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Old 01-04-2013, 05:05 PM   #1036
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If you are normally a healthy eater, highly recommend prilosec and tums. The dining plan can be a shock to the system
Totally agree! Also add alka seltzer and pepto bismal to the list. We are normal healthy eaters but at Disney we go all out!
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:38 PM   #1037
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Thanks for the link! I really need to start a pin board for stuff like this.

The things I liked about the Purex Sheets were that (1) it was an all-in-one product - no need for separate soap and fabric softener, (2) they packed flat, and (3) no spills. An added bonus was that when you packed them in a baggie with your dirty clothes, on the way home, they kept everything smelling fresh. LOL

I'll keep an eye out for them locally and may even grab some on Amazon before they are all gone forever. I know some people had issues with them, but I thought they were great.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #1038
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I have allergies to most detergents. I use a cotton, lint free hanky (very cheap at discount stores) and dip them in liquid detergent and let them dry. I throw one in with the wash and it then goes straight into the dryer. It takes up almost no room in the suitcase (I do put them I a zip lock baggie). Hope this helps those with sensitive skin!
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:45 PM   #1039
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I have allergies to most detergents. I use a cotton, lint free hanky (very cheap at discount stores) and dip them in liquid detergent and let them dry. I throw one in with the wash and it then goes straight into the dryer. It takes up almost no room in the suitcase (I do put them I a zip lock baggie). Hope this helps those with sensitive skin!
Awesome idea!!
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:52 PM   #1040
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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 01-04-2013, 11:40 PM   #1041
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I hope this hasn't been mentioned but my husband always takes with him traveling and to the parks a pack of peanuts in his pocket and I ususally take a pack of peanut butter and crakers especially if I have my grandson. We have to have water! Last year we took the packets of lemonade. We had bottled water but our fridge would not get them cold enough. I read somewhere to ask for the water and add these packets. So I thought I was being very smart and insisted my husband just ask for a cup of water. What was I thinking! You should have seen my husbands face after gulping that down with his thirst. It was awfull! I would rather have drank my water hot or paid 5 dollars for a bottled water than to have drank that stuff! He went and got us something to drink afterwards! LOL! When we have taken our camper we have also taken our water frozen and that does work very well.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:16 AM   #1042
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I have allergies to most detergents. I use a cotton, lint free hanky (very cheap at discount stores) and dip them in liquid detergent and let them dry. I throw one in with the wash and it then goes straight into the dryer. It takes up almost no room in the suitcase (I do put them I a zip lock baggie). Hope this helps those with sensitive skin!
Love this idea! My whole family has sensitive skin, and we have to watch what laundry detergent we use. Do you use one hanky per load, or can you use the same hanky a couple of times?
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:19 PM   #1043
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:01 PM   #1044
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Here's my weirdest one: I cut off a piece of a flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth. It folds up very small, and packs into a ziploc bag. So nice to have when you want to sit on the ground (in case it's wet, dirty, sticky, etc.). Sit on it flannel-side-up! You can get those tablecloths at dollar stores - I keep one in the trunk of my car.

A swimmer's towel. They're also really small, but soak up so much liquid. If you're going on a ride after a rain shower, or on a water ride like Kali, you can wipe off the seat and wring out the towel.

Bandanas to keep cool. Soak in cold water, wring out, then wear around your neck.
I'm not sure where to get a swimmers towel, but when we went I just packed a face cloth. It was enough to wipe down after wet rides, and goes in a sandwich ziplock easy.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:46 AM   #1045
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This may not exactly fit here, but I discovered this little bit of packing and savings.

I went to replace my travel size toothpaste and discovered it was as much or more as a regular size tube of toothpaste! Since I still had my almost empty tube, I just refilled it with my tube in my bathroom cabinet. I was able to line up the opening of each tube and gently squeeze. Worked like a charm and no wasted $$ on another travel size!
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:19 AM   #1046
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I have allergies to most detergents. I use a cotton, lint free hanky (very cheap at discount stores) and dip them in liquid detergent and let them dry. I throw one in with the wash and it then goes straight into the dryer. It takes up almost no room in the suitcase (I do put them I a zip lock baggie). Hope this helps those with sensitive skin!
Awesome! Thank you everyone! My dh is surprised I haven't packed yet, he doesn't know that I kinda make discrete piles now.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:13 AM   #1047
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Absolutely nothing wrong with that!!

DD would complain that there was no blood left in her arm from holding my hand so long. But for your piece of mind and their safety you can’t just turn them loose when they want to stretch their legs. DD always preferred to walk.

Back in the day it was a harness and “leash”. The little animal back packs are soooo cute.

Keep your son happy and safe and ignore any dirty looks.

Hope you have a great trip!
I have to agree, anyone who has kids gets it I'm sure.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:38 AM   #1048
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For anyone hitting the Lego store and buying multiple sets....bring a Sharpie marker.

You can take the Lego out of the box, write on the bags which set it is and then collapse the box so you have more space in your case.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:24 AM   #1049
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Staying Dry, Staying Comfy

So, I have a couple weird things that I bring... I'm a packing and gear nerd:

I love my Sitka over-the-shoulder sling bag from Maxpedition. It is designed so that when you go to sit down, or access the bag for that matter, that it slides to your front and sits across your abdomen-perfect for riding rides and great for getting at stuff without taking the bag off! It is not terrible large, but you can pack enough in there if you don't go too crazy. Besides, if you pack too much, it will be too heavy for one shoulder anyway. (Ladies, if you want to get your DH to carry stuff, this might be a great bribe-looks cool, works great, very manly... :D )

I keep a "dry sack" in my bag because Florida rains are notorious for popping up out of nowhere! My "dry sack" is big enough to hold my Sitka inside it, so when rain happens, I step inside somewhere dry, pull my dry sack out, and drop my whole backpack in there, and voila!, we keep going and ride those rides with short lines while everyone is hiding from a little rain!

I have a MSR Paktowel Original in my bag. These things are amazing. They hold almost 10x their weight in water. Wring it out, and it's almost completely dry again. Great for wiping down wet seats, drying off somewhat from rides or spray... Lots of uses...

I never leave my Unofficial Guide behind (or my iphone with my Lines app and My Disney Experience on it!)

I have a portable (battery-operated) charger so that we can recharge our phones while we eat lunch/dinner. It is great. It's about half the size of my UG, and will fully recharge my phone battery from 30% to full in about an hour.

I bring a Camelbak bladder that fits inside my Sitka (that also has a bladder compartment made for it). The low profile Omega fits perfectly (and holds 3L). Fill it up with ice and water/lemonade/crystal light, and it keeps your back cool and gets lighter the more that you drink!

I bring a surgical tube clothesline that I got from Amazon (It's braided with three tubes, so no need for clothespins). It has loops on either end. You can attach carabiners to them or loop them around shower heads. It's only 7 ft long, but great for what it does, and it stretches a bit longer.

I put luggage tags on all my bags, especially the one I bring into the park. Disney customer service is awesome, and they will return something if they can figure out who it belongs to!

I think that's all that may not have been said already (and sorry for anything that's already been posted!). Thanks for all the tips! I'm a huge fan already!
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I have a portable (battery-operated) charger so that we can recharge our phones while we eat lunch/dinner. It is great. It's about half the size of my UG, and will fully recharge my phone battery from 30% to full in about an hour.

I put luggage tags on all my bags, especially the one I bring into the park. Disney customer service is awesome, and they will return something if they can figure out who it belongs to!
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I just found out about the battery operated phone chargers. I found them on Amazon for about $15.00. I am totally getting at least 2 of these to bring with us next trip so that anyone in our group that is running low can recharge their phones. I am always running my battery down into the red zone so this will be great to have.

We always have tags on all the bags we bring to the parks as well.
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