So What Do you Pack To Support Your Electronics For 2 Weeks At WDW?

Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by toomanycars, May 26, 2010.

  1. toomanycars

    toomanycars DIS Veteran

    Mar 14, 2008

    • USB Cables
    • Batteries
    • Portable WiFi Router
    • Extension Cords
    • Extra Cell Phone
    • 12 Volt Chargers
    • Laptop Cable Locks
    • Small Camera
    • Extra SD Memory Cards
    Whats on your list? What are your ideas for the ultimate electronics survival kit?
  2. mrodgers

    mrodgers DIS Veteran

    Oct 29, 2009
    We've never travelled before, this is our first trip with 2 girls 6 and 9. We are just getting into the electronic thing too.

    • No cell phone, don't have one.

    • Laptop from work, no internet where we are staying so it's just to dump the camera card (I do expect to take about 1100 photos per day, my max with my w cards, so will have to dump every night.) Regular power cable for that.

    • 2 DS Lites with charge cables and a single 12v cable.

    • 3 MP3 players with charge cables and a single 12v cable.

    • GPS with the 12v charge cable.

    • Camera, no cables needed.

    • 2 sets of 8 NiMH AA batteries for the camera. I can run all day on a single set and will have a backup.

    • Charger for the NiMH batteries. Should only have to charge 1 set per day. If not, I'll leave in the morning with 1 set and put the 2nd set on charge to pick up when we take our mid-day break at the resort pool.

    • two 4 gig camera cards.

    • Would love to have the electric guitar and amp, but I don't think folks around the resort would like that very much, hehe :goodvibes
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  4. skiingfast

    skiingfast <font color=teal>Has had no bacon<br><font color=b

    Mar 12, 2010
    Besides the charging cable for my phone and camera. I bring a small AA bettery charger which works for a second camera and portable DVD player plus 4 extra batteries.
  5. miksicnarf

    miksicnarf Mouseketeer

    May 5, 2000
    cell phone + charger
    netbook + charger
    wireless travel router
    camera + charger
    Kindle + charger

    The rest of the family (husband and 3 kids) also bring laptops, cell phones and chargers. One or two may bring cameras; at least the kids bring Ipods; and some combination of two or three bring portable DVD players. Just as of last year they stopped bringing video game systems.
    A few times I've brought my big DSLR camera and lenses, but I hate to carry it around and end up taking less pics. This year I'm in the market for a new pocket camera. Worst of all was before I got the netbook, I used to bring a huge 17" laptop with a charger the size of a small Buick.

    Oh, Scarlet's post reminded me--we also bring a GPS navigation device for the rental car.
  6. scarlet_ibis

    scarlet_ibis "GET UP AND GET ON THE BUS!"

    Jan 23, 2005
    2 cell phones and their respective chargers
    handheld video camera and charger -- we got a Kodak Playsport and it's SO COOL *and* it's waterproof, so you can take it on Kali River Rapids, to the pool, etc.
    camera, charger, long lens, extra SD card
    laptop, cord, laptop bag
    dvds, kidtough headphones and audio feed splitter (for movies on plane through the laptop)
    nintendo DSes and their chargers

    I used to bring the GPS, but there are no geocaches in the parks (other than the virtual ones I have already done), we don't have a car, and the pedometer provides a better measure of distance walked than the GPS (which doesn't measure indoors, but does measure when you're on a ride or on the bus if you forget to switch it off!).
  7. lovetoscrap

    lovetoscrap Sees tag fairy posts that aren't there. Moderator

    Feb 15, 2003
    No matter what we bring, I find that a multi outlet surge protector is the one thing to not forget. Otherwise you have various cords and items all over the room! And that can lead to forgetting something, especially if you end up with a flat battery charger behind a bed or table. Usually we can plug that in by the table/desk and then get most everything else we need plugged into it.
  8. TheDisneyingNewfie

    TheDisneyingNewfie Mouseketeer

    Mar 27, 2010
    What I see missing from the OP's list is an Ipod FM transmitter and/or a set of mini battery operated speakers.
  9. nicki.momof3

    nicki.momof3 Addicted to Disney Vacations

    Jul 21, 2008
    Only electronic thing we bring on a 10 day vacation is a digital carmera and wall charger.

    Cell phone and all other stuff stay at home. It use a vacation is just that a vacation from everything and everyone - we leave our resort phone number with family for emergencies.
  10. dawnball

    dawnball <font color=red>bouncie bouncie...<br><font color=

    Jul 6, 2005
    Our electronics travel bundle varies a great deal, but for the next trip, which is DD(6) and I:

    2 laptops, each with 2 power supplies, a mouse, a trackball, a usb tenkey
    1 cell phone
    USB phone charging cable (and the conversion plug to use 110)
    Batteries (AA, AAA, CR2032, possibly 9V)
    Extension Cord/power strip x 2
    12 V phone charger
    Small waterproof Camera, camera charger
    Extra SD Memory Cards
    Either the flip camera or the good camera with its charger/lenses/case (I might skip this, but.. its tempting)
    2 ipod shuffles
    kid's earphones (2pr)
    ethernet cable (20ft)
    2 thumb drives
    a small stack of CD/DVD media
    a few small screwdrivers
    USB to VGA dongle
    6ft VGA cable
    stereo audio cable
    lens/screen wipes
    Possibly an external hard drive

    It sounds like a lot, but other than the inverter and the phone's car charger (which live in the car at all times) it all fits in my laptop bag with room to spare.
  11. CandyHead09

    CandyHead09 Mouseketeer

    Jun 14, 2009
    HAHA WOW! That's a lot of stuff you got there. Camera battery charger ipod charger which is similar to my battery charger and phone charger. I put my phone and ipod with the chargers in my carry on (which is usually a huge purse with a change of clothes and my electronics) and my camera battery charger goes in my camera case which is like my second carry on. I never ever ever put my electronics in my suitcases!!! Anything valuable like a wallet or jewlery comes with me same goes for my ipod, camera,and phone. The most valuable thing I've put in my suitcase is my ipod doc/clock/radio.
  12. dawnball

    dawnball <font color=red>bouncie bouncie...<br><font color=

    Jul 6, 2005
    Hah, I leave in 12 days and hadn't really started listing it until I posted, so now I'm revising and grouping in some useful manner

    I have this burning urge to take a 19" flat panel monitor too, so I think I need to be firm and limit myself to one bag of electronics, and put all of the rest of the work-related stuff in it too.
  13. toomanycars

    toomanycars DIS Veteran

    Mar 14, 2008
    We are leaving in 12 days too, and getting there n June 12! Can't wait!
  14. NotUrsula

    NotUrsula DIS Veteran

    Apr 19, 2002
    1 laptop + power brick + 8 gb thumb driver. (No mouse, no hard drive, no 10-key.)
    3 cell phones, + 1 universal charger for them
    1 DS, whichever one DS wants to take -- power for that is his problem.
    1 DSL camera + the kids pocket camcorder
    4 rechargeable batteries and the charger for those
    compact power strip
  15. chartle

    chartle DIS Veteran

    Jul 10, 2008
  16. RatherBeWithMickey

    RatherBeWithMickey Mouseketeer

    Sep 27, 2009
    When it got to the point that my electronics and supplies outweighed everything else I was packing, I started scouring the internet. Purchased an iGo charger with the tips for our respective electronics (phones, readers, MP3s, etc). Also got the splitter to allow us to charge two different items at once. Now everything fits into a very small bag that we keep in the carryon so we never forget it. Absolutely love it! When DS is along for the trip, he has his own set, so we can charge twice as much at a time. Also eliminates the need for a power strip (at least for us), though as DVC members, our accomodations usually have plenty of outlets anyway.

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