What is your not so normal item to pack, which is helpful while at WDW ?

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  1. dopeydiva

    dopeydiva Earning My Ears

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    WOW!!! This thread is simply AMAZING!! I just finished reading each and every post. My list has grown again. I kept adding things to my list in a word document as I found it here and thought the lavendar oil sounded like a great idea BUT then I read the subsequent posts indicating that would really affect some of you. Is that true of fabreeze as well (it's already packed ) I wouldn't want to do something to screw up somebody's vacation.

    My little tip for autographs especially if you are a scrapper OR if you want to put something together when you get home. I bring a pad or two of cardstock pads the small 3x3 or 4x6. They are in assorted colors and I have the characters autograph a color that coordinates with their costume. THEN when we get home, we put the autographed color cardstock piece on the layout with a photo of my little guys with the character. Probably for the really anal at heart, but gosh, it looks sooo pretty ;)

    Much appreciation to all of you. The hubby keeps asking why I keep tossing stuff in a bag. His last question was 'what the hell is moleskin?' How much 'ya wanna bet he uses it ;)

    We leave Tuesday.
    Stay well,
    AnnMarie
     
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  3. rene30

    rene30 Earning My Ears

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    We can't go any where that my husband and son will be walking a lot without "body glide" an anti-chafing stick. It helps prevent a rash you may get on your inner thighs. It looks like a deodorant stick, runners use them a lot. You can get them at most sports stores. My husband wouldn't even think about going to WDW without it!
     
  4. KY*Figment

    KY*Figment DIS Veteran

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    I buy numerous ponchos at Wal-mart so at the end of the day instead of lugging back the expensive WDW we toss them. It's cheaper to buy each person one for every day of a 6 night trip than to buy a WDW for a family of 4. If your kids are short/ young it's still cheaper to my the kids size than to pay for WDW.

    I buy the small travel kleenex w/ enough for a package a day. Wet wipes in the soft pack. Chap stick, small bottles of hand santitizers, small bottles of sunscreen, Tide Pen, kids change of clothes in zip lock bags, paper towels folded up in zip lock bag, frozen bottles of water, peanut packets for protein, and juice bags. Also, a empty plastic Kroger/ Wal-mart bag.

    My husband use to say I packed too much in the backpack to go to the parks. He told me he would never say this again after our last trip. My oldest (8yo) vomited all over herself and me on the bus. We were on one of the split level busses. A man, wife, and a couple of kids were on the upper level. Two women were sitting close by us. I gave my husband the backpack and instructed him on what to get out. I wiped off the bulk of the vomit w/ paper towels. I then somewhat blocked her w/ my body to change her clothes all the way down to panties. She felt too bad to be embarrassed. I then got her changed. Wiped her down w/ wet wipes and as much as I could do of myself. I put her clothes in the zip lock bag that we took the fresh clothes out of. I then wiped the bus seats and some of the floor. By the time we got off I had everything pretty much cleaned up but wet areas on the seats and floor. I put all of the trash in the plastic Kroger/ Wal-mart bag. When we got off I explained every where she had vomited I had covered with kleenex. The others on the bus voiced how impressed they were w/ how well prepared we were. I also instructed everyone to get off at the back door. Also, from the time she vomited until we got off we kept trying to tell the bus driver but he never acknowledged us. So, when we got off the bus I explained to him what was done so he closed the bus and was going to take it to be cleaned. I went to the room and showered. When she felt better I had her shower. Prior to this we had never had one of my children vomit on the bus butmy over packing paid off. Also, when at the parks security goes through our bag I have had more than one compliment of using clear bag and being organized because I don't take much time in the line.
     
  5. Lumiere Lover

    Lumiere Lover You can sleep after we leave WDW..

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    A Toaster! Even though we are on the meal plan, we eat breakfast in the room. I hate to miss morning park hours because we are eating.

    I buy a toaster from Wal-Mart ($7), and bring it down. We also bring down bagels, cream cheese, and english muffins for breakfast (we can get jelly at the resort). When it's time to leave, I have a toaster box to fill if we have have fragile items, and there is room in the luggage because the food/toaster/paper plates are gone.

    :banana:
     
  6. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    You are actually not supposed to have a toaster in your room. Disney doesn't want any cooking going on in your room, unless you have a kitchenette. They do provide toasters in the food court that all guests are free to use.

    I also don't think your neighbors appreciate any cooking smells that travel into their rooms via the air duct system.
     
  7. ILoveMyGirls

    ILoveMyGirls DIS Veteran

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    this is one of the reasons we like to rent a condo off-site as they have a full kitchen to use.

     
  8. kaetra

    kaetra Magic is Real

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    I have to admit I would not be offended by a fleeting smell of toast, or pop tarts, or even an onion bagel, or practically anything you could put in a toaster.

    I guess one of those new hot dog toasters has offensive potential. (When I saw those I thought - Eeew, where does the hot dog grease go? *shudders*)

    Of course there is the fire hazard factor and the rule breaking breaking factor, but I actually trust that most people have the ability to operate a toaster safely. Let's just say that I personally wouldn't turn down a slice of toast from any of my Disney neighbors! :)

    Disclaimer - I have never taken a toaster to a hotel before and I don't advocate breaking rules.
     
  9. Halle

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    Great thread, when I told DH about it he said tell them to bring a router...I informed him that a fellow Dis'er had already recommended that. He actually ordered ours online while we were at the GC last September, he'd die without it. My tip that I don't think has been mentioned is that I always bring Aluminum foil, not the whole roll just a big piece.
     
  10. Tink6666

    Tink6666 Mouseketeer

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    We do the laundry at WDW using the purex 3 in ones and they work great. We are DVC members so we tend to pack very light and do laundry once a day.:laundy:

    don't forget to copy your WDW tickets in case they are lost. Guest services or the ticket center may be able to help if you kept a copy of the tickets. We learned this in June when our waterpark tickets curled up after getting wet.
     
  11. Granfan

    Granfan Disney Addict

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    I'm sure you probably have looked into this, but I'm just concerned about why you need so much water. My mother had excessive thirst before she found out she was a diabetic and I believe it can also be related to kidney function as well. Not meant to worry you, but you never know what bit of info might help someone.
     
  12. Lumiere Lover

    Lumiere Lover You can sleep after we leave WDW..

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    We always bring a toaster on our trips, and have never been told otherwise by Disney. I can't see taking my food into their food court, and using their machines to cook it.

    As long as the toaster is cool before we leave, then I feel there isn't a problem.

    I am sensitive to smells, and unless the toast in burning, I really don't think my Disney neighbors would be able to smell my toast.

    :love:

    Going down in 11 days, and taking my toaster with me.

    Also-I thought the thread with the Nemo fridge had a toaster and I thought a slow cooker or some other appliance with it.
     
  13. Lumiere Lover

    Lumiere Lover You can sleep after we leave WDW..

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    From earlier reports, it is a fridge, a toaster (being replaced), and a hot pot. The hot pot is the dangerous item.

    Vikkil70 will be adding a toaster (replacing lost one) Earlier reports of a coffeepot being added fell through..To all upcoming swappers-please make every effort to put the toaster in the refrigerator so we don't lose it again. If it isn't put inside, chances are it will disappear. Thanks

    7/5 Heard from gail8 and all went well with the swap except now not only are the toaster and hotpot gone but the shelf is as well. I'm thinking that the same swapper who forgot to pack the toaster and hotpot inside the fridge also left out the shelf. It's a bummer that this happened but oh well. (It would have been nice if the person who left our things out could have let me know) Gail has offered to see if she can find one and send it on, I'll post here if it happens. If not, items in the fridge will just have to be stacked inside. To me honest last time we used it we took out the shelf anyway to make way for taller items.
     
  14. Granfan

    Granfan Disney Addict

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    Thank you. I am bothered by all scented products! People who aren't just don't realize how we suffer. Several times last year we were in lines in a covered area and without a second's warning, a Mom would whip out a bottle of aerosol sunscreen and spray in the direction of her child. Of course it goes into the air and all over anyone near as well. Please be considerate of others who have breathing problems.
    21 days to WDW :woohoo:
     
  15. wahmtexas

    wahmtexas Mouseketeer

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    Just started packing today...
    -cut up strips of dryer sheets in a baggie for park bag to put in pockets at night to repel mosquitoes :)
    -mentos container filled with quarters and pennies
    -homeopathic pink eye, cough, and ear ache relief
    -stick sunscreen to reapply under the kids eyes
    -hats
    -sunglasses for the kids
    -mini keychain flashlights for the kids
    -antacid
    -nightlight for the room
    -hand sanitizer
    wondering if I want to bring beach towels or not??? flying SW so no problem, 2 bags fly free but 10 days is quite a few more days than our last trip...
     
  16. patches07

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  17. kaetra

    kaetra Magic is Real

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    I just saw this today in the Disney Mom's Panel - looks like toasters are OK to bring -
    "Moms Panel * Answered Question

    Planning a trip to ASM mid June, family suite. What are we allowed to bring when it comes to appliances, toaster, electric skillet, hot plate etc...?

    Answered by
    Erin F., NY Category
    The rooms at the All Star Music Family Suites come equipped with a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. There is no need for you to bring these items from home.

    There are toasters available for guest use in the quick-serve dining locations in all the resorts, or you could bring a toaster to keep in the kitchenette area of your room. However, hot plates, burners, and electric skillets are NOT allowed in guest rooms at WDW. Hot plates and burners are a real fire hazard and I have read that having one could be grounds for having you removed from your room."
     
  18. debsters41

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    That answer from the Mom's Panel was in fact referring to a suite with a kitchenette. I still do not believe toasters are allowed in the other guest rooms. I wouldn't want to be 'kicked out' for want of toast.
     
  19. kimis

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    They are small towels that dry nicely. We got ours at Walmart in the camping section.
     
  20. kimis

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    Where can I buy lavender exxential oil? I too am terrified of bedbugs. Thank you!
     
  21. 100AcreWood

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    Ponchos. They are really expensive in the park.
     

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