What To Pack To Disney Social Media Moms

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Last year I wrote about getting ready for Disney Social Media Moms. This time around I want to focus on what to bring. So get your luggage out and get those packing lists ready!

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration

Conference Related Items

  1. Laptop, Notebook and/or Tablet – We’ll probably have an internet connection during the conference day on Saturday, so bring Disney Gadget Coverssomething small enough to connect, but large enough to take notes or even write a quick blog post during some down time.
  2. Travel Power Strip – Disney has been very good about power strips in the conference rooms the past two years, but if you’re going to be plugging in more than one item, bring along a travel power strip. My favorite is the Belkin Mini Surge Protector Dual USB Charger
  3. Paper and Pens – We all need to write notes by hand. Have some just in case.
  4. Business Cards – Carry a bunch with you. You’ll be surprised how many people will ask for one.
  5. Gadgets – If you think you might need it, bring it – camera, smartphone, smartphone charger, Flip camera power charger, USB card, and Gorilla camera tripod.

Clothing and Accessories:

  1. Business Casual – for Conference day. Include a sweater or light jacket as the temperature can be cold in our room.
  2. For Dinners – This is pretty much up to you, but my advice is nothing too risqué. You’ll be having photos taken, some by Disney photographers and other bloggers. Consider the location, specifically if it will be held outdoors so you can check on the weather. Don’t forget the theme of the meal. You may do fine with a pair of capris or shorts and a Disney top.  Usually a sun dress, pair of slacks and a nice top will do just fine. Be comfortable! Your children can rock it in their best Disney outifits!
  3. For Down Time – Since you’ll most likely spend your down time at the parks, my very important tip is to wear comfortable shoes. You’ll be doing a lot of walking. The temperature will most likely be in the 80’s, so wear lightweight clothing, sunglasses, a hat, and a bag that isn’t too heavy or made of plastic material that can stick to you. My favorite type of bag is Vera Bradley. Don’t forget a change of clothing for your baby and toddlers.
Disney Social Media Moms Group 2011

My Conference Table Friends 2011

 Paperwork:

  1. Bring a copy of your hotel confirmation and your schedule of events – you may want to make a copy for the other adults and teens traveling with you
  2. Airline Tickets, Magic Express Tickets – if needed

Very Important Extras:

  1. Sunscreen – You’ll be using a lot of it. If you’re flying and can only bring along 3 oz., consider sunscreen wipes or purchase more at Disney World.
  2. Swimsuits – Even if you don’t want to take a swim in one of the Disney Yacht Club pools, which I highly recommend it, you may want to escort your child at Stormalong Bay or relax on the sandy white shore of Crescent Lake or in one of the Jacuzzis.
  3. Disney Costumes – Allow your little one to bring along their princess or pirate  costume or a
    Buzz Lightyear Costume Tee for Boys
    and wear it to the parks. They’ll have fun and get a lot of attention from other guests and CM’s (Cast Members) too.
  4. Snacks – Your hotel room will have a refrigerator. If you have a car and can get to a nearby grocery store, stock up on snacks and other food items, especially for breakfast, lunch and bedtime. If you don’t, use a delivery service like Garden Grocer.
  5. First Aid Kit – Include Band-Aids, Neosporin, aspirin, fever reducing medicine for your children, Tums or other antacids, etc. Better to be safe than sorry.

Don’t forget to take time to meet all of those bloggers you’ve known on line for a long time, or just met, and network. Come over and hug me! And most of all have fun!

What did I miss? What are you packing for Disney Social Media Moms?

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Comments

  1. As a first time attendee, your list is incredibly helpful! Thank you so much and I’d love a hug when I see you next week! 🙂

  2. Thanks for the tips! I look forward to meeting you at the conference! 🙂

  3. Great post! If I ever get there, now I’ll know what to bring!!
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  4. Great list Connie! Comfortable shoes and sunscreen- MUST HAVE items for enjoying Disney (especially for those who come from colder climates and haven’t had any sun exposure yet). I was at the park last week and there were tons of sunburned tourists. Ouch!
    Costumes are a perfect suggestion, too, as they enhance the experience for the kids.
    Couple other tips: Be sure to carry snacks into the park for when the kids get hungry while waiting in line. A gallon size ziploc bag to hold any wet/dirty items. And for anyone with special dietary needs, be sure to pick up a food directory at each park that tells what special items are available at each restaurant/food counter.
    Hope everyone has a blast! Looking forward to spending time with you 🙂
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  5. Wow… sounds like a bunch of fun!! Hope you have a great time!!
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  6. Thank you, Connie!!
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  7. JUST what I needed as I sat down to pack today, my friend!! thank YOU!!!
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  8. Thanks for the informative post, this helps a lot! Especially the power strip, we haven’t packed that yet. We can’t wait to meet (& hug) you Connie!

  9. This is so helpful. Thank you!

  10. I love those cute symbols on laptop and tablet. It’s always a must to bring your swimsuit when travelling.Water makes you relax and be ready for the events to come.

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