I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – Disney World is not just for families with children! I love going to Disney World on adult only trips!
If fact, I have one planned for November (seriously, the count down is on!!!).
When you are traveling with children, there are a ton of packing lists that will remind you to bring games for the plane or car, snacks for throughout the day, and water wings for the pool. But what should you pack for yourself?
Here is my Disney For Adults Packing List
First, it really depends on what time of year you are visiting. In the hotter summer months, you are going to want shorts and tanks, but it does it pretty cold at night in the winter months. Here are the average highs and lows for Walt Disney World by month. Modify your clothing needs accordingly.
January: High 71 / Low 50
February: High 73 / Low 53
March: High 77 / Low 57
April: High 82 / Low 62
May: High 88 / Low 68
June: High 91 / Low 73
July: High 92 / Low 76
August: High 92 / Low 76
September: High 89 / Low 74
October: High 84 / Low 68
November: High 78 / Low 60
December: High 72 / Low 54
Remember that these are averages, which means some days will be much hotter or colder depending on the time of year. When I was there working in December of 2011, we were selling out of hats and gloves because it was so cold!
Okay, now that we’ve got the weather aspect taken care of, let’s start talking about what to pack.
At Disney World, I like to be prepared for anything. I am an self proclaimed over-packer, so please, edit down the list as you like.
- Shorts or pants for each day
- T-shirt or tank top for each day
- Sundress or similar for dinner out (women)
- Collard shirt and pressed pants or shorts for dinner out (men)
- Jacket or sweatshirt for cooler months
- Cardigan for coolor months
- Lounge clothes – for those nights you just want to hang out in your room
- Extra Outfits – Like I said, I’m an over packer. I like to pack at least 1-2 extra outfits in case I get caught in a rain storm, or spill food all over myself and want to change.
The shoes you wear to Disney are very important. For more info, check out this post that I dedicated to the topic.
- Athletic style shoes for park wear
- Nice sandals for evenings out
- Flip flops for wearing down to the pool
- Back up pair of athletic shoes
If you are staying at a Disney Resort, you will be provided with Shampoo, Body Soap, and Face Soap. If you want anything additional, or you are really into your own toiletries (like I am!), then pack all the essentials.
- Body Wash/Soap
- Face Wash
- Hair Brush/Comb
- Make Up
- Hair Spray
- Hair Ties/accessories
- Curling Iron, straightening iron, etc.
- Feminine Items – ladies, if you do forget these, your resort gift shop and large park gifts shops such as Mouse Gears in Epcot sell them. You just have to ask at the counter, as they are not displayed out in the open.
- Cough Cough! Um…protection…Cough Cough. Just saying – you won’t find those in a gift shop!
- Mouse Ears
- Water Bottle
- Pennies and Quarters for pressed penny machines
- Phone and camera chargers
- Books or e-reader – for the plane and for when your significant other is taking forever to get ready.
- Ziploc Bags
- Notepad – maybe it’s because I’m a writer, but I like to record my thoughts at the end of the day
- Pins for pin trading
- A bag for the park
- A purse for the evening
- Beach bag for going down to the pool
- Trashy magazine or book for pool time
Wow, I have the same anxiety I do when I actually pack for Disney! I feel like I’m forgetting something important. What do you think? Did I include everything, or did I leave out something crucial? Let me know in the comments.