Are you looking for the ULTIMATE Disneyland Paris Packing List? In this guide we will cover everything you need to pack for Disneyland Paris from clothes to snacks, from Disneyland Paris essentials to items that are options but will help to enhance your trip.
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Disneyland Paris Packing List
What Not to Forget for Disneyland Paris
Before we get onto all the Disneyland Paris Essentials there are a few things you should never forget to pack for Disneyland Paris. These things are:
- Passports and documentation – essential for anyone traveling to Disneyland Paris from overseas
- Insurance – we recommend buying travel insurance whatever your destination.
- Travel Documents – such as ferry or Eurotunnel or plan tickets.
- Disneyland Paris Tickets – if you are not staying at an on-site hotel (and sometimes if you are if you are on-site but have bought your tickets through a third party website) you need to buy your tickets separately. Disneyland Paris often reaches capacity and therefore the park shuts to people who don’t have tickets and reservations. Don’t let that be you.
How to Pack for Disneyland Paris Tips
It doesn’t matter whether you are visiting Disneyland Paris in August or in visiting Disneyland Paris in December my number one tip when considering what to pack is to check the weather for your entire trip.
Always prepare for rain
You can get rain at Disneyland Paris whatever time of year you visit the parks. Therefore our top tip for Disneyland Paris is that you, when putting together your clothing packing list that you always have some waterproof gear.
Although there are no water rides at Disneyland Paris, it is still worth having some ponchos with you if not full rain coats.
If it is likely to rain heavily throughout your Disneyland Paris vacation we recommend making sure you have some waterproof shoes with you.
Always Pack Comfortable Shoes
And speaking of shoes, along with waterproof shoes for rainy seasons the most important thing on Disneyland Packing Lists has to be comfortable shoes.
Any day at any Disney around the world takes a LOT of walking, therefore it is important that you keep your feet comfy.
Days at Disney are long, and the weather in Paris is changeable therefore we recommend packing layers whatever month you visit.
The Winter and shoulder seasons are cool so layers will be needed especially if you are heading to one of the shows, illuminations or fireworks that happen at Disneyland Paris at night or if you are going into the park early in the morning.
What to Wear to Disneyland Paris
For a detailed guide to what to wear to Disneyland Paris with month by month and season by season guidance check out this post. However some things that we always have on our what to wear to Disneyland Paris list are:
Now costumes for adults are a big Disneyland Paris no no. Children 12 and over are no allowed to wear costumes to the parks however that doesn’t mean that you can’t theme your outfit.
Theming outfits, particularly related to characters is a great way to ensure great character interactions.
This photograph is from when Jessie spotted my little girl wearing a t shirt with her on and the interaction and time she got with this character because of this was absolutely fantastic.
We either like to have either themed Disney t shirts, either family vacations styles ones like these:
or ones that are themed to your favourite Disneyland Paris character or someone you plan to meet at one of the many Disneyland Paris meet and greets especially if you are doing something like meeting princesses at Disneyland Paris‘ Auberge de Cendrillon.
And don’t forget, the Walt Disney Studios has the new Marvel Avenger’s Campus so if you have a superhero fan in your midst this is another great option.
Click here to shop Disney costumes.
If you are traveling to Disneyland Paris with toddlers or younger kids who like to dress up our top tip is to buy their costumes in advance. You can buy costumes at Disneyland Paris but you will pay a premium for them.
For instance, a cost of an Anna Costume at Disneyland Paris when we were there in December was 90 Euros which is more expensive than you can get them for on Amazon or at a supermarket for instance. For info on supermarkets near Disneyland Paris check out this post.
I will say that the quality of the costumes at Disneyland Paris are very high however I personally can’t justify the cost in our Disneyland Paris budget.
There is lots of walking at Disneyland Paris, be sure you pack your most comfortable shoes with you for the trip.
It can rain in whatever month you are traveling at Disneyland Paris so we recommend having either full waterproof jackets and trousers if it is very rainy, or just some ponchos if there is a small chance of rain during our trip.
Also remember to have a pair of shoes with some waterproof capabilities as there is nothing worse than walking around a theme park with soaking wet feet.
Normally we have several layers with us whatever month we are traveling. We usually wear a t shirt as our base layer as well as hoodies or sweaters for early morning and evening as well as coat. The thickness of our coat or jacket will depend on the month of travel and expected weather.
Disney Ears are by no means an essential on a Disneyland Paris list packing list however it is a great way of adding a bit more Disney magic to your outfit.
You can always buy these in the park if you want a limited addition pair or a pair from the park.
Disneyland Paris Essentials
As I have said many times, days in Disneyland Paris are long. We usually try to get there for Early Magic Hours and will at least one day of our visit stay for the fireworks and illuminations.
To make sure you can carry everything you need for a day in the park we recommend taking a backpack with good storage.
Many people like to use Loungefly bags in the park however we find that they don’t have enough storage for us although they are very cute!
There are lots of Disneyland Paris apps you need to use ion the park for checking queue times to booking meet and greets. On top of that you will be taking loads of photos. Trust me your batteries are going to drain quick so be sure to pack a power pack with you to recharge those batteries.
Paris uses the traditional European plugs. So if you are coming from the UK etc you will need an adapter to make your electronics work in the hotel. Click here to purchase!
Camera and extra batteries
Disneyland Paris has the most beautiful Disney castle in my opinion and there are so many photo opportunities in the park. Therefore make sure you have a camera and extra batteries with you.
Drinks in the park are expensive and buying water bottles in the park are also marked up. We recommend taking a refillable water bottle with you. Not only is this better for the environment but there are plenty of water refill stations around the park so it will also help you save money.
As I mentioned before there is little shade at the park in queues be sure you don’t get burnt by taking sun cream with you
Things you might want to bring to Disneyland Paris
The things in this section of the list are completely optional butt are things that we have taken with us on various trips in the park.
In this section we will list this optional items along with the reason we think you should consider bringing these things with you to Disneyland Paris.
Swimwear is definitely optional as it really depends on where you are staying to whether you will need. Some of the mid to luxury Disneyland Paris Hotels have swimming pools.
If you are staying in one of these hotels, especially if you are traveling in one of the hotter months, the pool is a great way to cool off, so we recommend packing your swimwear just in case.
If your kids are anything like mine they will want to collect Disney character autographs at the meet and greets.
Be sure to buy your autograph books online in advance for better value books. However if you want to collect autographs but want something different to an autograph book check out our guide to best autograph book alternatives for Disneyland Paris.
We always prefer to stay on-site when at Disneyland Paris. However the one thing that I don’t like about the rooms is that there is no kettle. When we are driving to Disneyland Paris, and therefore luggage amounts are not a concern we always pack a travel kettle with us.
Tea and Coffee
And if you decide to pack a kettle be sure to take some packets of tea and coffee for the room.
Wet Wipes and Hand Sanitzer
This is very helpful for wiping down tables and hands especially during busy times at the parks such as Disneyland Paris at Christmas.
If you are traveling with some to Disney who uses a stroller or wheelchair it can get cold in the park. We have traveled with both and having a blanket for the evenings in particular is great for keeping stationary people warm.
Though we love the rooms at Disneyland Paris the one thing I don’t love are hairdryers. The bathrooms have the old style wall hairdryers in hotels such as Sequoia Lodge which are not very effective. Therefore we like to take our own travel hair dryer with us when we don’t need to worry about luggage.
If you are traveling to Disneyland Paris with a baby or a toddler, or you have a younger child that is not used to long days of walking we recommend taking a stroller with you.
If you have a double stroller though be aware that Disney has rules about the size of stroller you can take with you.
And you also are unable to take strollers with you into the queues at Disneyland Paris so we also recommend taking a:
An essential for babies and toddlers who nap and aren’t good walkers for using in the queues.
If you are visiting during Summer then you should check out the best carriers for hot weather.
What NOT to pack for Disneyland
Costumes for Adults
Adults and children over 12 are not allowed to wear costumes in the park. This is for safety reasons. If you want to pay homage to your favorite character then you could consider Disneybounding.
Clothing with Offensive Language or graphics
Disney is a family friendly place therefore clothing with offensive graphics or language are not permitted.
High Heels or Flip Flops
I personally don’t find these supportive enough for long days of walking in the park so leave these types of shoes at home.
For this reason we also don’t recommend taking new shoes with you as they have a potential for causing a blister.
What to Pack for your Disneyland Paris Day Pack
Of the things we have listed above we recommend putting all of the below things in your day pack for your days in the park
- Autograph Book
- Power Pack
- Camera and Batteries