• On Jul 4, 2018
    Nieckia from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    this is our first Disney vacation, kids have the standard 18" suitcase what size suitcase should i use for myself were staying 7 days

    Hi Nieckia,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Hooray for your first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    First, I would consider whether your accommodations have laundry facilities. Our packing changed dramatically when I decided that we would pack less and do laundry while on vacation. For a seven-day trip, I would do laundry two or three times. Since we typically go in July, we usually do laundry three times during the week. My husband or I will do it while the girls are in the pool. Review the information on Laundry Services at Walt Disney World Resort.

    Before I decided to do laundry, my husband and I would both bring a larger suitcase (27 inches) and a carry-on bag. Now that we do laundry, we each take a carry-on bag and we check just one larger suitcase. When our girls had to dress as royalty for princess character meals, I packed their princess attire in a carry-on - I did not want to risk losing it if the checked bag was lost!

    As you get ready to pack, check out this Disney Parks Blog post, "I'm Going to Walt Disney World Resort, but What Should I Pack?" On my family's must-pack list are:

    • Medications (including over-the-counter)
    • Sunscreen
    • Rain ponchos and umbrellas
    • Tennis shoes
    • Lightweight backpack to carry in the parks
    • Water bottles
    • Snacks
    • Autograph books and pens
    • Swimsuits, swimsuit covers and flip flops

    Nieckia, although we have been able to purchase laundry detergent at the resort in the past, I now bring our own. As you consider packing, also be sure to leave room in case you buy a few souvenirs!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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