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  • On Oct 18, 2023
    Olivia from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My 6 year old daughter is going to Disney for the first time with her Aunt. With me not being there and being too far away to bring anything that was forgotten, what all should I pack with her?

    Welcome to planDisney, Olivia! As a Mom whose kids both visited Walt Disney World as 6-year-olds, I appreciate this question and hope I can help!

    Olivia, while you'll be too far away to quickly drop off forgotten items, I hope it will ease your mind to know that there are shops at various locations in the parks and all Disney Resort Hotels that sell necessities (e.g. toothbrushes, elastic hair bands, etc.).

    Now, in addition to the standard packing items like daily outfits, pajamas, medications, sunscreen, and more, here are a few extra items my family travels with:

       - extra pair of shoes and socks (Your little one will do quite a bit of walking and I found that not wearing the same shoes two days in a row helped keep my boys' legs from getting overly tired.)
       - lightweight empty water bottle and a few (non-melting) snacks (Sometimes my kids needed a few bites of food as we were walking around the park. Guests are permitted to bring in food and non-alcoholic drinks, so if there is something your daughter loves to munch on, pack it with her.)
       - rain jacket or kid-sized poncho (Even when rain isn't in the forecast, I have experienced pop-up downpours.) 
       - basic medications (Sometimes excess walking, not enough water, or trying too many sweets results in headaches or belly aches. I try to always pack a child-friendly pain reliever and tummy tamer!)
       - *Optional: markers and an item for characters to sign (Each trip when my family visits we collect autographs from the characters we meet. In lieu of the autograph books available for purchase, we have had characters sign Disney storybooks, picture mats, pillowcases, and canvas bags.)
       - *Optional: stroller (While my kids had been out of strollers for years, we brought a stroller from home or rented one on vacation up through age 7. Even if they didn't ride in it constantly, it served as a much-needed break throughout the day.)

    Olivia, if your daughter and her aunt will be staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, it might be helpful to know that you don't need to pack any floaties or pool towels. Lifejackets and towels are complimentary and can be found poolside for all Disney Resort Hotel guests! Additionally, inside all Disney Resort Hotel rooms, guests will find body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. If your daughter does not have a specific brand she uses or needs a tear-free formula, this is one less thing to worry about packing!

    Olivia, in addition to the above, make sure to check out the Panel Extras section of the planDisney website where you'll get a glimpse as to what we put in our park bags! This might provide further inspiration as you pack for your daughter's trip.

    If you have additional questions, please come on back to your friends here at planDisney. We love to see a returning guest.

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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