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Your Walt Disney World Hotel Gift Shop: What Did You Forget? Chances Are They Have It.

by on August 10, 2011

I often make half a dozen trips to Walt Disney World a year. I know exactly what I need to bring at any time of the year and with any group of traveling companions, but even a veteran Disney packer like me has occasionally forgotten toothpaste or run out of sunscreen. And even the most organized adventurer can encounter unexpected hurdles such as headaches or blisters. The good news is that Disney is extraordinarily prepared to make sure that challenges such as these don’t derail your vacation.

Every hotel on Walt Disney World property includes a gift shop (or two or three or four); no surprise there. While you will, of course, find souvenirs of every shape and size in these stores, you will also find at one least gift shop in each hotel outfitted like a small pharmacy. Just about every category of sundry and over-the-counter remedy is stocked right there on site. You may not find the exact brand you’re looking for, and you will likely be paying a premium over your local CVS, but you won’t be left in the lurch. When I’m traveling, that gives me great peace of mind that if I ever do need a basic (or not-so-basic) item, I’ll be able to find it right away.

To give you an idea of what I’m talking about, here is a comprehensive list of drugstore-type items I’ve found for sale in the Walt Disney World hotel gift shops in the past year. Not every item is at every location, but the vast majority can be found throughout the resort.

  • Advil, child and adult
  • Afrin
  • Airbourne
  • Alavert
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Aleve
  • Alka-Seltzer
  • Aloe Vera
  • Aquafresh toothpaste
  • baby bottles, Gerber
  • baby lotion
  • baby oil
  • baby powder
  • baby wash
  • baby wipes
  • Balmex
  • Band-Aids
  • batteries
  • Bayer aspirin
  • Benedryl
  • Bengay
  • Blistex
  • Claratin
  • Clear Eyes drops
  • combs
  • Complete contact lens solution
  • Contac
  • Coppertone sunscreen, several types
  • cotton swabs
  • Crest toothpaste
  • dental floss
  • Dentapaine
  • Doctor Scholl’s corn cushions
  • Doctor Scholl’s moleskin
  • Dramamine
  • Excedrin
  • gauze pads
  • GermX
  • Gillette shave cream
  • hair bands
  • hairbrush
  • Huggies diapers
  • hydrocortisone cream
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Imodium
  • international power converters
  • Krazy Glue
  • Lady Speed Stick deodorant
  • lip blam
  • Literine
  • Maalox
  • Midol
  • Motrin
  • nail file
  • Nice
  • No Nonsense pantyhose
  • Nuk pacifiers
  • Nyquil
  • Off bug spray
  • Pedialyte
  • Pepcid
  • Pepto
  • petroleum jelly
  • Phazyme
  • Phillips Milk of Magnesia
  • Poligrip
  • Preparation-H
  • razors
  • Robitussin cough medicine
  • sewing kit
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • shoelaces
  • Sinex
  • Solarcaine
  • Sominex
  • Speed Stick deodorant
  • Speedo ear plugs
  • Stayfree maxipads
  • Swim-Ear
  • Sucrets
  • Tampax tampons
  • Theraflu
  • Tide-To-Go stain stick
  • Ting anti-fungal cream
  • tissues
  • toothbrush
  • Tresemme hair spray
  • Trim nail clipper
  • Trojan condoms
  • Tums
  • tweezers
  • Tylenol Extra
  • Tylenol meltaways
  • Vagistat
  • Vick’s VapoRub
  • Vick’s Cough Drops
  • white petrolatum

If you happen to be out in the parks when a minor mishap strikes, be sure to stop by the first aid center (check the park map for the location). The aid stations carry many basic non-prescription remedies. And if your needs are not covered by the items listed here, or if you need a prescription medication, you can also get drugstore items delivered to your hotel from Turner Drugs. They can be reached through turnerdrug.com or 407-828-8125.

So folks, what have you forgotten during your travels to Walt Disney World? Did you find a suitable replacement at your hotel? Is there something that you wished was carried at the hotels that you haven’t been able to find? Let us know in the comments below.

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