Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Apr 24, 2016
    Brandie from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi again Disney moms. What does your essential park backpack have in it?

    Welcome back, Brandie!

    Thank you for asking another excellent question! Backpacks are great, but limit what you bring because you do not want to lug a heavy bag around Walt Disney World Resort. I tend to pack light with only my wallet, phone, hand sanitizer, travel size sunscreen, lipstick, a small pack of disinfecting wipes and a portable phone charger. Usually, I wear my camera using a crossover strap, but I also bring along a few gallon-size zip lock bags to protect it in my bag while on attractions like Splash Mountain. If I am traveling with my family, then I also include medication for my son, pull-ups, wipes, change of clothes, additional zip-lock plastic bags and refillable water bottles. 

    You are also welcome to bring your own food and drinks into the parks. I like having a few snacks on hand in case my Mouseketeer gets hungry between meals. Keep in mind that alcohol and glass are prohibited items, and a complete list can be found at Walt Disney World Resort Park Rules

    I hope this helps with your planning, and you make many unforgettable memories during your vacation! 

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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