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Old 01-15-2012, 10:31 PM   #751
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Great Ideas!

This is my 1st post!! Thanks for all the useful packing tips! In Nov, my DH and I will be taking our children for their 1st visit. I'm so excited!
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:07 PM   #752
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pool noodles

I'm going to try to fit my pool noodles in my suitcase... just going with the cheap ones from the dollar store then they should fold easy and I can just leave them in Disney and use the extra space for souvenirs... Never thought about trying to fit them in a suitcase... Great idea...


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Ahhhh, Shout wipes! Fantastic idea. I used to always carry a Tide pen in my purse, but there were a couple of white things that it turned "yellow" where I used it.....thanks for the suggestion!

Reference the pool noodle...the ones that I have must be a different size than you have - (mine are about 5 feet long and about 5 inches around and quite stiff foam so I never imagined they would fit in a suitcase) ...but we actually pack pretty light and have managed to travel with suitcases that can be used as carry on although we've always checked them - but yes, they might fit into a bigger suitcase - and now that you suggest that, I'm going to dig out the 26" suitcase and see if I can get them in there and how much room I'd have left....I was just having this picture of us dragging this neon green and pink things through an airport where there was snow on the ground outside....must cut down on the coffee

Another suggestion is postage stamps so you don't have to chase everywhere to find some to mail post cards back home - of course that doesn't work for me because I can't buy US stamps here, but I remember trying to find a place that sold some when I was there.....I thought I'd have some fun this year and mail all my Christmas cards from Disney...
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:09 PM   #753
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Wow... 51 pages of pure genius! This thread, and the entire DIS site is by far the best place in the world and is the perfect fix for my disney addiction until I can return!! I bring my own soap as well but I save the ones left in the room and give them out to the people at home when we get back. They are so cute.. round with mickey's face on them.. and FREE!!

Personally, I think if offense is taken to someones comments that they should receive a PM instead of a public blast. We are all adults here and if someone is not aware of certain rules, a kind PM can enlighten them without humiliation and they can go back and edit their post accordingly. Very un-disney like some of the stuff going on in here. Spread the love!!
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:02 PM   #754
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I love the smell of that Mickey soap!
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:29 PM   #755
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Wow... 51 pages of pure genius! This thread, and the entire DIS site is by far the best place in the world and is the perfect fix for my disney addiction until I can return!! I bring my own soap as well but I save the ones left in the room and give them out to the people at home when we get back. They are so cute.. round with mickey's face on them.. and FREE!!

Personally, I think if offense is taken to someones comments that they should receive a PM instead of a public blast. We are all adults here and if someone is not aware of certain rules, a kind PM can enlighten them without humiliation and they can go back and edit their post accordingly. Very un-disney like some of the stuff going on in here. Spread the love!!
I totally agree with you all the way!

I really love all the tips I have found here and I will be using a lot of them. Thanks
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:01 PM   #756
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we just sleep with the bathroom light on but door mostly closed so not much light gets out... that's our night light.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:17 PM   #757
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disneydeal = we do the same where ever we stay - the least amount of bathroom light in case someone needs to get up in the middle of the night.

Sometimes it is the ceiling light - other times the light above the mirror.
Then keep the bathroom door ajar...so a little light goes into the room.

I do not mean to waste electicity, but we need that bit of light at night.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:28 AM   #758
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I LOVE this thread! I just booked my first WDW vacation since 2004 (and first vacay in general since '05!) and I'm unbelievably excited. This will be my first trip as an "adult" without the family and I have to say, I have no idea how we did Disney when I was a kid without all of these tips! I'm getting quite pleased that we are driving instead of flying so I can fit all of these extras in the car! Thanks so much to everyone who posted!
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:26 PM   #759
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I always for to bring lids for my cups for alcohol poolside!!!
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:54 PM   #760
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I bring a baby's diaper cloth in the parks. Can't tell you how many times I used it to dry seats on a ride!
This time I'm bringing 2!
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:11 PM   #761
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Not sure if this has been said yet but i always bring hand towels from the resort because i sweat no matter what im doing.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:04 AM   #762
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When we go we fly, and stay 3 weeks, so I tend to pack everything but the kitchen sink. This last time I had everything we needed, except I wish I had pcked a small hand mirror so I could see what my hair looked like at the back.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:56 PM   #763
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Lots of fabulous ideas on here. Thanks so much for everyone's input. Started making my list for our October trip. Can't Wait!!
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:34 PM   #764
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One of those thick, black sharpies for the character autographs. Most regular-sized pens are just too small for the fur characters to hold properly.
Sharpie now makes retractable pens -- in LOTS of colors -- great for autographs and you don't have to worry about losing the caps!
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:06 AM   #765
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We just got back for a 23 day stay at Pop, and I packed a lot of stuff. It turns out I needed the spare pare of glasses, the small combination lock in case my suitcse wouldn't lock,the zip strips, safety pins,and duct tape. One thing I didn't pack which I wish I had, was a small hand mirror, so I could see the back of my hair.
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