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monica9
09-21-2012, 03:21 PM
Do you use Disney resort shampoo and soap or do you bring your own? Trying to pack light and wondering if I should just use theirs and bring my own face soap and conditioner. Also, I forgot if they give conditioner?????

I usually bring my own shampoo, take disney shampoo home and never use it. The whole process takes up room I can use for other items in my suitcase.

Just wanted to take a little survey

fitzperry
09-21-2012, 03:26 PM
My husband and kids usually use the hotel toiletries when we travel, but without the Aveda shampoo and conditioner I love, I would probably shave my head. :thumbsup2

I'm pretty sure there's always been conditioner in the rooms we've stayed in at WDW. Not sure if the toiletries vary by resort level though . . .

Eliza32
09-21-2012, 03:35 PM
I take my own, but bring 14 or so little bottles of the Disney stuff home with me as it's great for weekend camping trips.

GaSleepingBeautyFan
09-21-2012, 03:36 PM
I use their soap. I used to use their shampoo/conditioner combo in the moderate resorts but now that I've been highlighting my hair, I bring my own special stuff.

I prefer my own lotion over theirs too. Once I forgot my body lotion and luckily I was staying deluxe so they provided lotion but it wasn't near as good as mine. It was better than nothing though.

Each level of resort gets different types of stuff. When I stayed value, it was soap and combo shampoo/conditioner in the room and that's it.

When I stayed moderate it was shampoo/conditioner, soap and a couple of times they put in lotion but not every day so I don't know if that was a mistake or what.

When I stayed deluxe, it was a seperate shampoo and conditioner, soap and lotion.

DznyCrzy11
09-21-2012, 03:49 PM
When we stayed at a value or moderate resort I would bring my own because I don't like using shampoo/conditioner combos since my scalp tends to be on the oily side. When we stay at the deluxe I use what they have. They have the H2O product line and the shampoo/conditioner are separate. I have come to love the H2O products!

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KristiKat
09-21-2012, 03:54 PM
My DH and stepson use the soap and shampoo/conditioner that's provided by the resort. My daughter and I have very sensitive skin so I bring our soap and shampoo/conditioner with us. Can't take the chance that either one of us will have a reaction to what they provide.

dansdad
09-21-2012, 03:58 PM
DS and I use whatever is in the room. DW on the other hand....:scratchin

buzznina
09-21-2012, 04:17 PM
To correct a PP; Mod resort CSR has been using the seperate H2O products for a couple of years and I know that POR (at least the RGR) now have the seperate H2O shampoo and conditioner products. I also heard they started using the newer H2O seasalt products.

HeyIt'sMe
09-21-2012, 04:21 PM
Do you use Disney resort shampoo and soap or do you bring your own? Trying to pack light and wondering if I should just use theirs and bring my own face soap and conditioner. Also, I forgot if they give conditioner?????

I usually bring my own shampoo, take disney shampoo home and never use it. The whole process takes up room I can use for other items in my suitcase.

Just wanted to take a little survey

Yep - we do the same thing you do!

Pakey
09-21-2012, 06:54 PM
I do not care for the h2o products at the resorts. I bring my own. I use a sulfite free shampoo and conditioner and amala lotions/facial cleansing/moisturizer.

My husband will use anything, including our pet shampoo, so he's perfectly content with the h2o stuff.

We do not bring home any of the Disney stuff.

karly05
09-21-2012, 07:05 PM
I use the soap.

Any time I travel anywhere, I take "no tears" baby shampoo because, without a hand-held shower head, I know I am going to get shampoo in my eyes!:eek:

letsgoagainsoon
09-21-2012, 08:42 PM
Yep - we do the same thing you do!

I do that too!! Lol!

RedfromNL
09-22-2012, 08:32 AM
We use whatever is provided.
We just don't want to drag our own stuff halfway around the world! Plus it's a good way of trying out different brands if you are staying in a lot of different places :)

I only bring a special lotion for my feet.

tracyheartsmickey
09-22-2012, 08:40 AM
We drive so we tend to bring our own shampoo and all. We may or may not use their soap. I like bringing the Disney stuff home to spread out the magic a little longer.

merbobear
09-22-2012, 08:40 AM
I bring our own stuff.

Shampoo
Conditioner
1 bar soap (usually dove or olay so it's suitable for face & body)
Tear free shampoo/wash combo (for dd4).

I double bag it all together in gallon size zip locks. Use the soap for our time there and throw out the remnants before we leave, the rest will come back home with us. It really doesn't take all that much room in my suitcase, and I hate to not have *my* stuff with me!

MinnesotaMouseketeers
09-22-2012, 03:28 PM
We use the Disney provided soap at the sink and in the shower, we use our own shampoo and conditioner. We use to bring the Disney provided shampoo, conditioner, and unopened soaps; but as a PP wrote we never used them. They collected and collected and collected, so we stopped taking it home.

RCharnay
09-22-2012, 03:58 PM
We use the Disney provided soap at the sink and in the shower, we use our own shampoo and conditioner. We use to bring the Disney provided shampoo, conditioner, and unopened soaps; but as a PP wrote we never used them. They collected and collected and collected, so we stopped taking it home.

If they start to pile up, we donate them to the local women's shelter-- Spread the magic to folks who could use some pixie dust!

NJOYURLIFE
09-22-2012, 05:47 PM
We drive so we tend to bring our own shampoo and all. We may or may not use their soap. I like bringing the Disney stuff home to spread out the magic a little longer.

Me, too. When I am there I am surrounded by Disney magic so I don't need really need their shampoo/conditioner and soap. Although, some bottles do get opened and used while there. I try to scoop up as many as I can before my children use them and save them for home. I use them for when I run out at home, or for small getaway trips.

Recently, when I took my DD18 to her first year at college, I threw a few in a bag and then in her room (she shares a bathroom with one other person), I put out the bottles and the soap just like at Disney, but I did not know how to make a towel animal :confused3

I have fallen in love with the H2O products also.

Also, our one stay at AKL concierge, in addition to shampoo/conditioner/lotion, we also received a bottle of sunburn lotion/cream. You know the kind you refrigerate and then use to take the sting out of sunburn, but that was the only place. And I remember taking the bottles home, but then later on, when I really needed it for one of my children, I could not find it, so now I sometimes wonder if I only imagined the Mickey Magical Sunburn cream.

tianna26
09-22-2012, 06:14 PM
I bring my own b/c i dont want to find out if im going to have a bad reaction to it

*Fantasia*
09-22-2012, 06:27 PM
I bring my soap and shampoo/conditioner. I use Finesse, it's the brand I like. Besides, those tiny little bottles will not last between me and the children in a day! We would need 2 bottles of shampoos and 4 bottles of conditioner which I know they will not provide per day. So bringing my own is a must.

AugustDisney
09-22-2012, 06:50 PM
We are partial to our own soaps. I might take the chance on an overnight trip, but not for the 5-7 nights we are on a Disney trip!

I bring one bottle of shampoo for me, one for my fiance (he only uses T-Gel and gets wicked dandruff if he doesn't use it for two or more consecutive showers), a bottle of conditioner and a bottle of body wash. We take home the room stuff because my mother likes it though.

Dizzytime
09-22-2012, 06:52 PM
It's tough enough to pack for a cross-country flight, so we always enjoy the perk of having things provided. It's nice that they do, makes our packing so much easier, certainly have never had a problem with anything they have.
Yes, we like and are happy to take advantage of the opportunity of using what's in the room. :goodvibes

Disney_1derland
09-23-2012, 08:19 AM
I see a few people saying they take home the Disney stuff and never use it. We travel a lot throughout the year and always save the hotel size bottles. In the winter they are donated to homeless shelters who LOVE the individual sizes because they can hand them out to each person as they are checked in for the night.

If you're taking it home, you might want to consider this as an option.

To answer the OP: I bring my own due to our skin hating the combination of Disney water and new hair products. It's bad enough with just the water :confused3 We are sensitive people I guess!

jshuff1
09-23-2012, 12:06 PM
I always bring my own bar of soap and toilet paper. I love my Charmin blue. as for shampoo and conditioner they always have it in the room but like everyone else i bring home the little bottles but never use them. You can buy the little travel bottles from CVS and fill them with your own stuff to bring. That will save some space.

bookgirl
09-23-2012, 07:05 PM
Do you use Disney resort shampoo and soap or do you bring your own? Trying to pack light and wondering if I should just use theirs and bring my own face soap and conditioner. Also, I forgot if they give conditioner?????

I usually bring my own shampoo, take disney shampoo home and never use it. The whole process takes up room I can use for other items in my suitcase.

Just wanted to take a little survey

Idon't use the shampoo/conditioner combo at all. Last trip I spent the first half at a deluxe and I wasn't loving the h2o seperate shampoo conditioner either. Lotion is not great for me either (sensitive skin). I am fine with the body wash, and the soap and have not had any problems.

And I am very low maintenance as far as hair products, as in I use suave or Aussie on my short, fine not curly hair. But I just can't use Disney's.

HDLady
09-23-2012, 10:53 PM
Also, our one stay at AKL concierge, in addition to shampoo/conditioner/lotion, we also received a bottle of sunburn lotion/cream. You know the kind you refrigerate and then use to take the sting out of sunburn, but that was the only place. And I remember taking the bottles home, but then later on, when I really needed it for one of my children, I could not find it, so now I sometimes wonder if I only imagined the Mickey Magical Sunburn cream.

I also received a bottle of the H2O Solar Relief Gel once so you're not imagining it. I'm a DVC member so I know it was a DVC resort but not sure which one. I'm thinking it was OKW and it was quite a while ago - copyright on back of bottle is 2006. I refill the bottle with Aloe gel to take on trips because it's small. Maybe they've just stopped supplying it...