Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jan 15, 2008
    Heather from MD Asked

    Okay moms this is our families first trip to Disney what is a must to pack and what is a most to just leave home? I have three children twin girls 6 and son 9. Please help a first time Disney triper.

    oh, congratulations on your first trip!  How exciting!

    My must-brings would come from a dollar store primarily.  Disposable ponchos for rain (2 for $1, but subject to change), make sure you have extras to cover a stroller if you use one), glow-sticks for nights in the park, autograph book and Disney stickers to decorate it with , bubble stuff and other small games to entertain kids in lines or on the plane.  I also pick up an over-the-door shoe hanger to use in the hotel room.  This helps everyone keep their shoes up and out of the way so the room isn't cluttered.  You might also consider purchasing a second to use in the sink area.  The pockets are handy for storing hair brushes, hair spray, bows and assorted toiletries that normally clutter the sink.  I also like to pack my kids' clothes in ziploc bags, one bag for each complete outfit.  This makes it easy for them to dress themselves in the morning without needing my help to match up outfits, and also easy to grab a bag with a change of clothes to take along to the parks.  Your daughters might like to bring along a princess dress, especially if you are having a character meal. 

    As for what to leave home...that's tougher for me.  I hate to admit it but the thing we bring every single trip and very rarely use is our video camera!  My poor children have a mother who is very bad about remembering to videotape their childhood.  We tend to live in the moment! 

    I personally would leave at home any clothes and especially shoes that aren't extremely comfortable.  You will be doing a lot of walking and it's much more important that your feet feel good than look good.

    Enjoy your vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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