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Old 01-25-2009, 01:19 PM   #211
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Here is a few off my list that I didn't see on this one:

Boarding passes for the plane if you print them out ahead of time
ADR #'s
Personal towel to take to the pool (nice big one)
Pressed penny stuff
watch (I like this for the plane)
reading book for down time or plane
nail clippers (these go to the park with me too.. nothing puts damper on the day like a dang broken ragged nail)
tweezers
powder, especially for the summer heat
tide-to-go stain remover (also goes in my park bag)
safety pins
I don't just take safety pins, I go to Walmart (the only place I can find them any more) and buy half a dozen packages of Diaper pins. 99 cents for 4 pins... they are WAY stronger than normal safety pins, longer too... they are durable (still today... not as strong as they used to be, but good) enough for just about anything I need to pin... including the broken straps on a backpack.

AND you can use them to hang things to dry that insist on falling down...
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:28 PM   #212
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I don't just take safety pins, I go to Walmart (the only place I can find them any more) and buy half a dozen packages of Diaper pins. 99 cents for 4 pins... they are WAY stronger than normal safety pins, longer too... they are durable (still today... not as strong as they used to be, but good) enough for just about anything I need to pin... including the broken straps on a backpack.

AND you can use them to hang things to dry that insist on falling down...
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:53 PM   #213
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:08 PM   #214
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what I don't pack

I haven't had the chance yet to go through all of these pages, I am slowly getting to that, but one thing that I DON'T pack with me is any "extras" in my wallet that I know I won't be using on vacation, I know I won't be going to any malls while there so my department store credit cards stay home. I do need recent pictures of my kids just in case, sigh, something might happen to them but I don't need every dancing or football picture from the last 3 years on vacation. Anyway, you get the point!!

Oh, one thing I didn't see on the list, I might have just missed it, though, are insurance cards.
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:11 PM   #215
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Some great ideas here!!
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:29 PM   #216
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Britta

I don't know if it was mentioned (I didn't read through all the posts), but I don't send water to our resort. Instead, I pack a Britta water pitcher. I usally stuff it with a t shirt or 2 to make sure it doesn't crack in my luggage.

Then every night, we filter a pitcher of water and it gets rid of the yucky smell/taste. Then we fill a few water bottles half way and stick them in the freezer. The next morning we fill the bottle the rest of the way with more filtered water.

The water bottles keep cold for a long time this way, it's much cheaper than sending down water, and we are keeping plastic out of landfills.

This year, we will be using our Disney Britta pitcher for the 5th time!!! The same pitcher!!!
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:21 AM   #217
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Did anyone mention EarPlanes? Or chewing gum to help with any ear trouble on the plane if you fly?
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:43 AM   #218
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This year, we will be using our Disney Britta pitcher for the 5th time!!! The same pitcher!!!
This is a great idea. I just purchased one as a gift for a co-worker and she loves it, in fact she bought herself a second one to keep at the office so she doesnt have to cart in bottled water. I may purchase one for thistrip instead of shipping water.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:48 AM   #219
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Did anyone mention EarPlanes? Or chewing gum to help with any ear trouble on the plane if you fly?
If your kids have trouble with their ears while flying give them a dose of benadryl right before take off. It works wonders! Remember if it is a long flight to give them another dose. We once had a four hour flight and I didnt think about the benadryl wearing off, but it did and my DD's ears were really hurting right about time for landing.
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:39 AM   #220
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If you are from Canada one thing I would suggest is little packs of vinegar to have with your french fries. No one has vinegar in WDW and I could tell I was getting some envious glances from people, either from England or Canada. Sorry I didn't have enough to share>
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:41 AM   #221
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Vinegar packets

Doesn't the fish -n- Chips place in UK in Epcot have vinegar? I thought they had some there, but I may be just wishful thinking...
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CHAPSTICK!!!
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:27 AM   #223
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Okay so I thought it might be fun and helpful : I will be leaving in 14 days. Let's start a list of important things... that we always seem to forget or not think of until it is too late.... it will help us all !!! I have started a box in the closet.

Here is the amazing list we have compiled so far :

1.) Misting Fans (2 for a family of 4)
2.) Pin trading landyard to hold disney tickets and fastpasses.. (got at disney store for 3.00 )
3.) Cell phone charger - suggested to put in carry-on
4.) Camera ...( Camcorder and still )
5.) Anitbac wipes
6.) pop-up hamper
7.) Passporter, Hidden Mickey Guide Book,Scavenger Hunt book etc.
8.) Disney Stuffed Animals and Room Decorations
9.) Over the door shoe organizer for toiletries
10.) Ziplocs - ( to keep things dry on water rides, multiple other uses)
11.) Imodium- D
12.)Advil /tylenol/aleeve
13.) Band-Aids/ blister block band-aids
14.)Moleskin
15.)Backpack or tote- (to carry all the %#@* in) LOL
16.) Every medicine known to mankind - ward off evil spirts !!
17.) Extension cord/ power strip
18.) small pack of laundry detergent. small bottle of Tide. Good for 2 loads. It was $1 at Target
19.)spray deodrant for your feet
20.) chapstick
21.) sunblock (at least SPF 50)- and water/sweat proof
22.) sunblock face stick
23.) aloe gel for after the burn- when you forget to use 21 &22
24.) chewing gum (disney doesn't sell this )- probably don't want to find it on the bottom of Dumbo !!
25.) ipod/ ipod charger
26.) hand held video games (Nintendo gameboy,DS,DS lite,PSP) and the charger for said unit
27.) Extra AAA batteries - for misting fans, and camera
28.) Ponchos
29.) watershoes
30.)extra shoes - (for when normal shoes become water-shoes)
31.) glowsticks
32.) sunglasses
33.) homework/journal for kids- flash cards,voc. words,math, anything to keep the little brain going
34.) extra contacts & contact solution, contact case
35.) to- go coffee cups,coffe and filters
36.) cooler bag to bring in drinks and snacks
37.) Big metal clips (to keep curtains closed to keep it dark)
38.) pop-up baskets for various items on desk or table
39.) Pre-made envelopes for mousekeeping
40.) Lysol (for bathroom)
41.) koolaid/crystal lite singles,tea bags, hot chocolate ( anything to cover taste of nasty water lol)
42.) snack foods- dry cereal
43.) Big sun hat
44.) Cork screw
45.) M&M's container fo pennies and quarters to use pressed penny machines & pressed penny book
46.) Autograph book (if you already own this item)
47.) Chunky Pen/Sharpie for characters to sign
48.) hand sanitizer
49.) hair scrunchies
50.) glasses & eyeglass case
51.) list of credit cards and 800 #'s in case of lose of cards
52.) Pal Mickey - (I do remember reading something about ripping the poor guys head off LMAO)
53.) paper bowls and plastic spoons for cereal in room
54.)stroller & clear shower curtain w/ large clips - (to keep stroller dry = dry bottom )
55.)underwater camera -( for either rain or typhoon lagoon )
56.) earplugs- for loud fireworks or to prevent swimmers ear
57.) antenna balls - one to help find your rent-a- car ( Wal-Mart smiley or something different)
58.) anything you use to collect autographs - (t-shirts,hats)
59.)Dramamine (non-drowsy) (motion sickness tablets)
60.) beach towels (for waterparks)
61.)book to read on plane or during down-time ( I can't believe we even uttered the words "down-time" )
62.) SD cards for camera
63.) boarding passes if printed ahead of time / airplane tickets
64.) small size bottle of Dawn dishwashing soap (for washing out re-fillable mugs and sippies at hotel room)
65.) List of ADR's - (these can be printed out at disney resort upon check-in)
66.) sheets and air-mattress if driving-
67.) nail clippers & tweezers
68.) tide to go pen or shout stain remover, Spray and Wash stain stick
69. )powder
70.)Body Glide
71.)toothbrush
72.)deodrant
73.) dental floss
74.)Airborne
75.) Disney Dollars/gift cards
76.) Princess costumes to be worn to CRT or Norway Princess Breakfast
77.) portable dvd player for car/plane ride
78.) Suction cup hooks for any tile area
79.)Extra nightlights
80.) bath tub mat for slick bottom of tub
81.) Your own pillow
82.) Clothing of all kinds - ( Shirts,pants,jeans,skirts,underwear,pj's,bras,sock s,jackets,hoodies,shorts,costumes,swimsuits)
83.) Shaving Cream,razors and lotion for those dry legs after shaving
84.) Hair gel/mousee
85.)hairspray
86.)make-up of all sorts
87.) cash / travelers checks / credit cards-(I would suggest leaving these at home actually )
88.) Kleenex
89.) Q-tips
90.) body lotion
91.) Drivers License or state ID - needed to board plane
92.) Magic Express Tickets
93.) First-Aid kit - in case we haven't covered all the meds lol
94.) Swimming diapers
95.) Tear-free shampoo
96.) Personalized Maps of the parks
97.) Small travel sewing kit (97 cents)- for scissors,needles and thread
98.) Extra disposable cameras (let the kiddos take some pictures)
99.) Insulin,heart medication, and any other prescription meds that your family needs !!
100.) Small screwdriver... for putting new battries in misting fans and light up toys
101.) AZO,cranberry pills ... any pres. drugs to ward off bladder infections
102.) Solarcaine
103. )clothespins
104.)liquid hand soap for the sink (softsoap pump)
105.) couple air freshners. (the kind that just sit, not plug in)
106.) packets of Sweet N Low
107.) network cable (cat 5) & USB cables (so you can dump digital camera to laptop everynight)
108.) Don't forget the laptop !!
109.)bottle of Fabreeze
110.)glasses cleaner
111.) hair straightener & anti-frizz shampoo
112.)Crocs
113.) Blankets- (especially if you have a long car drive )
114.)feminine products
115.) midol- (we don't want anyone getting arrested at dumbo do we !!)
116.)Cue cards so we can write down our ADRs for the day, any special tour/parade times, brief itinerary, etc. ** great idea
117.)Printouts of our touring plans
118.)Light sweaters to bring into the parks with us because some air conditioned restaurants can get pretty chilly!!
119.)Change for the laundry machines
120.) Calling cards, so we can phone friends and family at home without paying crazy long distance rates from cell phones
121.)Fanny pack (I know, I know, but Disney is the only place I wear mine! They're so handy! ) - I think you all know !!
122.) Passports (if flying internationally).
123.)dryer sheets (good to keep clothes in your suitcase smelling nice too)
124.)body wash and body puff
125.)hairspray
126.) deodrant
127.) perfume
128.)make-up remover
129.) wrink release spray
130.) individual cereal boxes
131.) case of bottled water (delievered to room by grocery service)
132.) Travel Games : Rummykub, Uno,Deck of cards
133.) water bottle carabiner
134.) Snacks for the plane - (now you don't even get the peanuts for free )!!
135.) Microfiber cloths- (for drying of the ride seats after a hard rain- or for drying your feet.)


**.)AND MOST IMPORTANT ***** PLEASE DON"T FORGET YOUR PANTIES/UNDERWEAR !!!!!!!

Great tips that have also been collected :

1.) You can pre-ship your stuff to your resort to avoid paying extra baggage fee on plane.
2.) Make sure you have left emergency contact info with neighbors/family members
3.) Don't forget to make arrangements for pets in advance.
4.) Take updated pictures of your children and have all the info (height,weight,age,hair color) handy just in case.
5.) Write down all credit card info and 800 numbers - keep in place other than purse/wallet in case these items get lost.
6.) Make photocopies of your tickets in case of lose.
7.) Take photos of kids in a couple "same places" every trip to show how much they have grown since the last trippie.



I will update the list as each person adds what they think we all need in our basket of must takes........
How do we carry this things ?? rent a truck???
I am kidding.... a list like this would definitely help
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:26 AM   #224
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I haven't read through the entire thread but I did check with the master list and there are some things that I'd add: Hydrogen peroxide/ear drops (For whatever reason there were a good amount of ear problems on our last trip!), eye drops (to keep in that same family), and a collapsable soft-sided cooler if your room doesn't have a fridge [Every night we just filled up a plastic bag (to avoid leaking onto the room carpet) with ice and plopped water bottles in there for the next morning.].
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:36 AM   #225
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I don't know if it was mentioned (I didn't read through all the posts), but I don't send water to our resort. Instead, I pack a Britta water pitcher. I usally stuff it with a t shirt or 2 to make sure it doesn't crack in my luggage.

Then every night, we filter a pitcher of water and it gets rid of the yucky smell/taste. Then we fill a few water bottles half way and stick them in the freezer. The next morning we fill the bottle the rest of the way with more filtered water.

The water bottles keep cold for a long time this way, it's much cheaper than sending down water, and we are keeping plastic out of landfills.

This year, we will be using our Disney Britta pitcher for the 5th time!!! The same pitcher!!!
Great idea! I was thinking of doing the same thing but my other stuff sorta took over my suitcase.

Instead, I just packed a small water bottle [left over from a conference - got a couple of raised eyebrows over that one!] then put it in my pocket or camera case [when I was carrying my camera separately]. I refilled that poor little bottle so often it lost its shape by the end of the trip. Now it's one of my favorite souvenirs.

I was happily surprised that the FL water wasn't too terrible.
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