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Old 03-20-2010, 08:50 AM   #1
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Things to do before you go to Disney!

Hello everyone! I'm trying to come up with a list of
"Things to do before you go...", and I need some ideas for it! Some things I want to include are check in to the airport online, print tickets from home, check into CBR online, etc. So far those are the only things I can think of, but I know there's more! Please help me come up with a list of what you do before you go!

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Old 03-20-2010, 09:26 AM   #2
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Check the weather for when your staying. (:
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:28 AM   #3
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Thanks, that's a good one!
Keep them coming!
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:31 AM   #4
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I dont know if this is a good one but...... Make reservations if you want to.
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:33 AM   #5
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No that is a good one! But we already have all our ADR's done


Keep it up!
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:38 AM   #6
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Have copies of all your important info. In case the original gets lost. I have all my reservation details in my iphone but made 2 paper copies just in case something bad happens! ( Of course I would die if I lost my iphone)
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:23 PM   #7
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Write your name and resort on a piece of paper and take the first picture on your camera. If your camera gets lost, and they look at your pictures they will know who it belongs to.
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:42 PM   #8
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Write your name and resort on a piece of paper and take the first picture on your camera. If your camera gets lost, and they look at your pictures they will know who it belongs to.
That is the greatest idea I EVER heard! Thanks!!!
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:17 PM   #9
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Make sure your drivers license is not expired.
Unplug appliances.
Turn off the water.
Extra pair of
for the plane ride and layover.
note for those watching your home.
Quarters for the
Medication in case someone gets
Don't post your plans on social networking sites.
in case it rains.
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:29 PM   #10
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Have your mail & paper stopped or arrange to have someone get them daily.

I see you've been before, so I'm sure you know about this, so I put it in just in case a 1st timer is reading...If you are not used to walking, start out doing some everyday, if you can get up to 2-3 miles per day by the time you go. You do alot of walking at Disney. I clocked 12 miles one day (granted, it was one long day...rope drop to emh evening close the park ) If you can't get out, the Leslie Sansone dvd sets are good, and easy for the uncoordinated...like me!

If you will be using a cc, leave the card# and phone# with someone you trust. If it gets lost this will make it quicker to cancel the card.

Don't put your address on luggage tags. Just use your cell phone. That way nobody knows what house will be unoccupied.

In addition to the tip about the name/resort on your camera...also take a photo of your cell phone #. Make sure to take one with the memory card and one without. This way it is on the card if it gets lost w/out the camera...and/or the camera if it is lost w/out the card.

Make a photocopy of your tickets and/or kttwc when you arrive (concierge/help desk will do this for you). Keep it in your backpack/purse/pocket daily to make it easy to replace lost cards.

Have a great time!!!
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:30 PM   #11
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things to do before you go

start walking.Make sure you have comfortable shoes and that they are broken in
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:17 AM   #12
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Sorry if these are repeats..

Clean out the cabinets and fridge of foods that might expire while your gone ( trust me on this one! as I have learned my lesson! lol)

If you have a digital camera make sure the camera or batteries are well charged.

If you have pets make sure you have someone you can watch them, call and remind them of when they are suppose to go to your house to take care of them, what they need to do, where are the pet supplies, etc.

If you are taking your own car make sure you clean it out, put air in the tires, have the oil changed if needed, take it through the car wash, add wiper fluid, etc.

Make out a new packing list, re check your luggage, and cross out everything to make sure you have everything packed.

If you have someone who is going to come to your house, make sure you leave them a note of numbers where to reach you, emergency numbers, house rules, etc.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:51 AM   #13
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This is one of our best tips we have used over the years......A COUPLE OF MONTHS BEFORE YOU GO (EVEN IF YOU ARE IN SHAPE) START WALKING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD!!!! It sure helps getting into that disney mode.
HAVE A GREAT TIME AND MAKE LOTS OF MEMORIES!!!
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:26 PM   #14
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This is an awesome topic. I hope you will get all the ideas together and post them.

My contribution... Break in your shoes!!! Do not go with brand new out of the box shoes you will regret it.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:02 AM   #15
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All of the previous suggestions are great! Don't forget the week before you go to verify all of your reservations i.e. limo to airport (if you use one), and make sure you have other travel docs printed out!

That's all I can think of that hasn't been covered already (and mine may have I just can't remember them all)
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