Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 17, 2009
    Debra from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am always taking so many bags into the park. I call myself the "Bag Lady". Any tips on what to bring into the park, without bringing everything? I finally am diaper free. I still need wipes and change of clothes for the kids.

    Hi Debra,

    You are amongst friends here. Us Moms are the designated bag lady in our families too. Be sure to start with a bag that will be comfortable all day long. Here are some of our "must haves":
    •  Wet wipes and hand sanitizer.
    • Band-aids and small travel antiseptic wipes.
    • Sunscreen, sunglasses and hats. The sun is quite strong and hot so you want to make sure to protect your family from sunburn
    • Camera, film, extra batteries, camcorder. You never know when that special magical moment will happen.
    • Autograph book, large pens, penny press books and change for penny machines. Ok so none of the items are really a must have, but the kids love them & they make great souvenirs.
    • Copy of your dining reservation times and confirmation numbers as well as any maps or planning guides you are using.
    • Entertainment- crayons, small notebooks, stickers, a deck of Uno cards or even Memory tiles in a ziploc bag. All of these are great ways to pass the time while waiting for a parade, show or meal.
    • Snacks & water. Hunger causes my kids to do crazy things, & they are always starving the minute we are in line for an attractions. By carrying small snacks like granola bars, chips, fruit or other snack items, we can prevent the hunger pains.
    • Rain ponchos or small umbrellas. 
    • I also like to carry the kids bathing suits in a ziploc bag. Often the boys want to play in the fountains in the parks and this way they can change in the bathroom and keep their clothes dry. When they are finished, I throw the wet suits in the ziploc.

     I know it seems like quite a bit, but most items are small and can be easily stored in your bag. Good luck and happy park packing!

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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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