20 Items to Buy Online Before Your Next Disney Trip
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20 Items to Buy Online Before Your Next Disney Trip

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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.

20. Comfy Flip Flops – aka Sanuks

Gray Yoga Sling Sanuk Flip Flops. There are endless options for colors and designs.
Gray Yoga Sling Sanuk Flip Flops. There are endless options for colors and designs.

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!

19. Rent Camera / Video Equipment

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.

17. Umbrella

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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.

16. Hanging Toiletry Organizer

Large Hanging Toiletry Cosmetic Organizer Bag - Roll up for Storage and Travel (Black Twist)
Large Hanging Toiletry Cosmetic Organizer Bag – Roll up for Storage and Travel (Black Twist)
This one is a game changer especially if you are going on a Disney Cruise! We used it on our last Disney Resort stay. Even at a deluxe resort, your counter space is super limited in the bathroom. Our hanging toiletry organizer kept everything in our room tidy and made

15. Amazon Fire Stick

Amazon Firestick will instantly give you access to your streaming accounts like HBO-GO, Netflix, Hulu and many more!
Amazon Firestick will instantly give you access to your streaming accounts like HBO-GO, Netflix, Hulu and many more!

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

Purell hand sanitizer travel size. These are easy to snap on to any bag or purse you bring into the theme parks.
Purell hand sanitizer travel size. These are easy to snap on to any bag or purse you bring into the theme parks.

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.

13. Discounted Disney Pins for Trading

Disney trading pins, perfect way to save money by trading these in the park.
Disney trading pins, perfect way to save money by trading these in the park.

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.

12. Power Strip or USB Charger

USB Wall Charger to ensure all your electronics get charged while your on vacation.
USB Wall Charger to ensure all your electronics get charged while your on vacation.

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!

11. Portable USB Powered Fan

Portable USB powered fan will keep you cool on a hot day in the theme parks.
Portable USB powered fan will keep you cool on a hot day in the theme parks.

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. Sunscreen

Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport Performance Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Spray - Twin Pack - SPF 30, 6 ounce
Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport Performance Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Spray – Twin Pack – SPF 30, 6 ounce
You 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 Snacks

Kellogg's Pop Tarts Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, 14.1 oz
Kellogg’s Pop Tarts Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, 14.1 oz
With 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.

8. Water Filter Bottle

Get tasteless clean water with a Zero Water filtered water bottle.
Get tasteless clean water with a Zero Water filtered water bottle.

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.

7. Frogg Togg Chilling Towel

Frogg Togg cooling towel is the perfect item for the hot summer months in Florida.
Frogg Togg cooling towel is the perfect item for the hot summer months in Florida.

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!

6. Body Glide Anti-Chafe Balm

Stop chaffing before it even starts with Body Glide!
Stop chafing before it even starts with Body Glide!

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.

5. Headphone Splitter

Use a headphone splitter so you and your family can watch a movie together!
Use a headphone splitter so you and your family can watch a movie together!

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.

4. T-Shirts

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Disney Tees are incredibly popular (and awesome!)

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.

3. Ponchos

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.

2. Autograph Books

Autograph books are a great way to remember your vacation for years to come!
Autograph books are a great way to remember your vacation for years to come!

1. External Battery Chargers

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Anker backup battery is compact and offers your multiple recharges of your phone!

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.

Bonus: Parade Blanket aka Monkey Mat

If you must stake out a spot for the parade or fireworks hours ahead of time then you should definitely invest in this blanket!
If you must stake out a spot for the parade or fireworks hours ahead of time then you should definitely invest in this blanket!

What items are your must haves for your Disney vacation? Anything we are missing on our list? Let us know in the comments below!

Yes! 20 things you should buy before your next Disney Vacations. These are all things I make sure we have before any of our trips honestly.
Yes! 20 things you should buy before your next Disney Vacations. These are all things I make sure we have before any of our trips honestly.

Dustin

Dustin's a former Walt Disney World and Disney Store Canada Cast Member. Since leaving the company in 2011, he's graduated from the College of Disney Knowledge and now enjoys sharing tips and tricks with friends, family and now all of our guests at How To MCO.

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