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Old 01-15-2014, 02:31 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by Princesspolly0110 View Post
You guys have caused me to panic and rewrite my entire packing list LOL. Who says you can't be too prepared... Does anyone wear sunscreen in jan/feb down there???
I know I will be packing it. If you have sensitive skin, might as well bring it. Better to bring it and not need it than need it and either get burned or get burned paying the crazy prices down there.

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Old 01-15-2014, 09:48 AM   #62
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On my most recent trip I used 2 over the door shoe rack... filled it before we left, rolled it up and to unpack I just unrolled it. It was a skinny one and ended up using a hanger on the rod to hold instead of over the door. Worked great. The only thing I couldn't pack that way for the bath was full sized shampoos/body wash and for the closet I packed underwear and socks. Each person in our family of 4 got a column. (This was a cruise and space was an issue. I liked it so much we will start doing it in hotels.)
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:22 AM   #63
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  • Camelbak water backpack. Fill it with ice and water in the morning and you have cold water all day.
  • Map of WDW roads for the car (I used to ask for one from the hotel every trip until I finally remembered to save one)
  • Disney suitcase stays packed with items we bring every trip
  • Extra empty suitcases/duffel bags (2)
  • Change for the tolls
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:31 AM   #64
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Chip clips. I always buy some snack item that needs one. I have also used them to keep the drapes closed to keep the room dark at night.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:08 AM   #65
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Originally Posted by kmarie99 View Post
Pepermint oil, a few drops in about 2-3 inches of hot water in the tub each day after you get back from the parks and you feet feel fresh. Plus the added bonus is that your room smells like pepermint the whole trip

We forgot this last time and that will NEVER happen again.
and peppermint oil keeps the mice away...but hopefully not The Mouse
but what if it does actually work?...
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:18 AM   #66
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Who ever said the paper towel roll for your artwork at HS, that is a great idea! I must remember that. We always end up folding ours to put in our bag and then they have the dumb crease on them.

If you forget a chip clip, we have used my hair clip to keep the drapes closed.

Most of my items I would consider "unique" to packing were already mentioned.

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Old 01-15-2014, 11:37 AM   #67
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Cold meds. Even in summer! Allergy meds for sure.
Glow sticks from the dollar store for those waits for the parade and wishes.
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Of patience of ADULTS during those waits either. I recommend a game on your smart phone like head up. Keeps every one happy. And you meet new friends

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Old 01-15-2014, 11:46 AM   #68
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Originally Posted by HockeyMomNH View Post
Small white noise machine and a power strip for all the chargers.
Love my white noise machine. But, one of the best tips I've ever read on the DIS is to turn the clock radio in the room to static for great white noise.

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Old 01-15-2014, 12:26 PM   #69
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White noise app for my phone and noise canceling head phones for my 6 month old. The headphones allowed him to sleep in the same hotel room before his brothers went to bed, protected his hearing/ kept from being startled during fireworks and all around made the trip more enjoyable for him and for me. Best investment for a baby I've ever made traveling.
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:27 PM   #70
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Lots of great suggestions! I want to second the suggestion for Purex 3-in-1 laundry sheets. These are so great for travel.

One other thing I don't think I've seen mentioned is a dry case for your cell phone for the water parks. I have a DRY PAK brand one and it works great.
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:35 PM   #71
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I use these S-hooks I got at lowes ($1.50 each) They are great for hanging stuff to dry in the bathroom, or to add to the closet bar to hand bags, etc. You can never have too many hooks!

I also use them at home-- I hang an extra shower curtain rod in the back of the tub and use these to hang swimsuits and towels to dry. It helps immensely when you have more than one swimmer and can't hang stuff outdoors.

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Old 01-15-2014, 02:01 PM   #72
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I pack a charger that doesn't require a plug. I like to carry a Trent iTorch in my park bags. It holds about 2 extra charges for my Samsung Galaxy S3. Now that we need to use MDE so much in the parks, I think this is an essential item.

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Old 01-15-2014, 02:02 PM   #73
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Power strip. I learned that tip here on the DIS. I bring one with me on all trips now (regardless of destination). Makes a big difference when travelling with multiple iPhones, iPads, iPods, PSV, laptops, etc.
We don't bring a power strip, but we do bring this Travel USB charger. Since all our phones and tablets and such are USB, this is great! It's a bit smaller than a regular power strip and still charges up to 4 devices
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:17 PM   #74
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Does anyone wear sunscreen in jan/feb down there???
Absolutely! Just because it's a cooler temp doesn't mean you won't get some UV damage to your skin, or even visibly burn if you stay out in it long enough. You CAN burn in the winter!

I have sensitive, rosacea-afflicted, burn-prone uber pale skin and I wear La Roche Posay SPF 60 (easily obtainable these days at Ulta) with powdered mineral makeup (mine is full of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, both natural physical sunscreens) on top, and it holds well all day. I can even get by without a hat using this combo, tho I usually wear one anyway. I top it off during the day with a fresh dusting of minerals if I need to (if I've been sweating or had to wipe my face for some reason). I can go an entire week there, out in the sun, and I do not even look like I stepped outside at the end. 0 tan (or burn in my case lol). (I use a Neutrogena SPF 90 everywhere else.)

No sign of sun damage age spots for me per my derm, and if I am diligent with application during the trip, no rosacea flares either.

Otherwise, the most useful or comfort-adding things on our last couple of trips were:

1. Everyone has a smart phone now, and we buy a few free/cheap app store games before we leave. It gives people something to do when we're stuck in a particularly onerous line. (My game this time was the free Frozen Disney app.)
2. We always take a power strip, helps a lot.
3. This last trip (for the first time) we took a personal cell charger thing, and that came in handy because the MyMagic+ app is a disaster that sucks your iPhone's will to live. One of those chargers filled up the battery of an iPhone 5 from 0 percent to 100 percent. Unfortunately because it was a corporate "freebie" thing I don't know who manufactures it, but I'm sure many of them work fine.

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Old 01-15-2014, 06:42 PM   #75
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I'm not sure if you were talking about packing for the trip or for the day at the park. I wouldn't say I pack anything out of the ordinary in my suitcase, but in my bag for the park I always carry 2 things, every time I go. A sunblock stick (looks like a glue stick but a little bigger, filled with solid sunblock) as a redhead I can burn anywhere, any time and the sunblock stick is great for re-applying to your face, plus you can do it in line waiting for rides! and I also pack a little spray bottle (can be purchased in a 3 pack at the dollar store) or 2 or 3 filled with water. Sometimes you can get downright hot and just want a spritz of water to cool you down. These work perfect. They are nice and small and refillable so they will last you all day. And neither take up more room than a juice box

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