A trip to“The Happiest Place on Earth” is sure to bring a fun filled day of smiles and laughter! A little planning and thoughtful packing will surely maximize your fun factor and ensure a smooth experience for everyone in your family!
Summer days at the Disneyland Resort can bring high temperatures and a bit of humidity (although California humidity seems non-existent compared to Florida’s hot summer days and nights). Dress accordingly- shorts, tank tops, t-shirts, and 100% cotton clothing are all great choices to wear to the park. Stripping down to a bikini top is not permitted, and shirtless men will be asked to cover up, as this is against the Disneyland Resort Dress Code. Sneakers or sandals with good arch support will help with foot comfort during and after the many miles walked at the park. Hats are a great idea to protect the scalp, and sunglasses will help shield eyes from the bright California sun. Don’t forget sunblock! Many of the attraction lines can be long and in direct sunlight. The park does sell sunscreen, but it is pricey.
The Disney Resorts DO allow outside food and beverages. Small soft coolers (lunchbox size) are also allowed in the park. Designated picnic areas and lockers are available for storing larger ice chests, for a fee. There are plenty of drinking fountain stations to refill water bottles. For everyone’s safety, glass of any kind, or knives are NOT allowed into the park and will be confiscated upon entry.
Summer nights at the Disneyland Resort are very enjoyable. The weather cools down after dusk, so pack a lightweight windbreaker or sweatshirt. During summer vacation the parks are open late, and it can feel quite cool for the few hours after sunset.