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Old 09-13-2010, 02:08 PM   #376
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One we forgot last year

This won't help everyone, but for those who have been to Disney previously, and have brought back a souvenir mug from Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon... put those cups on your packing list for your next trip!

I had a mug from our 2006 trip but I didn't realize I could reuse it and pay less at the water parks when we went down for our 2008 trip... our 2010 trip is right around the corner, and my BB and TL mugs are already out and ready to pack!
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:09 PM   #377
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Everyone talks about separate bags for laundry, but I actually bring separate bags for shoes! It grosses me out thinking that my undies/clothes/anything could touch the bottom of what I use to walk over gum and spit and every other gross thing in the world. Obviously you can use Ziplocs, but I picked up some very cute, inexpensive ones made for travelers in my local Target.

Just one more thing to pack!
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:10 PM   #378
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Everyone talks about separate bags for laundry, but I actually bring separate bags for shoes! It grosses me out thinking that my undies/clothes/anything could touch the bottom of what I use to walk over gum and spit and every other gross thing in the world. Obviously you can use Ziplocs, but I picked up some very cute, inexpensive ones made for travelers in my local Target.

Just one more thing to pack!
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:21 PM   #379
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:59 PM   #380
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The one major thing is not to be put on a packing list, but a to do list. If you are driving to Disney and need to have your drivers license renewed before going, you can have this done a few months ahead. We found out the hard way, changes that have been made in the system. We were going down in August 2008, my husband needed his license renewed. We went 2 weeks before leaving and found out they cross reference your name to a list of people who have outstanding warrents or tickets. Long story short, his name is Jerry Lewis and he was flagged, it took the 2 weeks to prove it was not him, we got the letter 24 hours before leaving telling us he could go get his license.
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:16 PM   #381
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The one major thing is not to be put on a packing list, but a to do list. If you are driving to Disney and need to have your drivers license renewed before going, you can have this done a few months ahead. We found out the hard way, changes that have been made in the system. We were going down in August 2008, my husband needed his license renewed. We went 2 weeks before leaving and found out they cross reference your name to a list of people who have outstanding warrents or tickets. Long story short, his name is Jerry Lewis and he was flagged, it took the 2 weeks to prove it was not him, we got the letter 24 hours before leaving telling us he could go get his license.

Really?? That's crazy!! With all the identification you provide it should be simple to figure out WHICH Jerry Lewis he is! My DH gets flagged every time he makes a gun purchase (he's a hunter) and he has to wait the 3 days. Same thing -same name as or very similar to someone who is NOT allowed to purchase a gun. But those aren't necessities like a drivers license! What an inconvenience. And people wonder how "victimless" (no such thing) crimes affect us all. It's the little things...
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:32 PM   #382
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Really?? That's crazy!! With all the identification you provide it should be simple to figure out WHICH Jerry Lewis he is! My DH gets flagged every time he makes a gun purchase (he's a hunter) and he has to wait the 3 days. Same thing -same name as or very similar to someone who is NOT allowed to purchase a gun. But those aren't necessities like a drivers license! What an inconvenience. And people wonder how "victimless" (no such thing) crimes affect us all. It's the little things...
We live in Ohio and the ticket was from Rhode Island, no offence to the people who live there, but you will never catch me in that state. Ohio was easy to work with, but Rhode Island was the worst. I had to talk to everyone down to the officer who wrote the ticket in 1998. It took forever to fix. I have to renew mine this year, I am starting 2 months early!
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:51 PM   #383
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Instead of packing a pop up hamper or special laundry bags we just fill up our largest empty suitcase with dirty laundry throughout the trip, and move onto the next largest, etc (there are 4 of us so we bring 4 plus carry on bags). We never get anything so dirty that it needs to be wrapped in a bag, but if we did, we'd just put it in a souvenier bag or an ice bucket bag.

At the end of the trip, we toss the extra shoes in with the dirty laundry and then we have a suitcase or two of left over clean clothes and souveniers. Works like a charm, and we don't have to pack anything extra!
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:29 PM   #384
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Great list of items to go thru.

I would add packing cubes, look them up on ebags. While they are not cheap, I use them anytime I'm away for a few days to help sort/organize my cloths. In a small cube, I can fit 3 or 4 shirts (rolled) pair of shorts, 2 pairs of underwear and socks. Just take them out of my bag and put them in a drawer. They are also mesh and weigh almost nothing.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:12 PM   #385
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These lists are great. Does anyone have one that is for a cruise? I know that a lot of the items that we take to WDW aren't needed on the cruise like beach towels. I also know that we won't have quite as much space in the rooms. I'm gratefult for any help. I have started altering my list for the cruise but I'm open to suggestions. Thanks
I used the forums at Cruise Critic last year for my cruise, and there was a list just like this. Very helpful.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:05 PM   #386
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Love packing cubes-one color per family member. They help keep all the kids stuff together and corral the slippery zip-locks that I place their outfits into. During last years trip to Disney, I unpacked the kids clothes and used the cubes to organize the %#@* in my backpack.

Bonus: I use a small one everyday to keep diapers/wipes/changing pad together in the diaper bag. Just grab it out and no digging or searching.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:02 PM   #387
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I have to agree on the OTC drugs. My husband was complaining that I was carrying too many, and then one day at the park, he needed tylenol and my son needed benedryl and I needed my excedrin migraine, then we ran into my mother-in-law and she neede imodium..
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:12 PM   #388
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Great tips!
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:50 PM   #389
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Fingernail clippers...every time we go anyplace overnight, someone always has a fingernail issue...and no clippers. I have about 10 pairs of fingernail clippers from all over the country.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:18 PM   #390
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Fingernail clippers...every time we go anyplace overnight, someone always has a fingernail issue...and no clippers. I have about 10 pairs of fingernail clippers from all over the country.
This is so funny because my family has the same issue! For some reason we never have nail clippers packed!

I haven't had the chance to go through all the stuff on this list, but I bring a handsoap pump from home (like softsoap) to leave by the sink in our hotel.
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