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Old 05-11-2010, 10:08 AM   #16
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Ohhhh, I love this thread....lots of useful information.....the idea with the lids!!! I'm a little old for the character autographs, but I remember taking a great big thick pen when the boys were small so they could write with those great big paws....(but I'm still not too old to always end up with ice cream and popsicle drips)

I haven't seen the "hydration" Crystal Lite yet, but that sounds even better...of course we're always later getting the nifty stuff in Canada (like the Purex 3'n'1 sheets) but hopefully I'll be over to Houlton a few times before my trip so I'll check for those - if not, I'll try to remember to pick some up in Bangor the day before I fly out....

All the ideas are great so far..
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:12 AM   #17
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I also pack ziploc bags!!

Also, one of the best tips I've ever received on these boards is regarding water. Either bring or have a case of bottled water shipped to your room. Bring frozen bottle of water with you to the parks. Right about the time they are thawing, you will need a drink and won't have to pay park prices for a bottled water. I love it that Disney lets you bring in food and drinks.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:27 AM   #18
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LOVE the tip about the plastic drink lids. Pure genious!

We bring our pop up hamper. Keeps the room neater and easier for doing laundry.
I also soak cut up spnges in dish soap and let them dry so we can wash out our mugs at night.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:45 AM   #19
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plastic drink lids for ice cream pops and other goodies

If we all start to do the plastic drink lids for the ice cream pops :Mickeybar
then I bet others will start to use them too.

Maybe WDW will get the hint and have plastic lid type sliders for the ice cream sticks with Disney characters on them. They could even charge an extra 25 cents for each plastic lid type slider. I bet guests would buy them, children of all ages will keep and collect them, guests & the pathways will stay cleaner and WDW could make some profit.


We buy popcorn in the buckets and not the boxes, so we can keep the bucket as a sovenier.
So why not also keep Disney themed plastic slider pop holders ?
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:21 PM   #20
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wow....these are great! I've never heard of 1/2 of them. I'm definitely going to bring a power strip this year and the take-out cup lids for dripping ice cream.....BRILLIANT!

I know it's silly and not as clever as all the other posts, but I NEVER go to Disney without a waterbottle-fan.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:26 PM   #21
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I also pack ziploc bags!!

I love it that Disney lets you bring in food and drinks.
Sweet. What a lifesaver.
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:34 PM   #22
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I am a bit germaphobic so in addition to some things already mentioned I bring...

A small can of lysol, great to germ killing on room surfaces, public tables, or public bathrooms.

Lysol wipes, I know they are horrible for the environment but I have to clean the TV remote, phone, etc in the room. Not to mention the pack n play we got on our last trip was covered with dried peanut butter left over from its last user! I cleaned that thing from top to bottom before putting DS in it!
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:46 PM   #23
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taking my noodle in my checked bag! Last year at the Pop pool, there were noodles there that didn't seem to belong to 'anyone', just there for whoever wanted to use them. Maybe they got left I would probalby leave mine for the general use!
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:21 PM   #24
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I thought I'd have some fun this year and mail all my Christmas cards from Disney...
LOVE the idea of mailing all the x-mas cards from Disney! And we are traveling there end of November begining of December! Thanks!
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:27 PM   #25
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These are all awesome ideas!

Mine is a collapsable cloth box from the dollar store. I put it on the table closest to the door for any little items that don't have their own place. I toss the door keys, change, etc... I also use them by the sink and beds.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:34 PM   #26
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taking my noodle in my checked bag! Last year at the Pop pool, there were noodles there that didn't seem to belong to 'anyone', just there for whoever wanted to use them. Maybe they got left I would probalby leave mine for the general use!
This makes me smile At BWV, they actually seemed to have a noodle graveyard for those of us who choose to leave our beloved noodles behind. I thought it was a great idea! Grab and go noodles!!!
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:12 PM   #27
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I take a stack of lids from take-out drinks. If you turn it upside down and insert a popsicle or mickey bar through the straw x-cut, then the lid will catch any drips!
I think I you...what a great idea
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:28 PM   #28
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I bring a small fleece blanket, it is not very big and folds up in the backpack pretty easily which we use for the parades to absorb some of the heat from the sidewalks..
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:04 AM   #29
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I bring a collapsible cooler which we take to the pool. In the cooler I fill from our in room cooler, soft drinks, water and adult beverages. I bought a plastic bottle with one of those freezer things to hold wine. Super money saver. NO glass at the pool please.
Gatoraid has the packet's that you pour into water, great on a hot day.
I bring my own pillows, must have!!!
Its a good thing that we drive.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:13 PM   #30
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oil absorbing sheets

this one would probably be for adults!

i bring those oil absorbing sheets that clean and clear or neutragena(sp?) put out. they have like 50 in a little box (so its really easy to just pop into a bag!) but they are great for just wiping off the oil from your face so you don't look all greasy and sweaty in your pics. they dont smudge makeup and from my experience they dont interfere with sunscreen. the sunscreen thing being mainly why i use them -- i hate having my face feel all greasy nasty after i apply faceblock!
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