A Disney vacation can be one of the most exciting vacations for you to take. While a Disney trip may seem overwhelming, with some planning and the right products, your trip can go smoothly and your entire family can experience the magic. There are all kinds of Disney gear available to make your trip both fun and functional.
1. Cell Phone / Extra Batteries / Charger
One of the most important gadgets you can have on your trip is a cell phone. The My Disney Experience app for iOS and Android allows you to manage many elements of your trip right from your phone, including FastPass and dining reservations. You can also check attraction wait times to help plan your day. However, cell phone batteries drain quickly, especially when you’re using your phone even more than usual. While Disney does offer charging stations, a portable charger or power pack will let you charge your phone while you enjoy the magic.
2. Cell Phone Camera Accessories
You may be planning on bringing a DSLR camera with you to capture important moments of your trip. However, if you are looking to travel light in the parks and want to avoid lugging around a heavy camera and equipment, with the right smartphone accessories, you can take some breathtaking pictures. There are many types of lenses you can get up your picture game and make your photographs look professional. A small tripod made for your phone is a must for giving your phone the stability to take those nighttime fireworks pictures.
3. Disney-Themed Swag
No Disney tourist is complete without something Disney on their person. You may choose to go for the traditional Disney shirt or cap, or you may want to show your Disney love with a cell phone case featuring your favorite characters. And while you’re making your child’s dreams come true, let them roam the crowds, pretending to be their favorite Disney princess or hero — you’ll get a much better price if you buy costumes in advance than you would if waiting to purchase at the park.
4. Magic Bands
Magic Bands are one of Disney’s latest technologies in their pursuit to make your experiences easily accessible. Each person on your trip will have a Magic Band with a unique sensor that allows for resort and park entry, FastPass access and more. You have the option of connecting a credit card to your Magic Band to allow for the purchase of food and souvenirs. The Magic Band allows you easy access to much of what Disney has to offer without having to keep up with tickets or credit cards.
Everything you need is right on your wrist. While the Magic Band comes standard with most vacation packages and is available in several colors, Disney also offers customized bands in many of their retail location. Especially if you are traveling with kids, it is a given that they will want special bands. So you may want to consider ordering Magic Band skins to customize each item before you leave for your trip.
With the right Disney gear, your family is sure to have a magical vacation! Am I forgetting anything? Let me know in the comments below.