• On May 4, 2018
    Matthew from OR 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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    What are your top 3 items people wish they had thought to pack, but didn't?

    Hi Matthew!

    Through the years, I've seen lots and lots of posts about what to pack when visiting Walt Disney World Resort. Most packing lists have the same basic items - wet wipes, hand sanitizer, ponchos, etc. I'm happy to share my three must-haves for a Walt Disney World vacation.
    1. Multi-port USB charger - With a family of four, we have lots of devices that need charging each night when we're on vacation. My teenagers like to take lots of photos and videos to share on Instagram, and those phone batteries drain quickly! With a multi-port USB charger (I use an Anker brand, with room to charge five devices at a time), we're able to charge our phones, and we also juice up our portable chargers to carry with us into the theme parks.
    2. Snacks - I have a 14 year old that can go from happy to hangry in the blink of an eye. Some guests don't realize that you can bring snacks into the parks with you - it's a real time, money, and sanity saver to have snacks on hand when the "hangries" attack! We typically order groceries to be delivered to our resort hotel (juice, water, and small bagged snacks) to save from having to transport them when we fly to Orlando. We use a company called Garden Grocer - they have thousands of products to choose from!
    3. Extra Socks - Have you ever walked around in wet socks? It's not very magical. With pop-up showers and water rides, it's bound to happen. I always carry at least two pairs of dry socks in my bag that I take into the parks with me. I've saved myself lots of pain and blisters by being able to put on dry socks during the day. My favorite, soft, cushiony socks are Balega "Hidden Comfort" - they're amazing!
    There are, of course, lots of items on my packing list, but these are definitely my "must-haves"! I hope this helps with your packing and planning for an upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

    Have a magical day! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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