• On Mar 26, 2019
    Elaine from PA 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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    Hi, we we wondering if Disney had a list of items that we should pack that we may not think to bring on a normal vacation? Such as ponchos, autograph books, sharpies, etc? Just want to make sure it is the best experience for the kids!

    Hi, Elaine! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Trying to decide what to pack for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation with little ones can be a little overwhelming, but you already have some great ideas for what to bring! Ponchos are definitely essential, but I also like to pack small travel umbrellas for quick rain showers. If you're traveling with a stroller, have an extra poncho on hand to keep it covered. Autograph books and Sharpies are a must, too.

    I take a handful of Ziploc bags in various sizes for wet gear (including used cooling towels), snacks, mini first-aid kits and extra shoes. My husband, daughter and I each use a crossbody bag when we're in the Parks, and I try to package our Park bags' contents in Ziploc bags to make going through the bag check (and finding things later) a breeze. Looking through my "Mom bag," I also have a portable phone charger (and cable), extra socks, a small bottle of sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat, water flavoring, a small pack of tissues, and a small golf towel. (My daughter also likes to keep an empty candy or mints container filled with quarters and pennies for the pressed coin machines.) The Disney Parks Blog has some great packing tips as well as a fun stop-motion video with packing ideas for your suitcase, Theme Park bag and Water Park bag, too.

    Hopefully these tips will help you be well-prepared for your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth. Please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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