Orlando What to Pack

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  • you NEED panchos incase it rains !

    by hellokitty123 Written Jul 19, 2012

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    Luggage and bags: sunscreen,panchos\umbrella,sunglasses.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: shortshorts(girls) flipflops(both) bathingsuits w/ dress top(girls) swimtrunks(guys) sunglasses(both)

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: need a fistaid kit [just in case]

    Photo Equipment: need a camera for memories 3

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: sunscreeen needed !!!! >.

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    carry light to disney

    by JEANYLASER Written Oct 10, 2010

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    Luggage and bags: check your luggage and bags if you forgot everything make a list!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: take anything clothes and shoes and rain coats too! winter coats as well

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: if your hotel has tolietries don't worry! but if you have Medical Supplies go to your local market!

    Photo Equipment: Don't forget your camera and film to shoot some characters in disney

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: bring your towel!

    Miscellaneous: oh! one more thing bring money!

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    A quick packing list

    by Jefie Written Aug 16, 2009

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    Luggage and bags: I found it very useful to carry a small backpack where I could stuff my camera, sunscreen, fastpasses and what not. However, you should know that as you enter the theme parks, security checks ALL bags (even small purses) so it can take a while if you carry a big backpack with many compartments (they'll check them all).

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Definitely bring a pair of good walking shoes/sandals, and a hat or baseball cap to shield your head from the sun. If you go in the summertime, you should pack a couple emergency raincoats (the ones you can get for about $2) and carry them around in your backpack, just in case. A lot of people leave when it starts to rain, which makes it the best time to hit all the most popular rides!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Band-aids, in case you get blisters from walking so much, and sunscreen.

    Miscellaneous: To save some money, we each brought our own reusable water bottle (the aluminum/ stainless steel kind; plastic bottles can develop toxins and bacteria, especially when it's so hot outside). Water fountains are easy to find at all theme parks so you can refill them and stay hydrated for free! We also packed plenty of granola bars to avoid having to spend money on snacks, and a few packs of gum since you can't buy gum at Walt Disney World.

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    At Disney World

    by easterntrekker Written Apr 6, 2009

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    Luggage and bags: Take a day pack with you . Lockers are available as soon as you enter for a fee of $7.00. You can store extra articles there incase you need them later.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A sun hat, and rain poncho and good walking shoes , are a good idea for a day at the park . However we always come prepared. What starts out as a hot day can turn chilly as the day turns in to evening.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There are firt aid stations here but don't forget sunscreen . It's more expensive here.

    Photo Equipment: Lots of digital memory and don't forget batteries. You can purchase them but they will cost more here.

    Miscellaneous: It's a good idea to pack a water bottle for everyone . They can be refilled at the foutains . We always take a cooler for our lunch and store it in oor locker.

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    Be Prepared

    by cjg1 Updated Mar 3, 2009

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    Luggage and bags: We actually brough a suitcase on our last trip since it was an extended stay.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfotable walking shoes for the parks and flips for the water parks.
    Bathing suit for the water parks and resort pool.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, tooth brush, toothpaste, hair gel, hair brush, contact lenses, contact lens solution and my glasses.

    Sunscreen is a must in Florida unless you want to look like a Lobster.

    Photo Equipment: Digital camera and video camera with extra tapes. Memory card reader.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: An umbrella is always a must....it is Florida.

    Miscellaneous: Refillable water botle. Water can be pricey so bring an empty into the park and refill it at water fountains as you go along.

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    SUNBLOCK AND SUNGLASSES ARE A MUST

    by moiraistyx Written Sep 6, 2008

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    Luggage and bags: Bring a tote bag to carry around your sunblock, sunglasses, water bottle and even a rain poncho.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, sundresses, shorts, tank tops, bathing suit, rain poncho

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: sunblock, sunblock, sunblock

    Photo Equipment: Digital camera and extra memory discs

    Miscellaneous: Bring your cell phone, Rich and I found them useful when Patrick and I were waiting to go on a ride that the other kids didn't want to go on.

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  • What to Wear Throughout the Year

    by misstina87 Updated Aug 5, 2008

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Although Florida doesn't experience all 4 seasons like northern states do, it still gets cold. In the summer months, it gets hot. Some days are humid while most days are just hot but bearable. This changes every year however. I've noticed that this year, it's far less humid than it was last year. If you plan on being outdoors a lot, shorts, short sleeve shirts, and sandals/flip flops will do. I'd also suggest bringing sunglasses and possibly a hat. Bring a sweater and an umbrella as well because it rains nearly everyday in the summer. Autumn months and spring months are cooler and most locals can get away with wearing jeans everyday. Believe it or not, it does get cold in the winter months especially in the mornings and evenings. I lived in Massachusetts for 16 years and I know what cold is. Think you can handle the Florida cold? Think again. Definitely bring a sweater with you if you plan on vacationing in December or January.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you're like me and you burn in 5 minutes when exposed to the sun, bring sunblock and aloe in case you do burn. Believe me, the physical pain of sunburns will ruin your vacation.

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    HOT ALL DAY!!

    by flipflopsandsocks Written May 15, 2008

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: WEAR COOL CLOTHES,IT GETS,HOT,HUMID AND SUNNY!!!!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: BRING SUNSCREEN.Also, bring aloe gel in case of the usual burn, and your shampoo,conditioner,your soap everything you have at home that is nesscasarry.

    Photo Equipment: Bring some disposable cameras to snap some shots of your kids,plus if it gets lost, no biggie!!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: There are water parks at Walt Disney World,so bring that yellow polka dot bikini!!:)

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  • What to bring!

    by cheerkay16 Updated Apr 20, 2008

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    Luggage and bags: Nothing orlando is fun and you can find things to do every day but for the way down a book and paper should do the trick expecialy if you are comming during the day your family will love the view and lights i cant gert enough one time i looked out and saw my house. but one of the best views was that of avalon park its beautful you should try to spot it!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: durring summer all you need is a bathing suit and shorts posably a shirt but you get what i mean light packing. you barly need shoes mabe just flip flops for girls.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: just tooth brushes but becareful they are strict on liquid things.

    Photo Equipment: water prof camra so at aquataca you can get it wet!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: bug spray lots a masqutoes!

    Miscellaneous: just have fun and enjoy your self! :) lol

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    Summer Heat

    by gv_Orlando Written Sep 24, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: light colored clothing, loose fitting shorts, t-shirts and tops, airy shoes like the sandal-style tennis shoes, sun visors, sunglasses, poncho for the summer months (May-September).

    Same as above, but maybe a light jacket as well and a pair of jeans and sneakers for the winter months (October- April).

    In November through March we can have one day every 6 days or so where it can get really cold at night (in the mid-30s). It just depends if a cold front is forecasted to impact the State.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen, vinegar is helpful with jellyfish stings.

    Photo Equipment: I recommend bringing a digital point and shoot that can fit in your pocket. You really can't lug around tripods and expensive camera gear comfortably around the theme parks. If you plan on doing things other than the theme parks like going to the beach, then maybe the nicer camera gear will be less of a bother.

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    Must Haves

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Aug 31, 2007

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    Disney Umbrella
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    Luggage and bags: Bring extra bags for the extra stuffs that you're going to buy while in Orlando. We actually bought 3 big bags for the excess stuffs that we bought.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Because of the unpredictable weather in Orlando. One should not miss to bring umbrella and Ponchos/raincoat. Umbrella for either sunny or rainy day :-)
    Comfortable shoes or thick sole slippers or sandals coz you'll be doing a looooooooot of walking.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A. Although its not that hard to find paracetamol and anti allergy medicines in Orlando. It is better to bring your own. You may not find the brand that suites you.
    B. Sunscreen ~ Apply sunscreen with a SPF of atleats 15, paying special attetnion to your ears, face , nose and shoulders.

    Photo Equipment: Batteries, charger, water proof case or water proof camera.

    Miscellaneous: A. Mist fan to cool you down on a hot and sunny day.
    B. Wear a hat
    C. Wear sunglasses with UV Protection
    D. Bring a small bag or a back pack wherein you can put your stuffs.

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    Garmin GPS

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Aug 29, 2007

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    Miscellaneous: Having our own GPS unit during our travels made our lives easier esp when we travelled from one state to the other. the easiest route, nearest hospital, attractions, restaurants, grocery, gas station etc are all provided here through one touch to the screen :-) Although updates are needed esp for new locations of restaurants, shops and even the roads still it was very useful and helpful during our trip. Car rental company do provide GPS unit for an additional charge so, it is better to get one on your own esp for future travels.

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    Suncream and not a lot else!!!!

    by IloveFL Updated Jan 16, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: Just pack your essentials and nothing else or stuff that your prepared to leave behind as your bound to get carried away when visiting BELZ,Florida Mall and the Premium factory outlet places and Universal and WDW!!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfy trainers for theme parks is a must,

    Photo Equipment: There are plenty of disposable camera outlets at theme parks but can be expensive, would be cheaper if you take your own digital camera with plenty of memory cards, camcorders and so on

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    Pack a Poncho!

    by starship Updated Oct 31, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Often stray showers will fall while you are visiting a park. This fact is not lost on Disney! Most all gift shops in all the parks sell Mickey ponchos costing about $8 or so for the adult size. The first time we got caught in the rain, we had to buy these ponchos. Now I pack one for each of us so that we can still continue having fun in the parks. It's hilarious to see a huge crowd, adults & children alike, all wearing yellow ponchos with Mickey Mouse on them!

    Now as far as rides go, some people really like to get wet on "Splash Mountain" in the Magic Kingdom & such which is alot of fun. If you like to get wet, I suggest wearing light clothing that dries quickly in the sun! But if you ride the "Kalahari Rapids" ride in Animal Kingdom, expect to get drenched!! I don't like to walk around with a wet seat half the day, so I wear my poncho! You can always tell people who have never been on the ride before--they're the ones who look like they just took a shower fully clothed!!

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    Now wear did i put that...

    by nick723 Updated Jul 3, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: i recommand a small backpack and or a fannypack. also neck card holders! card holders, fanny packs, other carry arounds can be bought in parks, but at a suffiently highier price then let's say wal-mart!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: pack light sweater for night time chills. comfortable walking shoes ones that tie rather that slip on are best. ponchoes are package small and are light wieght for those surprize flordia showers! cardholders are good for keeping tickets ,passes, room keys, and creditcards so you don't have to carry around a wallet with fear of losing it. carry some change but not too much because some stands don't take credit. i should really talk to disney about that, because that's really anoying in todays day and age!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: sun screen, or will scream later went you go to take a shower at the hotel! =) spray on sun screen is what i'd reccomend because a light aloe misting in the hot flordia sun feels kind of refreshing when your'e heating up. plus your'e protecting your'e skin at the same time! kill to birds at once. if traveling with children pack age aproate snacks and toiletries even if your kids aren't babies any more having baby wipes on hand is ever a bad idea! sunglasses are a pian to keep up with and hats make your head sweat too much so i suggust sun vitors! miostier dosen't get traped on your head and you won't have to worried about wear to put your glasses went it's time to ride! your'e going to luangh, but i'm serious on this next one, a pack of gas-x and a bottle of I B profien would be good idems to pack. that come form personel experices of discomfort!

    Photo Equipment: water prof. camras are great

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