Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Nov 20, 2011
    Carrie from KY 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 will be leaving soon on our FIRST Disney trip as a family (son, 6 and dgt, 3). I am concerned that I am forgetting something. Is there any list or link that might have a last minute "to do" list or a suggested packing list? 

    Hello fellow Kentuckian! What a great question! I know packing for a Disney vacation can seem very overwhelming. When we made our first trip I had the same questions, and I found several very detailed lists to help me. I will honestly say that I found them to be overly detailed and I wound up carting lots of extra stuff we never needed at all, but sometimes there's comfort in having too much rather than too little!

    A couple of packing lists you might compare: (Look under Downloads, then For Your Trip)

    I also found helpful information in the Passporter travel guides.

    The most helpful thing for me when I travel with my young daughters, is to pack their clothing in gallon sized zip-sealed bags, one complete outfit per day. This makes it very easy for them to grab one and dress in the mornings, and for you to grab a change of clothes to throw in your park backpack each day. Those bags come in handy later for wet bathing suits and ice-cream covered shirts, too!

    Hope that helps, and have a great *First* Disney vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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