Grab Your Backpack! These Are All the Items You Should Pack For a Trip to Disneyland
Leave your selfie sticks at home, Disneyland fans. While the cumbersome (and sometimes-dangerous) sticks for snapping shots are thankfully banned from Disneyland, there are some pretty important things you should be packing for a day at the park. From tickets and parking passes to snack packs and portable chargers, these items will guarantee a successful trip to the magical land of Disney. So, what's the hold up? Put on your mouse ears, strap on your backpack, and load up these 36 items that will help guarantee you have the best time possible. Don't worry, you can thank us later!
— Additional reporting by Hilary White
Backpack or Bag
First things first, you need a stylish and practical bag to keep your essentials accessible during a full day at the park. We love this cute Loungefly Disney Minnie Mouse Icon Mini Backpack ($50). Fanny packs are also a great — and hands free! — option if you don't have a lot to carry.
Get into the Disney spirit with a Minnie Mouse Ear Headband — Black and White ($30).
Stay hydrated all day long with the Simple Modern Disney Water Bottle With Straw Lid ($23-$25).
Park tickets are hands down the most important part of your whole trip — without them, you won't get in.
Plan out your upcoming vacation and download Disneyland's mobile app for their park map. Then grab a physical one when you get to the park.
Not only will you need your cell phone for pictures, but if you have a crew, it's great for basic communication.
Keep passes safe and secure with the Mickey Mouse Whimsical Paisley Lanyard by Vera Bradley ($25).
Don't let uncomfortable shoes ruin your day. The Disney Beauty and The Beast Enchanted Rose Hi-Top Sneakers ($40) are both comfortable and fashionable, with a rose to represent Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
You'll need your ID for tons of things, especially if you want to have a drink at the new Oga's Cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. This Star Wars The Mandalorian The Child Protect, Attack, Snack Wallet ($30) is a magical way to hold your ID.
Cash and/or Debit Card
Some places are still stuck in the past with cash-only options, but don't let that stop the fun! Think ahead and take out cash before you go.
Hat or Visor
Keep sun out of your eyes with the Disney Women's Belle Rose Beauty and the Beast Baseball Cap ($12).
Your Disney Rewards Credit Card
Take advantage of all the perks that the Disney Rewards Credit Card has to offer!
Pennies For the Penny Press Machines
We all have pennies hanging around somewhere. Collect them and pack 'em in a cute Loungefly Disney Lilo & Stitch Turtles Coin Purse ($17) for Disney's penny press machine — you'll be shocked by how they turn out!
Meal Confirmation Number(s) For Dining Reservations
Dining reservations are a must if you're eating inside the park, and they fill up fast! Make sure you're seated smoothly and bring your meal confirmation number to dinner. You can also use the Disneyland app for this!
Whether you have food all over your hands or just got off a dirty ride, the Disney Hand Sanitizer With Classic Mickey and Minnie Mouse Holder ($8) has you covered.
Poncho or Umbrella
We're almost positive you'll have great weather, but in the rare chance it rains, pick up the Rain Poncho Jacket Coat Hooded For Adults With Pockets ($22).
Don't forget you paid for parking! The Disney parking pass is one of the most crucial items to pack.
External Phone Charger
I think we can all agree: it sucks when our phones die. Make sure your phone stays charged all day long with the FuelRod Portable Phone Charger ($30). The best part? Once you've purchased one, you can exchange the used batteries for new ones at vending machines around the park!
Extra Ziploc Bags
Pack snacks and other small items in the Stasher 100 Percent Silicone Reusable Food Bag($12).