The dollar store is my favorite place to stock up on items for a Disney World vacation, especially when you’re thinking about being budget savvy!
Dollar Store Items You Should Buy for a Disney Vacation
Dollar Store ponchos can save you a lot of money! I’ve seen the look on the faces of parents as they are shelling out $10-12 per rain protector because they realized during a torrential storm that they paid a ton of money to be on vacation and the weather won’t stop the fun.
My recommendation (and a personal checklist item) is to get a poncho per three days. Why that number? Well it comes from the fact that the heat will make the plastic gross to put on and you’ll want to toss it. Be prepared for the rain!
Amazon Link: Ponchos
This was a huge win during our last trip because half way through…I started to get a little tickle in my throat. Outside of drinking a ton of water, getting some extra vitamin C helped so much!
Amazon Link: Cough Drops
TOOTHBRUSH TRAVEL HOLDERS
If you’re like us, we like using our regular full-size toothbrushes from home. This means that you should either prepare to pack extra plastic bags or travel holders for your toothbrushes. Nice thing is that once you have them, you can use them for all future vacations and trips.
Amazon Link: Toothbrush Travel Holder
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If you ask folks about their go-to snacks, you’ll get everything under the sun because it’s such a personal choice. That being said, you should definitely buy pre-packaged items, like granola bars, fruit snacks or trail mix before hand! The last thing you want to do is be “snacky” at Disney World because it can get expensive!
ZIPLOC PLASTIC BAGS
If you head over to my article about my Disney Backpack, you’ll see that I’m a huge fan of stashing a bunch of ziploc bags in order to stay organized (pin trading, Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom Cards) and protect valuables from the weather & water rides.
CROSSWORD & PUZZLE BOOKS
I spent a lot of time on my phone, but there’s only so many hours in the airport that you can stay amused if you don’t have a data plan OR if you want to give your eyes a break from the screen.
ADDITIONAL ITEMS THAT YOU MAY WANT TO INVEST IN
- Small First Aid Kit
- Hand Sanitizer
- Travel Size stuff (Shampoo, Conditioner, Mouthwash, etc)
- Dental Floss
- Gum (They don’t sell it at Disney World!)
- Werther’s Original Hard Candy (for the Plane)
- Drink Crystals
- Reusable Water Bottles
- Glow Sticks
- Phone Charger & Electrical Stuff (Not every hotel room is filled with outlets to spare)
- Laundry Basket/Bags for dirty clothes
I hope this list gave you loads of ideas for travel items that you can buy at the dollar store. Vacations are expensive enough, without having to spring for all the accessories that go with it.