2.) DO remember to pack for surprises.
Even if you do your best at packing for your planned time in the parks, there may be surprises along the way for which you’ll also need to be prepared. It might not look like rain, but central Florida is well known for its frequent (and sometimes unforecasted) rain showers. And what those showers lack in duration, they make up for in intensity. So be sure you bring a poncho and umbrella. You can buy them in the parks, but they are much more expensive than if you bring your own with you. If you’re bringing young children or babies into the parks, the old adage “plan for the worst and hope for the best” fits well at Disney World. That’s because you don’t want to be caught unprepared if your baby needs extra clothing, extra snacks or an extra nap. If you’re visiting the parks in late fall or winter, know that a light jacket can be your best friend—especially in the evenings.