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    Pack as Little as you can

    by Lynsey-Jane Written May 3, 2003

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    Miscellaneous: In my experience, there is so much to buy in Orlando (both souvenirs in the parks, and from all of the shopping malls / outlets), try to keep your case as empty as possible so that you can fill it up when you get there.
    Remember - there is a luggage restriction on the airlines!

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    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: If you are a 'shop-aholics' like I am, you'll be advised to bring empty luggages & bags to bring back the large varieties of souvenirs & merchandise you'll be so tempted to buy. Of course, the only way to avoid this is not to bring those plastic cards of yours & just enough cash to last through... but, what's the fun of having to restrict oneself on such a wonderful holiday ;-) ! Splash... is the keyword!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Walking shoes is a necessity here. Dress casual!

    Photo Equipment: Depending on you, for me... all kinds of lenses, many rolls of films, digicam & viewcam!

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    by tbi3040 Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Dress for the heat and high humidity here. If your sun sensitve (like me), bring a parasol or a wide brimmed sun hat and a lightweight over shirt to wear during the heat of the day (noon til about 4pm). Also, comfortable walking shoes and socks - you're gonna be walkin' for miles and miles here!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Do yourself a BIG favor --- Bring or purchase a good SUNBLOCK (30 SPF or higher) and some after sun lotion. If you do get burned - buy some pure aloe gel, it's worth every penny. Even if you just visit the theme parks you'll need it or this Florida sun will burn you to a crisp! TRUST ME - it's the one thing you don't want to forget! I saw a guy at one of the night clubs (February 2002) from New York and it was painful just looking at his sunburn!!!

    Photo Equipment: Yes, you should bring plenty of film and a camera.

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    by MrGQ Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you go in the summer time you will need vvery light clothing! It gets very hot and very humid!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't forget to bring sun block and bug spray for FL is rich with Sun and Bugs!Nothing worse than being sun burned and and body full of bug bites!

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  • Hot Weather Ahead!

    by Brittany_D Written Feb 25, 2003

    Luggage and bags: Pack lots of things to do in the car or on the plane, especially if you have kids. Don't put any valuables in your luggage carry it in your carry-on or it could get broken.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Pack good shoes since most spots are a fair distance to walk when you have to park. Shots and T- shirts are recommended but also bring on sweater and one pair of pants because it can get cool at night.

    Photo Equipment: Bring a camera but not and expensive on or it may get stolen. You'll want to take lots of pictures of you and your family.

    Miscellaneous: You can't buy gum in any of the airport stores so pack lots!

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    by dila Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: we had a coolbag for some drinks and some things to eat in the bag.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: raincoats.
    we didnot wear them and we get socking wet in some attractions.

    Photo Equipment: it is very expesive to buy some filmtapes if they have them. or photo rolls?

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    by eitakorlando Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Clothing:

    Comfort, comfort, comfort. I wear mostly lightweight cotton in the summer in Florida. At night, you might get lucky and have a cool breeze, so a sweater could come in handy. Of course, don't forget your bathing suit! In the winter, anything goes. The weather is completely unpredictable. The day will start cold and by noon be up to 80F and then back down to 30F at night. Definitely pack a heavy coat and a fleece - the layering philosophy applies in Orlando in the winter just as much as anywhere else.

    Shoes:
    In the summer, I wear only sport sandals. If you wear flip-flops - especially on thrill rides, they might fall off. Winter shoes in Orlando...that depends. My feet don't get very cold. Today is a 'winter day', but I am wearing sandals. Pack something to fit a couple of scenarios and you'll be fine.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies:
    Sunglasses and Sunscreen!!! Don't walk outside without them on! Keep a small umbrella around (you never know). Aloe vera gel (this helps heal sunburns).

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear:
    The beaches are beautiful! No matter which one you pick. I travel light, and only take a towel and an umbrella. If you decide to go to New Symrna, stop by Mon Delice Bakery. It is always full of people, but they have great sandwiches and pastries!

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    by MiniRtist2 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are coming to Florida in the summer time, do bring sunscreen, but also bring your UMBRELLA. It is hot here in the summer time, but it also rains a lot. Lots of thunderstorms here in the summer.

    Also, ***bring a light jacket***, even if the weather is HOT... a lot of places turn the air conditioning up very high, and believe it or not, you might get cold if you're inside certain places for very long.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If doesn't hurt to bring Benadryl or Benadryl itch cream if you have any allergies to ant stings.

    Photo Equipment: All I have to say about photographic equipment is be sure to have plenty of film or whatever you need - there is plenty to photograph down here, where you can see blue herons, cranes, egrets and lots of wildlife just about anywhere.

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    by rlyscas Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Light weight everything. From late Feb. through Christmas it stays above 75 degrees.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you come around Jan. 15 to Feb 20 you might need a coat for the nights. All the rest of the year you will need your swim suit and shorts and if you want to enjoy more than your first or second day only buy some sun screen. I have to laugh when I see pale white skin in the sun for 2 or 3 hours. The rest of their vacation is suffering. The sun here is brutal, thats the truth.

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    by dzni Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Pack light if you can... bring hard-cased luggage since you might buy some items that you don't want crushed.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: HOT in summer, but frequently there'll be a brief afternoon thundershower since it's so humid. Winters will be mild, in the 60's maybe.

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    by Shellabella Written Aug 26, 2002

    Luggage and bags: Pack light!!!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It is always hot here. And when it gets chilly...a windbreaker will do fine. Besides, walking all day in the theme parks can get messy, so wear comfortable clothing.

    Photo Equipment: You can get anything you may have forgotten here. Don't stress too much about it.

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    by titice Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Big suitcase:to put all Disney and Univesal merchandise you will definitely get! Backpack: it is useful to carry the camera when it is raining, the 'poncho' when it is not raining and the wet clothes after rain or some rides...

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are not willing to pay 6 dollars for a 'poncho', bring one from home as you will need it for the daily rain and the wet rides...
    Also: bring loose/comfortable clothes (shorts and t-shirts are great). Sunglasses and a cap will help as well.
    Any clothing that dries fast will be useful: lots of wet rides and rain every day.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunblock: don't forget it, sun is no joke here...
    I found mosquitoes in Animal Kindgom, so some 'Off' can be useful.

    Photo Equipment: No lack of photo equipment. Loads of Kodak kiosks... However, everything is reasonably expensive, so try to bring films and batteries from home, if possible.

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    by twings Written Aug 26, 2002

    Luggage and bags: It all depends on where and how you travel. If you are staying in one place. Suitcases full of stuff is ok, but always be judicious. You can buy things you need here...cheaper away from the theme parks.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Shorts, Light shirts and comfortable shoes all year round. Bring a light waterproof jacket or raincoat. Rain in the afternoon is probable all year round. If it is winter (sometimes January) a sweater and long pants for the evenings would be smart.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: All perscriptions and perscription medication. Headache medicine, the normal. Sunblock and Mosquito repellent. There are many stores if you forget anything. (Buy at Wal-mart or K-mart if you can)

    Photo Equipment: Anything you like...beware of pickpockets.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Mosquito repellant. If you are in a busy area keep things locked in the car.

    Miscellaneous: Patience and fun!

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    by nmac814 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable walking shoes -- we were on our feet for about 9 hours a day for a week!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bandaids and other good stuff to make your feet feel good!

    Miscellaneous: I ended up getting a really bad cold about mid-week --- my hearty recommendation is to get a massage. My nose ran like crazy during the massage, but I felt intensely better afterward.

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    by AnjoLuci Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: If going to the parks in the summer pack very, very light clothes. It's very hot in the parks in the summer time. Visor, hats, tennis shoes, sneakers - the most comfortable shoes you have. Be careful with flip-flops, mules or slides... I've seen many trying to fly from some rides.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Last time I've been in Orlando (January/2001, was so cold that I wore gloves and tons of winter clothes.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: First-aid kit is always welcome. Band-aid.. for your feet.

    Photo Equipment: First time I exaggerated. I took more than 500 pics. Don't do that! One fool it's enough. You will see things that is nice.
    So take your camera.. films and have a good shot.
    Try to buy your films out of the parks. The price is absurd!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: I have to go trhough my pics about camping.

    Miscellaneous: Don't forget to pack lots of sunblock if going in the summer.
    Try not take young kids to the park on summer time.
    Water...drink a lot of it.
    Best season: Spring, Fall (Autumn)

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