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Old 07-16-2008, 09:35 PM   #76
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If you have little ones that need the bathtub, I highly suggest either a small bath mat or tub appliques as the tubs are VERY slick! Either is like 99 cents and we usually just toss them when we leave, but they make life SO much easier!
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:51 PM   #77
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Anyone flying that doesn't want a 5000 lb suitcase can mail all this stuff to their resort. Just put your name and reservation # and arrival date on the box and they'll store it until you arrive.
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:51 PM   #78
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I think you have covered it all! I always bring my own pillow. I sleep better with it!
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:54 AM   #79
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I am a habitual tooth brush forgetter. A tooth brush is a necessity in my book.
Thanks- I have added it and now - no-one will have yellow cobs for teeth !!

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This is probably the only reason I'm glad we drive to Disney - I hate Driving (DH hates flying so we drive), but it sure does make it easy to take the extra stuff. Especially since we go for over 2 weeks.
We are flying- but I bought my tickets on Frontier way before the June 10th date- anyone puchasing with them before that date does not have to pay for the extra bag - since that is when they went to that system. So they better be ready for four people with eight bags and four carry on's !!!

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I figure getting some of the basics helps.
So true - I bought my first misting fan four months ago and started picking up extra toiletries every time I shopped.

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I suggest Body Glide and a swim towel (the super fast drying ones that swimmers use)
Okay so at the risk of sounding horribly stupid - What the heck is bodyglide? - And I won't even tell you where my mind was - gutter

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I would just add that it would be good if that was the NON Drowsy dramamin!
Also, I would take a pair of scissors for the moleskin to cut it. I always cut some pieces and keep a couple in my day bag. That big ole hunk won't do you any good in the park or room if you can't cut it to put on your foot
I was thinking maybe we could just bring one of those little mini sewing kits they sell for like 97 cents - that way we will have little scissors, a couple needles (for any blisters), thread and needle for any buttons that go flying. All in one kit !!


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Great Idea!
I am SO glad you all Love my idea! I am having fun with this and learning /adding alot of weight to my luggage !!

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not sure if you are still checking this thread but the earplugs are for 2 reasons. 1. many young kids dont find the noise from the fireworks too pleasant and 2. many kids get swimmers ear very easily so ear plugs ward that off.
I am still checking this thread daily - just a little slow to update-due to DH being on business trip and kids on summer break.Getting pulled in eight different directions ! Great idea for the ear plugs. My kids however would just put them in their ears and yell louder because of it !!


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Also,

-Airborne (or your favorite cold preventative)
-Dental floss (don't forget to bring it to the parks if you're going to have a turkey leg!)
-Disney Dollars
-portable DVD player for the plane or car ride to WDW
-tea bags or hot chocolate

that's all I can think to add.
I will be updating the list with your suggestions - My DH loves airborne - I think if it makes him think he won't get sick - then take it !! I however can't get past the horrible taste.

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Whenever we travel we make a little id card of each of our kids. We print a 2 x 3 pic of them (current pic) and then we write their DOB, height, weight, hair color, eye color, etc... This way if anything happens and we get seperated we have an updated info of them for police or anyone trying to help us if we get seperated. I know this may not seem like a great idea but I know if I plan that "it could happen" it usually doesn't.
Great idea - Since the first question is always: "What were they wearing?" - Let's how this turns out to be a bit of overplanning none of us need in the end !

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What a wonderful and helpful thread !

I admit I didn't read thru all 5 pages, but I'll add a few things just in case they haven't been mentioned.

1) Power strip

2) Ginger capsules for motion/air sickness

3) Suction cup hooks for any tile area

4) Extra nightlights

5) Disposable cups with fitting lids and straws

6) USB cable(s)

7) Fresh lemons and a plastic knife for tap water
Thanks for the ideas - I have added the ones that weren't repeats

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If you have little ones that need the bathtub, I highly suggest either a small bath mat or tub appliques as the tubs are VERY slick! Either is like 99 cents and we usually just toss them when we leave, but they make life SO much easier!
Excellent idea !!

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Anyone flying that doesn't want a 5000 lb suitcase can mail all this stuff to their resort. Just put your name and reservation # and arrival date on the box and they'll store it until you arrive.
This is also a very good tip. Keep in mind your shipping to taking with you ratio. Not sure about the mail but one extra bag weighing 50 pounds will set you back 25.00 on Frontier (if it is the second bag- third bag is more.)

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I think you have covered it all! I always bring my own pillow. I sleep better with it!
This reminds me of staying at a very expensive hotel in Vegas and I swear the pillows were horrible - we referred to them as "the nuggets". And when I called and asked for more - they said they were out !! I never did get a good night sleep... hum..I bet the casino loved that !!
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:20 AM   #80
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Okay -
I am now off to update our growing list. I just thought of two more things. The tear-free shampoo for the kids. And for anyone with little ones- swimming diapers.
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:33 AM   #81
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We take 10 disposable cameras (5 per child) and let the kids (9 & 11) have 1 per park plus 1 extra. They can snap whatever, whenever.

Then, we let them build their own memory books using their own photographs. The perspective of a 9-year-old photographer can be very interesting

Also....body glide is a substance that you can run on your skin to prevent friction, rubbing and sores. Great if your thighs rub together in shorts, or helps to prevent blisters on feet. Good stuff.
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:19 PM   #82
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We take 10 disposable cameras (5 per child) and let the kids (9 & 11) have 1 per park plus 1 extra. They can snap whatever, whenever.

Then, we let them build their own memory books using their own photographs. The perspective of a 9-year-old photographer can be very interesting

Also....body glide is a substance that you can run on your skin to prevent friction, rubbing and sores. Great if your thighs rub together in shorts, or helps to prevent blisters on feet. Good stuff.
Oh i See... on the body glide.... thanks !!
I will also add extra disposable cameras to our list... my kids would love to do this.
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:43 PM   #83
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I am laughing as I read all these posts about what to take to WDW. Last year I had this big long list and was checking things off. We got to Orlando and my DH says, "Where did you put my insulin?" Yikes! I forgot to get it out of the fridge at home. Nothing like forgetting the thing that keeps the DH alive. Luckily he had a partial vial with him and some in his pump. We had to call the mail order pharmacy and have some shipped to our resort. So the number one thing is don't forget the prescription drugs.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:27 PM   #84
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I am laughing as I read all these posts about what to take to WDW. Last year I had this big long list and was checking things off. We got to Orlando and my DH says, "Where did you put my insulin?" Yikes! I forgot to get it out of the fridge at home. Nothing like forgetting the thing that keeps the DH alive. Luckily he had a partial vial with him and some in his pump. We had to call the mail order pharmacy and have some shipped to our resort. So the number one thing is don't forget the prescription drugs.
YIKES
I will add insulin and any drugs that keep your family alive to the list!!
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The last post made me think of this too ....

Dh and I were on a weekend with out the kids get away... I wake up 2am doubled over in extreme pain --- bladder infection out of no-where. I had to send DH to the nearest 24hr walgreens at 2am because I couldn't stand it. He swears to this day he was probably still not at the legal limit for driving -- the pain was so bad I was thinking call an ambulance !! So I am going to add AZO to the list. Some of us will know that swimming and other extra activities while on vacation can cause these dang things.
I now carry macrobid (pres. pills) with me on all vacations.
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I always pack a small screwdriver to take the backs off fans, misters, and any light up toys...etc that need batteries.

Our first time at Disney, I remembered the extra batteries, but had a really hard time finding a small screwdriver when our fans needed new batteries. I never did find one. So I always pack one now.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:36 PM   #87
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subscribing, too I always pack aloe and solarcaine burn spray-us Irish whitey burn using spf 50!
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I always pack a small screwdriver to take the backs off fans, misters, and any light up toys...etc that need batteries.

Our first time at Disney, I remembered the extra batteries, but had a really hard time finding a small screwdriver when our fans needed new batteries. I never did find one. So I always pack one now.

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I have added the solarcaine....aloe is on the list too ... great item- thanks!!
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I remembered a couple more things I pack.

I always pack clothespins. I like to use them to hang wet clothes on the line in the shower because to me they dry faster. I also use the clothespins when hanging some of my clothes that I don't want wrinkled.

I also pack a thing of liquid hand soap for the sink, because it is easier for my kids to wash their hands. I like liquid hand soap better than a bar for myself too.

I pack a couple air freshners. (the kind that just sit, not plug in) I like to put them by the dirty laundry that is in the pop-up hampers.

I pack a Spray and Wash stain stick. This really helps a lot. Every night I put this on spots from the kids clothes.
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