Random things you pack

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

  1. fiestamomma

    fiestamomma Mouseketeer

    Jul 12, 2012
    We bought the Brita ones for our trip and they worked awesome! Loved those things. All the water tasted funky to me, so I stuck to drinking out of my bottle. Tasted great.

    Though I would advise not using the flavor packets in these bottle because it will take you forever to rinse the flavor out of the filter!

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  3. Shelly F - Ohio

    Shelly F - Ohio Disney Extraordinaire

    Feb 22, 2004
    ziplock bags to put the icky TV remote in!:eek:

    Small flash light - I tend to get up before my DH so I will sit and read but I don't want to turn on a light. When we had the big electrical grid outage in 2003 it came in handy when we were vacationing in a hotel with no power for 3 days. We had no light in our room at night so it got a lot of use. DH was greatful that I had packed it.

    I take a few piece of funtak and attach a small 8x10 Disney poster to our resort door which makes finding our room easier. Better than playing the guessing game of "are we in room 202 or 204":confused3 The funtak comes off easily and doesn't harm the door.

    Oh and some bubble wrap. You never know if you are going to buy something that needs a little more padding before packing in the suitcase.
  4. xipotec

    xipotec Grinning Ghosts

    Feb 16, 2011
    Duct tape !!!!! Thats hysterical!!!!

    We love our collapsable hamper , cannot trip with out this!!!!
  5. Soccer and Swim Mom

    Soccer and Swim Mom Stay at Home Mommy of 2

    May 2, 2012
    My daughter and I were at Disney 9/20 - 9/27. I packed a can of clear/silver glitter which I got at Hobby Lobby. I sprinkled it on my daughter's pillow every night while we were at Disney. My daughter thinks Tinkerbell flew through our room every night sprinkling Pixie Dust. Everyday at the parks she would still have a little in her hair or on her body and was so excited to tell anyone who would listen that Tinkerbell flew through her room.
  6. shelbyf31

    shelbyf31 Mouseketeer

    Jun 20, 2012
    1. Wet Ones-to wipe little hands before they eat and clean up after the Mickey
    ice cream bar
    2. Glow sticks
    3. Air Freshner for the room
    4. Foldable Bin-bought it at the dollar store. It is the size of a shoe box, so it is
    great to throw in extra change for the day or my husband's
    wallet. We keep it on the tv stand and that way we know were
    everything is in the morning.
    5. Soft shoe hanger-I hang it in the vanity area in our room and store
    toothbrushes, etc. So the vanity area is clear.
    6. Nightlights
    7. Giant ziploc bags- For extra clothes for the kids at the parks. We still use
    a stroller so it fits nicely underneath.
    8. Applesauce to go packets-snacks for the kids
  7. Sparrow624

    Sparrow624 "I believe as many as six impossible things before

    Jun 1, 2011
    - An extra pair of shoe laces (not only usable for shoes!)
    - We bring a roll of duct tape as well. Never know!
    - Our own "nightime" drinks to enjoy on the balcony...I will NEVER pay Disney hotel prices on this one.
    - My own instant coffee (we buy something we like to put in the Disney coffee maker each morning before the trip)
  8. gris gris

    gris gris <font color=blue>Looking for the right word, & I c

    Jan 20, 2006
    Noise machine, wet wipes and we use our cooler as a carry on bag so when we order beer from Garden Grocer we can keep it cold at the pool :-)
  9. Marlea98

    Marlea98 DIS Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    I miss the Dollar store and the 99 cent stores. I wish we had them here :(
  10. msp2mco

    msp2mco DIS Veteran

    Feb 16, 2009
    I always have ear plugs in my Disney purse. Other things I bring, depending on who we are going with and where we are staying, are ice cube trays and a drink shaker to ensure we have enough ice. Otherwise, I am quick to start storing up ice in our villa. I also bring a power cord for recharging all our stuff, lots of ziploc bags and extra pin backs.

    I love the tip to bring a paper back and rip apart and throw away as you finish reading it. I never would have thought of that, although I have done that with tour books.
  11. lylone

    lylone All our dreams can come true, if we have the coura

    Jan 7, 2011
  12. dvcterry

    dvcterry DIS Veteran

    Jul 14, 2010
    oh dear. i couldn't even imagine. love ours.
  13. JoAnnPan

    JoAnnPan DIS Veteran

    Jun 7, 2005
    These aren't anything major - but last time i came back from Disney I made a list of what I learned, not to forget on the next trip, etc.
    Two of the things on my list are:

    Bring dental floss to the parks
    Trial size bug spray
  14. mwmom

    mwmom 5th Time Disney Visitor

    Oct 8, 2008
    Great idea. I am going to print some labels with name/address/phone number and take with me for this purpose.
  15. ZoZo

    ZoZo DIS Veteran

    Jun 16, 2005
    I thought of one more thing - next trip, I'll bring my Nook e-reader! So incredibly handy to have so many books in one compact reader. It's small enough to put in my backpack (in a ziploc bag to protect it!) and would be a lifesaver when waiting in long lines.
  16. Chaoticsweetness

    Chaoticsweetness Mouseketeer

    Nov 26, 2007
    I always pack a flashlight, you never now.

    I also always have a back up camera. In 2010 I dropped my camera on the sidewalk outside of the BC, completely killed my camera, I was so upset & we had 3 days of vacation left. I bought a canon shortly after & use it on vacation. Since I am paranoid that I will drop it, I purchased a cheap digital that I keep in the luggage just in case.
  17. huhwhat

    huhwhat Mouseketeer

    Oct 19, 2012
    stain stick
    imodium ad
    id tags for the kids !
    travel sewing kit
    1st aid kit
    zip loc bags
    extra duffle
  18. Shanan

    Shanan Mouseketeer

    Aug 7, 2005
    Clothespins - for hanging up swimsuits, to help keep the drapes closed, etc
  19. princessluvsapirate

    princessluvsapirate Mouseketeer

    Dec 28, 2008
    Air wick air fresheners for our room .
  20. jodeeee4

    jodeeee4 Earning My Ears

    Sep 12, 2012
    I always pack a tiny bottle of dishwashing liquid and a sponge to clean our refillable mugs. We drive, so liquid on a plane isn't a problem, but I know people who squeeze soap into little pieces of sponge and let it dry, then pack them in a zip bag to bring along. Just wet them and they're good to go.

    I also bring bubble bath. After a long day in the parks, a bubble bath is just what the doctor ordered! :)

    Last year I brought multi-colored index cards that I clipped together with a binder clip. When the kids met a character, they got them to sign a card instead of an autograph book. When we got home we put the pic of the kids with that character in a photo album and put the autographed card in the album next to the pic. The kids loved that!

  21. aym4Him

    aym4Him DIS Veteran

    May 2, 2012
    I'm planning on doing the index card thing, too. DS is going to be just a few weeks shy of turning 4 when we go on his Wish trip (in 18 days!) and I'm afraid he might be too wary of the characters. I don't want to go all out creating a custom autograph book but I don't want to be there empty-handed, either. I figure that, if we don't get siggies, we can use them to journal on later (or while waiting for whatever). I also saw that the Disney Jr Encyclopedia of characters was on sale for $1.75, so I went ahead and ordered that too. If it doesn't get here in time, we'll just take the cards and then he can have the book to look at after the trip :thumbsup2

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