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Have you ever wondered what exactly you should pack for Disneyland? Check out our detailed Disney packing list, plus specific ideas for packing with kids and toddlers!

I can’t help him. When someone asks me a question about Disneyland, my heart lights up like a dang electric show, and I launch into a heartfelt diatribe about my favorite place.

So when some people asked me recently what I would pack for Disneyland, I naturally wanted to write a novel!

I think a blog post will suffice. 😉

When it came to what to pack for Disneyland, we basically came down to science, between all our trips and the fact that I… He used to be a cast member! So, here’s exactly what you need to know.

Speaking of your next trip to Disneyland, you’ll want to check out these posts with the best secrets and tricks I’ve learned during my time as a show team member!

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The perfect Disney packing list

Now, keep in mind that this is what I’m bringing with us for a day inside Disneyland or Disney California Adventure.

This list does not include the rest of the things we generally pack for a trip (e.g. toiletries, travel gear, etc.).

Below you’ll find a Disney packing list with everything we bring with us to the parks to ensure a magical and easy day.

Clothes // What to wear at Disneyland

I tend to stick to a Disneyland uniform for everyone in our family – some kind of shirt, pants, or shorts depending on the weather, comfortable shoes, and a sweater layer for everyone. Here’s what we bring.

  • Hoodie or jacket for everyone (it can get cold in the morning and evening)
  • For children, an extra pair of shoes if they tend to get blisters
  • Mickey ears, if you’ve got them
  • For young children, change underwear and pants, just in case
  • Thin foldable blanket To tuck into the stroller or sit back to watch the show
  • Sunglasses for everyone

Toiletries to bring to Disneyland

Part of my Disney packing list is a small bag in my stroller or purse that holds our essentials.

Many of these can be found in the park for purchase, or for free in the childcare area. But I like to have it on hand.

Technology to bring to Disneyland

We don’t care much about technology, but there are some items that will help you have a much easier day!

  • Smartphones (for adults)
  • Extra charger To recharge your phone, especially if you use the Disneyland app or use your phone to take photos and document your day
  • A camera with a charged battery and an empty memory card (if you’re into photography, otherwise use the camera on your phone!)

Can you bring food to Disneyland?

You can and you should! Definitely add food or snacks to your Disney packing list. No alcohol and no glass bottles. But other than that, go for it! We always bring:

  • Refillable water bottles
  • Healthy snacks for kids and adults alike

We tend to eat breakfast before we arrive, bring our own healthy snacks, and then buy lunch and/or dinner in the park.

It’s also fun to splurge on a sweet treat here and there (we like the popcorn and Mickey pretzels).

Not kidding, I once saw a mother of four teenage boys sit down and pull an entire lunch for her entire family out of her backpack (a whole loaf of bread and some chicken salad!). So, meal-wise, do what works best for you.

You can definitely save some money by bringing your own food. But I have to admit, it’s fun to try out the places in the park!

Do you have to bring a stroller to Disneyland?

Ah, the old stroller question. For us, with two kids ages 5 and 3, a double stroller is a must. In the near future, Henry will likely start walking more and wandering less, and we may move to a single stroller.

If you are bringing a double bed, make sure it is compatible with it Size policy at Disneyland.

One of the main advantages of bringing a stroller is that you can store a lot of your items in the stroller storage instead of carrying them in a backpack or suitcase.

You can also cover a lot more ground if little ones don’t have to walk everywhere (or you don’t have to carry them).

If you don’t have a stroller but also don’t want to lug your stuff around all day, you can rent a locker at either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure, near the entrance inside either park.

This way you can get rid of the larger items and just have fun!

Deciding what to pack for Disneyland doesn’t have to be stressful! I would love to know if you have any necessities other than the list our family uses. Leave a comment with any questions I can help you with! xoxo

I obtained two media tickets to the Disneyland Resort from Disneyland PR so I could create this content and share it with you here. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links for your convenience. thanks for your support!


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