If you’re reading this, we are either on our way to or in Orlando! I’m super excited to take Greylen to Disney. She is obsessed with Minnie and Mickey and I know we are going to make the best family memories. I did a lot of research when planning (what to bring?! what to wear?! what’s a fast pass?!) so I wanted to share some of the things I ended up packing! Have a great rest of the week!
In my suitcase…
First off, my luggage set is new! I have had my eye on Calpak luggage for as long as I can remember but it was never super high on my priority list (it’s a bit of an investment!). Well, I walked into TJMaxx the other day and they had a set of 3 for $150 in the exact color I wanted! I. was. so. excited. I have a lot of trips coming up and this set is perfect for our whole fam! Here is a similar style available at Nordstrom Rack. I’m also obsessed with this set!
Comfortable outfits – We are going to the parks for 2.5 days so I plan to be as comfortable as possible during that time! Jean shorts and t-shirts will be my go to. I planned all of my outfits ahead of time so I can just throw them on and go!
Sports bras – I’m telling you, comfort is literally all I care about!
Disney shirt and ears – The things we do for our kids, ya know?! Definitely never thought I’d be sporting a Disney shirt and Minnie ears but Greylen is obsessed soooo…done. Ears are one of the things I am packing vs. buying in the park to save a little money. I got these ones on Amazon…so cheap!
For the park…
Backpack – My Herschel backpack is my favorite for trips like this. It’s easy to clean and it’s perfect for holding a day’s worth of essentials! I’ll use it as my carry-on and then wear it on the days we go to the parks.
Autograph book for G – Another thing I am packing vs. buying in the park to save money. I read that a clickable Sharpie is best for signing autographs so I am bringing a couple of those too.
Water bottles – It’s going to be 90 degrees so yeahhh, we’re going to be thirsty!
Sunscreen, sunglasses and a couple mister fan bottles – Again, 90 degrees.
Hand sanitizer – No description needed.
Snacks – I’m hoping that having snacks and water on hand will make waiting in lines a little easier on Grey!
Park tickets – We are going to Seaworld, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Magic Kingdom!
My Disney Experience app – I have had this app downloaded on my phone for a couple of weeks now and it’s awesome! It has a map of the parks, ride wait times, show times, information about characters/dining, etc. I already used it to book our fast passes and a couple dining reservations and I’m excited to use it at the park!
A phone charger – I can’t even imagine how many pictures I’m going to take!
A small wallet/card holder – I just bought one like this for traveling and I love the size. It fits a couple cards, my ID and some cash.
Lots of activities for the plane – I have flown with Grey before and it has been pretty easy however, she’s older this time so I know it won’t be as simple. I am bringing some new toys, my iPad and coloring books (she’s obsessed!). We’ve also been talking to her a lot about going on an airplane to try and get her excited for it. If all goes well, I’ll do a post with my tips!
Sleep sheep and blanket – This should make her feel a little more at home when sleeping at the hotel!
A stroller – Hopefully she will be cool with sitting in her stroller for some of the day. Maybe she will even take a nap in there (wishful thinking!)?!
Swim suits, swim diapers, etc. – We aren’t going to the parks every day so I’m hoping to squeeze in some pool time!
Minnie & Mickey stuffed animals and a couple cheap light up toys – Are you sensing a theme here with us bringing things with us in order to save money?! The stuffed animals we are bringing were $5 and I know the ones at the park will be way more expensive. Same goes for the light-up toys. She is way too young to care about what kind she has so I think she will be a-okay with these ones!
Cute outfits, ears & shoes – I couldn’t help it! I’m definitely going to try to snap some outfit photos and do a round-up when we get back!