10 Things to Take to Disneyland

Essential things to take to Disneyland include a refillable water bottle, light sweaters or sweatshirts, battery charging pack, autograph book and pen, hats and sunglasses, sunscreen Chapstick, sunscreen for face and body, a first aid kit, a small day bag, and snacks.

These essentials will help make your trip even more enjoyable.

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Discover these 10 things to take to Disneyland

Packing for a trip to Disneyland can be overwhelming, but don’t worry!

We’ve got you covered with this list of must-haves.

1. Refillable Water Bottle

A must-have on any trip, but especially when you’re spending a day at Disneyland, especially if you’re trying to beat the heat!

Make sure to stay hydrated and avoid those $$$ water bottles inside the park.

Bringing your own water bottle also allows you to take advantage of the free water fountains located throughout the park.

Just fill ‘er up and enjoy

2. Light Sweaters or Sweatshirts

Even if you’re visiting during the summer, the evenings can get chilly in Anaheim.

Pack a light sweater or sweatshirt to throw on when the temperature starts to drop.

You’ll be glad you have it when you’re trying to enjoy the fireworks show!

Plus, if you’re planning on riding any of the outdoor rides (like Splash Mountain), you’ll appreciate having a dry sweatshirt to change into afterwards.

Trust us, you don’t want to be stuck in sopping wet clothes for the rest of the day.

If Disney Bounding is your thing, make sure your sweater/sweatshirt matches your theme!

3. Battery Charging Pack

You’re going to want to take lots of pictures and videos during your trip to Disneyland.

But that means your phone battery is going to suffer.

Avoid the headache (and expense) of having to buy a new charger by packing a portable battery pack.

Just charge it up before you leave and you’ll be able to recharge your phone.

4. Autograph Book and Pen

One of the best parts of Disneyland is getting to meet your favorite characters!

Make sure you’re prepared by bringing along an autograph book and pen.

That way, you can get their signatures and take some fun pictures too.

Pro tip: If you have young children, bring along a few small toys for them to give to the characters in exchange for autographs.

It’s a win-win!

The characters love it and your kiddo will be thrilled to see their favorite toy in the autograph book when they’re older.

5. Hats and Sunglasses

Whether you’re trying to protect your skin from the sun or just want to keep cool, hats and sunglasses are a must when visiting Disneyland.

And with so many fun options to choose from, there’s no excuse not to pack them!

Make sure to pack a hat that’s comfortable and won’t blow away in the wind.

6. Sunscreen Chapstick 

With all the walking you’ll be doing, your lips are going to need some extra protection from the sun.

Pack a Chapstick with SPF in it to keep your lips hydrated and protected all day long.

You’ll be thankful you did when you’re not dealing with dry, chapped lips in the middle of summer.

7. Sunscreen for your face and body

We can’t stress this one enough!

No matter what time of year you’re visiting, sunscreen is a must.

The last thing you want is to get sunburned on your trip.

So make sure to pack sunscreen for your face and body, and reapply it often throughout the day.

There’s nothing worse than being in pain and having to miss out on all the fun because you got too much sun.

8. First Aid Kit 

You never know when you’re going to need a band-aid or some antiseptic cream.

So it’s always a good idea to pack a small first aid kit when you travel.

Just throw in some basics like band-aids, antibiotic ointment, and pain relievers, and you’ll be prepared for anything.

9. A small day bag to carry everything in this list

And finally, you’re going to need a small day bag to carry all of these items!

A backpack or crossbody bag will work perfectly, or you can go old school with a fanny pack.

Just make sure it’s comfortable to wear, since you’ll be carrying it around all day long.

10. Snacks

Snacks are a must when visiting Disneyland.

There’s so much walking involved that you’re bound to get hungry.

And let’s be honest, the lines for food can get pretty long.

So save yourself some time (and money) by packing snacks and drinks for throughout the day. granola bars, trail mix, fruit, and bottled water are all great options.

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