Disney is filled with items to impulse buy, from ponchos during a rain storm to disposable cameras (yes, they still make them!). The goal of this article is to share our Top 10 Items to buy through an online retailer prior to your trip. If you are looking for some advice on what to pack in your bags check out our FREE Packing List Printable!
Disclaimer: We do have affiliate deals with a few of the following retailers, but that doesn’t guarantee a spot on the list. In fact, the only reason why we have made these deals is because we use them ourselves on our trips.
I can not stop talking about these stylish flip flops. I pretty much exclusively wear these in the summer. They are the perfect shoe to wear because they dry out so fast and they are super comfy. Each one of Sanuk’s shoes have yoga mat bottoms, squishy, comfy goodness! Check out their endless color options here!
If you aren’t starting your own professional photography business you may not be ready to invest in a high-end camera to capture all your vacation family moments. Well, did you know that you can rent cameras and video equipment? It’s a great way to get high-end equipment for a whole lot less! Or maybe you have been eyeing over a specific camera but aren’t sure it’s worth it. Again, renting is a perfect way to give a camera or video camera test run. We have used and love Borrowed Lens and right now they have a special offer – Early Black Friday Deal, 20% Off All Rentals Plus Two Days Free!
18. Baby Wipes
You may be wondering why this one is on the list. Whether or not you have a little one with diapers to change you still find yourself in sticky situations. Think a hot summer day at Disney World with a quickly melting Dole Whip! These wipes sure do come in handy for all sort of spills! We recommend picking up some packs over at your local Dollar Store.
Sometimes it isn’t raining hard enough to wear a poncho and I must say I do like to avoid them at all costs. Ponchos make you feel hot and clammy but I will admit they keep you the driest when caught in the rain at Disney. We recommend this umbrella because it lasts. I have bought so many cheaper ones and eventually they all end up broken but not this guy.
Your channel selection isn’t always the greatest when staying at a Disney hotel. If you are staying off property it can be even more unpredictable what channel selection you will get. If you pack this little device you will gain access to your streaming accounts like HBO Go, Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, and so many more! Learn more here.
14. Hand Sanitizer
Maybe I am just a giant germ-a-phob but I always have one of these guys hanging off my Disney bag. Lots of germs are hanging around the big crowds at Disney and while Disney does their best to keep things clean you can never be too safe. You can get a great deal on an eight pack here.
One of the best pin trading tips we have to buy a lot of these Disney trading pins ahead of time and trade them in the parks. Pins at Walt Disney World can range from $12 to $18 which is pretty steep if your intent is to trade. Pick up this no duplicate lot here.
Maybe it’s just all the camera equipment, Apple Watches, iPhones, ect. we bring on our Disney trips but we never seem to have enough outlets to get everything charged. We made this mistake on one of trips and immediately ordered this guy, haven’t had an issue since!
Have I mentioned yet about hot it gets here in Florida during the summer months? Portable fan VERY smart idea! The ones that are bulky and misting that they sell you in the parks will set you back around $18. This fan is much smaller, takes up less room and runs off those backup batteries you can use for your phone too!
10. SunscreenYou don’t want to get stuck buying this one at the resort due to Disney’s steep up charge. It’s sunny more often than not here in Florida this is a MUST pack item.
9. Pop Tarts, GoGo Squeeze & Family’s Favorite SnacksWith all that walking your going to get in around the parks your going to need a healthy supply of snacks. If you are looking to save money or want some back ups for your hotel room I highly recommend packing some snacks. We are big fans of granola bars, Gogo Squeeze and Pop Tarts.
I think we may own the entire Zero Water Collection. Nothing cleans the yucky stuff out of the water like Zero Water. We have their water filters here at the house as well and we have never been disappointed. I find the tap water you can get for free at most Disney counter service places tastes yucky. In order to save us from buying bottled water we decided to pick up a couple of these guys and it really has saved us! You can grab one of these over here.
What is a Frogg Togg? A magical cooling towel that is the only way to survive the summer months in the park. The sun, heat, and humidity are unbearable here in the summer and a Frogg Togg helps cool you down and power on to the next ride. They come in a bunch of different colors too!
Who here likes blisters? That’s what I thought! This little beauty miraculously prevents blisters and chafing. It’s safe to use on your thighs, neck, arms, or anywhere skin is rubbed. Discovering this was life changing I always keep this on hand now. Purchase yours here.
Don’t leave your family out when traveling! We love bringing this headphone splitter along with us on a trip, especially when flying so we can watch a movie together.
Nerdy Disney shirts are a must have for your Disney vacation. We already put together a whole bunch of our favorites over here! The possibilities are endless on this one! Check out our recommended Disney Collection of tee shirts.
It rains a lot here in Florida and it’s always a smart idea to carry one these ponchos in your bag at all times. It seems that we have found pop up storms are a central Florida specialty.
This is our favorite external battery to bring to the parks with us. It can charge our iPhones about 4 times before it runs out! None of our other battery packs can say that much. This item tops our list because you don’t want to be in the parks with a dead phone. You want in line entertainment and obviously to capture all your vacation memories. Get this battery here.
What items are your must haves for your Disney vacation? Anything we are missing on our list? Let us know in the comments below!
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