Disney Travel Guide ~ Products to Pack for Your Disney Vacation

Posted on: May 3rd, 2015 by

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Products to Pack for Your Disney VacationAt Jersey Family Fun we’re always telling you about great day trips & destinationsNow we’re planning to take one of the ultimate destination vacations. We’re heading to Disney World. Earlier this week we shared our Disney Survival Kit, of things we recommend bringing to Disney World. This guide will complement that one with suggestions of new items you should have on hand for your Disney vacation. 

 

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For the Car & Plane Rides

Traveling Safely

FlyeBaby airplaneFlyebaby Airplane Baby Comfort System

Ages:  infant

Retail Price: $49.95 – $69.95

Available for sale on Amazon.

About the Flyebaby Airplane Baby Comfort System

The Flyebaby Airplane Baby Comfort System is an infant airplane seat that allows parents to travel safely on an airplane with their babies. It is compliant with all FAA regulations. You attach it to the seat in front of you and around your waist. It remains safe even if the front seat moves. This infant airplane seat also does double duty as a hammock and harness that can convert any chair to a hi-chair.

 

Because when they have to go… they have to go

Potty Shields, 12pk Sports 2 ShotPotty Shields ~ Disposable Toilet Seat Covers

Ages:  all

Retail Price: $14.99 – $19.99 for a 20 pack

Also available in 6 and 12 packs.

Available for sale on Amazon.

About Potty Shields

Whether it’s a day trip or family vacation, someone is bound to have to go. We all have our techniques and ways we try to keep kids safe from germs, but here’s a product that simplifies that for parents. Potty Shields are extra large disposable toilet seat covers that act as a barrier between your child and the toilet. They are lined with plastic so there’s no soak through. They’re also individually wrapped, just take them out as you need them. These are definitely going to be in my backpack for Disney.

 

Keep powered up

Pocket Port - Travel Charger CompositePocket Port – Travel Charger

Ages:  Adults

Retail Price: varies

Available for sale on Amazon.

About the Pocket Port – Travel Charger 

The Pocket Port Travel Charger comes in a variety of models to help ensure that you’re never left with a dead phone, tablet, or MP3/MP4 player. After all, who wants to be in the greatest place on earth and not be able to use their phone to take pictures? Or even worse be on that long car ride with the kids when their Kindle battery has died. The pocket charger comes with its own usb cord to allow for easy recharging between when it’s charging your device. It can remain fully charged without being used for 2-4 weeks. It’s sleek and small design make it easy enough to toss into your purse or diaper bag and use it whenever you’re on the go and your battery is low. It works with your unit’s usb charging cords.

 

berry-frost-sistersKeep hydrated

AquaBall ~ drinks

Ages:  all ages

Retail Price: varies sold in stores in individual bottles and 6 or 12 packs

Available for sale on Amazon.

About AquaBall drinks

AquaBall are naturally flavored drinks whose bottles are a hit with kids. The bottles features Disney princesses like Rapunzel, Anna, Sleeping Beauty and more; Disney characters from the Planes movie and classics like Mickey and Minnie,  Marvel Avengers Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Avengers Assemble. Each bottle provides 12 ounces of WATER that is sugar free and a good source of vitamins B3, B5, B6, B12 and C. AquaBall is available in the following flavors: fruit punch, orange, berry frost, orange splash, and grape.

 

Road Trip Music

Sugar MountainSugar Mountain PR artists

Ages:  All ages

Retail Price: varies

Available for sale on Amazon.

About the music we’ll be enjoying

Sugar Mountain PR sent us over lots of music to enjoy on our road trip to Disney. Here’s a brief description of each, but make sure you look for our full reviews in the weeks ahead.

Big Block Sing Song Volume One

This DVD features 24 musical episodes of the Big Block Singsong show. Each episode introduces listeners to a unique character with his/her own personal song. Big Block songs promise to have a catchy tune and fun lyrics that will have kids singing along in no time.

Lloyd H. Miller’s Glory Glory Hallelujah!

This CD gives kids a musical introduction to the Civil War era. As kids sing-a-long to this history album’s collection of original and traditional songs about historic times, they also be learning about important times of the past.

Earthworm Ensemble’s Backyard Garden

The Earthworm Ensemble is back with thirteen brand new songs about dinosaurs, ladybugs, moles, coyotes, chicken coops, backyard gardening, composting, the jet stream, fish consciousness, recycling, and never giving up.

Recess Monkey’s Hot Air

Recess Monkey is a nationally acclaimed trio of teachers who make music for kids and families that really rocks. By merging their indie-rock roots with their acute awareness of childhood themes, the band continues to be a hit among kids. Hot Air will be released this June.

Keith Munslow’s Tiny Destroyer

Keith Munslow, a multiple award-winning songwriter, storyteller, cartoonist and improv comedy performer, is inspired by the kids he’s been entertaining for nearly 20 years. Keith says, “If there’s a running theme to the multi-styled songs on Tiny Destroyer, it’s the chaos of everyday family living. Growing up in a household with 5 kids allowed for all sorts of crazy happenings, and it wasn’t until he became a dad that he fully understood the stresses his parents were under raising kids. Hear how that’s influenced his music in Tiny Destroyer.

Tomorrow is a Chance to Start Over

This CD with book provides a bedtime story and dream songs that can help any child get to sleep in a new situation whether that’s a long car ride in the middle of the night or a new hotel bed after a day in Disney World. On each beautifully-colored page are about 4 lines of text making it an easy book for bedtime. The story is narrated on the cd and complimented by nine lullabies including Johanne Brahm’s Cradle Song.

 

Mouska-riffic HeadphonesMouska-riffic Headphones

Ages: Any young Mickey Mouse fan

Retail Price: $17.99-$19.99

Available for sale on Amazon.

About the Mouska-riffic Headphones

For the little ones that love Mickey Mouse and want to jam to their music or play their electronics, these headphones let them do just that without disrupting others nearby. An added bonus of these headphones is their kid safe feature that keeps the volume reduced to protect kids’ hearing. Gotta love that even the cord that plugs into the device is shaped like Mickey Mouse’s head.

 

Road Trip Games & Activities

Smart Games TangoesSmartGames Tangoes and SmartGames Penguins Parade

Ages:  5 and older

Retail Price: $9.99 and up

Available for sale on Amazon.

About the SmartGames Tangoes Collection and SmartGames Penguins Parade

 

These are 1 player self-contained books with magnetic pieces that challenge kids to use their problem solving skills to solve the challenge of arranging the pieces just so. In Penguins Parade, the object is to see if you can line up all 4 penguins in a straight line for each of the 48 challenges. In Animals, kids must create any number of animals with only 7 geometry shapes. In Paradox, players are again given 7 pieces but this time they must arrange them to make two matching images.

 

Smart Games IQ toysSmartGames IQ Games & Puzzles

Ages: 6 and older

Retail Price: $9.99 and up

Available for sale on Amazon.

About the SmartGames IQ Games & Puzzles

Like the SmartGames Tangoes above these are 1 player activities that challenge the brain, but they don’t contain magnetic pieces. Instead these contain plastic rings or other pieces that the player must arrange just so according to the layer of difficulty in that challenge. Each game comes with its own box to keep the pieces secure between games. In IQ Blox, there are 120 challenges that can be completed on a board about the size of an adult palm. IQ Candy has a larger board, 7 colored pieces that look like candy, and 60 challenges. With SmartGames Butterfly, kids have 48 puzzles in 1 toy. How many different arrangements of butterflies can your child create?

 

All of these games, tangoes included, are sure to provide hours of battery-free entertainment that stimulate your child’s mind.

 

We’re also featuring some great handheld games that travel well in our Favorite Games to Gift Guide as well as tech toys in our Best Tech Toys for Kids guide.

 

Scholastic Books 

Books about StatesI picked up these two books at our recent school book fair. My thought is as we drive through each state my boys can learn more about that state and I can note when we went through it. It’s one way to document our road trip travels.

Smart Books States & National Geographic Kids United States Atlas

Ages:  Kids who can read

Retail Price: Starting at $9.25

Available for sale on Amazon Smart Books States & National Geographic Kids United States Atlas.

About Smart Books States

Smart Book States combines technology with great graphics and knowledge about each of our United States. Each state has its own 1-2 page spread in the book complete with several scannable QR codes that will give readers access to additional information. It’s 80 colorful pages filled with not just your typical information about each state but also unique facts that make that state special. With the QR codes your child can link to 200 videos and learning activities.

About National Geographic Kids United States Atlas

This National Geographic Kids United States Atlas has what you might expect from an atlas, maps of each state. The maps are rich in detail revealing a lot about each of our states: cities, major routes, industries, etc. They’re complemented with a page long description of the state as well as colorful images and a sidebar listing stats and other geographical information for that state. Packed with 160 pages of information, your kids will be reaching for this long after you’ve returned home from your vacation.

 


 

For Dining Out

Lyft Booster Seat - Orange PackageLyft Booster Seat

Ages: 18 months to 5 years

Retail Price: $79.95-$99.95

Available for sale on Amazon.

About the Lyft Booster Seat

Frustrated with regular high chairs? Don’t trust the safety of a plastic booster seat? They can be too small, unavailable, or not safe. The Lyft Booster Seat gives parents an alternative. It’s a booster seat that travels with you. With fastening straps, anti-slip feet, safety locks and a 3-point harness you can rest assured knowing your child isn’t going anywhere while you eat. Adjustable legs allow it to to fit almost any chair and provide ergonomic support for your child. At 5 pounds and built to be foldable, this is a great booster seat option for traveling parents that even includes its own carrying case. Read our full Lyft Booster Seat review.

 


 

What to Wear to Disney

Can you go to Disney without dressing the part? I’m sure you can, but the idea of having special clothes to wear just added to the excitement of planning our trip. I love that these Disney-inspired shirts give me an economical way to have souvenirs from our trip. It reduces the need to have to buy an expensive shirt while on our vacation. The play-proof clothing from Gymboree and Gap Kids is clothing that will hold up to all the exploring and playing my kids do in Disney World. Plus getting new clothes for the kids meant I could pack for our trip without them having a clue since none of their regular clothing is missing. We’re days away and still they don’t know.

 

Our What We’re Wearing to Disney World video with more details below.

 

Jeni Made It Disney TshirtsDisney T-shirts with Designs Included

Ages: All Ages & Sizes

Retail Price: varies

Design and shirt provided by JeniMadeIt

Available for sale on Etsy.

About Jeni Made It’s Disney Designs

Jeni has an extensive collection of customized Disney shirt designs to chose from. Whether you’re visiting the Magic Kingdom or taking a magical Disney cruise Jeni can create a shirt design unique to your family or group. She takes the time to get to know who you are including on your shirt. From grandpa’s gray hair to my husband’s goatee to the freckles on one kid and the curls on another, you’ll look at your Disney shirts and smile knowing Jeni got it just right. Stay tuned as we’ll be giving away Jeni Made It shirts this week. 

 

This design reflects different names than my family.

This design reflects different names than my family.

Disney Iron On Design Images

Frosted Mouse Memories

Ages:  All

Retail Price: varies

Available for sale on Etsy.

About Frosted Mouse Memories’ designs

 

In Kristi’s Frosted Mouse Memories Etsy shop she has a large collection of Disney-inspired designs. Customers chose the design they want. Like Jeni, Kristi personalizes the shirt with the family names you request. But these two Etsy sellers differ in that Jeni sells the shirts with the images. Kristi sells the digital images and then buyers print the designs onto iron on paper for t-shirt, pillows, etc.

 

Gap Kids GapShield shorts and Gymboree Play Proof shirts, clothing with Nanotex technology.

Gap Kids GapShield shorts and Gymboree Play Proof shirts, clothing with Nanotex technology.

NanoTex Play-Proof Clothing

Shirts From Gymboree’s Play Proof line, Cargo Shorts and Flat Front Shorts from Gap Kids’ GapShield line

Ages: younger to older children

Retail Price: varies

Available for sale on Gymboree and Gap Kids

About NanoTex Clothing
Nanotex®, technology makes play proof clothing possible. It transforms the structure of fibers, creating fabrics that can offer stain, soil and odor resistance, while preserving the natural breathability, comfort, hand and durability of apparel textiles. Nanotex clothing promises to look great wear after wear and is protected from grass stains, grape juice spills and mud puddle splashes. While we don’t expect to be splashing in mud at Disney World with 3 boys spills are bound to happen. We chose this clothing because the breathability of the fabric will help keep my boys cool in the warmth of the sun; the stain resistance means that even after a few days of play and spill at the Disney parks the clothing should still look as good as new long after our trip is done.

Nanotex clothing is available at more than 100 leading brands including Target, GAP, Gymboree, Land’s End, Kohl’s, Adidas and more.

 


 

For more ideas about product and toys that make family travel easier check out our Best Travel Gifts for Families Guide.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys start to become teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 7 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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