After a pm with another lovely Micechatter, I decided to turn this into a thread. Everyone has their favorite little tip when visiting the park or an on property hotel. Well, even though, we like to keep those tidbits to ourselves for our own secret use...let's spread the wealth of ideas with our Mice family. Any tip or trick you have, share it here...it might spark some new ideas, or just make the day or trip for a Micechatter. Here's a few of my favs...
*bring an umbrella to the park. If it's rainy, you're covered. If it doesn't it's a great shield from the sun. People have actually tried to buy ours.
*get everyone in your family to wear the same colored shirts..that way, family members are easy to spot in a crowd.
*we shove everything we need for a day in the park in a backpack. That way it's easy to load onto rides, and it can be shoved right under the stroller when walking. We keep a change of clothes for the little one, snacks (for the picky toddler-peanut butter crackers, beef snacks, goldfish) those little Crystal light packets for when you are sick of water, but need to stay hydrated. Make your own flavored water. And if they're too sour for you, steal a few sugar packets from a restaurant and carry those. Antibacterial wipes, you can buy the ones in the little single wipe packets now. And sunblock.
*make sure you have a meeting spot if someone gets separated from the group. And even better, make sure the key people have cell phones. We found this was great for our last trip. Hunt people down quick. Esp. if you're standing in line and someone needs a potty break. You can let them know when you're getting close to the front.
*and for the ladies, I fell strange without my jewelry. But, am notorious at misplacing things, so, I bought a fake diamond ring to wear in place of my wedding set for our last trip. I actually had smeone ask me and my husband if we were newlyweds cause my ring was so shiny. And to prove it works, I lost it the last day of our trip. A fake diamond is easier to replace than a real one. Cheaper too.