After traveling to different Disney hotels over the years, I have acquired a few Hotel Room Hacks that have helped me have a more organized and easier stay when away from home. These are a few tips that I find especially helpful when traveling with family and friends on trips to see the Mouse.
- No need to pack! Most Disney hotels have shampoo, soap, conditioner, and lotion in each room.
- Hair dryers are standard in Disney hotel rooms. Save some room in your luggage and use theirs.
- Pack a collapsible laundry basket and set it up in your hotel room to collect the dirty clothes during your stay.
- Don’t want to do a whole load for one spill on a shirt? Wash in the sink with hand soap and hang on the shower rod to dry.
- Hang clothes in bathroom while folks are showering to get wrinkles out instead of using the iron.
- The shower trick wont work for pressing? Each room comes with an iron and ironing board.
- Room Organization
- Over the door shoe organizer: This is good for more than shoes, try putting on the door to the bath room to keep everyone’s toiletries, brushes, sun screen, tooth brushes etc organized and separated.
- Too many electronics to plug in each night? Bring a power strip with you to make sure everyone has a full charge each morning.
- Still not enough outlets? Check the back of your in room TV there might be a USB connection where you can plug in a charger.
- Worried about hydrating? Bring bottled water, or a water purifier with you to keep in the fridge.
- Coffee maker. If you aren’t a fan of the Joffrey’s coffee in room, bring your own. Or even hot tea.
- Pizza delivery. Check with your hotel for availability, some hotels offer pizza delivery to your room! Easier than room service and a nice way to relax at the resort.
- Make use of your mini fridge. Bring or purchase snacks/drinks to keep through out your stay.
- Although more popular at Walt Disney World there are still some guests (Me) who enjoy decorating their hotel room door, window or patio to add their own touch of magic.
- Remember when decorating that no adhesives are allowed; I recommend magnets, suction cups with hooks, or command strips.
- Decorate your door with your family’s favorite character paper cut outs or kids’ Disney art made at home. Some families even leave a white board for other guests to leave fun notes.
- Use lights hung on the inside of your window to illuminate your decorations. Signs saying “Smith Family Trip 2015” and the like are popular, or any other event you may be celebrating.
Hopefully some of these hacks will come in handy during your next trip to the Disneyland Resort; I know a few have saved me before.
However you travel, be safe and do it well.