Top 33 Dollar Tree Disney Prep Ideas
As a ThemeParkHipster, I love saving money and showing you ways to save money on your Disney trip. It’s for this reason that I recommend shopping at Dollar Tree to get your Disney shopping list done for a low price.
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I love making checklists, especially packing lists for my own Disney trips.
Dollar Tree is one of my favorites stores where I go in and feel like I’m super rich!
Do you feel that way too or is it just me?
Enough about me…
Let’s learn what items you never knew you could buy for your next Walt Disney World vacation from Dollar Tree.
You can also order your Disney dollar store finds directly from the Dollar Tree website.
33 Dollar Tree Disney Ideas
1 – Disney Autograph Journals
Bring your own autograph journal and save big time. Many of the journals have 100+ blank sheets of high quality white paper suitable for writing in pen or pencil. Allowing you to get those coveted character autographs!
2 – Bandanas
Use a bandana to place on your luggage. This will make it easy to find your suitcase in baggage claim.
3 – Batteries and Charges
With all of your electronic devices, you’ll want to have a few back up batteries. The Dollar Tree also carries phone charges, which are perfect for times when an outlet may not be close by.
4 – Fans
The battery-operated fan will be your best friend, especially in the peak summer Florida heat.
5 – Disney Bubbles
If you’re bypassing the solo trip and bringing the little ones, then you can grab a few bottles of bubbles. The store has a variety of branded bubbles like Star Wars.
6 – Disney-themed Candy and Toys
Save by getting some candy before your trip. They can be a great snack to have on hand. Your little ones will be happy, plus packing a few Disney toys will help alleviate the need to buy too many souvenirs.
7 – Disposable Spoons
Great item to have to use for reheating leftovers in your hotel room.
8 – Earplugs
If you are sensitive to loud noises, then I recommend buying a pack of earplugs at Dollar Tree. They will help reduce the noise of fireworks and other pyrotechnic demonstrations. You can find a multi-pack within the store.
9 – Glow Sticks
Dollar Tree has a large selection of glow sticks that are cheaper than buying them in the parks. You can find glowing wands and other glowing accessories at the store.
They’re perfect for nighttime at the Disney parks.
10 – Hand Sanitizer
This is an absolute necessity when visiting the Disney parks. Lots of people in one place, means lots of germs, so be proactive!
11 – Hats
Believe it or not, Dollar Tree has a pretty awesome selection of hats to choose from. The quality is good and does the job of blocking the sun.
12 – Snacks
You can pack a wide range of snacks to keep your appetite in check while at Disney. Snacks such as crackers, chips, raisins, nuts, granola bars, fruit snacks, and more a just a few options for you to pick up.
13 – Laundry Bags
Mesh laundry bags are a great item to have for storing your dirty clothes in while on vacation.
14 – Disney Nightlights or Flashlights
These are nice to have in the event that you need to make a night trip to the restroom and don’t won’t to turn on the lights waking others. They are also helpful in preventing any bumps and bruises from running into walls or furniture.
15 – Pill Organizer
A pill organizer can be used for more than vitamins, it can be used to store other travel knick-knacks like bobby pins, safety pins, camera memory cards, and more.
16 – Ponchos
It’s Florida and it will rain, especially in the summer months. Ponchos at the park are ridiculously priced and the quality is not all that good.
So, be sure to grab a few before you leave!
17 – Pool Toys
You can take your own pool toys and accessories with you. The Dollar Tree has lots to choose from and you’ll be happy that you didn’t break the bank.
18 – Disney Sandwich Bags
Sandwich bags are great for packing small snacks to bring with you into the parks.
19 – Snack Containers
Small containers are also a good way to pack your own snacks.
20 – Disney Dollar Tree Souvenirs
We all know that the souvenir budget can get out of hand when you’re shopping inside the Disney parks. A great alternative is to shop for budget-friendly items at a Dollar Store near the parks or at a Disney outlet store.
You will be so happy you did!
21 – Suction Cups
These are good for hanging any clothes or extra damp towels.
22 – Hipster Sunglasses
A must-have Disney item for the bright Florida sunshine. Dollar Tree offers a variety of options that can help block out UV rays.
23 – Tissues or Wet Wipes
Wipes are helpful for wiping down your hotel room, any tables you may eat on at the parks, keeping hands clean, and for cleaning up quick messes.
Trust me, you can never have enough tissues or wipes!
24 – Toothbrushes
You can buy your toothbrushes for only a $1 at Dollar Tree and you won’t feel as bad tossing them out at the end of vacation.
25 – Trash Bags
Personally, I love having a few trash bags with me while on vacation. I’m not one who likes to have room upkeep every day, so I like to have a place to put my trash in, especially since the trash cans are small in the rooms.
I also use trash bags to put my dirty clothes in, if I don’t bring any mesh laundry bags.
26 – Disney Water Bottles
It’s extremely important to stay hydrated at Disney, especially in the peak summer heat. The Dollar Tree has water bottles that come in many different colors and designs just for you.
27 – Pain Reliver
Over-the-counter (OTC) pain meds such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen are perfect to have on hand in case there’s a not-so-magical incident that occurs.
28 – Travel Size Containers
These are perfect to pack if you want to keep your bag light or if you’re more of a carry-on type of person.
If you’re doing a trip with multiple family members, then just of a few of these will hold you over on your trip.
This will allow you to have more room in your suitcase to store your Disney souvenirs.
29 – Chapstick or Lip Balm
This is a must have item for any trip to Disney.
Since Walt Disney World is located in the sunshine state, you’ll want to protect your lips from the sun with a good lip balm.
Dollar Tree has a few top brands that you can stock up on for your trip.
30 – Sunscreen
It is essential to protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun. Luckily, you can purchase sunscreen from the Dollar Tree before your Disney trip.
Remember the most significant amount of dangerous UVB rays occur between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
31 – Icepack
Just in case you’re not into taking OTC pain meds like ibuprofen, you can use an icepack to help alleviate any muscle soreness that may occur during your Disney trip.
You can also freeze or chill your icepack and use during the day at the parks to stay cool!
32 – Travel Size First Aid Kit
Having a small first aid kit handy is always a must when spending a vacation at Disney World. You’ll want to make sure your kit has basic things such as alcohol wipes, gauzes, and Band-Aids.
This 21-piece kit includes moist antiseptic towelettes, essential first aid items, and various-sized bandages.
33 – Flip Flops
No trip to Florida is complete without flip flops!
I don’t recommend you wearing them to the parks as they’re not good for long term walking.
However, I do recommend them for getting around your resort quickly and for your poolside adventures.
Final Thoughts on Your Dollar Tree Disney Prep List
I hope this Disney shopping list helps you come up with a few ideas on what you should pack for Walt Disney World.
Remember that if you’re staying at a vacation resort home rental near Disney, then you can purchase all these items once you check in.
Here are my top 4 Dollar Tree stores near Disney World:
- Dollar Tree Store at Shoppes at Lake Bryan (407) 465-1040 13605 S Apopka Vineland Rd #103a, Orlando, FL 32821 (this is my favorite Dollar Tree near Disney World)
- The Dollar Tree Store at Phillips Village (407) 352-7679 Address:8910 Turkey Lake Rd Ste 500 Orlando FL, 32819-7325
- Dollar Tree Store at Rolling Oaks (407) 465-0135 Address:3201 Rolling Oaks Blvd. Kissimmee FL, 34747-3053
- The Dollar Tree Store at Cane Island (321) 677-0340 Address:5240 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy. Kissimmee FL, 34746-5346 US
Please let me know what Disney items at Dollar Tree you love to bring below!
Download and print the Dollar Tree packing list here.
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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!
(Original article date: August 2018/Updated article date: April 2019)