Top 10 for a Disney Day.
1. Wet wipes.
... Because you know with that Mickey Bar that things are going to get messy. I like to carry around wet wipes for messy situations, sweat and to wipe down dirty tables! This is important especially if you have little ones. You'll thank me later!
2. plastic bags.
Either ziploc or grocery bags; having some on hand is helpful. You can use it to snore snacks, wet or dirty clothes, to organize and pretty much for anything. I don't like to lose things (and I doubt you do either) so this is a good way to keep things separated and organized! I like to bring a couple sandwich bags, grocery bags and gallon bags. I know I'll end up needing them! When we have extra food that keeps well, like extra pretzels or even an apple, I like to put it in a bag so we can snack on it later!
3. reusable water bottle.
There are so many water fountains in Disneyland, it'd be silly to not take advantage of them! It's also incredibly important to stay hydrated during a long day at Disneyland! It's not fun to get dehydrated! I actually found a reusable water bottle that can roll up so when you're not using it; it's the best. I saw a couple Disney ones at Dollar Tree today, actually. They had a princess one and Jake and the Neverland Pirates. So cute!
I like to have some snacks on hand when I enter the parks because you never know when someone is going to get hungry! Especially when you're in line. I like to pack protein bars, fruit snacks and granola bars. Stuff to tide us over until it's time to eat that delicious real Disney food! It's also a little better for you than eating churros for every half-meal.
5. Mickey ears.
Show your Disney side! This is the one place you can be silly without getting a funny look! Plus, Mickey ears are the best accessory at a Disney park. There are so many options, too! Silver, Minnie Mouse, pink princess and more. A bunch of people like @judyandpark on Instagram do customs as well.
6. Extra outfit in summer.
I love Splash Mountain so much. What I don't love is wet jeans sticking to my legs and giving me a rash while I'm trying to walk around Disneyland the rest of the day! For this reason, I like to bring a pair of shorts and a top for water rides like Splash Mountain and Grizzly River Rapids because I know I will regret being soaking wet all day later! Sometimes I'll even bring a full outfit because new panties and socks after a wet ride are A+. Sometimes I'll be dry enough to be in the sun for an hour and be completely dry again, but sometimes I'm soaked right down to the core!
Don't go without it. You know you'll regret it.
8. Portable charger.
You don't want your camera or phone dying midday, so you should bring a portable charger. I use Mophie power packs. They go on my iPhone like a case and charge my phone an extra 70%. I charge it overnight in the hotel and do it all over again the next day. There are some outlets in the park, but I definitely prefer to do it this way. Disneyland also offers charging lockers so you can leave your phone to charge, but I don't like to be without my phone, so the charger is the way to go for me.