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Old 07-17-2008, 04:14 PM   #91
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I pack packets of Sweet N Low. I use them for my hot tea in the room. I also drink unsweetened tea at restaurants and counter service, and at some places there is no Sweet N Low, so I keep a few packs in my bag that I take to the parks.
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:18 PM   #92
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Originally Posted by jemlover View Post
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.
For years now I have put my car keys in the fridge if there is something that I need to take with me that needs to stay there until I leave. Of course this works if you're driving but if you need keys to lock the door it might work too. Of course it's harder to forgot to start the car than it is to lock the door!
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:59 PM   #93
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These are great tips everyone!! Keep em coming!!
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:13 PM   #94
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I am an avid scrapbooker and picture taker so I make a list of all the photos I need to take while I am at each park. We go every year and I like to take some of the same photos so I can see how much my DD's have grown since last trip. It's also fun to see how much the park changes through different seasons.
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:21 PM   #95
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Laptop + chargers + network cable (cat 5)...


instant DIS help.
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:25 PM   #96
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Laptop + chargers + network cable (cat 5)...


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Don't forget USB cables!
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:29 PM   #97
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Just was re-reading original list- noticed #45- M&M container for pennies and quarters...we did this back in '05 and made it through BDL checkpoint with no problem, but coming home from Orlando, they kept scrutinizing my carryon bag through the X-ray machine...I didn't know what they were looking at- but then realized that was it...they opened the bag and I showed them what it was...they chuckled, but said it resembled a 'stick of dynomite' in the x-ray machine...wasn't arrested or anything but I think I will wait until I get to Orlando and WDW to load up the M&M case with the money!!
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:36 PM   #98
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I always bring a bottle of Fabreeze on long trips...

"They are NOT dirty, but they smell!"

It gets the chlorine smell out of swimwear, spay on after soak + dry.
Works on bedsheet and carpet as well.
... not to mention car seats...

... I have smokers in the family.

Speaking of which, there are these tablets that you supposedly put in the water that your swimwear were soaking in, it "dechlorinate" them so they don't get damaged...
Never used them, anyone know and where to get them?
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:32 AM   #99
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If you have sunglasses or glasses, you might wanna bring glasses cleaner. And if your hair gets frizzy from the humidity, I bring a hair straightener and anti-frizz shampoo and that stuff. If you have Crocs, bring those for walking around!!!!!!!! I also like to bring a blanket with me if we drive to Florida, which we are this time. I also bring a bag for stuff like shampoo bottles, makeup, soap, that stuff. Hope this helps!!!
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:52 AM   #100
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For the ladies...how about feminine products for those of us unfortunate enough to need them there!!!
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:12 PM   #101
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Don't forget a glasses case for while on rides!
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:00 PM   #102
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so sorry if these have already been suggested,

but I suggest Body Glide and a swim towel (the super fast drying ones that swimmers use) to wipe off stroller or yourself after a quick rainshower or wet ride.
Where can you buy the swim towel?
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:25 PM   #103
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I pack the kids clothes in ziploc bags. One outfit per bag. I can actually fit shorts, tshirt, socks, underwear (for older toddler) in one sandwich sized bag. It makes grabbing a complete outfit so fast and easy. Plus easy to grab an outfit for putting a spare in the diaper bag. I label the bag with the kids names. I am reusing them for the next trip too.
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:41 PM   #104
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I did not read all the responses,but a power strip(wal-mart 5$) was a must for our gang.think about all the things you need to plug in, rechargeable batteries,cell phone,laptop,electric razor etc.etc. nice to have a recharging station in one place.
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:02 PM   #105
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How about?

I know alot of women get some part of their body waxed but, after 20 years of waxing, I have gone back to shaving my legs. So, for those who shave, don't forget the razors, refills, shave cream and a good skin cream.

For those who prefer to bring their own -- ground coffee, coffee filters, sugar packets, tea bags. We also bring our refillable mugs from prior years so we don't have to buy new ones just to take a drink out by the pool.

My boys are responsible for their carry on bag of, I-pods, hand-held games, sunglasses, small stuffed toy, hats and, water balls. My older son gets vocabulary words to study over the summer in addition to a list of books to read, so I create flash cards with the words, put them in a ziploc and bring them along.

I'll probably print the list on page one when I start to pack, no sense recreating the wheel.
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