Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On May 28, 2013
    Carrie Asked

    I will be taking my 11 year old son this year to Disney world. We are looking at things to purchase before our trip there to make it a little more costly friendly. We have already purchased an autograph book and some character pins? Anything else?

    Hi, Carrie!

    I am so happy to hear you are planning ahead.  This will not only save you money, it will save you time with not having to do any extra shopping once you arrive in WDW.  Here are some items I bring along for my vacations, most of which can be found at a dollar store or discount store:

    -Throw away rain ponchos
    -Extra sunglasses
    -Sunscreen
    -Package of wipes (to clean your hands, they get yucky!)
    -Hats or visors
    -Large tote bag or backpack to carry everything
    -Bags of goldfish crackers or pretzels
    -Glow sticks/light up necklaces
    -Pens or markers to go with your autograph book

    To keep on budget with souvenirs, I purchase a Disney Gift Card ahead of time for each of my kids.  They know that once they use up their card balance, that is it, so they are very careful with their purchases!

    I hope this helps!  Let me know if you have any other planning questions for your magical Walt Disney World vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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