Orlando What to Pack

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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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    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Aug 31, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Packing List

    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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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