Parks Reopening: What to Bring Into Disney Parks During Pandemic

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With Disney parks opening dates quickly approaching, you might be starting to think on what you need in order to be prepared.

We recently wrote an article about how you should prepare and what to pack for your trip back to Disney, which we discussed about out-of-state visitors isolation requirements, hotels and resorts, a new Disney app, transportation changes and more due to the current pandemic.

Today, we are here to help you decide what to bring into the Disney parks when they reopen. You might be a Disney park expert yourself, but there is no question that any of us have ever been to a Disney park during a global pandemic. So, this Disney pandemic theme park packing list might give you some new ideas of what to bring with you to this new journey.

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Here are some suggestions for your Disney packing list:

Hand Sanitizer

If you haven’t made a habit of caring a pocket-size hand sanitizer with you around, right now it would be a great time to start. You see, Disney parks are magical places, but they are also easy places to come in contact with bacteria and viruses. So, pocket-size hand sanitizers will be your best pals during your trip to Disney World or Disneyland.

It would also be a great idea to have one travel size sanitizer per person in your traveling group. This way, the chances of you and your group running out of hand sanitizer is minimal.

Related: Disneyland to Enforce Mandatory Face Masks

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Masks, masks, masks

You will have to wear face masks while on Disney properties. Face coverings will be required in the Disney parks and at Resorts for any guests age 2 and up. So, you should bring at least one mask per person in your group.

But, remember, it’s summer, and it will be really hot outside. The best thing for you to do would be to have at least two face masks per person in your party (one on your face and one in your backpack). In this case, if the mask gets sweaty, or even wet from going into a water ride, you have a spare one to change.

If you want to learn more about the new regulations regarding Disney‘s face covering rules due to the coronavirus pandemic, you can click here.

Related: Magic Kingdom has Disney Face Masks for Guests to Purchase


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Ok, this one is more of an advice than a must bring item. Gloves can be useful to have with you while you walk around the park and enjoy the attractions.

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Imagine this, you could wear your gloves around the park and touch everything without always freaking out about using hand sanitizer (but please, still, don’t touch your face) every five minutes. Then, when you and your party are ready to sit down and have something to eat, just go ahead and discard the gloves and eat with your clean protected hands.

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After eating, if you brought more than one pair of gloves, you can put on a brand new set and go back to enjoying yourself.

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Disinfectant wipes

Disinfecting wipes can be very useful during the current pandemic, but it can also be a great idea to bring along on your Disney trip. You could use it to clean any surface you want to touch, for example, a lunch table or bench.

We know that Disney cast members are extremely mindful of maintaining everything clean and spotless for their guests, but it’s always best to be safe than sorry during your Disney trip.

Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Water Bottles & Hat

These are essential to anyone going to any Disney park during the summer with or without the pandemic. Sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottles and hats are all a must take to Disney World and Disneyland.

Especially now, with new Disney health and safety measures due to the pandemic, you will be standing in longer lines (because of the 6-feet distance required). The longer lines also increases the chances you might be stuck in line under the blazing summer Florida sun. So, put on your sunscreen before arriving at the park (and keep reapplying it throughout the day), bring your sunglasses, make sure your water bottle is always full and wear a hat to cover your face from the sun.

So, what will be your must-haves on your next Disney trip? Let us know in the comments below.

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