Thinking of making matching Disney family shirts for your trip to Disney World or Disneyland with the family and don’t know where to start? Between Pinterest and Etsy, the options can be overwhelming. Our Preschooler Traveling Mom has rounded up some of the best family Disney family vacation shirts whether you want to have totally matching Disney shirts or want to just stick with a theme across the family!

DIY Disney family shirts - 11 of the most common methods for customizing shirts. Save money and create unique, memorable shirts everyone will love!

Custom tie-dye family Disney shirts. Photo credit: Kuleen Ashley, Kid-At-Heart Traveling Mom.

The Best Disney Family Shirts

One of my favorite things about going on a Disney trip is making Disney family shirts or at least coming up with coordinated matching family Disney shirts to wear together! I’m an annual passholder at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, so it’s safe to say that I’ve been to Disney a lot in the past few years. During my visits, I’m always on the lookout for the best Disney family vacation shirts I can find while I’m there!

These are some of the best matching Disney shirts I’ve seen in the past few years – all options that you can either make yourself or buy for a reasonable price!

Why Wear Matching Disney Shirts?

If you’re reading this post, you’re likely already thinking about wearing Disney family vacation shirts. If not, here are some reasons to consider it!

  1. They’re fun and make for great  pictures, whether you have the Disney Memory Maker or not.
  2. They make packing and picking out outfits at the parks easy! Just assign a day to each of your matching Disney shirts and you’re done!
  3. Make it easy to spot one another in a crowd if you’re all wearing the same shirt!
  4. You can save money by getting your own shirts instead of buying them as souvenirs in the parks. Here are some other great ways to save on souvenirs!
  5. It’s a great way to celebrate a special occasion.
  6. And did I mention they’re fun? I can’t tell you how many people have stopped me and commented on my DIY Disney shirts in the parks!

Picture it…

We asked this adorable family from Brazil to take their picture for this post. They represent everything about what getting Disney World family shirts is all about. No doubt this was a very special trip for them coming all the way from Brazil, and with multiple generations present. The buttons they were wearing told me it was their first visit. They were obviously very proud to be there and were making the most of it!


Matching Disney shirts are a great way to celebrate a a 1st visit to Disney!

Tie-Dye Brasil family shirts for Disney. Photo credit: Chris Bird, Standby Traveling Mom.

Planning Your Disney Family Shirts

One of the best things about Disney family vacation shirts is that there are really no rules! These are four of the most common ways to wear “matching Disney shirts” to Disney World but if this doesn’t work for you, mix it up!

  1. Wear matching Disney shirts that are the exact same like in the Brasil Mickey shirt above.
  2. Everyone wears similar matching family Disney shirts that are customized slightly with their name or favorite character.
  3. Plan a DIY Disney shirt that matches a particular theme (aka Beauty and the Beast in the first picture below) rather than shirts that match exactly.
  4. Everyone wears themed matching Disney shirts (aka Star Wars) but some are DIY Disney shirts and some are ones you purchased to match the theme like in the Lion King picture below.

DIY Matching Disney Family Shirts

There are a number of different ways you can make your own Disney family shirts! I’ve included some of the most common methods below along with examples and links to the tutorials so you can make them yourself!

DIY Disney Shirts Made with Heat Transfer Vinyl

One of the most common ways to make Disney family shirts is by just adding heat transfer, or iron-on vinyl to shirts. That’s how I’ve made all of my Disney family shirts in the past. If you have an electronic cutting machine like a Cricut Explore Air  or Silhouette Cameo (or know someone who does), you can cut your own vinyl designs for all of your shirts. These machines typically run around $200 and if you’re planning on Disney family shirts for a large group, planning shirts for a lot of days, or planning multiple trips to Disney – it might be worth the investment since you’ll be able to use it for a long time.

Here are some of the best Disney family shirts I could find out there that provide free cut files if you want to make these shirts yourself! Or send an Etsy seller a link and who knows, they may cut the vinyl custom for you using the free cut file! I’ve done that with people before when I see a free shirt design I wanted cut!

DIY Disney family shirts - 7 of the most common methods for customizing shirts. Save money and create unique, memorable shirts everyone will love!

Beauty and the Beast themed family shirts for Disney. Photo credit: Britni Vigil, Preschooler Traveling Mom.

DIY Beauty and the Beast Shirts from Play Party Plan

DIY Disney shirts are a fun way to celebrate the holidays!

Disney family shirts for Christmas | Photo Credit: Albion Gould

DIY Holly Bow Minnie Mouse Shirts from Albion Gould

Make custom Disney shirts for family vacations personalized for each person!

Squad goal Disney family shirts | Photo Credit: Liz on Call

Squad Goal Disney Shirts from Liz on Call

Personalize Disney family shirts with a name or favorite character!

Personalize Disney family vacation shirts with a name! Photo Credit: Leap of Faith Crafting

Personalized Character Shirts from Leap of Faith Crafting

Wearing matching Disney shirts makes packing so easy!

Have  everyone wear matching Disney shirts to find each other! Photo Credit: Suburban Life City Wife

Letter Mickey Mouse Shirts from Suburban Life City Wife

Combine matching Disney shirts you make with ones your buy!

These Lion King shirts combined purchased shirts with DIY ones! Photo Credit: Britni Vigil, Preschooler Traveling Mom

Lion King DIY Disney Matching Shirts from Play Party Plan

Personalize Disney family shirts with favorite characters!

Personalize shirts with favorite Disney character silhouettes! Photo Credit: Rainy Day Mum

Disney Character Shirts from Rainy Day Mum

Other Ways to Make Matching Disney Shirts

If you don’t have an electronic cutting machine, you can still make your own Disney family vacation shirts! Below are some of the best DIY Disney shirts I could find that you can make yourself, no vinyl cutter necessary! Click on the link below the image to go directly to the tutorial for the shirt.

Use bleach to make Disney World family shirts!

Bleached Mickey shirts are a fun way to DIY Disney shirts. Photo Credit: Simply Being Mommy

DIY Bleached Mickey Shirts from Simply Being Mommy

DIY Disney shirts are easier to make than you think!

This hidden Mickey shirt makes for fun entertainment in line! Photo Credit: Jen Goode

Hidden Mickey Shirt from 100 Directions

Make matching Disney shirts with fabric paint and ribbon!

Fabric paint is an easy way to make Disney shirts! Photo Credit: Saving You Dinero

DIY Lion King Fabric Paint Shirts from Saving You Dinero

Make Disney family shirts using spirals and paint!

These spiral Mickey shirts don’t require you to be crafty! Photo Credit: Inspiration Made Simple

Spiral Mickey Head Shirts from Inspiration Made Simple

Use Disney family shirts to collect autographs from characters!

DIY Mickey autograph shirt are a fun way to collect autographs! Photo Credit: Beauty in the Mess

DIY Mickey Autograph Shirt with Contact Paper from Paper in the Mess

Make tie dye Disney family shirts for your next trip!

Tie dye shirts are one of the most popular! Photo Credit: Meredith Cooper

Tie Dye Mickey Shirts from Mouse and the Monorail

Matching Disney Family Shirts You Can Buy

There are tons of places out there to buy customized Disney family shirts and my personal favorite is Etsy. If you want to keep costs down, you could always buy the heat transfer and iron it on yourself like Karen Heffren, the Desert Traveling Mom did for this Hulk Mickey-Mouse shirt! The iron on transfer only cost her $4 plus the cost of the shirt!

Here are some of the best Disney family shirts I could find! Click on the link to see all of the different shirt options and to buy!

Disney tribe shirts make great Disney family shirts!

Stick with your Disney Tribe with this fun shirt! Photo Credit: Splatter Customs

Disney Tribe Shirts from Splatter Customs

Spirit jerseys make great Disney family shirts!

Spirit jerseys are all the rage at Disney right now! Photo Credit: Britni Vigil, Preschooler Traveling Mom

Custom Disney Spirit Jerseys from Shirts in Seconds

Make custom Disney shirts for family vacation with the destination and year!

Customize these shirts with your name and year! Photo Credit: United Patriot Appeal

Custom Word Disney Shirts from United Patriot Appeal

Matching Disney shirts is a great way to show off your style!

Show your style with these fun Disney family shirts! Photo Credit: FamilyShirtsCo

Mickey Sunglasses Style Shirts from FamilyShirtsCo

Have fun with funny Disney family shirts!

Disney family shirts can be funny or serious! Photo Credit: DXJ Family Boutique

Most Expensive Day Ever Matching Shirts from DXJ Family Boutique

Customize Disney family vacation shirts with your favorite sayings!

These Ohana shirts are perfectly for family trips! Photo Credit: Decked Out Baby

Ohana Family Shirts from Decked Out Baby

Make tie dye Disney family shirts for brighter pictures!

Matching shirts are a great way to keep track of everyone! Photo Credit: Swirly Sensations

Tie Dye Mickey Shirts from Swirly Sensations

Give everyone a different color in your matching Disney shirts!

Disney family shirts don’t have to be the same color to match! Photo Credit: Disney Freak Boutique

Disney Castle Shirts from Disney Freak Boutique

Pin this collection of Disney family shirts for your next vacation! 

The best collection of Disney shirts for family! Everything from shirts you can DIY yourself with vinyl to funny shirts you can buy for the whole family! Cute matching options for kids, for women, and of course for men!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally written by Chris Bird. The post has been majorly updated by Britni Vigil.