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What do we neeed to take that we might not realise we need ?

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What do we neeed to take that we might not realise we need ?

Hi going to Orlando for first time next week .Have done lots of holidays in Greece ,Spain ,France so used to what basic essentials we need for a beach holiday.Would like any tips /advice on what we should to take for a Orlando holiday.Planning to do theme parks, airboat ride ,Cocoa and Daytona beaches .We are two adults a 16 yr old and an 11 year old.Flying from the UK

Thanks

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1. Re: What do we neeed to take that we might not realise we need ?

Lots of water-it's probably going to be very hot, your comfiest walking shoes and rain ponchos would be on my list.

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2. Re: What do we neeed to take that we might not realise we need ?

We took some little plastic bags to put wallets and cameras in on water rides. We don't carry a big bag so these stopped things in your pockets getting soaked. And I mean SOAKED! Lol

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3. Re: What do we neeed to take that we might not realise we need ?

Spare room in your luggage. If you intend to shop then this will come in very handy. ;-)

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4. Re: What do we neeed to take that we might not realise we need ?

Your ESTA filled out and accepted. Your API info with your airline. I have seen some families forgetting these two essential things.

You will need constant hydration, cheap plastic ponchos for thunderstorms, good sunscreen.

for beach and pool you can buy and leave behind some cheap water toys like Wacky Noodles and boogie boards. If you are all staying in one hotel room, get a fridge. Stock it with drinks, snacks and fruit.

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5. Re: What do we neeed to take that we might not realise we need ?

We also do the thing with the zip lock bags. I usually pick up a few when going thru security at Gatwick lol.

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6. Re: What do we neeed to take that we might not realise we need ?

I'm probably repeating what others have said but......

The comfiest walking shoes or sandals that you own, and cushioned plasters - just in case.

Rain ponchos for those heavy downpours. You can buy 2 adult transparent ponchos in asda for £1 (I've just got mine).

Sun lotion - or just buy it there.

We always take a small rucksack to carry around water, snacks, camera etc.

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7. Re: What do we neeed to take that we might not realise we need ?

Get $5 worth of Quarters at the Airport to put in the car for the Toll charges.

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8. Re: What do we neeed to take that we might not realise we need ?

You could do the quarter thing, but the booths do give change.

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9. Re: What do we neeed to take that we might not realise we need ?

In terms of clothing, the new generation of quick-drying synthetic fabrics are helpful. Shirts made from even the finest cotton get soggy compared to synthetics. Same with pants.

You find these fabrics in golf clothing (Cutter & Buck, Jack Nicklaus, many others) and assorted outdoors/sports clothing (Under Armour, Insport, Sub Zero from Great Britain, etc.)

All readily findable in Orlando.

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10. Re: What do we neeed to take that we might not realise we need ?

does anyone know where the best place to buy rain ponchos when we get there,,