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Old 11-14-2012, 12:39 AM   #991
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LOL, yes! Wrapping it around a straw saves all that room in the middle of the roll and I put three kids of tape around one straw and cut them apart. Yes you have to be slightly OCD to get it all on straight but I am a big proponent of packing light. A whole roll of duct tape is WAY too much for most of the repairs I would be making. And I pack one of these kits in ever bag. You can also wrap it around a credit card or something flat. I prefer a straw.
Wow, you are so smart. I am doing this for our cruise, saves weight and space!
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:54 AM   #992
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+1 for the Crystal Lite single serve packets! I toss a few in my bag before I head out each day, and no more $2.50 per drink for me! Plus I feel so much better in the heat when I'm drinking water instead of soda the entire time.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:09 PM   #993
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I FINALLY CAUGHT UP TO THE THREAD!

thanks for all the great tips. lots of repeats though lol

I am going in just 11 days!
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:57 PM   #994
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what stores do you buy/find the body glide? TIA!
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:09 PM   #995
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Question: Someone way back in the thread mentioned glow lights as opposed to glow sticks. Basically permanent glow stick bracelets. I cant find these anywhere in HK or on the web. My Google-fu has failed me (as has Amazon). Anyone know if glow light is the correct term for these? As I keep getting glow sticks instead.

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We found them at Walmart in the camping section.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:11 PM   #996
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Those mini-sponges are the cat's meow!! They worked amazingly when we visited in Oct.

Not sure if this counts as a tip but we found it beneficial to not just bring pennies/quarters for the pressed penny machines, but to actually take the time to go through the pennies & take only the shiniest & cleanest. The finished product looks so much nicer than when you use a grungy penny!
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:53 PM   #997
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Those mini-sponges are the cat's meow!! They worked amazingly when we visited in Oct.

Not sure if this counts as a tip but we found it beneficial to not just bring pennies/quarters for the pressed penny machines, but to actually take the time to go through the pennies & take only the shiniest & cleanest. The finished product looks so much nicer than when you use a grungy penny!
Some say pre-1981 pennies are best for pressing, but we also soak them in vinegar overnight and really shine them up!
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:43 PM   #998
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Some say pre-1981 pennies are best for pressing, but we also soak them in vinegar overnight and really shine them up!
If you're already at Disney (without vinegar) and in a hurry to get them shiny, Sprite does the same thing!
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what stores do you buy/find the body glide? TIA!
I found Bodyglide at drugstore.com.
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We stay at Pop Century where there is very little counter space or closet space for that matter. I bring a cheapie toothbrush holder or ceramic mug for all our toothbrushes, keeps them organized and out of the mess.
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Read a bunch of pages and didn't see this one yet... We bring a vacation binder. The kids decorate divider pages and the cover before hand, which makes it easy to spot! And helps get them excited for the trip. I keep maps, our itinerary's, coupons for the grocery store, the tickets, supplies for postcards, restaurant menus and coupons, etc. It is organized with the dividers, binder pouches, plastic pockets and trading cards inserts. Sometimes I throw in some activites like a scavenger hunt. We drive down in our RV so we have a bunch of time outside the world. The kids like to follow on the map where we are before we get there. We don't bring the whole thing into the parks but I do grab one plastic pocket with agenda and park maps- keeps everything dry...plus the binder is great for unloading the paper and stuff at the end of the day, now it is not all over the rv! We empty the book out before our next trip and redecorate it and have fun remembering all kinds of things about the last trip!
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what stores do you buy/find the body glide? TIA!
Amazon.com
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:16 PM   #1003
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getting these for sure

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Haven't seen anyone mention febreze for the bathroom yet.

Last trip, we had collapsible water bottles and attached them by carabiner loops. They were so handy. We could refill at drinking fountains throughout the day and roll them up when they were empty. Ours were the Platypus Sport Bottles and I purchased them through Amazon. The carabiners on cinch loops were $1 at Walmart.
the water bottles are a good idea! thanks!
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:29 PM   #1004
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We got some clear ID badge holders and retractable clips for them at Walmart in the office supplies section. We carry out Room Key in them during extra magic ours.

The CMs want to see your resort key now before letting you in. It was great to just pull the badge up and show them without having to fumble around.

The pack of badge holders was .97 and three retractable clips were $1.47 if I remember correctly.
such a good idea thanks!
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:11 PM   #1005
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Only if they are attached to whatever cup you plan on using.
Thanks for the info I will be sure to remember that when we travel to animal kingdom in the future!
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