lightly all day or it may not rain at all! Be prepared. Most folks will duck indoors or go back to their hotel room if it rains, but if you’re prepared like the good Wilderness Explorer you are, you’ll get to ride Expedition Everest 10 times before the rain lets up because everyone will have left (provided there is no lightening of course….always stay safe and follow Disney’s recommendations if it truly looks bad out there)!

And for all you camera lovin’ folks out there, don’t forget to check out Meredith’s awesome photography posts! She’s got several great tips on how to prepare your equipment, what types of settings to use and when, and how to capture the best moments of your vacation.

Thanks for stopping by today! ~Sarah ºoº