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    25 Things Reviewers Swear By For Trips To Disney

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    1. A pack of cooling towels that'll feel like a *chilly slice of heaven* when you're dealing with overheated kiddos, dripping Mickey ice cream bars and those loooong lines.


    Just soak the towel in cold water, wring out and give it a couple of snaps to feel instant relief.

    Promising review: "We could not have survived Disney World without these handy dandy 'Chilly' towels! They helped keep us cool all day. We had them around our necks, my kids wore them as bandanas around their foreheads LOL, at some point I wrapped one around my thigh to relieve my hot legs!!! LOL I'm sure people thought I was crazy. They also served as a 'blanket' in cool seating areas inside the restaurants with high AC for my kids." —Sayra Lugo

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $17.99.

    2. A Neutrogena SPF 70 sunscreen stick to keep you protected (mess-free!), even as you stand in the hot sun for hours because your little princess has her heart set on meeting Elsa in front of the Royal Sommerhus at Epcot.


    PSA: This stick really works when you apply it properly — just make sure you don't miss any spots — a lesson the reviewer in this pic learned the hard way. One word: OUCH.

    Promising review: "I bought this to keep in my bag on a recent family trip to Disney World. It's incredibly portable and easy to apply when you're out and about — no mess at all! I prefer this over the traditional types of liquid sunscreen."—Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    3. A backpack that folds into a small pocket — reviewers call it ~the perfect Disney bag~ because it's lightweight, roomy and water-resistant so your belongings won't get soaked in a downpour or on Splash Mountain (hello, front row!).

    Reviewer wearing the backpack in red at Disney

    Promising review: "I bought this backpack specifically to take on our recent trip to Disney World. It worked out great! It was lightweight and water resistant! It kept my belongings dry through the Florida downpours and also on the rides that drench the riders! It easily held all the items I needed in the park. I loved the side pocket to hold a water bottle as well. I know I will use it on all our future trips. I've already recommended it to lots of friends!"—Natalie H.

    Promising review: "I purchased this backpack for a trip to Disney. It was the perfect size for carrying drinks for the kids, autograph books and rain ponchos. I wore it for extended hours while in the park. It was extremely comfortable to wear and very lightweight. The best part is that is folds into a tiny pouch to pack back in your luggage for the return trip home. Would definitely recommend!"—Gretchens77

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in nine colors).

    4. A pack of metallic drawstring backpacks perfect for both kids and adults to add a dash of cuteness to your #disneyootd.

    Reviewer's photo showing two Disney-goers wearing the drawstring backpacks in black and metallic

    Promising review: "Purchase for a Disney trip so that we wouldn’t have to carry purses. These worked out great! We got many compliments from people at Disney and people asking where we purchased them. A lot of disappointment when people found out that they couldn’t purchase them at the parks. Nice size and easy to wear for adults or kids."—A. Black

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.88.

    5. A set of mommy and baby matching ear headbands because who can resist a twinning opportunity with their *Minnie-me?*

    Adorable Mouse / Etsy

    Adorable Mouse is a small biz based in Cerritos, California that makes handmade mouse ears for any occasion.

    Promising review: "These were the cutest matching ear set! We received so many compliments on them during our recent Disney vacation! We loved them!"—Tara Myers

    Get a set of two from Adorable Mouse on Etsy for $18.99 (available in 20 colors).

    6. A pair of flip-flops literally made from yoga mats with more than 16,000 5-star reviews (!!!) that are so comfy they'll feel like heaven on your feet *and* so cushioned they'll support you as you walk ALL.DAY.LONG (I mean, this reviewer went hiking in these!). Bye bye achy feet.


    I live in these flip-flops all summer coz they reaaaallly feel like I'm walking on a cloud.

    Promising review: "My favorite flip-flops. They fit as expected. We discovered these shoes from a Disney message board that said they were the most comfortable shoes for a day in the park. Have worn them many times at Disney and then at the pool all summer long. Can't go wrong with these shoes!" —Lydia McGee

    Promising review: "Sanuk yoga mat flip-flops are hands down the BEST!!!! They are extremely comfortable, so much so that on a trip to Disney world, I opted to wear these over shoes on day two, and my feet were not sore nor were my heels aching from all of the walking as they had been in shoes. I am not sure if it is the yoga mat or what, but I haven't had any issue with odor as I have with many other big name flip-flops. I recommend these to everyone!"—G L

    Promising review: "These sandals are great and got me through a week of Disney world where we walked on average 10 miles a day. "—Ddubbs

    Get it from Amazon for $23+ (available in 14 colors).

    7. A hands-free portable neck fan that's USB rechargeable, comes with three speeds and also lights up, making it a majorly ~cool~ Disney accessory that your kids will want to steal., Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these! We did nine days at Disney and Universal in August. They were a lifesaver! Great battery life and easy to recharge at night. I can’t tell you how many people stopped to ask me about then! I highly highly recommend this!" —

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in five colors).

    8. Or a stroller fan with bendable foam legs that'll wrap around a stroller, car seat or pretty much anything to keep your little munchkin cool as a cucumber, even when you're melting in the Florida heat.


    Promising review: "This fan was so perfect for our trip to Disney World! Powerful little fan! The heat was pretty much unbearable but this fan kept our littlest one cooled off. The LED light was perfect at night for seeing where we were walking. Make sure you bring a powerbank though for extended use. It really saved us."—Kimmy

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in three colors).

    9. A mini freezable snack box with built-in cooling technology that you can clip onto your purse, stroller or backpack to keep healthy options handy after your kids crash from a *Dole Whip sugar high.*


    Promising review: "This kept snacks cold in 95 degree weather for about eight hours. Kept our kids happy with healthy snacks at Disney!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.88 (available in 10 colors and prints).

    10. A pack of toilet seat covers to have on hand if your potty-trained toddler loves to get their hands ~all over~ gross seats (and yes, they had to use the restroom when it was *finally* your turn to ride Dumbo the Flying Elephant.)

    Reviewer's photo showing the seat cover on a toilet

    Promising review: "LOVEEEEE THESE. I bought these for my recent Disney trip. They are huge, it covers the entire seat with a little extra, so there’s zero worrying over touching the seat. And best of all, they’re a good paper material. It’s thick, unlike the paper thin one’s you’d find in the stalls at Disney. An absolute must for mom’s since kids don’t fit on the seat all that great; or like mine who puts her hands on the seat. Even with no kids, and you hate public restrooms like I do. just put like two or three in your bag for the day and you’re golden."—Stephanie Toledo

    Get a pack of 24 covers at Amazon for $9.49.

    11. A UPF 50+ kids' sun hat with a wide brim and neck flap to provide more than adequate shade during your Disney adventures and secretly make you wish for an adult version.

    The kids' hat in blossom

    Promising review: We bought three of these for our kids this summer — primarily for a trip to Florida. The brim is wide enough to shield the face but not too wide to impede vision. I loved the way the straps tighten. They hats stay put in the water, on rides at Disney, in the wind, etc. The kids didn't complain about wearing them and the flap on the back does an excellent job of shielding their necks. I got tons of compliments and inquiries about the hats — including adults that want one for themselves. Our kids are very fair skinned and we were able to avoid all sun exposure to faces, ears and necks. I highly recommend this product. One more thing...the hats float and repel water. They are also very easy to pack. The brim may get a little wrinkled, but not enough to cause me any concern."—EAH

    Get it from Amazon for $17.11+ (available in 17 colors and prints).

    12. And a Mickey or Minnie embroidered baseball cap with a breathable mesh lining and an adjustable leather strap that'll help step up your Cinderella Castle selfie game.

    Amaze Embroidery / Etsy

    Amaze Embroidery is a small biz based in Wayne, New Jersey that makes custom hats, apparel and accessories.

    Promising review: "I highly recommend this seller for your embroidery needs. I ordered three of these hats and on short notice they were able to expedite my order and received them in less than a week. Purchased the hats for a Disney trip and had the characters sign the hats rather than a book! The hats were great quality and the embroidery looks great. Super cute on the kids!"—Jamie Kraft

    Get it from Amaze Embroidery on Etsy for $16.99 (available in 29 thread colors and 30 cap colors).

    13. Mickey and Minnie hand sanitizers with holders to win over your sanitizer-hating kiddos.

    Mickey and Minnie hand sanitizers with holders

    Promising review: "Got for our Disney trip to attach to stroller. It was a little pricey, but super cute way to spruce up a boring hand sanitizer holder. You can replace with regular bottles, so you don’t need the Mickey and Minnie ones when you run out."—Kara & Bryan

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.95.

    14. A super compact stroller that easily folds into a small handbag and weighs under 12 pounds — making travel on a plane, tram, bus, boat or monorail feel like a fairytale.,

    The stroller is supposed to fit kids from 6 months up to 55 pounds (approx. 5 years).

    Promising review: "This stroller is amazing! We have four boys: 8, 6, 4 and 2. We needed an extra single stroller to take to Disney and this was perfect. It folds up so tiny, it’s amazing really! We were able to fit it under our double stroller and just pull it out when one of the older kids needed a break! It even pushed my eight-year-old old (60 lbs.) smoothly. In fact, on the way home from Disney we checked the double stroller and just took this! We love that it fits inside the top luggage racks — it’s so nice not having to wait on the gate checked items! My two-year-old slept for 1.5 hours in it at Animal Kingdom — I was a little concerned he wouldn’t because the seat doesn’t recline but he didn’t seem to mind! I would say that sometimes it seems a little flimsy in the handles — but it’s obviously not, must just be the way the joints work so that it is able to fold down so small! Now that we’re home, I use this baby way more than I thought I would! It’s just so easy/quick/light! I’m not sure I would want this as my ONLY single stroller (we also have the city mini jogger) but it’s definitely awesome to have in our arsenal of strollers! It was worth the splurge!"—Terri Dietrich

    Get it from Amazon for $172.46+ (available in four styles).

    15. An *adorable* backpack with leash to keep your overexcited little sprinter from getting lost in the crowds (No judgment here!)

    Reviewer's photo showing a child wearing the backpack in blue with a leash

    Promising review: "Utilized this for a family Disney trip and it worked great. Say what you will about a kid leash but I wasn’t chasing my toddler around and he liked the storage for his little toys he picked up." —M Toby

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in four colors).

    16. A practical yet chic Herschel fanny pack that'll get you through security check in seconds, stay put on rides, keep your phone within reach, and leave your hands free to pick up your little ones. 'Nuff said.

    Reviewer wearing the fanny pack in pink at Disney

    Promising review: "I purchased this for my trip to Disney World. It was September and I knew the humidity would have me sweating buckets, so I didn't want to carry a backpack in fear my back sweat would saturate it. Funny, not funny. I opted for this fanny pack and it was perfect. I had easy access to my phone, which was great when I wanted to take in-the-moment photos. It's also super cute, bonus!"—Daniene Machine

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in 27 colors and prints).

    17. A Minnie Mouse themed iPhone case with lanyard to ~hang around your neck~ — because more than 6,000 cellphones on average are lost at Disney World every year, ruining *far too many trips.*

    Reviewer's photo showing the phone case hanging around their neck at Disney

    Promising review: "I absolutely adore this case! I took a trip to Disney world and I got many compliments. And the strap was very convenient for hands-free carrying. Only drawback is that it makes your phone larger and it gets a little stuck if you’re going to put it in your pocket because of the material. But overall great experience!"—Lia

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 11 sizes).

    18. Matching tees that'll not only help you keep track of your entire squad in the large crowds but will also make your pictures ~even more magical~ at the Magic Kingdom.

    Glitter Tee / Etsy

    Glitter Tee is a small biz based in Blue Springs, Missouri that specializes in custom glitter and matte shirts for the entire fam.

    Promising review: "I love my shirts from GlitterTee!! My family and I wore them at Disney World last week and they were such a great addition to our photos! The quality is great. I have washed them a few times already and there was no peeling or damage. I recommend GlitterTee to anyone and I will be back to purchase more items in the future!" —Lauren Vandiver

    Get it from Glitter Tee on Etsy for $9+ (available in five styles and sizes 6 months - 4XL).

    19. A stroller cover to keep your little one dry just in case you're caught in a rainstorm en route to Fantasyland.

    Reviewer's photo showing the stroller cover at Disney

    Promising review: "We used this at Disney and I'm so glad we did. It was pouring rain. This rain cover kept our daughter completely dry."—Cookie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98 (available in three colors).

    20. An insulated water bottle with a built-in filter that'll save you from buying overpriced bottled water and make Florida tap water swampy.


    Promising review: "I bought this water bottle for our recent trip to Disney World in Florida. My daughter had cautioned me about the bad tasting water in the parks due to Florida's water supply. This water bottle did the trick! We were so very pleased with it. You could definitely taste the difference between the water that had been filtered and the park's water. Absolutely recommend for all your Disney trips and any other time you need great-tasting water. (I added the vinyl graphics for our trip)."—Dianne M.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in two sizes and 10 colors).

    21. A waterproof wet bag perfect for toting wet swimsuits, dirty diapers and soiled clothes that inevitably pile up after a day of sun and fun.

    The wet bag in Minnie Mouse Icon print

    Promising review: "I use these bags all the time! The best use was in Disney World. We used them to carry extra clothes for our little one. We also used it for wet bathing suits from water rides. It kept everything in our bag from getting wet while we finished out day in the Park after changing! I also use this bag to keep my muddy running shoes in my gym bag from getting dirt all over my clean clothes. I highly recommend this product it is very versatile." —Amanda Kelbaugh

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in 16 prints).

    22. An an anti-blister balm that'll totally be worth it after you hit 10,000+ steps a day on your Fitbit touring the parks (aka chasing after your kids).

    Hiker putting balm on their heels

    Promising review: "This stuff is the BOMB! I remember the last time I went to Disney, my feet were done by the end of day one and my thighs hurt SO bad from chafing. I used this on my feet, no blisters, and used it on my thighs, no chafing. I used it every day, and after walking 40 miles in FOUR DAYS, no blisters, no chafing, complete comfort. BUY THIS STUFF." —Mary K Knight

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    23. A customized Starbucks cup so you can get the sparkly caffeine infusion you need to scream like a banshee on Space Mountain.

    Disney inspired Starbucks tumblers
    Yours Truly Ashlyn / Etsy

    Yours Truly Ashlyn, a small biz based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is home to the happiest cups on Earth!

    Promising review: "Got these for myself and friends on a Disney trip! My friends loved them. We got so many compliments walking around the parks with them. Some people even thought we got them at Epcot because of how professional looking they are! I love my cup and can't wait to use for time to come. Definitely a Disney must."—Jenna Kildosher 

    Get it from Yours Truly Ashlyn on Etsy for $22 (available in 52 colors and 28 styles).

    24. Electrolyte powder packets to save you from dehydration after you've indulged a little too much while ~drinking around the world~ at Epcot.

    The electrolyte powder packets

    Promising review: "Bought for the 10 miles we walked a day at Disney world. It worked great."—Renee Gerritsen

    Promising review: "Absolutely GENIUS. So. Many. Uses! I was very sick with food poisoning, couldn't even eat an ice cube without getting sick for days. I ordered these and they arrived before I even felt like eating again. When I started feeling better, I mixed one of these ultra convenient packets in my water bottle. After a few hours I felt SO much better!! Now I use these miracle packets for so many things! After a workout in intense heat. After I've had too much alcohol the night before. When I'm sick. When I've been going in overdrive and haven't drank nearly enough water. When I'm out camping/hiking. They are AMAZING. The flavors taste super sweet, much like Gatorade, but only 8oz of water is needed, you don't need to drink a big jug. Watermelon is my favorite flavor, it reminds me so much of a watermelon Jolly Rancher sucker! I would definitely recommend these to anyone!"—Caitlin

    Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two sizes and four flavors).

    25. A personalized autograph book that'll make your precious gal feel like royalty as she collects autographs from her fave characters.

    The autograph book in rose gold glitter
    Minnie and Daisy Studio / Etsy

    Promising review: "My daughter loved her personalized autograph book for our trip to Disney World!! I had her bring different color markers and she enjoyed picking a color for each character. The pages are made with thick paper so it will hold up nicely when we add the pictures from our trip." —Meghan

    Get it from Minnie and Daisy Studio on Etsy for $24+ (available with 25, 35, or 45 sheets).

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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