12th Mar 2012

Disney CRP Packing List

Packing is hard. To help, here is a list of everything I have packed! At the moment I have one piece of main baggage and one piece of hand luggage.

Packing in Main Luggage

  • T-Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Jeans
  • Smart Trousers – for Traditions and Classes
  • Short-sleeved Shirts – for Traditions and Classes
  • Sweatshirts – it can get cold in Winter time and in the air-con
  • Long-Sleeve T-shirts – great for days when it is warm, but not that warm
  • Casual shirts
  • Swimming Trunks – almost forgot these… VITAL
  • Underwear
  • Socks – I have taken some trainer socks and some normal socks
  • Trainers
  • Smart Shoes
  • Sandals – nice for really hot days and time by the pool
  • Towel – to keep weight down I’ll buy a swimming towel there
  • Pyjamas
  • Power adapters – I would recommend a couple so you can charge your phone and use your laptop at the same time, they are pretty cheap on Amazon
  • WiFi Router – This is a difficult one, your apartment may have one already and they are cheap to buy out there but if you have a lightweight one already I would take it so you can get internet straight away when you get there. 
  • Network Cable A cable is pretty cheap and lightweight, at least you could get online with that as soon as you arrive and then sort out a router later. Amazon have them cheap.
  • Padlock – another difficult one, you need one to lock the locker in your apartment. I would recommend a combination one so that you don’t have to remember (or lose) a key. Easily available in WalMart but if you have one you might as well take it and save a few dollars.
  • Toiletries
    • All the usual stuff plus:
    • Sunscreen – probably won’t need it after a few weeks but getting burnt early on is horrible
    • Good razor/shaving stuff – Gents, You will have to shave well and often so make sure you have something that is not irritating

Packing in Hand Lugagge

  • Laptop – you will want one, there are computer rooms but access times can be pretty limited
  • Camera
  • Chargers – These could go in your main luggage if you wanted but imagine if they got lost…
  • US SIM CardRead my full post on my recommendations for SIM card and mobile plans
  • US Dollar Cash Card – Full post for my suggestions
  • Passport
  • I-797B Form (the visa form from Disney)
  • I-94 Card (White Card from Disney) – not crucial, you can get a new one on the plane
  • Program Fee Confirmation – Print off the confirmation from the website after you have paid
  • Disney On-Boarding Paperwork – Follow the link in the Disney email and print these off, the current instructions say do not staple them together.
  • Proof of Insurance – The Certificate or Letter from the Insurance Company to show you have sufficient medical insurance
  • Disney Job Offer Letter – The original job offer letter in the first pack on information from Disney
  • Original Birth Certificate – Needed to get a Social Security Card
  • Social Security Card – If you have one from a previous job in the USA
  • Booking Confirmations for any transfer from the Airport or Hotel you have booked
  • Copies of all documents (also leave one with someone at home)
  • Pens – you have a few documents to complete on the plane, lots of people forget so bring some spares and share them around
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