Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 10, 2015
    Pamela from VA 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.

    My sons and I will be visiting WDW in December 2015. What exactly should I plan on packing for us? I know it's a while before our trip, but I always like to be prepared in time.

    Hi Pamela! I visited Walt Disney World last December and am planning on a December visit this year as well. I think that it is the best time to visit because the weather is cooler and the holiday decorations are so festive. Speaking of the weather, I suggest that you pack a variety of clothing. Pack a pair of shorts and short sleeved shirts, but also pack pants and a sweater because early mornings and evenings get chilly. When I went last December it was really cold for a couple of days and then it warmed up to flip-flop weather for the remainder of my stay. Also anytime you plan on doing a lot of walking you will want to pack a comfortable set of shoes.

    *I also suggest packing a portable cell phone charger or extra battery. I take lots of pictures on my phone, and constantly use the My Disney Experience App to check attraction wait times, so my phone usually dies by midday. Its a good idea to have a portable charger to have access throughout the night.

    *I always pack a little first aid baggie with bandaids, bug spray, ear plugs and Tylenol. You never know when you will get a headache or a blister, and prices for these items are inflated in the parks, so I suggest planning ahead and packing them to save money. Bring a couple of extra baggies to keep your phone waterproof on water rides.

    *Pack a few ponchos. There is little rainfall in the month of December, but ponchos are great for water rides like Splash Mountain and Kali River Rapids. 

    *Pack a refillable water container. I always bring my Contigo container so that I can fill it up with ice water at the parks. It will save you so much money because you won't have to buy water bottles or drinks in the parks.

    *Purchase a pack of baby wipes for messes. You didn't mention how old your sons are, but my son is 5 years old and I still find that wipes come in handy.

    I'm running out of space, but this list should get you started. If you need anything else please let us know.
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Indiana

I am a recent graduate from Ball State University and mother to my 5-year-old son. We love all things Disney and when we aren’t watching Disney films or planning our next vacation, we love to go to touring Disney shows. I also love to cook, listen to music, read books, and paint. With my experience planning vacations and navigating the parks from a single parent’s perspective, I hope to be able to add a little “pixie dust” to your vacation! Learn More About Sarah

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