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Old 11-18-2010, 11:00 AM   #331
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Lots of creative ideas I never would of thought of. Thank You All!!!
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:57 PM   #332
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Cool earplugs

i was an only child, and while i love disney, i don't particularly want to hear everything at 1000 decibels above normal helpful for rides with loud sounds, crowds, events with speakers, or when you just want to feel like you are hearing only ONE conversation (if i wear earplugs, i can still hear the people to the sides of me, but with very reduced background noise )
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:00 PM   #333
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we pasck powdered drink mixes because sometimes water there seems bad tasting
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:55 PM   #334
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I have a few things that I always bring to Disney:

1)Sharpie. We always buy refillable mugs. They used to be identical. Even now that they aren't, there's still a mix-up about who's mug belongs to whom. Now, I write our initials on the bottom. Solved.

2)Palmolive Dish Wipe in a Ziplock bag. One is fine for the week. It's preloaded with soap --to clean out the aforementioned refillable mugs because we switch from coffee to soda and back again.

3)Small notebook and pencil. I scrapbook so I carry this on me everywhere and everytime we stop to eat, I jot down notes of what rides we did, things we saw, what we ate (dole whip! mickey-shaped waffles!), funny things that happened, etc. It helps me remember and the family helps write down stuff too.

4)digital thermometer. My DS got sick one year, I think he was 4, and we had to call the pediatrician back home. First question he asked was, "does he have a temp?" Well, he felt really hot but we weren't sure how high the temp was. Sometimes a high temp means you have to go to the ER, which we did to be on the safe side, His was high and we just wouldn't have known the difference between a 101 temp and a 103 temp by touch. So, every trip, we bring one in the first aid kit.
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:13 PM   #335
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My abnormal packing items would be the noice-cancelling headphones for DD and some popcicle drip catchers. They're little disposable foam stars that fit at the botom of a popcicle/ice cream bar/anything on a stick so that the drips dont get all over your hand. Helps for the slow eaters!
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Old 11-29-2010, 01:52 PM   #336
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Since we usually drive, we can take all kinds of unusual stuff, like our own pillows, a toaster, etc., but probably the strangest thing I bring is my bubbling/massaging foot bath. Nothing feels better after a long day in the parks!
I would SO be brigninig that if we drove!!!!!!
If WDW was smart, they'd rent those out at the resorts.
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:03 PM   #337
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Wish we had one! DS10 broke his glasses the first day!! Lost the little screw. We ended up buying super glue and it worked a little bit.


We bring a folding stool. It's lightweight and collapses to less than 2" flat. We kept it in front of one sink for the kids. They could wash hands & brush their teeth without our help. It cost $12 and I keep it in my Disney Box.
A handy hint from someone who has worn glasses for 41 years...if youlose the screw thatholds the "arm" of the glass to the front of the glasses, a safety pin through the hinge thing holds it together until you can repair it better.
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:09 PM   #338
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that's a great solution. we always rent a stroller - but we may skip it this year. my son is 9 so he's certainly big enough to walk around, but he's a cancer survivor (5 years off treatment in october and we're celebrating in DISNEY) and he tires more quickly than then average 9 year old. we just can't decide if we want the stroller or not. we have to get the double, too!
How about a child's wheelchair instead of a stroller?
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:30 PM   #339
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After this past WDW trip I realized that as long as DS3 uses any type of sippy cup or straw cup that we are trying to rinse out in the room sink that we will need a bottle brush/nipple brush combo along with dishwashing liquid.

Cottenelle also makes travel size "bathroom wipes" which are handy for potty training toddlers.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:30 PM   #340
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I found these toppers that turn a bottle of water into a sippy cup for our twins. These were invaluable on our trips - we could buy a cold bottle of water and push one of these caps on and voila - no spills! They come with a cap to keep the spout clean. They were sold next to the sippy cups in the baby department.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:45 PM   #341
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Rain gear. Is that abnormal?
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:33 PM   #342
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My Mil recently was in a car crash, and thankfully she is ok, but I was impressed that she carried with her in her pocket book a notebook with exactly what medications she takes/recent surgeries, her drugstore information, (prescription numbers) etc. This was invaluable to the doctors. Her medications were not in her handbag, they were in the back of the car, which had been towed - since she had the information, and I remembered to ask about them, the doctors at the hospital were able to give her prescriptions of her medications prior to sending her home with us, and since she is on a number of medications, and she was somewhat stunned, this really, really helped. There are a few medications in my family, and I will be copying down all the information into my little book and carrying it with me in the parks. Just in case.
I work in Emergency Services. This is something *everyone* should do if they have past medical history or take daily medications. Keep 1 in your wallet and 1 on your fridge.
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:47 PM   #343
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I take lysol spray and spray everything that my hand will touch, including the phone, remote, faucet in sink and tub, and handle on toilet, door knobs all doors actually just about everything in the room
I go one further and bring Clorox wipes and wipe EVERY hard surface down
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:18 PM   #344
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:50 AM   #345
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This thread is awesome!

My own tip to add: Don't remove your clothes from the hangers to fold, unpack then rehang in your room. Leave them on the hanger when you put them in the suitcase then just hang up when in your room. We just implemented this our last trip and it was such a time saver! We use the white and black plastic hangers from Target or Walmart.
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