What to pack for DisneyWorld in December!

So in case you have just stumbled upon this and you haven’t seen my numerous posts on Instagram and here over the last few months (in which case, howdy, welcome to my blog!) then you will know that in just ONE WEEK we are heading off to Disney World. ONE WEEK people! The excitement is tangible.

I have actually got rather a lot on at the moment with work, meeting builders and securing quotes for an annex (it’s not going well, who’d have thought building a whole house was, erm, EXPENSIVE) and Toby’s birthday party which we’d agreed not to have until he burst into tears on his birthday and I couldn’t explain to him that we weren’t having a party because we’re going to DISNEY, so I haven’t really had much time to pack. I can’t wait to get started but I am a meticulous list writer when it comes to to-do’s or planning projects, and packing is absolutely no exception.

I thought for ease I would break this down by person and then have a separate “essentials” category, so you can see what to pack for a toddler for Disney world, what to pack for your children for Disney world and what to pack for Disneyworld as an adult.

If you need to, feel free to add to the lists, take things out etc if you are using them to help you plan for yourself. This is for a 14 day holiday!

Hand luggage.

  • Passports
  • Flight log books (I’ve had these since the kids were born and they are magic. Each time they fly we ask the pilot to jot down some details and a little message – it fills me with such joy to read back over their flights)
  • Tickets for the plane
  • Tickets/confirmation for DisneyWorld
  • Tickets/Confirmation for other attractions
  • Insurance details
  • Wrist links/Wrist bands with numbers on for child safety – you could actually write your number in their magic bands too if you don’t want them wearing too many things (which is what I will be doing)
  • Snacks/drinks for the plane
  • Chargers for devices
  • Adaptors
  • Any extra entertainment for the plane. We actually buy blind bags for the children to open every hour. They unwrap a little gift every hour (or so) because it gives them something new to focus on, gives us something to remind them they need to behave for and keeps the entertainment fresh. I don’t tell them how many I have or that I have more than one, so each time is a big surprise for them. It literally costs us £30-40 for all of them and works SO well, much better than anything else we’ve tried.
  • Sticker books. We use the Melissa & Doug reusable ones, they last and last, they have a fab range. the only thing I would say that is a negative is they are BIG.
  • iPads/Devices. You’re on a flight. Embrace the fact that you are going to be trying to entertain everyone and just upload the devices with all sorts. Yes, there will be movies and my boys will be happy to watch them, but they will also be sat on a flight for NINE hours.
  • Battery for a camera. Yup, this is an essential for anyone wanting to record before they arrive or their arrival. You might find you run out at the airport – can you imagine missing the arrival!?
  • Wet wipes
  • Lip balm
  • Medicines you might need
  • Schedule. If you have done one for Disney touring then make sure you get yourself a print out in your hand luggage.
  • Headphones


  • 7-8 tops
  • 5-6 trousers/shorts
  • 4-6 dresses
  • 2 pairs of shoes
  • 1 pair of heels
  • straighteners
  • shampoo and conditioner (they have some there but it’s not the same as mine so I take my own)
  • bobby pins
  • hair bobbles
  • hair brush
  • toothbrush
  • 16 pairs pants
  •  4 bras
  • deodorant
  • perfume (I usually leave this out and buy some at duty free!)
  • Make up
  • Sun cream and aftersun
  • Talc for thighs (hello chub rub!)
  • 3 jumpers for the nights because its cooler in Dec
  • 5 pairs socks
  • Johnson’s make up remover wipes (they are lush and it’s so much easier than taking a load of fancy pants stuff!)
  • Mickey mouse ears
  • pjs
  • swimwear
  • towel
  • Ponchos for everyone (since we spent £56 on the bastard things last time)


  • 14 tops
  • 3 shorts
  • 2 trousers
  • 2 pairs shoes
  • 2 hoodies
  • 1 shirt
  • 14 pairs socks (we have very different ideas on washing socks)
  • 14 pairs pants
  • aftershave
  • deodorant
  • hair wax
  • e-liquid and charger
  • pjs
  • swimwear
  • towel

Boys (this is each)

  • 7 t-shirts
  • 7-8  pairs of shorts/trousers
  • 14 pairs of pants
  • 6 pairs socks
  • calpol
  • nurofen
  • 1-2 pair shoes
  • 4 jumpers each
  • trading badges
  • sun hats
  • sunglasses
  • toothbrushes
  • pjs
  • swimwear and goggles
  • towel


  • 8 dresses
  • 2 shorts
  • 5-6 tshirts/tops
  • 1 jeans
  • 4 cardigans
  • 2 jumpers
  • 4-5 shoes (it’s better not to argue with her. You can be sensible and just take 1-2)
  • 3 pairs socks
  • nappy rash cream (she doesn’t wear nappies but she does get sore)
  • toothbrush
  • sunglasses
  • sunhat
  • hair clips
  • required fancy dress…
  • pjs
  • swimwear and goggles
  • towel

That’s it!

We are also planning on Disney bounding so I have a few outfits that specifically need to be put together (we only did 5, hats off to people that do it errday! Yikes!)

H 🙂


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