Mom And Son Safari
  • On Feb 26, 2013
    Desirie Asked

    Me & my son,8, are going to WDW in June staying at CBE and I was wondering what should I take in the park. This will be our first trip to WDW. Normally I would take backpack full of stuff like spare clothes, first aid kit, etc. What would you suggest

    Hi Desirie,

    You've got the right idea. A bag or backpack with a few essentials will make the day go smoothly. Just be careful that you don't make it too heavy or too bulky for your comfort.

    Here are a few things I'd suggest, much of which we moms tend to carry in our everyday bags anyway:
    • Sunscreen.
    • A water bottle to refill at the water fountains. Or ask for a free cup of ice water at any counter service restaurant.
    • Rain ponchos, the lightweight kind that folds into a pouch. You can get those at your local drug store or discount store. Ponchos are available at lots of Disney locations, but I like to have mine handy in case of a sudden afternoon thunderstorm
    • A change of clothes for your son, just in case. I would put those in a plastic bag
    • A small first aid kit with antiseptic wipes, a few adhesive bandages and small amounts of whatever headache relief medication you use.
    • Camera or cell phone.
    • A small notebook or autograph book and pen (for getting signatures from the characters).
    • Tissues.
    • Hand sanitizer.
    • A travel packet of wet wipes.
    • Sunglasses and/or hat.

    You can take some snacks if you like. Everyone in my family also packs a paperback book or eReader in their theme park bags, just in case we want to take a rest break on a shady bench. And I like to leave room, just in case I see something in the shops I can't pass up!

    Every ride will have a place to securely stow your gear, either at your feet or in a pouch in front of you, so there's no reason to worry about that.

    I hope you and your son have a wonderful time. Stop by Guest Services at any of the parks or resorts to get a free "First Visit" button to wear or attach to your backpack.

    Please write back if you have any other questions as you plan your vacation. Enjoy!

    Wilma

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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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