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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 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 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 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 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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    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 cosycarol Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Take a large suitcase as you will want to return with lots of designer goods (factory shop outlets galore!) e.g. cheap Nike trainers, jeans etc.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If in height of summer then very cool cotton wear needed and you will need comfy shoes for lots of walking, preferably open sandals. Don't forget a sun HAT!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun tan lotion High protection factor.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Take some revolutionery dry anti-bacterial hand wash liquid (in tiny clear plastic bottle) so you can picnic on beaches without walking miles to toilet basin to wash your hands!

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    by mrpoetryman Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Suitcase and duffel bags. Don't forget a backpack type bag for the theme parks.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes or waterproof sneakers are a must. A small folding umbrella easily fitting into a backpack or knapsack is also a good idea to protect you from the sun while standing on lines, or any kind of hat that you feel comfortable wearing.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen, calamine lotion, lip balm, and a pin for popping blisters. Also foot powder or spray to prevent blisters in the first place.

    Photo Equipment: We took a small 35 millimeter camera, but a small camcorder would also be good to have.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Be careful of the sun, and always wear a hat.

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    by b1bob Written Aug 25, 2002

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    sun block

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring a good pair of comfortable shoes because, in spite of the monorail and other convenient modes of transport, you will do some tall walking.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun block

    Photo Equipment: A good 35mm camera and, for goodness sakes, take more photos than my mama did.

    Miscellaneous: Pack light.

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    by stopatnothin Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: If you want to take a little back pack , fine . Keep in mind you have to either put it into a locker to go on a ride or have somebody else hold it .

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: with all the walking that you will be doing should you visit these theme parks , please - bring comfortable walking shoes . You will go home with blisters .

    Miscellaneous: It gets really hot in Florida . Be sure to either stop at water fountains throughout the parks ( yuk , Florida water , I think , tastes nasty ) or bring your own . You will feel sick if you don't drink enough liquids being in the sun . Gee , I sound like such a mom !

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