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What to Wear to Disneyland

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What should you pack for your trip to Disney?

When people think of a place to travel that will bring happiness and fun, one of the most popular travel destinations that pops into their mind is Disney, and for good reason! Even for adults, Disney is literally the “happiest place on Earth, you can rest easy knowing that your time and money will be well spent from the moment that you arrive at this world-famous theme park.

To be certain that you have a good experience that allows everyone in your family to focus in on the fun, you’re going to want to be certain that you’re paying attention to these simple tips for what to wear to Disney. Just as with any vacation, you can easily over-pack OR find yourself not as prepared as you’d hoped to be. 

  • Keep it casual, but put some thought into it. Leave the designer duds at home and go for a casual skirt, shorts or jeans.
  • Bring shoes that are comfortable; change often.
  • Dress in layers, depending on the weather.
  • Bring a lightweight bag that is large enough for your gear.
  • Don’t forget your sunscreen!

Does Disney have a dress code?

Dress is informal at all the restaurants within the theme parks, but Disney has a “business casual” dress code for some of its resort restaurants: dress slacks (or dress shorts) with a collared shirt for men and jeans, skirts, or dress shorts with a blouse or sweater (or a dress) for women.

What can you not wear to Disney?

As part of the Disney Dress Code, guests are asked to wear proper attire including shoes and shirts at all times. Attire that is not appropriate for the parks includes (but is not limited to): Costumes and masks worn by guests age 14 or over. Clothing with obscene language or graphics.

Can I wear leggings to Disney?

You can never go wrong wearing leggings, a Disney t-shirt & something to tie around your waist in case it gets cold later in the day. We have also been to Disneyland in the Summer, but the nights have gotten so cool we all needed a sweater or a sweatshirt. So always think in layers when you go or when you are packing!

Can you wear flip flops at Disneyland?

I love this question because it’s totally valid. While you might be tempted to let those piggies show, you also need to think about the miles that you’re going to be walking inside the park. 

If you’re used to talking a ton in flip flops, go for it and wear them. But if you need some more support for your feet during your trip, flip flops aren’t going to be the best choice. 

Do you have any other packing tips for Disney to share? Leave them in the comments!

Can you bring backpacks to Disney?

Suitcases, coolers or backpacks with or without wheels are allowed in the park. However, these cannot be larger than 24″ (61 cm) long x 15″ (38 cm) wide x 18″ (46 cm) high. For your convenience, lockers for storing personal items are available to rent on a daily basis throughout the Disney parks.

What to bring with you to Disney theme parks

Now that we’ve entered into a new realm of travel for our world, there are some things to keep in mind that you need to pack for your next Disney trip.

These essential items should be on everyone’s list:

  • Wallet, Tickets, and Directions. Don’t leave home without your ID (license), credit card, and Disney gift cards (if you have any)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Backpack
  • Water Bottle
  • Rain Jacket/Poncho
  • Cell Phone Charger
  • Stroller (if you have little kids)

Face Masks

 Disney is currently requiring all people ages 2 and above to wear a face mask to enter their parks. I’m unsure if there are face masks that would be provided if you fail to have one but more than likely, they’d be available for your purchase at the gate. 

However, when you’re packing your bags and preparing for your trip, make certain that you pack up a few face masks for you and your family. You might want to take in a couple per person in case of sweat, food, etc. 

Hand Sanitizer

This also should be at the top of your packing list. Put a couple of bottles into your carry on and in your purse so you have it for when you’re in the park. This is a simple way to cut down on the worry of some germs as you’re walking around and riding the different rides.

Disinfectant Wipes

Maybe I’m sounding a bit paranoid, maybe not…but if you want to wipe down areas in the park before your kids touch certain things or before you sit down and eat, bringing in some of your own disinfectant wipes might be a great idea. That way you can easily clean the surface area of benches, tables, handles, etc so that you’re having minimal contact by touch. 

Packing for Disney now is a little bit different than it has been in the past but it’s still entirely possible to have an amazing time! Plan your trip and concentrate on staying healthy and making as many memories as possible.

FAQ About what you can bring to Disney

Can you bring water bottles into Disney?

You can, and I’d highly recommend it. The temperatures in the state of Florida and California aren’t cool by any stretch of the imagination. So if you’re able to pack in your own water bottle that you can refill as you please, save some serious cash and make it happen. 
As long as it’s not glass, you shouldn’t have any issues carrying it into the park. In fact, think about packing in a couple extra so that you’re not running to the fountains to fill up every five minutes.

Can I pack food and take it into Disney?

As long as it’s considered snack-type food, it’s fine. Fresh fruit, vegetables, granola bars, etc. would all be examples of food that you could pack up and take with you into the park. 

How much cash should you bring to Disneyland?

That depends on your spending plans. If you eat cheaply, and don’t spend any money on souvenirs, you can probably make it on about $50.00 or so per adult per day. That’s all quick service meals and not a lot of snacks. If you want to have one nice meal a day, that will probably go up to about $70.00 per adult per day.

Are Heely’s banned at Disney?

Heelys. These fun and fashionable shoes with built-in wheels have gone in and out (and back in) fashion, but at Disney World, they are definitely footwear non grata. This is due to safety concerns for the wearer and other guests in crowds.

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