Are you planning a trip to Disneyland with your family? Disneyland in Anaheim, California, is the most magical place on earth, and it can also be the most hectic place on earth if you don’t have all your ducks in a row before you get there. To help you get the most out of your trip to Disney, we’ve put together this list of five things to pack on your next trip to Disneyland with kids.
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Things to Pack On Your Next Trip To Disneyland
No matter what time of year you visit, you’ll want to pack clothing that can handle all types of weather. Check current weather reports and plan accordingly. Light jackets are good for spring and fall. Sweaters, coats, and long pants work in winter, sandals or closed-toe shoes will protect your feet from the summer sun, and bathing suits are ideal for water rides in hot months. For some extra protection, it may be a good idea to stop at the dollar store or Walmart and buy a set of family ponchos for those unexpected rainy days. You’ll be able to find some inside the park, however, you can expect them to cost a lot more once inside.
A money-saving tip: These adorable princess dresses can serve as an extra layer for your little princess on cooler days and it’s cheaper than buying one at the park.
Pack some snacks, so that you don’t have to make any unnecessary stops once you get on the go. Between the lines and the size of the park, it’s hard to see and do everything you want in such a short time. Packing snacks and drinks can save time so that you can eat while you stand in line. This can also save you money on food since you and your little ones won’t need to stop for a quick snack all the time.
If you have a baby, be sure to pack their formula, several bottles to last you throughout the day, and their teething snacks.
No matter how old your kids are, you’ll want them to have their own stroller while visiting Disneyland. They’re allowed on most rides and walking long distances can be very tiring for children and young adults. Make sure it has large wheels for easy maneuvering, a good canopy for shade, and pockets on either side of it for snacks or water bottles. If you have more than one child, pick up a double stroller. There’s nothing worse than waiting in line only to realize your toddler is tired and needs rest! Just be aware that many of these strollers aren’t allowed in buildings like California Adventure Park so make sure you check out what’s prohibited before trying to bring one inside.
No one wants their phone to die when they’re at Disneyland. That’s why you should pack a portable charger. This way you can charge your phone quickly, even if it starts getting low on juice before your day trip is over. Pack some charging cables, too—you can never have enough of those when you travel with kids. Another electronic you’ll want to carry with you is a bottle warmer if your baby is being formula-fed.
You need this diaper bag backpack if you plan on packing diapers and other baby items. Be sure to include sunscreen or moisturizer as well. Don’t forget hats, sunglasses, gloves, and scarves for both adults and kids. Because it can get chilly at night even in warm months, you should pack some sweatshirts or light blankets too. You never know when you might need them!