Absolute musts for Disney are suncare and medicine
If you are anything like me, you definitely do not want to skip suncare or medicine. Suncare is extremely important to help prevent skin cancer, but if you are as white as Casper as I am, then you need some quality sunscreen. Personally, I also have to travel with multiple medicines that include both prescription and over-the-counter options. I have horrible motion sickness — not good when you love roller coasters. I also suffer from Crohn's disease and need to bring multiple digestive medications.
It isn't fun, but honestly, I have way fewer issues while at Disney World than I do at home. It could be the lack of stress while being on vacation. It could be that we don't eat too many full meals, but instead share multiple items throughout the day. It could also be all of the walking. I actually lose weight every time we go to Disney — I know, go ahead and hate me! That said, if I were to travel without my medication and not have it handy, I know for a fact I'd suffer. It's Murphy's law.
Now, it is important for us to bring the basics though too. We check our luggage and therefore we can bring liquids. If you are only using a carry-on, make sure you have the correct amount allowed through airport security (assuming you are flying). With three kids, we bring both ibuprofen and Tylenol for kids, but we also make sure to pack the pill versions as my wife can easily get a headache. I think she might be allergic to me and the kids.
Here is an itemized sun care list of what you might need:
- Sun Screen (Multiple SPFs based on need)
- After Sun Lotion (different than aloe)
- Sunglasses (might want at least one extra pair)
- Umbrella (helps if you get burnt - not just for rain)
Here is an itemized medication list of what you might need:
- All Prescription Medications
- Motion Sickness Meds
- Anti-Diarrhea Medicine
- Antacids (Tums)
- Allergy Medications
- Cough Drops
- Over-the-Counter Sleep Aids