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Old 03-20-2010, 09:50 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, 10:26 AM   #2
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Check the weather for when your staying. (:
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:28 AM   #3
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Thanks, that's a good one!
Keep them coming!
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:31 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, 10:33 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, 12:38 PM   #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, 01:20 PM   #7
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1. We sit down and talk about what is important for each person to see/do in Disney. We make a list so everyone's needs are met. (within reason)

2. The kids tell me the 3 important things they want to take so we don't forget anything they want/need

3. I tell the neighbors where we are and when we will be back so they are looking out for our house

4. Clean the house from top to bottom. It is better to come home to a clean house and it is easier to see what you need to pack.

5. Make sure I have insurance cards

6. In the event of an accident, we have papers letting our family know what we want. I put it out for someone to find. Yep, I know it is morbid but a reality.
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:23 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.
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:42 PM   #9
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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, 02:17 PM   #10
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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, 03:29 PM   #11
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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, 04:30 PM   #12
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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 03-20-2010, 04:57 PM   #13
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These are some great tips! Keep them coming.
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:42 PM   #14
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Feed the fish.
Take out the trash.
Make sure that there's not a wet load of laundry in the washer.
Make sure your children have flushed the toilets.

Print coupons for your airport parking and check traffic.
Put your contact information INSIDE your suitcase, in case the tag comes off.
Pack your checked liquids in baggies with a note to TSA requesting that they reseal the bags if they inspect them. (We had a huge mess one time!)
Gather addresses of people you'd like to send postcards to, and buy the postcard stamps. (Then pack the addresses and stamps!)

Book the petsitter/kennel.
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:16 PM   #15
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many great ones already...

Most of the really good ones are already listed above...

print airport maps if you are connecting, to make it easier to find your connecting gate - especially if your time is limited!

print disney journal pages for the kids (adults too!) from the mouseforless website

if you're pulling the kids out of school - make sure the kids have homework done ahead of time, so you don't have to haul schoolwork with you

don't forget your cell and camera chargers

stash one credit card someplace in your carry-on, just in case you lose your purse/wallet - so you aren't left high and dry

pack gum - disney doesn't sell it on property

be aware that only coke products are sold on property - so you will have to deal with your pepsi/dew/etc need in another way

relax and enjoy every minute - it will all be memories before you know it!
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