Saturday, August 27, 2011

What to Pack?

So, you're going to Disney World.  What to pack?  This is a question many people ask when they are planning there trip.  Here's my two cents:

1.  TENNIS SHOES - I have always worn my flip flops at Disney World.  I love flip flops.  I wear them every day.  Plus, if you get wet, soggy tennis shoes are no fun.  Well, this year, I decided to listen to my husband and give the tennis shoes a try.  I will never wear flip flops at Disney World again!  My feet and legs were so much happier wearing tennis shoes all day!  I highly recommend tennis shoes for a day in the parks!

2.  Extra Clothes - I usually pack two sets of clothes per day for us.  We go to the parks in the morning, and come back in the afternoon to rest/swim/whatever.  You don't want to put on dirty clothes when you're going back out in the evening.  So I make sure we have extra sets of clothes for the days we are going to be in the parks.

3.  Poncho/Rain Coats - We usually take ponchos in our backpack to the parks.  It is Florida, and you never know when you're going to get caught in a rain shower.  We have used our ponchos every year.  Unfortunately, the first year, we didn't bring them and had to buy them in the park.  OUCH!  Bring your own!

4.  First Aid Kit - I don't bring anything major, just a little something with band-aids and some antiseptic.  We have lots of scrapes and blisters, so band-aids are a must!

5.  Camera- Duh!  You're definitely going to want pictures/videos of those magical memories!

6.  Backpack - I mentioned this already, but we always take a backpack into the park.  It can be a bit cumbersome, but we've tried taking smaller bags, and have just found that the backpack works best.  We can bring our ponchos, first aid kit, camera, bottles of water, snacks, and whatever else we might need.

7.  Sunblock - Again, this is Florida.  You're going to need sunblock!

8.  Medications - Of course, if you take daily medications you'll want to take those, but I learned to always bring Tylenol/Motrin as well.  Our daughter caught strep throat last year at Disney World and we had to carry the children's Tylenol around in our backpack!  We also bring allergy medicine, just in case!

9.  Hand Sanitizer - I ALWAYS keep this in my backpack at Disney World.  There are gazillions of people there and if you have kids, they put their hands on everything!  And usually you're stopping to eat while you're in the park, so you'll want the hand sanitizer nearby. 

Of course, if you forget something, there are plenty of places inside and outside of Disney World where you can get what you need.  The most important thing is to have fun!  So don't stress about this part!  You're probably going to forget something, and it is going to be okay! 

Until next time...
Disney Diva

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