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Spring Break is such a great time to visit Disney. The weather is usually warm without being overbearing. Miss Congeniality sums up Spring break weather nicely: It’s not too hot. It’s not too cold. All you need is a light jacket. There are a few unique items to make sure and pack if you are heading to Disney World at Spring Break. We are in the process of preparing for our second trip to Disney World at Spring Break. I’ve put together some of our must have items below.
What to Pack for Disney World at Spring Break
Whether you are planning a trip to either Disneyland or Walt Disney World, many of these packing essentials are the same.
Swim Suit – Disney resorts are fortunate to be located in nice warm climates. They feature amazing swimming pools so pack your swim suit for Disney World at Spring Break. More often than not it is warm enough to swim in the Spring. Our favorite pool is the Big Blue Pool at Art of Animation. Or the Nemo pool as the kids call it. Don’t forget your sunscreen and towels! Art of Animation is a value resort and does not provide towels at the pool.
Shorts, Tanks, Jeans, and Sweatshirts – The weather can be unpredictable. One week it may call break out the shorts and tank tops. The next you may need jeans and a hoodie. Make sure to check out the weather leading up to the trip. I always bring at least one pair of pants and light jacket for everyone just in case. Also, if you are planning on staying late for parades or fireworks, the weather will cool off. You will be glad to have that extra layer.
Comfy Shoes – You are going to walk MILES each day at Disney so figure out which of your shoes are the most comfortable and pack those. I like to pack a couple different pairs and rotate through them to make sure that they aren’t rubbing the same place each day.
Hats and Sunglasses
Florida is known as The Sunshine State for a reason. More often than not the weather for Disney World at Spring Break will be bright and sunny. Protect your family’s eyes and faces and don’t forget your hats and sunglasses. Also, make sure you apply sunscreen before you head to the parks.
Poncho or Rain Jacket – Thunder storms and rain spells can easily roll through during the afternoon at Disney World at Spring Break. We always bring a poncho that we can fold and keep in our backpacks. As you can see in the photo below of Caribbean Beach it can rain even at the happiest place on earth. Be prepared and saved yourself having to search souvenir shops for one.
Ears – Everybody loves ears. There are so many awesome ears that you can order prior to arriving at Disney. Pick ears that are inspired by your favorite character and wear them proudly throughout the parks. The pirate ones I’m wearing below are from the shop at Caribbean Beach. They are my favorites but there are also beautiful and adorable ones on Etsy.
Personalized Tees – A trip to Disney is the perfect time to match as a family for photos (plus, if you put kids in unique & bright tees they are easier to find in the crowd). If you are crafty, this post shares some awesome tees that you can make for your family; otherwise, there are a lot of great ones you can order off of Etsy or Amazon. We ordered matching ones for our Thanksgiving and Christmas trips. We are ordering ones for our next Spring Break at Disney World trip too.
Autograph Books, Sharpies, & PhotoPass – I have two big tips for autograph books: Retractable Sharpies, and PhotoPass. Instead of trying to get the perfect shot as your kids approach the characters, the photographers are already there (and with their camera in the perfect settings) to capture those precious moments. Then you can jump on your My Disney Experience app and grab that adorable photo almost instantly. I recommend retractable sharpies because they are something that the characters can operate with their gloved hands. As for Autograph books, I love the personalized ones on Etsy so that each kid can have one featuring their favorite characters.
Pressed Penny Books – Pressed pennies are a great way to pass time between rides and activities; plus they make some fun souvenirs to look back after the trip (that don’t take up too much space).
Camera – While I recommend the PhotoPass for character and other fun shots throughout the park, having your own camera is also a great choice for other candid shots throughout the park.
Backpack – If you are going to be carrying around all of these items, you need a backpack to carry them around. Depending on the age of your kids, this could be a great time for them to start carrying their own stuff. If they don’t already have a backpack that they love, pick up a drawstring backpack for them to carry around their items for the trip and souvenirs.
Insulated Water Bottle – While there are water fountains around Disney parks, nothing beats having your own water bottle with you. I like insulated ones because they will keep the water nice and cold, without it sweating on the outside. This one is absolutely adorable and a perfect way for each person in the family to have their own bottles!
Hopefully these packing tips help make your Disney trip during Spring Break an absolutely MAGICAL time.
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