Packing list for Disney World?

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Helper bee

donna_saur:  shorts shorts shorts, and tank tops. Trust me. I live in Orlando and it’s hot as hell outside right now. It’s miserable. Oh, and sunscreen and bugspray. And aloe for the inevitable sunburn. 

Post # 3
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249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Little baggies to put cell phones, etc in if you ride wet rides.  

Post # 5
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Helper bee

donna_saur:  Whatever shorts are most comfortable. if you’re going to ride the water rides, jean shorts are going to get wet and be extremely uncomfortable. I’d recommend any shoes that are really comfortable for you to walk and stand in a lot. I usually wear sneakers or flip flops (because my feet get hot easily and I get really cranky if I’m hot). 

 

I don’t know where you’re from, but the most infuriating thing is when people think that Florida’s heat will be no big deal, because where they’re from it’s “in the 80’s and 90’s too”. Maybe so, but it’s not necessarily the heat, it’s the humidity, which is HORRIBLE. Oh yeah, speaking of humidity, bring some sort of hair product that’ll tame that, especially if you have curly hair. 

 

Just to put it in perspective, it was 97 degrees today, but felt like 102 with humidity. 

 

Also, bring lots of changes of clothes, because it rains often in the afternoon. Don’t let that deter you from going to the parks. The forecast says rain everyday… just hide out in a shop for 20 minutes while it blows over, and then continue on with your day. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

donna_saur:  Cute but comfortable shoes. I would say just comfortable but you will take pics and want to look nice. Rain poncho, buy off property, it’s like $8 on, you can find cheaper at wal-mart and they are easy to cary. A bag to carry stuff in, also make sure it’s cute as well (pictures). A camera. Shorts. A bathing suit if you stay on property. This may sound odd, but I found it flipping COLD inside the resort we stayed at, so a small thinish cardigan can protect you from that (the extreme hot outside to cold inside made me ill by the time I left…I swear they don’t need to make it that icy). Tank tops. A nice dress, easy to fold. One of our nice dinners we had no time to go back to the resort to change, so I carried my dress and got changed in the bathroom, so if you are in that situation make it a light dress.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Shorts, tank tops, comfortable shoes (can’t stress that one enough), sunblock, and a hat. Bring bottled water into the parks (we brought 2 bottles each). I also brought a backpack for the water, small snacks, a rain poncho and my wallet. The backpack left my hands free which was good. Also if you don’t already have it download the app because its amazing. Gives you current wait times for rides. And there is free wifi throughout the park.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We’re doing a Disney honeymoon, too! Woohoo! 🙂

 

My fave shoes for lots of walking is Merrell sandals. They’re a little pricey (if you can try some on in store, try checking eBay for the styles you like!), but sooo worth it. They last forever and are so comfy! Keens are a good choice too.

Post # 10
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249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I like the running, or tennis skirts (skorts).  They dry really really fast, are light & breezy, and cute.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

donna_saur:  They’re wonderful!  I have several pairs and pretty much live in them this time of year.  Dick’s Sporting Goods has a sale on a few pair right now.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: Orlando Science Center

Can’t speak to recommended clothes for women, but for your FI, I usually wear boardshorts when I go to the parks. They’re light, and dry quickly after the water rides (I seriously can’t believe people bring and wear jeans to a theme park in FL in the summer…then wear them on a water ride). In fact, I wear clothes I expect to get wet, since it is almost inevitable between the summer storms and water rides. Synthetics are your friend.

As far as hats go, a regular cap would work for keeping the sun out of your eyes, but the real killer is the sun on your neck/shoulders. A boonie hat is great because it will also keep more of the sun off your neck.

Also, for shoes – they’ll get weird looks, but I love Vibram FiveFingers for theme parks – lightweight, quick-drying, and you don’t have to worry about wet socks. But then again, I’m a dude and don’t really care that much about how I look when going to Disney or Unviersal, I just want to be comfy.

Post # 14
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200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

donna_saur:  We’re going this coming Sept and I can’t wait either! I have been reading all these Disney trip planning sites like a total crazy person lol. And about the shoes, all the Merrells/Keens I own are either strappy sandals are flops, there are tons of options! 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center

We just went to Disney World for our honeymoon! It was a blast but it was HOTTTT. My scalp got sunburned 🙁 make sure you bring a hat to prevent sunburns, sunscreen, and comfortable clothing! I ended up with blisters on the inside of my feet the last day because I opted for my cute shoes instead of comfy ones – not fun.

Just wear what is comfortable but realize you will be taking pictures so throw something together that is cute but comfy.

If you didn’t get it, you should definitely get the Disney Dining Plan – trust me, it’s worth it.

 

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