8 of the Most OBSCURE Items People Bring to Disney World

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If you’re a frequent Disney World park visitor, you might have a standard packing list you tend to stick to. But…do you ever bring any unusual items? 

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We’ve talked about Disney World packing lists and useful items you might want to bring. But what about the items none of us have thought of? We asked our readers (that’s YOU!) to tell us about the most obscure items you’ve ever brought to Disney World. Here’s what you said!

We reached out to our readers on our Twitter (go ahead and give us a follow if you want to share your thoughts in the future!) and asked, “What’s the most obscure item on your Disney packing list?”

We got a lot of answers ranging from super useful to shockingly clever, so let’s get into it!

Toilet Paper

One reader shared, “My husband insists on bringing his own toilet paper because his butt is just that sensitive.” We have to admire the priorities.

Toilet Paper in Pop Century

Depending on where you stay, you might find single-ply toilet paper in your Disney World hotel room, so be warned that bringing your own toilet paper from home might need to be added to your packing list!

Learn more about everything that’s included when you stay at a Disney World hotel!

Bottle of Wine

While you can order a glass of wine in many areas of Disney World, sometimes even just a glass can be fairly pricey. One reader said that they bring “a bottle of wine for end of the day wind down. Wine on property is way more expensive.

Wine bottles

If you’re looking for a cheaper wine option or maybe just a bottle to keep chilled in your room and ready after a long day in Disney World, you can bring your own bottle! But — don’t forget to also bring a wine bottle opener!

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Silk Scarves and Binder Clips

If you visit Disney World with young kiddos, you know that strollers can often be a must-have. One reader responded to our question with, “Silk scarves and binder clips. We use them to provide front shade for the kids when they are in the strollers. Clip the scarves to the umbrella part of the stroller and BAM! Full sun protection especially for those little thighs.” 🤯

Stroller Parking

On a bright and sunny Florida day, it can be easy to get a sunburn, and this genius solution sounds like a great option for young kiddos! Keep them cool AND safe from the sun.

The ultimate packing list for newborns in Disney World.

Champagne Stopper

Maybe instead of a bottle of wine, you want to bring a bottle (or two, we won’t judge) of champagne to pop after a long Disney World day. One reader said that they bring “a champagne stopper—although we almost never use it.” The important thing is that you MIGHT need it.


Also, if you’re bringing a bottle of wine and planning to make it last, it might not be a bad idea to bring a wine bottle stopper too!

THE places to find wine and champagne in EPCOT!

Body Glide

Ah yes, one of the biggest Disney World problems: Chafing. If you get it, you get it. One reader said to bring “Body Glide ((runners get it)).”


You can get anti-chafing balm like Body Glide from Amazon for $9.99, and it’s easy to throw in your Disney Parks bag. Trust us, this is one obscure item you’ll use.

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Trash Bags

Another reader told us, “My husband ALWAYS brings trash bags. We’ve never used them and never explains why, he still packs them. One day I’m sure we’ll be glad he did.” Honestly, you never know when you’ll need a trash bag.

Toy Story Land Trash Cans

Since Disney World reopened in July 2020, housekeeping in Disney World hotels has been changed to an every-other day light cleaning service, and you can also decline it entirely. Trash bags might come in handy!

Read more about what housekeeping looks like in Disney World hotels.

Scissors and Duct Tape

Okay, it’s not what you think. One reader recommended bringing, “Scissors and Duct Tape. It will solve most your Disney travel related issues. Like closing your suitcase after a visit to Magic Kingdom’s Emporium. Just duct tape it closed.” No overpacking worries with these items!


You might need scissors to cut the packaging off of new souvenirs so they fit better in your suitcase, and if you went a little overboard on the souvenirs that duct tape would be useful to keep your suitcase shut! Just make sure you pack these items in your checked luggage.

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Christmas Lights

Did you know you can decorate your Disney World hotel room and your Fort Wilderness campsite area? Reader Brook brings “Christmas lights to decorate the porch at the cabins or the window at the resort.” So fun!

Holiday Decorations in Fort Wilderness

You can decorate your Disney World hotel room window for holidays or birthdays, and people staying in the Fort Wilderness campsites often go all out. Don’t forget to bring your decorations if you want to take part!

You’ll never guess where we found the most EPIC Halloween decorations in Disney World!

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What’s the most obscure item you’ve ever brought to Disney World?? Tell us in the comments!

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