In 4 days my husband and are taking our children on a vacation. They think we are heading to a city about two hours away that has a good children’s museum, great aquarium, and some neat caves to explore. They’ve been there on a “stay-cation” about 3 years ago, but they don’t really remember much about the trip. In reality, we are hopping on a plane to Disney World for a Thursday-Sunday get-away before our annual passes expire.
As you might have read in another of my posts, Priceline has given us some really good deals and we are using a really inexpensive airline carrier named Allegiant Air. The goal? To spend 3 nights and 2.5 days in Disney World for under $1,000. (remember, we have annual passes that have already paid for themselves, so the most expensive part of WDW, the tickets, are removed from costs).
In order to help defray costs on our airline we are opting not to check baggage and limit ourselves to the 1 personal item (for each one of us it will be a backpack) and 1 carry on (meeting airline dimensions requirements of course). With airline baggage costs getting ridiculous this cost-saving packing can help anybody!
So what will the Diva family of 4 be putting on their bodies for flight and into those 4 backpacks and 4 carry-on luggage? Here’s our list. Feel free to use/ modify it for your own family’s upcoming trips.
Daddy Diva – Backpack 1
___Tickets ____ lanyards to hold tickets/phones/money/ID’s ___Personalized nametags
___ glitter for tinkerbelle presents ___Confirmation #s for hotels/airline/rental car
___ Quart size bag filled with 3oz bottles of suntan lotion/ hand sanitizer/moisturizer/shaving cream
Disney Diva- Backpack 2
___ Camera ____ all phone/camera chargers/usb cable ____ 4 pair sunglasses
___laptop ___ 8 disposable ponchos ___ Band-aid blister stick/moleskin/blister band-aids
___ Quart size bag filled with 3 oz bottles of suntatan lotion/ hand sanitizer/ liquid makeup/ liquid children’s motrin ____ bright colored ribbon to tie on rental car antenna ___ bright colored ribbon for stroller (if we decide to rent one)
Diva Son- Backpack 3
____ something to do on the plane ___disposable camera ___
Diva Daughter– Backpack 4
____ something to do on the plane ____ disposable camera
All Four of us will wear on the check-in/flight:
___Jeans/Pants (hardest to pack) ___ t-shirt ____ socks _____ tennis shoes
____ underclothes _____sneakers ____ hat
Daddy Diva- Carry on 1
Self: ___3 pr of shorts ___ 3 Disney Style t-shirts _____ swimming trunks _____ crocs/flipflops ____ 3 pr underwear ____ pullover ___ Collared shirt for Cali Grille ___ 3 pr socks ___ shaving razor ____ deodorant ___ q-tips ___ toothbrush/paste ___comb
+ Diva Daughters folded up carry on
Disney Diva- Carry on 2
Self: ___3 pr of shorts ___ 3 Disney Style t-shirts _____ swimming suit _____ flipflops ____ 3 pr underwear ____ pullover ____ Sundress for Cali Grille ___ 3 pr socks ____ hairbrush ____ deodorant ___ toothbrush/paste ___ makeup ____ fingernail clippers ____daily meds/ allergy/ pink eye/ ear infection/ gas-x/ headache
Daughter: ___3 pr of shorts ___ 3 Disney Style t-shirts _____ swimming suit _____ crocs/flipflops ____ 3 pr underwear ____ pullover ___ lovie blanket ____ Sundress for Cali grille _____ ponytail holders ___baby wipes
Diva Son- Carry on 3
Self: ___ lovie blanket ___3 pr of shorts ___ 3 Disney Style t-shirts _____ swimming trunks _____ crocs/flipflops ____ 3 pr underwear ____ pullover ____ Collared shirt for Cali Grille ___ pre-bought mickey/minnie giveaway toy
Diva Daughter – Carry on 4
This bag will actually be folded up and carried in Daddy Diva’s bag so it can be used to bring home any “goodies” we buy while we are there without paying extra fees.
So there you are. A quick trip packing list to minimize bags.
Hope you find this helpful!