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  • On Mar 28, 2009
    Amanda Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are going to Disney with our three boys ages 9,8, and 4! What should we take inside the parks with us for the day?

    Hi Amanda!

    I have two boys too, and am the designated "park bag" packer (and usually carrier) in our family.  First, I recommend that your little guy have a stroller, because his legs are likely to pucker out after a long day in the park.  Plus, his "wheels" will give you a place to hang your bag (which will be a relief after you read my list of what to bring!)

    The contents of my bag always include:
    • Juice boxes and/or water bottles (preferably frozen)
    • Snacks to keep the cranky, "I'm starving" chants at bay, and the concession bills in check. My kids are pretty picky eaters, so by stashing a few PB&Js in the bag, I can usually avoid a melt down or two.
    • A first aide kit with bandaids, antibiotic ointment and kids' fever reducer, just in case those supposedly "super comfy" park shoes end up producing the mother of all blisters.
    • Rain ponchos pre-bought at a local dollar store, and usually a small portable umbrella for me (I'm still not the biggest fan of walking around in plastic bags!)
    • Hats and sunglasses for everyone
    • Sunscreen
    • A list of my advanced dining reservations
    • Park tickets, cash, etc.
    • If it's really hot, spray bottles with a fan (you can buy these at the park, or at a local convenience store before your trip)

    We actually usually carry a small, soft cooler bag in addition to a "park bag" to keep the food cool. 

    I hope some of my suggestions help.  Have a wonderful vacation!



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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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