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    Do NOT forget the sunscreen!!!

    by Florida999 Updated Mar 27, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It is very hot here during the summer, and usually during the fall also. However, most of the restaurants, stores, and other indoor places have their airconditioning on like 50 degrees F, and I never go out without bringing a jacket, to wear indoors during the summer. The humidity is worst in August, so be prepared for sweating a lot outside. On most days during the summer there will be a thunderstorm in the afternoon, so be prepared for large amounts of rain in a short period.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You MUST wear sunscreen outside ( SPF 30 and up) , if you are out more than 5 minutes most of the year. Everyone, regardless of how well you tan. If you stay outside all day without sunscreen, you will most likely end up in the emergency room with a severe sunburn.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Don't camp in a tent in July or August: too hot , too many thunderstorms and bugs. If you camp, do it in March or April, maybe May.

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    Jacket needed at night in October

    by Icemaiden02 Written Jan 16, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: A good piece of advice I got from someone before I left for Disney: bring half the amount of clothes and twice the amount of money you think you'll need!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring at least an extra pair of shoes- expect one to get soaked on the water rides in Walt Disney World, and another at SeaWorld, so bring sandals/slippers/flip-flops so you wont be stuck with soggy shoes for a day!

    Miscellaneous: During the day in mid-October, a t-shirt and shorts will work just fine. However, nights were chilly and a light jacket was necessary.

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    rain everyday

    by iam1wthee Written Aug 9, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring umbrella. It rains everyday in Orlando due to the cross winds of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean plus the place is full of lakes. It doesnt always rain for the entire day but it can pour. Don't let the rain spoil your plans because things will carry on anyway

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    sunny weather

    by iam1wthee Written Aug 8, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: get a backpack on wheels especially when traveling in the theme parks

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 1. sneakers and sandals with soft bottoms cause you will be doing a lot of walking once you go to these theme parks. Remember Disney is now as huge as the island of Manhattan in NY.
    2. sunglasses for the sun is blazing.
    3. clothing that you do not mind getting wet

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: bug spray, sunscreen or sunblock, lotion, portable hand held fans

    Photo Equipment: might want to bring an underwater camera for certain activities

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: fan

    Miscellaneous: snacks are kind of expensive in the parks so bring your own potato chips, pretzels, and mini juices from home. I find Orlando prices of groceries to be more expensive than back home in NYC.

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    Packing Essentials

    by joolssss Written Jun 28, 2005

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    having a good time

    Luggage and bags: take a spare bag/rucksack with you. You Will buy loads of stuff and will need to get it home somehow! luggage here is expensive.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sunhats, suncream and waterproof mac! it is the thunderstorm capital! lol!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: We always take a good supply of medicines but you can buy anything here to be honest.

    Photo Equipment: Again, you can buy amazing cameras at brilliant prices, but if you are taking your own, bring plenty of film or memory!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: HIGH sun factor cream, the sun is really intense and we got burnt very quickly. some kind of waterproof sandal are great for the water parks and the water rides at the other parks.

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  • Protect your Tootsies!

    by Jazzyh Written Apr 12, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Buy some Aqua (Wet) shoes to take with you to the water parks / the hotel pool. They are relatively cheep (Best buyes on E-bay) and they will save your feet from getting burnt on the hot paths. These will save you a lot of grief if you have young kids.

    Also take a hat. The first year I went to Orlando I came down with sunstroke after the first day. I would not have got this if I had something on my head.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Dont pack to many (You can get whatever you want at a local drugs store) and what you do take, just but travel sizes. You can then chuck them away and save your baggage allowance for all the shopping you WILL DO.

    Miscellaneous: Always take a soft bag (Gym bag) rather than a suitcase. Its lighter (so saves on baggage allowance) and also as it can be moulded to shape, it its more likely to be put on top off all the other bagge on the plane, hence you get your luggage back quicker.

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    Ready for action!

    by kop-queen Written Mar 4, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Ladies leave your handbags at home! Take a bum bag/belly bag/money belt - call it what you like!

    I have 2, one very discreet flat one that folds open and can take passport, travellers cheques, cash, cards etc and another slighly chunkier version that I can pop a small camera or sunglasses into or other small items in. Perfect for when you jump on those rides!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfort above all else!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Insect Repellant High Factor Sunscreen.

    Photo Equipment: Buy an underwater disposable if you go to Discovery Cove. Otherwise a simple digital will do a fine job.

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    Packing List

    by DUNK67 Updated Feb 7, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Take as large a suitcase as possible, because even if you don't fill it when you go out there you are almost sure to fill it on the return journey with souveniers of Mickey and friends or cheap clothes like Levi's Jeans and Nike Trainers.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: When we went in October it was very warm most of the time so t-shirt and shorts was the order of the day.Tops must be worn in most of the theme parks.But it is always advisable to take a light raincoat just in case, and some people like to wear them on the water rides. For the night-time you should take trousers and shirts if you want to go to some of the bars and clubs as they wont let you in without them. A jumper is always advisable as well just in case, as it can sometimes get chilly at night.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You don't need to take anything special because if you run out you can get almost anyhing from the nearest pharmacy or supermarket quite cheaply.

    Photo Equipment: I would take lots of film or memory cards, especially if the holiday is a once in a lifetime trip, although you can buy them quite cheaply almost anywhere, along with disposable cameras. I used about 15 films while I was there. A video camera is also a good idea with plenty of blank tapes and don`t forget to take your battery charger.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Take plenty of sunblock and aftersun as it can get very hot over there even if you do get the occasional rainstorm.

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    Sunblock and ....

    by jodssmile Updated Nov 5, 2004

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    Who packed these kids!!???

    Luggage and bags: -Don't forget to put sunblock on before going to parks.
    If have kids, bring a notebook and pen for autographs from the Disney characters.Best if each kid has own pen.
    -Wear comfortable tennis shoes, you are going to be walking a lot.
    -sunglasses
    -camera
    -you are allowed to bring food and water and and snacks in park (beverages ok if not glass containers)
    Is nice to bring a few juices and snacks for kids with price of food/drinks so expensive.
    But do not bring more than you want to carry all day.

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    Shoes

    by larababy Written Jun 3, 2004

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable, broken in shoes. I can't stress that enough. You will be walking up to 8 miles per day through the parks. Please don't buy new shoes for the holiday without wearing them in first.

    Miscellaneous: A travel kettle and tea bags/coffee. Not all hotels have them as standard. Especially for those brits that have to have a cuppa as soon as they've opened their eyes.

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    Light Clothes And Lots Of Sunscreen

    by Trina_Craggs Written Feb 8, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: A large suitcase and an easy to carry backpack.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Shorts, light tops, sweaters, light pants.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen is a definite plus.

    Photo Equipment: A digital camera and a disposable for back up are always good.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A hat and comfortable shoes.

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    • Family Travel

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    1 Case

    by mikeraw Written Jan 12, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: On your outward journey try to take as little as possible re clothes, as when you start looking around the shops in the Sunshine State you will find clothes are good quality and cheap, you can pick up an extra case in the Flea Markets for about $8 to $12 to bring home the extra clothes.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Suggest 3 Changes of clothes per person.
    Buy a good pair of training shoes when you arrive, they are cheap

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toiletries sufficient for first few days

    Photo Equipment: If you are carrying Camcorder Etc, be prepared when going through customs in Florida to be asked to turn it on, its a security thing

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    Prepare for wet, warm and cold

    by jessicadf Written Dec 17, 2003

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    Are you ready?

    Luggage and bags: For a weekend trip, the two of us could easily stuff our needs in to my one roll-aboard TravelPro suitcase. That didn't leave room for any purchases, of course.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Shorts, t-shirts, something nice to wear to dinner, sandals and DEFINITELY bring a rain coat, poncho or umbrella, unless you like getting wet. Expect rain in Florida most of the year 'round.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito repellent isn't a bad thing, though on this trip, it was Winter and we weren't bothered. Sunscreen is a good idea in the Summer, but not necessary in December.

    Photo Equipment: My trusty Nikon Coolpix was just dandy.

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    pack suncream!!

    by Scotsgal Updated Jun 14, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: take about 2 or 3 bags to start off with...when you leave Florida you'll end up going home with 6 or 7!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: take suncream with you! you don't want to look like a beetroot!

    Photo Equipment: Bring a camera!!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: always need a swimming costume!

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    Pack as much as you can

    by steph4867 Written May 8, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Pack an extra bag for all those souvineers you'll be bringing home.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfy shoes that you won't mind getting wet if you ride a water ride.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring sunscreen and everything else you might need because you will pay almost twice the normal price if you buy things on site at Disney.

    Photo Equipment: Definitely bring film and extra batteries. I priced these out -- a 4 pack of film in Atlanta runs $12, at Disney it costs $17. Lithium Camera Batteries on site (mine died at Animal Kingdom) are $8.00

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