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Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by agmmbolam426, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Girls1

    Girls1 Mouseketeer

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    Needle and thread! Never thought of that but it's an absolute must-have!
    Thanks.
     
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  3. Girls1

    Girls1 Mouseketeer

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    I bring a manicure set too-minus the scissors. Are you flying in or driving?
     
  4. MinnieLee

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    Extra duffle bag for either dirty laundry or souveniers, extra hangers (I leave them in the room when we check out), power strip, my own tea bags, sugar, coffee and filters and Downey Wrinkle Release. That stuff works great.
     
  5. Mousemom

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    We bring many of the above items. The ziplock bags and ear plugs are for sure items and we also bring...

    1. Dish soap to wash mugs
    2. Laundry sheets since it is so expensive to buy there
    3. Suitcase with food we eat then we have an empty suitcase for souvineers
    4. Frozen bottle of coffee creamer for my morning coffee
     
  6. Mickey's Best Girl

    Mickey's Best Girl Peace, Love & Mickey Mouse.... what else is there?

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    One thing I make sure to do is have a safety pin pinned inside every bag we use, especially in the parks. You never know when a wardrobe malfunction will occur. I have bailed out many a fellow guest as well!

    I also bring a mini speaker with me so I can use the white noise app (ambiance) on my ipod or iphone in the room at night for sleeping.
     
  7. Leslieloody

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    I always carry a trial size baby powder with me inside the parks. Really refreshing to apply some on a hot day!
     
  8. Dizisfun

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    1. Ziplock Baggies in various sizes-Large ones are used for wet bathing suits,
    and clothes.
    2. Shammy Cloth (shamwow) to dry off wet seats, benches, etc
    3. Moleskin and body glide
    4. Bandaids
    5. Flashlight
    6. Extension cord
    7. Glow Sticks for the kids
     
  9. disneydreamerinny

    disneydreamerinny I wish I could make a living planning Disney Vacat

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    Duct tape, it can be used for tons of stuff. In case your luggage rips/tears, and put on nasty blisters to stop the rubbing, and flip flop breaks.
    Also, clothes pins. For hanging wet stuff, and keeping curtains closed at night.
     
  10. MinnieLee

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    I have seen this mentioned quite a few times but can someone tell me what body glide is? I have never heard of it before! :confused3
     
  11. phillymummer

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    I think it is like a stick if deodorant that you can apply to various areas of your body to prevent chaffing.
     
  12. dealia

    dealia Earning My Ears

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    Always bring:
    eyeglass repair kit/spare glasses
    Safety pins
    baby wipes
    baggies
     
  13. theffaddict

    theffaddict When you wish upon a star!

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    Spare contacts! Comfortable shoes! A small bag you don't mind carrying around: I always bring a drawstring. In the bag, bring an extra shirt to the parks if you are male. I also bring an extra pair of socks to the parks (call me weird, but I can't stand wet socks). That's all I can think of. I would recommend getting pins if you have kids or even if you are an adult! It's fun!
     
  14. Orreed

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    I like to bring a notebook! It's fun to be creative and can help if you collecting ideas on what to do next.
     
  15. rosiep

    rosiep <font color=deeppink>I don't drink, I try to conve

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    Self adhesive address labels.

    If you have items sent back to your hotel from the shops they always ask for your address; having a label handy speeds up the process immensely. You can also use them on items like cell phones and cameras.
     
  16. rbrainerd

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    The one thing I have found to be most helpful is to pack some of the little packets of powder to add to bottled water (Crystal Light are the ones we use). To avoid the extra costs of drinks, even bottled water, we ask for a glass of ice water and add the packet of flavoring to it. Glasses of ice water are free and this tip can easily save you $10+ a meal....which will easily be spent elsewhere in the park :)
     
  17. SpacedOut

    SpacedOut First in line for Space Mountain ERT

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    I'll be taking the following on my trip starting Labor Day weekend:

    1. Chewable Pepto-Bismol: Takes up very little space and has saved a park trip on more than one occasion.

    2. Moist wipes: Great for a mid-day refresher, especially on those hot, humid days.

    Enjoy!

    :thumbsup2
     
  18. Get me to Disney!

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    Just wanted to subscribe to this so I can come back to it later - thanks for starting it!!
     
  19. red712371

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    Temp dental filling repair kits. Just picked these up at the Dollar Tree this past weekend...just in case.
     
  20. Get me to Disney!

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    I bring a sharpie (or six) - we each get a map and mark off what we already did. That way we don't miss anything that we don't want to miss.

    Also, clothespins to close chip bags, bread bag, etc.

    Also, we still use large fanny packs - not the best fashion statement but with no strollers in tow, we don't have a place to hang stuff while at the parks. We have tried backpacks but they are hot and sometimes in the way.

    Also, SPF 15 or more chapstick - my lips are sensitive to that much sun and they will puff up if I don't apply.

    Haven't done this before but since we're driving, we'll be bringing lots of bottled water, freezing it, and taking it into the parks to use both as ice pack and a cold drink as it melts.
     
  21. IBLarsen

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    We bring a picnic blanket that zips up neatly (picture somewhat flat square). This packs easily into our suitcase and we bring it into the parks for a place to sit and wait for fireworks and Fantasmic. We have young kids who are usually tired by then, so we don't mind finding a spot and waiting, but a blanket is a must have! The kids will even lay down for while. Or sit and play cards or their DS's while we wait.

    So I guess you can add cards (regular and/or Uno) to our list of random things we bring;)

    Also on this note, we are currently on the lookout for a mini flashlight lantern to have just enough light for the kids to see to play the cards after dark.
    Last year in Nov, two girls were playing cards beside us waiting for F! and it got too dark for them to see, so my kids offered to hold one of our mini flashlights on the cards for them to play, which was sweet, but not feasible to sit and hold a tiny flashlight for that long, which made me think a mini lantern style would work great, it doesn't need to light up a large area.

    I know this seems like a lot, but really, waiting for upwards of 1.5 hours is a long time for children to sit still with nothing to do.

    I should note, that I am referring to F! at Disneyland, although this link is on the WDW side, I love to come here for these tips that are really helpful for both parks:) I believe the seating is different for F! at WDW, where at DLR you just find a spot on the ground to wait, no seating or bleachers.
     

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