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  • On Jun 5, 2022
    Allison from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I wonder how much sunscreen I should bring? I have a lot of less than 3.4 ounce bottles, and 2 3.5 oz. bottles. I tend to overpack, too. How can I simplify it? And for meet and greets, what should I ask the characters?

    Hey there, hi there, Allison! You've asked some great questions, and I'm so glad you thought of us to help you find your answers.

    Packing for a Walt Disney World vacation can be tough. Weather can be sunny one minute and raining the next, and unless you're going in the summer, as you are, you might have to pack layers. But sunscreen is one of those things that you really have to sort of go by what you know.

    Take into consideration how much time you are going to be at the theme parks, water parks, shopping and dining at Disney Springs, or just spending days at the pool. You'll also need to gauge how much sunscreen you normally use. If I'm headed down the shore for the day here in Jersey, I reapply sunscreen just about every hour, even if I don't go into the water. If you're pale like me, especially if you'll be in the water parks, you may want to bring the larger bottles to streamline things. The good news is it's readily available if you run out.

    To get great character interaction, ask about things from their movies or things you might know about them. Ask Mickey how Pluto is, or ask Elsa how cold it is in her ice castle. It's fun, especially with the princesses and other "face" characters to hear them talk about things from the lives we see in the movies.

    Have a practically perfect vacation, Allison!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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