Thanks for your list. I would like to have our own towels too, but I didn't want to have to keep up with them during the trip. We have big ones, but the ones at DC will have to do.After reading through all of the stuff that I can find, so far, we have made several purchases and plans.
We have ear plugs and swimmer's ear drops to help get any water that might make it's way into our ears out.
We have purchased a special beach towel for us to share and a personal beach towel for each of us. I know that towels are provided by DC, but sometimes, you just want your own towel.
We have purchased spray on sunscreen.
We have purchased "do rags" to help protect our sensitive scalps.
We have purchased several underwater disposable cameras.
We have our own special "beach bags" to hold our goodies.
We have purchased water socks/shoes.
We have new sunglasses for the trip.
We also have hats that we can wear when out of the water.
We plan to arrive at 8:00am for the check in process. The park officially opens at 10:00am. I understand it takes a bit of time to get checked in.....like 45 minutes or so.
The day is pretty much all inclusive, with the exception of the souvenier photos and videos. Happy planning! I look forward to seeing what others post too. Maggie