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Episode 862 - Top Ten Must Brings

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa, Len Testa, Mike Newell & Annette Owens,


  • Episode 862 - Top Ten Must Brings

  • Today, gearing towards the first time traveler, the panel discusses their 10 Ten must brings into the parks.

  • Running Time: 24:54

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Episode 862 - Top Ten Must Brings - Cash is needed at Harmony Barber Shop
Authored by: Wedway on Sunday, April 10 2011 @ 10:28 PM CDT
Regarding places you need to have cash...if you go to the Harmony Barber Shop, you can pay for your haircut using a debit/credit card. However, you cannot add tip to the haircut charge. If you are going to tip the barber, you need to have cash. I learned this the hard way during a recent trip.
Episode 862 - Top Ten Must Brings
Authored by: chopsva on Monday, April 11 2011 @ 07:17 AM CDT
Not really for in the park, but for the trip-- cold medicine even in the the summer. Going in and out of A/C and the "Warm" FL weather you can start to get the sniffles, etc and it is really good to have the type of cold med. that works for you to help knock out a problem b4 it can interupt your trip. The resort shop has some meds but they only have a small selection and some meds work better for some than others.
My guess before I listen...
Authored by: Jul on Monday, April 11 2011 @ 01:00 PM CDT
Figured it would be fun to put up my guess before I listen and then follow up afterwards with why I'm right and you all are wrong or vice versa! ;)

1. Neck pouch containing: Tickets and discount cards (AAA, DVC, AP), keys (room key, safe key, car key if driving), debit/credit cards, small amount (<$100) cash in small bills and some coins; and backpack containing: 2. water bottle strap with bottle from room to start the day; 3. seasonal-appropriate clothing (rain poncho in summer, jacket/coat in fall/winter); 4. digital camera and/or video camera; 5. sunscreen stick (if planning to stay for the whole day); 6. cell phone (with clock); 7. sunglasses; 8. hat; 9. blanket for evening shows. That's all I can think of, so I'll count the backpack as item #10.

Now, with the baby, she'd also need food (meals w/spoons and snacks), formula and sippy cup, diapers, wipes, change of clothes, stroller, toys, pacifier, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses. Alas, the days of travel light have ended with the young child!
Episode 862 - Top Ten Must Brings
Authored by: gwcahill on Monday, April 11 2011 @ 04:08 PM CDT
Ah, the newspaper in the shoes trick.....a favorite of soccer players the world over!

What time is the 3 o'clock parade?
Episode 862 - Top Ten Must Brings
Authored by: Bailers on Tuesday, April 12 2011 @ 07:02 AM CDT
I would suggest that people bring a small camera with them if they are planning to be in the park after dark. I use my cell phone during the day, but the led flash is not much good for night shooting, so a small point and shoot with a zenon flash is a must.
Episode 862 - Paper Towels instead of Newspaper
Authored by: Kfischler on Tuesday, April 12 2011 @ 07:16 AM CDT
Another trick for wet sneakers is to stuff them with paper towels, either from a rest room or buy a roll. While the newspaper works just fine, it can "bleed" ink into the shoes and stain your socks the next day. Paper towels will soak up the water and not leave ink behind.
Episode 862 - Camera
Authored by: Kfischler on Tuesday, April 12 2011 @ 07:23 AM CDT
While my latest gen ipod has photo and video capability, it is not the quality I trust for Disney memories. You only get one chance to capture that special moment with your kids. I carry both a small sony point and shoot DSC and sony video camera in my backpack. For safety, they are each in their own little camera bags to protect them from bumps. For a first time family, I recommend a dedicated camera that can shoot under all types of lighting conditions.
The New Math
Authored by: jaywdwdreaminnva on Wednesday, April 13 2011 @ 06:44 AM CDT
I just love Matt's new math at about 12:35 of this show. Kinda surprised Len (or other listeners already) didn't jump all over it...6 + 3 = 10. Classic.

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Episode 862 - Top Ten Must Brings
Authored by: Monica on Thursday, April 14 2011 @ 08:11 AM CDT
I still recall all those vacations when I was young, my poor mother carting around a huge bag with all the crap the family would need for the day. When I started travelling with my own children I was determined NOT to repeat that pattern. As soon as my girls were old enough they were each given a waist pouch or an over-the-shoulder bag and the rule was..... if you want to carry it then you can bring it, otherwise it can't be all that important. Sunglasses, snack, small amount of money, chapstick, small camera, etc. I would slather us with sunscreen in the morning so i just needed a small bottle for touch-ups during the day.. Bonus to not having a family knapsack is that you don't have to worry about stashing it for rides, waist pouch/shoulder bag can remain on the person.
Episode 862 - Top Ten Must Brings
Authored by: bigD on Thursday, April 14 2011 @ 11:27 AM CDT
Good ideas! I would add a small first aid kit u could use plastic bag, w/ tissues, bandaids, hand sanitizer, travel tube of asprin or pain pills, and allergy meds if u go during spring...also whatever u use but don't wanna pay double in parks for
Episode 862 - Top Ten Must Brings
Authored by: FigmentRules on Thursday, April 14 2011 @ 12:30 PM CDT
I cannot believe that no one said a towel. No Hitchhiker's Guide fans out there? Maybe the Vogon's are right! ;-)