What to pack for Disney World

April 17, 2015

If you are coming to Orlando and is unsure of how to use your luggage space efficiently, this blog post if for you. First of all, your packing strategy will highly depend on three things: where you’re staying, the length of your trip and the weather at your vacation destination.

1- Accommodations: If you stay at a resort that offers a washer and dryer, you can definitely pack light. If you stay somewhere that doesn’t offer such amenity, then you may have to pack some extra pounds of clothes and shoes.

You can always have your clothes washed by the valet laundry service that most hotels offer, but if you are on a budget that option may not be the best one to consider. We highly suggest you try finding accommodation that have laundry machines in-suite. At Coral Cay Resort we have washers and dryers in all units, so you don’t have to worry about over packing.

2- Length of your stay: If you are staying for a weekend, your luggage preparation will be fairly different than if you’re staying for two weeks or longer.

3- Weather: Winter clothes are heavier and take much more space than summer clothes. Lucky for you Orlando is hot for the majority of the year, so chances are you will only need light clothing items.

For the sake of this post we’ll assume you’re traveling for two weeks during mild to hot weather. Here’s what we suggest you take:


  • 8 shirts
  • 4 shorts
  • 1 pair of jeans
  • 1 pair of leggings or sweat pants
  • 6 underpants
  • 1 bra
  • 1 sports bra
  • 6 pairs of socks
  • 1 dressy outfit like a dress or skirt and blouse
  • 1 neutral-colored cardigan that can be used with most outfits. The air conditioner is usually blasting inside every establishment, so this will come in handy.
  • 1 heavier jacket just in case the weather turns or to wear in the place, if you are flying.
  • 1 bathing suit
  • 1 pajama set
  • 1 pair of sneakers
  • 1 pair of flip-flops
  • 1 pair of low heels to go to dinner or walk around at night

Men: Take the same list of items and just substitute a few things like the dress for formal pants and shirt. Add a belt and a pair of dressy, closed-toes shoes.

There you have it! Plan to do laundry one or two times during your trip and take clothing items that are easy to mix and match. Think neutral colors and have some fun by adding unique accessories like necklaces, bracelets, socks, hats or caps. Pick the accessories carefully to avoid over packing such items. It helps to try to pre-plan your outfits. You can even take a picture of them at home to remind you of what goes with what and make your clothes selection easier during vacation.