Family With Medals; RunDisney 10K; Stitch Hat; Lilo and Stitch Costume
  • On Jan 3, 2009
    Kathleen from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are visiting Disney World for the 1st time 6/1-6/6 with our 6yr old.Any suggestions on what to pack daily in my backpack while visiting the parks? What if we wanted to visit Seaworld.Are there buses to take us there or do we have to rent a car? Thanks!

    Hi Kathleen.  I am known for over packing my park bag, but can be trusted to pull about just about anything in a pinch.  Here are a few things I always carry when my boys (ages 4 and 6) and I are in the parks:
    • Small first aid kit (with bandages and an antibiotic ointment)
    • Rain ponchos (I get them at a local dollar store to save in the parks)
    • Snacks for the kids (dry food and frozen juice boxes or water bottles)
    • Change of clothes (in case a kid goes for a run through some dancing fountains)
    • Sunglasses and hats for both kids, hubby and self
    • Sunscreen
    • Needed medication (plus child's fever reducer, just in case)
    • Tiny activity books and crayons in case of a long ride wait or while eating
    • Wallet, park tickets, ID, etc.
    • Identification for each child (I usually bring address labels printed with our cell phone number that I stick on each kid's back.)
    • Camera and camcorder
    • Zip-top bags to carry any wet clothing
    • Portable fans to clip on strollers
    • Baby wipes

    Sea World is not part of Walt Disney World, so there is no WDW transportation from its resorts there.  However, you can ask the front desk at your resort for help with securing a taxi from your resort if you prefer not to rent a car.

    Have a great first trip!

thumbnail image for Tanya

Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.