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    40 Things You Might Want To Buy Before Your Trip To Disney World

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    1. A Winnie the Pooh tumbler with a precious quote about going on an adventure you can use to make sure you stay hydrated as you explore the parks.


    You can ask for water at all the quick service stations throughout Walt Disney World, so this cup is a great idea! During the hotter months the sun and humidity can feel unbearable (even in the Most Magical Place on Earth), so you'll definitely make use of a to-go cup like this one.

    Promising review: "This is a good Tervis water bottle. The double insulation keeps water cold for hours and it stands up to being dropped accidentally from 4 feet or so. Much better than my last water bottle." —Walker

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in four sizes).

    2. Or a customized Starbucks cup that'll let you combine your obsession with Disney and caffeine into one glittering tumbler.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, TheLoveofPixieDust / Etsy

    Anyone who frequents the Disney Parks is familiar with the many Starbucks located around the property. The cups they use there are super cute and you can often have your name written (correctly!) with a Mickey or Minnie next to it. Carry that kind of magic around with you no matter where you are by purchasing this spectacular tumbler! You can even request a character of your choice to make it extra special. I have a bunch of these (there's so many cute designs) and def suggest you snag your own.

    Get it from TheLoveofPixieDust on Etsy for $19 (available in five styles).

    3. A reusable sandwich bag, because you're allowed to bring to your own snacks or lunch into Walt Disney World in an effort to save some dollars.


    Good luck resisting those Mickey-shaped pretzels though.

    Promising review: "I love these little bags. It has been awesome not having to constantly use and toss or wash the plastic ones. I use them all the time for crackers, pretzels, grapes... I've put markers in them as well to keep them together. Depending on what I had in them, I've wiped clean, hand washed with my dishes, and tossed them in the washing machine with my cold laundry. All these worked fine to clean." —mama_bear_ali

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97+ (available in 14 styles).

    4. A mini backpack that'll help you ~go the distance~ during your next trip by looking freakin' adorable and keeping all your must-haves in one place.


    During my last visit to WDW I swear every single person was wearing one of these adorable bags. They're a great size and definitely won't weigh you down as you make your way from ride to ride.

    Promising review: "Perfect and well made! Small enough to bring on rides in Disney World! Cute enough to use any time!" —Anonymous

    Get it from BoxLunch for $51.92.

    5. Or a more classically styled bag featuring Mickey Mouse you'll easily be able to use for years to come.,

    There are SO many fantastic Loungefly backpack designs out there that it can be daunting to try and choose which one you should buy. I personally went with this one because I know I'll never tire of it. It even has a matching wallet if you want to complete the set!

    Get it from Amazon for $60.90.

    6. A reliable red lipstick, a must-have for anyone who wants a pout like a princess for the many (MANY) photos they plan to take on their trip. See you at the Purple Wall.

    Bésame Cosmetics

    Promising review: "Every bit of the experience was a delight. Opening the package to discover a darling postcard with a vintage looking woman on it, red tissue paper, and the most perfect smelling rose scent (is that a perfume, what is it btw?). I was already so excited at this point and hadn't even seen the packaging, which once I feasted my eyes upon the sweet, smiling Mickey Mouse I was hooked! The end of the lipstick had the coolest shape (a sort of squared, line end which I hadn't seen before-perfect for applying the lipstick without going outside the lip lines). The lipstick is the perfect color red, smells like the yummiest vanilla of beans and has a delicate cursive 'Bésame' engraved on the side of the tube. " —Megan S.

    Get it from Bésame Cosmetics for $24.

    7. Asics Gel Venture sneakers that have a built-in cushion to keep you feeling supported at all times. They also come in a ton of fun colors so you better believe your #DisneyStyle will remain on point.

    A few years ago I broke my foot and found I needed major support from my sneakers, not just for working out but for everyday use. I bought my first pair of Asics and never looked back. They are cushioned, comfortable, and exactly what you'd want in a sneaker — and over 3.7K Amazon customers agree! I've worn them during marathon-like days at Disney and they have yet to dissapoint.

    Promising review: "I liked these so much I ordered a second pair. According to my pedometer I walked 10+ miles in a day at Disney on my third day of owning these sneakers and no blisters, barely any foot pain whatsoever besides that 'i've stood up too much today' ache, which I think is something anyone at a theme park is going to deal with. I have a mild case of over=pronation and low arches so I purchased these on a website recommendation for those issues, even though I'm not a runner and was really just looking for a comfortable walking shoe. Two years later I own two pair and haven't touched my other sneakers." —Regan

    Get them from Amazon: women's sizes for $59.95+ (available in sizes 6–11 and in 10 styles) or men's sizes for $54.50+ (available in sizes 6–15 and in 16 styles).

    8. And a set of compression sleeves can give your arches some much-needed support. Say "goodbye!" to that irritating pain you've been feeling in the middle of your feet after walking from Fantasyland to Tomorrowland.


    Amazon customers noted that the fit may vary based on your foot size.

    Promising review: "I love these. Out of the blue I developed some pain that I assumed was plantar fasciitis. I was dreading wearing clunky shoes and insoles around the house. Enter these bizarre little bands. Whatever hocus pocus is going on here, I'm a believer. I wore them faithfully for a week or so and my pain is gone. Maybe they aren't for everyone, but they sure worked for me." —frankenmuth

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.95 (available in two styles).

    9. Themed sneakers that'll look oh-so-trendy and get you tons of compliments from fellow Mouseketeers.

    Hot Topic

    No one appreciates a nicely executed Disney accessory than other people in the parks, I promise you.

    Get them from Hot Topic: Little Mermaid shoes for $24.90, Mulan shoes for $17.94 ( both available in sizes 5–11).

    10. A dad hat with an embroidered version of Cinderella Castle on it you can use to protect your face from the hot Florida sun without sacrificing an ounce of cuteness from your carefully curated outfits.

    999Spyglass / Etsy

    I personally own products from this shop and have given them as gifts, so I can honestly tell you the quality is fantastic. This one is just so cute and a subtle way to show off your fandom. Perfect for a Disney trip and forever after that!

    Get it from 999Spyglass on Etsy for $24.99+ (available in 12 colors).

    11. A light anorak jacket you'll be overjoyed you have when attempting to drink around the world in Epcot in the middle of winter.,

    Promising review: "Such a cute jacket! The fabric feels thick and the coat is well-made, no issues so far. This is not a heavy winter jacket, but I live in Florida so it works here haha. Wore it recently on an autumn trip to the mountains and I was comfortable in long sleeves plus this jacket. " —Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–3X and 39 styles).

    12. Locking metal pin backs that'll make sure you never lose that vintage Disney pin you traded for in front of The Haunted Mansion in 1994.

    Promising review: "This is an absolute must if you wear pins on your lanyards and don't want to lose them. I didn't lose any pins with these backings. It fit for my Disney pins, Disney Store Japan pins, and Fantasy it could probably fit most pins. Getting them off takes just a tiny bit of practice. I basically hold down the base, while I pull the top back and pull the pin off at the same time. I'm actually going to order more of these. It's way better than the one where you need a those are just hard to deal with and also damage the needle sometimes. I highly recommend this product." —maej

    Get a set of 40 from Amazon for $8.99.

    13. A chic metallic diaper bag that doubles as a backpack for any parents taking their tyke to meet The Mouse for the first time.


    If you're a parent you're gonna NEED a bag like this. Meltdowns are imminent, but this spacious bag will help you be as prepared as possible. There are six interior pockets (including two bottle pockets), a magnetic flap closure, a built-in zip-out changing station, it has stroller straps, and it's water-resistant.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $220.

    14. A Mickey tank top you can pair with shorts or jeans for an effortless "just here enjoying the magic" look.


    Promising review: "I bought this right before we took a trip to Disney and I couldn't have been happier. The material was very lightweight which was great because it's so hot and it just fit perfectly." —SuzyQ

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes S–XL and gray or navy).

    15. A Walt Disney World spirit jersey in Arendelle Aqua (the newest color) because at this stage in the game if you DON'T own one of these babies you're pretty much going to be banished from the Magic Kingdom.

    shopDisney, The Walt Disney Company

    Why yes, I do have four spirit jerseys. Thanks for asking! I've personally found that the run a little big, which is great for cooler nights in the parks where you want something light to cover your arms but nothing too heavy that you'll start sweating (again).

    Get it from shopDisney for $64.99 (available in sizes XS–2XL).

    16. A dainty Mickey-shaped ring so darling that you'd think a Fairy Godmother created it just for you!,

    Promising review: "It's really nice and looks more expensive than I expected. The size of the Mickey is perfect — big enough to be noticeable but not too big so as to be tacky. ;) So far the finish is staying shiny too, though I do avoid wearing it while cleaning or showering. I ordered in an 8 so it would fit my index and/or middle finger and it fits very nicely. Great value." —wdwfan1

    Get it from Amazon for $6.88+ (available in sizes 6–9).

    17. A fanny pack inspired by Toy Story's Lenny, a must-have for fans of the classic film and for anyone who prefers to be hands-free at all times.


    Promising review: "I love this fanny pack! I'm a huge Toy Story fan, and this is perfect thing for showing off fandom! It has a lot of room, and it even looks good if you use it as a small backpack!" —Will0419

    Get it from BoxLunch for $31.92.

    18. Sunscreen, because the Florida sun is no joke! This one is tinted so you'll still look glowy and fabulous in the 100 photos you plan to take on Main Street., Amazon

    It's also water-resistant — so feel free to ride Splash Mountain over and over again.

    Promising review: "I purchased to take to Walt Disney World. I needed a good strong sunscreen and tinted is always nice to avoid white cast. This works alone or as a primer. I put my Tarte Mineral powder on top most days. Not too drying, not To moisturizing. I do have dry skin. I love the texture and it doesn’t feel like sunscreen!" —dmkb

    Get it from Amazon for $8.79+ (available SPF 30, 50, or 70 and five scents).

    19. Unique Little Mermaid ears to make ~part of your world~ and part of your Disney vacation.

    JuicyBows / Etsy

    Get them from JuicyBows on Etsy for $26.99 (available in adult or child sizes and with a purple or red bow).

    20. Or 3D-printed Beauty and the Beast ears you'll find to be quite ~enchanting~.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Scull Squared

    I recently wore these ears on a trip to WDW and, OMG, they are UNBELIEVABLE. First of all, they're super easy to pack. Secondly, they are SO simple to swap out. The ears and headband are magnetic, so all you have to do is click 'em in place for a new look.

    Get them from Scull Squared for $25.

    21. A set of drawstring bags you can toss over your shoulder while you book it to Toy Story Land in an attempt to get on the Slinky Dog ride.


    A few years ago my entire immediate family decided to go to WDW for the first time in 20 years. None of us wanted to carry around a clunky bag all day, so we purchased these two lightweight drawstring bags. We didn't mind if they got wet or dirty and they were roomy enough to hold the belongings for all five of us.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.89.

    22. A comfortable T-shirt any Disney fan will be able to wear not only to The Happiest Place on Earth but also after their vacation., Amazon

    Promising review: "I ordered a small hoping it was a baggy shirt, based on the picture. And it was! Super comfortable, breathable. I wore it to Disney when it was a scorcher outside, and this shirt did not disappoint." —Kylee R.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and nine styles).

    23. Or a Haunted Mansion tee that'll have you beaming like a Grim Grinning Ghost.


    I also have this shirt (I know, I seem to have a problem) and I love it! It's really soft and breathable. It'll look spooktacular whether you wear it to Disney or just during the month of October.

    Get it from Brandelane for $26.50 (available in sizes XS–4XL).

    24. Ponchos for your entire Disney squad, so you don't get stuck waddling around in soaked sneakers and shorts for the remainder of the day.,

    Promising review: "Bought the family pack right before a family trip to Disney World. Great purchase. Sleeves have elastic cuffs and the hood has a drawstring. It rained today while we were at Magic Kingdom and the ponchos definitely came in handy! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!" —danielboonecounty

    Get a set of 4 from Amazon for $9.99+ (also available in sets of 8 or 12).

    25. A trio of scrunchies that'll make sure your hair doesn't look like a ~nightmare~ even after a full day of running around in the humid weather.

    TheFairyGodsisters / Etsy

    Get a set of three from TheFairyGodsisters from Etsy for $4.

    26. A mini instant camera so you can document all of those precious moments and create your own souvenirs instantly.


    Promising review: "I bought this camera for a trip to Disney World. Everything about it is absolutely perfect! it is cute, works just fine and I received a lot of compliments for it. I would recommend this to anyone look for an instant camera with a convenient price." —Gina

    Get it from Amazon for $59+ (available in 12 colors).

    27. Or a set of lenses you can attach to your phone and create images that are so beautiful you'll want to cry tears of Disney joy just from looking at them., Amazon

    Promising review: "I am blown away!!!! Being a photographer all my life and spending thousands of dollars on lenses to get the same effects from my smart phone is just amazing!!!! The quality of manufacturing and the packaging makes this easier than carrying a camera bag around. You really cannot distinguish between a thousand dollar camera and the shots I've taken with these lenses. I’m not exaggerating. I can’t wait to try shooting a full moon with the filter. This is usually is impossible... a must have for you smart phone camera enthusiasts!!!!!!" —James Marino

    Get a set of 11 from Amazon for $21.24.

    28. A waterproof eyeliner stamp that'll stay in place whether you're sweating in front of Snow White or crying because you just saw the fireworks show., Amazon

    Promising review: "Okay, so I am as shakey as shakey gets when it comes to putting eyeliner on, but this is a miracle sent from above! It honestly is the most amazing eye makeup product I own atm. It is as easy as it sounds. Literally. I like that it is double ended as well! You have two pens, one for the left eye, and one for the right. The opposite end on both is just every day liquid liner pen. But honestly, it goes on soooo much smoother than any other liquid liner I've tried, or owned. I will use this every chance I get!! It also appears to be long lasting. I just came home, ripped open my box and stamped away. Got it right on the first try!" —.ˑMerkuryˑVolkanicˑ.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in two sizes).

    29. A compact portable charger you can use to make sure your phone is juiced up at all times. You don't want to miss a chance to snap a pic with your Dole Whip, right!?


    Promising review: "Holds a charge and it great to carry when we will be away from a wall outlet for a day. We used this throughout Disney World, and it was helpful when we went to dinner or stood in long lines and needed a phone charge. We were able to use it for 2 days at a time before charging. When we don't use it everyday, it typically holds a charge between 5–6 days." —lnm801

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in black or white).

    30. A handheld fan to help you keep your cool while you're patiently waiting for the parade to pass by or pause to eat some lunch.,

    Promising review: "Ordered this a few days before I went to Disney World for six days. Temperatures were predicted to be in the 90s so I was concerned about staying cool. At first, I thought it would just blow hot air. Three settings let you pick how much air you want. The air was cool and comfortable. I don't know what I would have done without it. I used it constantly. The size is perfect. Folds so it fit in my backpack with no problem. When battery went out, I had a spare charger to recharge it with. But pretty much lasted all day. Definitely a great purchase." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors).

    31. A ring even the Queen of Hearts wouldn't scoff at if you crossed her path while making your way to the Mad Tea Party ride.

    rocklovejewelry / Via

    Get it from shopDisney for $49.95 (available in sizes 6–9).

    32. A cozy Star Wars crew neck you'll look fantastic in while exploring a galaxy far, far away for the first time in Hollywood Studios.

    myohmysupplyco / Via

    I cannot get enough of My Oh My Supply Co. They're constantly coming up with apparel I would easily spend my entire paycheck on — specifically their Dreamer Destinations collection. As any real fan knows, Star Wars Galaxy recently opened in Walt Disney World. This super soft sweatshirt will be the perfect companion to your galactic adventure.

    Get it from My Oh My Supply Co. for $37 (available in unisex sizes S–5XL).

    33. Character crew socks that'll look simply magical popping out of the top of your trendy chunky sneakers.


    Promising review: "Originally bought these to wear around Disney World. Really nice quality socks, I've been using them for cold weather, and to help with calluses when I work out. Either way these socks are really good and multi-purpose." —Adrieanne Moliere

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.85+ (available in eight styles).

    34. A personalized autograph book so you can live out your childhood dreams and gather the signatures of all your favorite characters.

    MinnieandDaisyStudio / 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 MinnieandDaisyStudio on Etsy for $24+ (available with 25, 35, or 45 sheets).

    35. An NYX Professional Makeup setting spray you can rely on to keep your carefully applied eyeshadow, concealer, and lipstick on ALL. DAY. LONG.


    Promising review: "INCREDIBLE!!!!! I swear this has changed my life. It makes my makeup last all day....literally 12+ hours. It has even kept my makeup on and smudge proof through a 2 hour nap!!! I'm so incredibly impressed. I have very oily skin and the "dewy" finish has not made me look or feel greasy. I seriously love this stuff sooo much!!!!" —JaNaeSyx

    Get it from Amazon for $6.89.

    36. Retro heart-shaped sunnies sure to have even the most judgmental of villains saying "wow, these are fabulous!",

    One of my friends actually bought a pair of these for her entire bachelorette party a few months ago. We all have very different face shapes and they were shockingly flattering on every last one of us!

    Promising review: "Constantly asked if these are YSL sunglasses. You can tell they’re cheaper when handling but apparently no one else notices when they’re on. Highly recommend, especially if you’re someone that loses or breaks your sunglasses easily" —Katie K.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.91+ (available in 18 styles).

    37. A colorful lanyard you can deck out in your pins and wear around your neck for easy trading access.


    Promising review: "Love this lanyard. It’s really pretty and the leather detail makes it look high-end (can lanyards be high-end?). I have to open and close the clasp a lot to take keys off and back on and have had no quality issues." —Randalf

    Get it from Amazon for $11 (available in 26 styles).

    38. A T-shirt starring Mickey, Minnie, and the entire squad, because you can't go wrong with a classic like this.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I just bought this shirt and it's so cute!!! I love the fitted look of it so that's why I got a small. It's perfect as a casual tee or if you're going to Disney, a perfect park shirt!" —anlodico00

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    39. A Tinker Bell Magic Band that'll add some extra pixie dust to the already, for lack of a better word, *magical* experience of using a bracelet to open your hotel room, get into the parks, and pay for all of your snacks 'n' souvenirs.


    You'll automatically received a Magic Band of your color choice when you book a room in a Disney Resort, but isn't it fun to have something a little more customized to your tastes? There are TONS of Magic Band options at the parks (I recently caved and bought a Hercules one) so if Tink isn't your #1, you'll definitely find one you love.

    Get it from shopDisney for $24.99 and check out other Magic Band options here.

    40. And park tickets, because what's the point in prepping for a magical getaway if you don't have a key to the kingdom!?

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    There are many different ways to go about buying tickets to WDW. Disney recently introduced mid-day magic tickets, incase you're not a morning person and don't plan to start your day until at least 12 p.m. This is also available with or without a park hopper option (the ability to visit all four parks at your leisure within one day).

    Naturally, you can also buy a regular ticket to visit a single park when it opens or go with the park hopper option for that as well. No matter what you do, you're guaranteed to have a *magical* time!

    Get a 1 park per day ticket from Walt Disney World starting at $109.

    Now all that's left to do is celebrate that fact YOU'R GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!!!

    The Walt Disney Company

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