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Old 10-14-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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What do u take into parks

I know there is a thread in another forum but campers are special so i want to see what fort people carry with them into the parks.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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I can make a list of things I "should" take into parks, or "have" taken into parks.

When my kids were younger, we always took daughter's jogging stroller with the camera, a towel, a tote bag of sun block, sun glasses, little kids change of clothes, change of shirt for mama (kids spill on me too), and jackets if we expected cooler weather. If I remembered, I would freeze half a bottle of water and fill up the other half of the bottle before leaving for the park. Oh Chewing Gum! It is not sold in the parks as Disney doesn't like to scrap it off the sidewalks. If the kids are small, maybe a few snacks to hold them between meals, but the smell of popcorn usually lures us to the popcorn snack stand. LOL.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:24 PM   #4
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1) We believe an ounce in the morn is a pound in the afternoon.
2) We travel to the parks light, light, light.
. . . wife's fanny pack for small items *
. . . a tiny tube of sunblock
. . . the KTTW card for charging
. . . $5-$10 in cash
. . . we wear our sunglasses
. . . parasol for wife (helps with heat and sunburns)
. . . small digital camera in belt holster
3) We do not carry
. . . ID's or insurance cards, as you can get them later if needed
. . . cell phone , as we are vacation can can't see a benefit or need
. . . backpack, as the weight gets bad later in the day

* Works great. She now has carried this in seven different countries and
it always carries just enough of the stuff we need.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:14 PM   #5
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I need this info because in 2007 when I was there DD had just turned 5 and I brought her Jeep Stroller which had 2 side bags and an understorage.

Do I need a small flashlight for night time returns to our campsite?
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:40 PM   #6
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Chap stick, germ lotion, wet wipes, rain poncho, gum, camera, batteries, sun glasses. If it might get cool a jacket, if it's hot a travel size deodorant.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:07 AM   #7
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. . . Jeep Stroller which had 2 side bags and an understorage . . .
CAVEAT:
1) Make sure you take the "friendship boat" cruiser to WL and MK.
2) You can roll the stroller on-board.
3) For the launch to Contemporary you MUST fold the stroller to get on.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:48 AM   #8
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I take very little & carry a small backpack (it folds up & fits in my pocket). In it I only have GermX (which we use a lot of there), small tube of sunblock, drops for my contacts, camera & a very small wallet. I also keep in our camper & take when needed packable/disposable rain jackets ( you can buy them in the camping section @ target, etc. ). They are packed very small & can fit in your pocket.
I have a lot of space in my backpack but by the time we leave it is almost always full because I stuff anything I purchase, etc. into it.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:14 AM   #9
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I take very little & carry a small backpack (it folds up & fits in my pocket). In it I only have GermX (which we use a lot of there), small tube of sunblock, drops for my contacts, camera & a very small wallet. I also keep in our camper & take when needed packable/disposable rain jackets ( you can buy them in the camping section @ target, etc. ). They are packed very small & can fit in your pocket.
I have a lot of space in my backpack but by the time we leave it is almost always full because I stuff anything I purchase, etc. into it.
Where did u find a backpack that folds to fit in ur pocket?

I need to add drops for DD's contacts! :-)
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2-4 strollers or wheelchairs
PB&J sandwiches
frozen water bottles
juice boxes
rain ponchos (we must have bought 100 or so over the years)
cell phones (to re-locate lost members of our party)
sweaters/jackets/coats (seasonal as needed)
small blankets
spoons, straws, baby food (AK does not have straws and our special needs daughter drinks her formula through one)
small flashlight (for late return to FW)
money
medicines (as needed)
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:59 PM   #11
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Well I'm glad I'm not the only 1 who takes PB&J into the parks! :-)

I'm glad I bought that little flashlight too.

On the theme park and attractions forum I keep reading that I should take in body glide and moleskin. Any thoughts on this?

(I guess I didn't notice that AK didn't have straws when we were there in 2007. Does this have something to do with the animals?)
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:43 PM   #12
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We take a backpac as well, Freeze the water bottles the night before and it keeps the lunch you pack,tuna,chicken or peanut butter & jelly cold.Water defrosted by then to drink.Snacks for later and jackets or sweaters for later.
Mom OR DAD carry a small purse over the shoulder for tickets, money,and camera. Now your ready to go!
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:26 PM   #13
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Well I'm glad I'm not the only 1 who takes PB&J into the parks! :-)

I'm glad I bought that little flashlight too.

On the theme park and attractions forum I keep reading that I should take in body glide and moleskin. Any thoughts on this?

(I guess I didn't notice that AK didn't have straws when we were there in 2007. Does this have something to do with the animals?)
Yes, straws pose a danger to animals if they happen to make their way into the animal cages (dropped on ground, wind blows).
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:53 AM   #14
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:55 AM   #15
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I take a sports bottle and powdered drink mix (Crystal Light Peach Tea, for instance) and refill at the water fountains. I also take nuts and chocolate to snack on. If you freeze a bottle of water as suggested, small yoghurts will stay cool for several hours. Hard candy is nice to have for long waits in line.

In hot weather, those small misting fans are great. In cooler weather, gloves and a hat for late night (ok, I'm a native Floridian, and we think anything below 75 degrees is cold!).

I take a rain poncho and a mini-umbrella. The umbrella can provide shade as well as protection from rain and wind.

It is also nice to have something cushiony to sit on, so you can rest wherever you find a spot. You can fold a small blanket for that, which can double as a picnic blanket, or have a small cushion that fits in the back pack. I don't go often, so when I do, I stay from opening to closing and that makes for a long day.
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