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  • On Mar 6, 2009
    Terri from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What is the best and safest way to carry your belongs around the park?

    Hi Terri,

    There are a number of good choices for the perfect "park stuff carrying device". Here are a few thoughts.

    Many people like using backpacks for carrying their gear because it leaves their hands free.  I prefer a regular a well-worn-in Disney diaper bag that I've had for years.  (I usually leave it hanging on my stroller while I push my little pirates around).  Some folks swear by "fanny packs" that go around your waist and carry essentials such as wallets, small cameras, a bottle of water, etc.  These would never be big enough to hold the amount of stuff I lug into the parks on a given day.  Many families with children and strollers go with a "bag within a bag" approach.  I do this a lot.  I have a tiny little purse that holds my park tickets, cash and other valuables that I keep inside my larger bag (the jumbo diaper bag that contains our snacks, changes of clothing, first aide kit, etc.) When we go on a ride, I leave the larger bag on our stroller, and put the smaller one (with the valuables) around my neck.

    Finally, there are some people prefer not to carry around their belongings all day long given the amount of walking that most folks do in the parks, and opt to rent a locker to store their things until they need them.  Lockers are available inside each of the four main theme parks and at both  waterparks. 

    The perfect bag, backpack or purse is probably largely a matter of personal preference, but I hope some of my thoughts help you make the perfect choice!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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