Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Mar 1, 2009
    Maura from NJ Asked

    Greetings Erin, I am planning a first time trip for my family. My DK will be 4,2,&1. Can you give me any tips on things that I should pack, that would make my trip more enjoyable? Any thing that I wouldn't have thought about? Thanks for your ideas.

    Since you're asking about extras, I'll assume that you've got the traveling-with-little-kids basics covered: diapers, sippy cups, sunscreen, etc. Here are some things you might have missed:

    - Gum. This is not sold at WDW or the Orlando airport. If you need gum to relieve ear pressure while flying, bring this from home.

    - Stroller cover. Rain showers are common. Cover your stroller when you're on a ride, then you won't return to a wet seat.

    - Evening in-room activities for the adults. My hubby and I have a travel Scrabble game and a deck of cards that entertain us in the room when the kids are asleep. A small reading light is a big help too.

    - Cell phones and chargers. Good communication makes for a happier vacation.

    - Water toys. We bring a small inflatable beach ball. Doubles your pool fun.

    - Diversions for waiting in lines. Read more HERE

    - Folding potty seat. Read more HERE.

    - Favorite snacks.

    - Ziptop bags. For wet swimsuit, keeping souvenirs organized, saving meal leftovers, etc.

    - Favorite blanket or other "lovey." Makes it easier to fall asleep in a new environment. A note of caution, you MUST put the lovey away during the day. Do NOT leave it on the bed. We once had a mousekeeper accidentally send a favorite toy to the Disney laundry with the bedsheets. We eventually got it back, but it was a stressful wait.

    For more tips, go to the Moms Panel videos (in the box that currently says "Angela Bassett"). Disney Mom Heather has some great packing ideas shown there.

    I hope you have a wonderful time making your first Disney memories with your family!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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