Main Street USA Merchandise Location
Main Street USA Merchandise Location - Photo by Steps to Magic


20 Items to Buy Online Before Your Next Disney Trip

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World is expensive. From the hotel to the transportation, the food to the souvenirs that you’re going to end up buying…it all adds up.

That being said, there are ways to keep your vacation spending within reason by pre-ordering stuff online. This way, when you’re in the Magic Kingdom and need sunscreen because it’s HOT, it’s already in your bag because you did an Amazon order the month before.

20 Items to Buy Online Before Your Next Disney Trip

20. Comfy Flip Flops – aka Sanuks

They are the perfect shoe to wear in the Parks because they dry out so fast and they are super comfy. Each one of Sanuk’s shoes has yoga mat bottoms, squishy, comfy goodness! Check out their endless color options here!

19. Rent Camera / Video Equipment

If you aren’t starting your own professional photography business you may not be ready to invest in a high-end camera to capture all your vacation family moments. Well, did you know that you can rent cameras and video equipment? It’s a great way to get high-end equipment for a whole lot less!

Or maybe you have been eyeing over a specific camera but aren’t sure it’s worth it. Again, renting is a perfect way to give a camera or video camera test run.

18. Baby Wipes

You may be wondering why this one is on the list. Whether or not you have a little one with diapers to change you still find yourself in sticky situations. Think a hot summer day at Disney World with a quickly melting Dole Whip! These wipes sure do come in handy for all sort of spills!

We recommend picking up some packs over at your local Dollar Store or order one of these cute wipes/clutch combos.

17. Umbrella

Sometimes it isn’t raining hard enough to wear a poncho and I must say I do like to avoid them at all costs. Ponchos make you feel hot and clammy but I will admit they keep you the driest when caught in the rain at Disney. We recommend this umbrella because it lasts.

I have bought so many cheaper ones and eventually they all end up broken but not this guy.

16. Hanging Toiletry Organizer

This one is a game changer especially if you are going on a Disney Cruise! We used it on our last Disney Resort stay. Even at a deluxe resort, your counter space is super limited in the bathroom.

Our hanging toiletry organizer kept everything in our room tidy and made

15. Amazon Fire Stick

Your channel selection isn’t always the greatest when staying at a Disney hotel. If you are staying off property it can be even more unpredictable what channel selection you will get.

If you pack this little device you will gain access to your streaming accounts like HBO Go, Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, and so much more! Learn more here.

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14. Hand Sanitizer

Maybe I am just a giant germ-a-phob but I always have one of these guys hanging off my Disney bag. Lots of germs are hanging around the big crowds at Disney and while Disney does their best to keep things clean you can never be too safe. You can get a great deal on an eight pack here.

13. Discounted Disney Pins for Trading

One of the best pin trading tips we have to buy a lot of these Disney trading pins ahead of time and trade them in the parks. Pins at Walt Disney World can range from $12 to $18 which is pretty steep if your intent is to trade. Pick up this no duplicate lot here.

12. Power Strip or USB Charger

Maybe it’s just all the camera equipment, Apple Watches, iPhones, ect. we bring on our Disney trips but we never seem to have enough outlets to get everything charged. We made this mistake on one of trips and immediately ordered this guy, haven’t had an issue since!

11. Portable USB Powered Fan

Have I mentioned yet about hot it gets here in Florida during the summer months? Portable fan VERY smart idea! The ones that are bulky and misting that they sell you in the parks will set you back around $18. This fan is much smaller, takes up less room and runs off those backup batteries you can use for your phone too!

10. Sunscreen

Sunscreen – Photo by Steps To Magic

You don’t want to get stuck buying this one at the resort due to Disney’s steep upcharge. It’s sunny more often than not here in Florida this is a MUST pack item.

9. Pop Tarts, GoGo Squeeze & Family’s Favorite Snacks

With all that walking you’re going to get in around the parks your going to need a healthy supply of snacks. If you are looking to save money or want some back ups for your hotel room I highly recommend packing some snacks. We are big fans of granola bars, Gogo Squeeze and Pop Tarts.

Related Article – Best Snacks to Bring for a Disney Day

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8. Water Filter Bottle

I think we may own the entire Zero Water Collection. Nothing cleans the yucky stuff out of the water like Zero Water. We have their water filters here at the house as well and we have never been disappointed. I find the tap water you can get for free at most Disney counter service places tastes yucky. In order to save us from buying bottled water, we decided to pick up a couple of these guys and it really has saved us! You can grab one of these over here.

Alternatively, we have become obsessed lately with these vacuum sealed bottles. They keep the ice in the bottle frozen even with a long hot day in the park!

Related Article – The Best Water Bottles for a Disney Trip

7. Frogg Togg Chilling Towel

What is a Frogg Togg? A magical cooling towel that is the only way to survive the summer months in the park. The sun, heat, and humidity are unbearable here in the summer and a Frogg Togg helps cool you down and power on to the next ride. They come in a bunch of different colors too!

6. Body Glide Anti-Chafe Balm

Who here enjoys blisters? That’s what I thought! This little beauty miraculously prevents blisters and chafing. It’s safe to use on your thighs, neck, arms, or anywhere skin is rubbed. Discovering this was life changing I always keep this on hand now. Purchase yours here.

5. Headphone Splitter

Don’t leave your family out when traveling! We love bringing this headphone splitter along with us on a trip, especially when flying so we can watch a movie together.

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4. T-Shirts

Goofy Selfie
Goofy and Dustin Selfie – Steps To Magic

Nerdy Disney shirts are a must have for your Disney vacation. We already put together a whole bunch of our favorites over here! The possibilities are endless on this one! Check out our recommended Disney Collection of tee shirts.

3. Ponchos

It rains a lot in Florida and it’s always a smart idea to carry one these ponchos in your bag at all times. It seems that pop up storms are a central Florida specialty.

2. Autograph Books

Autograph Supplies at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Autograph Supplies at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Photo by Steps to Magic

The autograph book is essential for a trip to Walt Disney World! Huge fan of the classic style, and why not buy before hand vs having to get it in the parks?

1. External Battery Chargers

This is our favorite external battery to bring to the parks with us. It can charge our iPhones about 4 times before it runs out! None of our other battery packs can say that much. This item tops our list because you don’t want to be in the parks with a dead phone. You want in line entertainment and obviously to capture all your vacation memories. Get this battery here.

Related Article – FuelRods

Bonus – Portable Smart Phone Fan Attachment 

Florida is a hot place, especially when you’re waiting in a line at Disney World! Keeping cool is the latest and greatest thing, and since most queue lines are outdoors…why not use your phone as a portable fan?

What items are your must haves for your Disney vacation? Anything we are missing on our list? Let us know via social media @StepstoMagic!

20 Items to Buy Online Before Your Next Disney Trip - #StepstoMagic
20 Items to Buy Online Before Your Next Disney Trip – #StepstoMagic

Written by Dustin Fuhs

I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this platform to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to bring your dreams into reality! If you want more Theme Park fun - listen to the We Like Theme Parks Podcast at

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