If you’ve been following the Blog regarding planning a trip for Disney World in Orlando, FL, you have seen that we have been only focusing on what you will need to do or need to have when you are in Florida. But, what are the things that you need to do at home BEFORE you leave for your trip.
You will want to do some shopping at home for products that you will need for when you are on your vacation. Purchasing things that you will need for Disney World before you leave will save you quite a bit of money. Even though there are national chain stores such as Target and Walmart very close to the Disney World Resorts, it is still Orlando and prices, most-likely will be quite a bit more than if you purchased them at home.
Always keep in mind TSA requirements if you are going to fly to Orlando when purchasing any liquid products. If the product you buy is larger or not packaged properly, you may not be allowed to take it on your flight.
Here are our suggested items to purchase BEFORE you get to Orlando:
You will be able to get most of the above products in Orlando, but like we said, it will most likely cost you more there.
Unless you are taking your pets with you (Yes Disney does now allow dogs in some of the Resort Rooms), you will need to plan for your families pet. Whether you are boarding your cat or dog at a kennel or having someone come to your house to pet-sit, make sure that you plan way in advance for your furry little friends.
Also, keep in mind that if you are boarding your cat or dog at a kennel, most will require that the animal has had certain shots in a specified time before they are boarded. For example, in Rhode Island the following is required:
Check with your local kennel and/or State or Country Agency on what is needed and if the vaccinations need to be given in a certain time period before the animal is to enter the kennel to be boarded.
Let’s face it, you are going to be away from your for more than a week most-likely. People will notice this and unfortunately, not everyone is as honest as we would like them to be. A homeowner on vacation can be an open invitation for an unwanted intruder while you are not home. Here are some tips to keep your home and belongings safe while you are away.
These tips are some of the things that our family does when we go on vacation. We have learned that they are things that may slip your mind and will cause you to have to go in a mad scramble to get them done if you wait too long. The Home Security tips will let you have a better piece of mind while you are on vacation and could prevent heartache and aggravation when you return.
We hope that the information that we are given in this series on our blog is helpful. If there is anything that your family does that we might not have mentioned, please let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our Blog, we only hope that we are able to help in a small way to make your next Walt Disney World Vacation more memorable for you and your family.
Mark Plante and his family have been visitors to the Orlando area for 15+ years. They are using information, tricks and knowledge that they have accumulated during that time to create this blog.