A trip to Disney is fun, but it can also be expensive. Here are a few must-have products to purchase before you step foot in the parks. You’ll be more prepared and will save some money not having to buy them on site.
Collapsible Water Bottle
A reusable water bottle at Disney is a must-have and will save you a ton of money! By bringing your own bottle, you can refill it as many times as your heart desires. You’ll also save more by not purchasing water in the parks at the Disney price of $3 for one bottle of water. Imagine how much that could add up to after 4 days in the parks! Especially in the summertime, you are going to want to have plenty of water on hand. This life-saver will keep you well hydrated and your wallet a little fuller. This lightweight silicone bottle is a favorite on Amazon.com and it’s not hard to see why. It comes in at under $12, is guaranteed not to leak, rolls up super small, and the wide mouth makes it easy to refill. Take this perfect collapsible water bottle over to any Disney water fountain, quick service soda fountain, or Starbucks for a nice tall drink of free water.
When you take a vacation to a place where unpredictable afternoon showers are actually very predictable, one of the worst things that could happen on your perfect Disney vacation is to get rained out when it’s so easily avoidable. These waterproof rain jackets by Columbia are an excellent choice to keep you dry when everyone else is fleeing for cover from the rain. The Men’s Columbia Watertight II and the Women’s Columbia Switchback II are lightweight so they won’t be too hot. They fold up into themselves making them easily packable therefore taking up relatively little space in your suitcase or backpack. You’ll also save the $10 you would have spent on a big, ugly poncho that you would likely never wear again. As an added bonus, you will enjoy watching the people who did buy one trying to either stuff it back into the tiny square package that it came in or stuffing it in the nearest trash can. Both the Men’s and Women’s jackets come in a great selection of colors to suit any style. With this must-have product you will feel stylish and dry while sporting one of these in the parks.
Portable Phone Charger
Don’t you even dare think about setting foot in a Disney park without a portable charger for your phone! This small, but powerful, charger from Anker is one of the lightest and smallest external batteries out there. You won’t even realize you’re carrying it. You can charge your iPhone up to 3 times or your Samsung twice on this battery pack. Your entire Disney vacation is basically running on the MyDisneyExperience app. That means you will be using your smartphone to do everything from making dining reservations and securing FastPass+ to checking wait times and previewing your new favorite photo in front of the castle that was taken earlier in the day by a friendly PhotoPass Photographer. Running the MyDisneyExperience app can suck the battery life out of your phone very quickly. There is nothing worse than missing out on extra FastPasses because your battery died. You can buy yourself some peace of mind by keeping this little guy in your pocket and never having to worry about what it would have been like to ride Space Mountain without having to wait in line.