You have spent months planning your Disney World vacation, looked at menus, maybe even watched videos of the rides. The entire family has looked at Resort photos and layouts, picked your Magic Bands and signed up for Magical Express. Now it’s time to pack for Disney World and you have no idea what to wear or take with you! No worries, we are here to help!
Pack For Disney World
Disney World is typically a warm place to be most of the time. Sometimes in the winter around January and February, it may get a little chilly. In summer, it will be rainy and very hot! This can be very confusing when you are trying to pack for everyone! So let’s talk about some things you need to keep in mind when packing.
April Through September
If you are packing for your family and you are going between April and September you should expect pretty warm temperatures. It may be a little chilly in the morning, depending on how early you get up and out while on vacation. Nights may get a little chilly too, but after walking through the parks all day it is usually a welcomed cool off! During these months bathing suits are a must! My kids always look forward to visiting the pool after dinner no matter how exhausted they claim they are while walking in the parks! You don’t need to worry about towels though, all of the Resorts offer a fully stocked supply of towels at the pools.
Shorts, t shirts, tank tops are all great for days in the parks. Comfortable leggings work great too. I wore Capri yoga pants several days when we went in September and I was very comfortable. We always bring flip flops to walk around the resort in and go to the pools but I always pack lightweight sneakers and light socks for parks. Flip flops may sound great but with the amount of walking you do in the parks, but you might want your feet to be a little bit more supported. This way, you aren’t having to ice your feet at night!
I always make sure to bring a light sweatshirt for everyone. Usually the thickness of a regular shirt but with long sleeves. So when we are waiting for transportation in the early morning no one is too chilly. Then when it warms up, we put them in our park bags and they take up very little space.
October Through March
If you are visiting during winter months, your packing is going to be a little different. There have been cases of it getting rather chilly in Florida. In February of this year, the Aloha Dinner Show at the Polynesian Resort was cancelled because of cold temperatures. Often times I am told stories of people who traveled to Disney World who weren’t prepared for colder temperatures and had to purchase clothes from the resorts. Everyone loves buying souvenirs but purchasing clothing for an entire family when you weren’t expecting to can be very costly. Especially if it’s an unexpected expense. So it’s a good idea to keep a close eye on the weather in the days leading up to your trip.
Make sure to bring a heavier sweatshirt in the event it does get cold. And sneakers. If you were planning on just wearing light sandals, it may be best to plan for sneakers and socks. Also, possibly a few long sleeved shirts, just in case. I personally would still bring the bathing suit though! My kids love swimming and if the pool is open, regardless of how chilly the weather may feel. They are still going to ask to go in the pools! You really can’t blame them though, every one of Disney World Resorts pools are amazing!
It Can Be HOT Anytime!
When you pack for Disney World, keep in mind that it can be HOT anytime, just because of the climate in Orlando. There are those times in the winter months that it’s REALLY HOT! We have been to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party with almost 100 degree temps. Just be prepared for all types of weather and you will be fine! LOL! Be sure to take a peek at these 5 things you need to do BEFORE your Disney World vacation.
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