I am beyond excited to spend the weekend at Universal Studios in Florida. We bought our 2 day park-to-park tickets weeks ago and I have been ready to go ever since. I’ve wanted to live at Hogwarts for over a decade and I can’t believe I’m finally going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I am not even attempting to reign it in and have purchased a couple more Harry Potter tees/tanks to wear at the park, lest anyone confuse why I am there. I’m sharing my weekend carry-on with you from one typical over packer to another to prove that packing light, but efficient, is in fact a possibility!
What I packed
We’re spending the weekend in Florida and then Monday morning are boarding a 4 night Disney Cruise with my extended family. I’m planning ahead and packing my carry-on for the weekend and my checked bag for the cruise that way I only have to sift through one piece of luggage at each destination. In the carry-on I’m packing 2-3 day-time outfits for the parks and 1-2 nighttime outfits that can all be mixed and matched. I’m also packing a bathing suit, cover-up, and flip flops because our hotel has a pool. I’m bringing a pair of sneakers for the parks and sandals for night.
I am much more comfortable walking around in jeans all day than shorts, even if it’s hot out. I packed my two favorite pairs of jeans, both of which are mid-high rise because I don’t want to have to worry about pulling my pants up all day. I plan to wear jeans and an Harry Potter tank or tee each day to the park with the same comfy sneakers. I also packed a cardigan for the evening in case the temps cool down.
Update: I followed through on my plan to wear jeans and a tank/tee with sneakers each day at the park. However, we ended up opening and closing the parks both days we were there so I never even needed my nighttime outfits or bathing suit. By the time we got back to the hotel each night we were exhausted and all I needed was my pj’s!