EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 6, 2014
    Dawn from NJ 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.

    We are about to embark on our first family Disney trip ( 7 yo twin girls) in 18 days. Is there any must have advice, such as things to pack, items you don't need. etc? Also can we send some items to our hotel (Port Orleans-French) ahead of time?

    Hi Dawn:

    There are few "must haves" that you can't find on Disney World property should you forget something. But here are some helpful tips:
    • Comfortable shoes. The number one tip - bar none; Sunscreen; Rain Poncho. While you can purchase a poncho on property, they are usually cheaper when bought at home; Appropriate clothing for hot, warm, and cool temperatures; A small backpack, purse, or tote; Sunglasses; Bathing suits; and Identification.

    You can mail yourself packages to your Resort ahead of time. On the package, write your name, note that you are a "guest," and include the date of your arrival. I would bring confirmation numbers from your shipper just in case the package needs to be traced for some reason.

     Enjoy your vacation.


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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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