Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Trip Planning: The Disney Box

We’re not currently planning our next Walt Disney World trip, but that doesn’t stop me from prepping for whenever our next journey to the most Magical Place on Earth 

Enter “The Disney box”.  It’s a box I keep in our closet and fill with random things we’ll need or use on our trip.  I use an old diaper box, so the kids don’t realize what’s inside.  If they knew the goodies it contained, they’d try and scale my closet shelves to reach the treasures inside.

Walt Disney World Vacation Prep Disney Box

I purchase things like ponchos ($.99 at our grocery store) and glow sticks ($1 for a tube at Michaels, y’all).  These are items we end up wanting or needing at Disney, but don’t feel like paying a premium for.  I also stock up on non-perishable snacks like pretzels, candy, fruit snacks, and oatmeal.  (ps-I highly recommend @Better_Oats oatmeal. The packets double as measuring cups for the liquid so you can easily make breakfast in a hotel room!  Also, the boxes are super-compact.)

At the bottom of the box are ziploc bags for storing wet clothes or packing shampoo/conditioner. I also add small toys and books I find on clearance or in the dollar store at Target.  New toys and books will keep Bunny and Bubba entertained longer during long car trips or plane rides.

Having a box of supplies ready and waiting means I spend less time rushing around to stores right before our vacation.  It also means I’m less likely to forget essentials.  I need any help I can get in the remembering department.

Want to know what else we bring along on our Walt Disney World vacations?  Check out  my post on What to Pack for a Walt Disney World Vacation.  It’s filled with lots of great tips and tricks to help with your packing!

Tell me about your trip preparations! Do you do something similar?

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  • Reply Andrea (Lil-Kid-Things) April 4, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I already have my stash of goodies piling up! I found some fun Mickey PJs at Walmart for $5.27 each and the snacks are being added with each grocery trip. A little at a time seems to hurt less somehow.

  • Reply Emily April 4, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Ha!! I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has a Disney box!! I love the poncho idea – that does seem to be the one thing I forget to put in the box and forget to pack.

  • Reply Karla @ RunKarlaRun.com April 5, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    This is amazing. I usually start piling things up in front of the TV a week out from any trip. It drives my husband crazy. But as I remember things I want to pack–I pull them out so I don’t forget them. Going to have to get myself a box!

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