What Disney Tip Are you really glad you listened to?

Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by barbaraann, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. Rozzy

    Rozzy Mouseketeer

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    I bought both misting fans and stroller fans on Amazon before we went to WDW in August 2009. There was just no better way to cool off for our whole family...even the babies! They were very reasonably priced if I remember, and it was great to be able to read the reviews of customer who bought/used them. :thumbsup2
     
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  3. Gracefulskinny

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    The easiest way to do this is to Highlight the tips you want and then press [ctrl] c. Then open up a word document and prest [ctrl] v.

    (Otherwise known as Copy and Paste)

    Warning... You may have to mess around with formatting once its in word. If you go back a few pages (Can't remember which exactly) somebody recently compiled most of the still applicable tips into big chuncks easier to copy.

    Hope this helps!
     
  4. bookgirl

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    Ice water at the CS and snack shops in the parks. Water through the soda fountains tastes great, and since I drink water 90% of the time it's a big savings.

    Breakfast in the room. I much prefer eating a small breakfast in the room (bagel and pb or protein bar) and heading straight to the parks. I gat a little more sleep time and save money as well.

    Don't think that because you think you're a hotel snob you won't like Value or Mod. I like nice hotels/resorts, but I stay at my share of Hamptons or La Quintas, so I tried All stars, AoA, and PoFQ. I loved POFQ and while not my first choice I had no problem with ASMu. I now always look at all levels of stays and decide on which level meets my needs and wants the best.
     
  5. susanktz

    susanktz Earning My Ears

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    Yeah, I've done this on some. But I was hoping for an export option. Oh well.... back to reading I go. :rotfl2:
     
  6. susanktz

    susanktz Earning My Ears

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    They also do this for POP (the only value resort they do this for). But I haven't been since AoA opened. Do they also deliver to AoA, or is it still only POP?
     
  7. bocaj1431

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    Love all the tips! Just wanted to add a few more. Love Frog Toggs. Purchased mine at Walmart. They stay cool so much longer than any other item.

    Be careful which cooling fans or misters you buy. I bought mine from Walmart and after using them only one day they broke. We ended up buying the ones sold in the parks and they were much better quality. Still working one year later and bringing them for our upcoming trip.

    I agree ponchos are a must. I would not recommend the ones from the dollar store. As soon as we attempted to put them on, they tore. We purchased the ones in the park and again they were much better quality. Also, if on the plus side they fit better.

    For, those who burn easy or are on medication which increases susceptibility to burn, I recommend bringing a hat. I ended up burning my scalp once in a water park and it was very painful, and I have a very thick hair. There also a sunscreen by banana boat for scalps, but not sure how it works.
     
  8. ZoZo

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    They have great little battery-operated fans in the camping section at Target. Very powerful airflow, only about $3, and compact. Coleman brand. They last forever! I prefer them to misting fans when it's really humid.
     
  9. bocaj1431

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    Thanks for the tip about the fan. At three dollars, I will give them a try.
     
  10. Kislaklan

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    I bought little battery operated fans at bjs this weekend - they had disney characters - toy story, cars, tinkerbell and the princesses- and they lite up. They were $3.50. Not a bad deal.
     
  11. acc82

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    THIS tip is priceless. my husband drinks a LOT of coke reguarly and even more when he's hot and thirsty. I had no clue that we could do this! will be asking from now on!
     
  12. KPaul

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    Before we went to WDW a few years ago, I considered lots of options on how to attach critical info to each of my kids (3 and 6) in case we got separated. I ended up with a very low cost and effective method. I brought a roll of masking tape. Each morning, I tore off a piece for each kid and wrote "IF I AM LOST, please call my mommy at xxxxxxx". I stuck one on the back of each kids shirt, up towards the collar. The masking tape stayed on all day with no problems.

    I figured that in the unlikely event of one of them getting lost, this was all the info that would be needed to contact me.

    Luckily, we never needed to test it.
     
  13. jameyh

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    When we went on our Disney Cruise/Disney World vacation a couple of years ago, I was so afraid of our son getting lost. I found these write on tattoos that worked perfectly!!

    safetytats(.)com 6 pk is 9.99 and i'm pretty sure we only used 1-2 for our trip
     
  14. ColoradoDis

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    Pretty sure I read this on this post, but here goes anyway. I'm taking two surge suppressor strips on our trip next month. With five adults, we'll all have a phone to charge, as well as a camera battery or two plus a laptop. The easy to find outlets will come in handy.
     
  15. gracigirl

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    I've learned so much from this thread...THANK YOU to everyone who has posted tips!
     
  16. Gleece

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    Put something easily identifiable on your stroller. We have used things like a brightly colored ribbon, or just left the airline gate check tag on ours. It doesn't matter how few strollers like yours you see at home, there will be other identical ones at Disney World. Having something recognizable will make it less likely for someone to walk off with your stroller or for you to walk off with theirs. (I've only strapped my daughter into the wrong stroller once...) Also, strollers move around the parking areas as Cast Members straighten them up or move strollers parked in the wrong place, so this can help you find your stroller more quickly if it has been moved.
     
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    So many great tips here!
     
  19. buttercup5282

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    I'm going to try the back of the car seat organizer for the stroller. Hopefully, this will allow us to easily grab needed items. There is one that has a detachable section that should be good for diapers and wipes.

    Does anyone else have good tips for visiting WDW with small children?
     
  20. dayvewc

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    After spending two weeks perusing the entire thread, the only tip I haven't seen is with as many people talking of shipping bottled water to their resort, if you are in a hotel/resort with a fridge/freezer put a couple of bottles of water in the freezer overnight. By morning it is just a chunk of ice, which will keep any snacks you carry in a cooler cold, and as it thaws out you'll have ice cold water for most of the day. :idea:

    I have a small soft-side collapsible cooler that I carry with me, easily holds 3-4 bottles, a 6" sandwich, grapes, a couple of power-bars, and a collapsible water bottle. I put the frozen bottles on bottom, stack the rest on top, and throw the collapsible bottle on top (cold from the fridge). By the time I've finished the water in the collapsible, the frozen bottles have started to thaw, and the food is still fresh and cool for my snack/lunch. Combined with breakfast in my room, I only pay for 1 meal a day at the parks. :woohoo:

    Don't know if it helps for anyone else, but it works for me to stay hydrated, and not quite as broke as I would be otherwise. :cool1:
     
  21. BlueStarryHat

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    We'd never taken a first aid kit on any of our trips other than band-aids (I know, what were we thinking?!). On our last rip, on a whim my sister made one up with tape, gauze, band-aids, moleskin, and Neosporin. I poo-pooed it as she packed it. You guessed it. On our first day I had a ginormous Blister Emergency, a huge on right on my instep. That kit saved my vacation!

    The two tips I'm really glad I listened to would be:

    1. Make sure to bring Tums or some such other stomach remedy. You get exposed to so much food and so much of a variety that you might not eat at home. Plus you go on rides right after.

    2. As soon as I start planning a vacation to WDW, I start throwing all my loose change in an old coffee can. I started this time this past September when I started saving up for the trip, and now I have over a hundred dollars saved towards the spending money and it's only April for a December trip. :woohoo:
     

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