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  • On Apr 21, 2010
    Teri from OK 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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    First timer here, I'm concerned about our belongings while we ride. My glasses, camera, stroller. Is there a convenient way to make sure these are secured while we ride? With 8 in our family are there rides for us all? What do we not want to miss? 45-5yrs

    Hey Teri!


    Sounds like you guys are looking forward to your upcoming vacation. Traveling with a large group will be great, you will have tons of memories. Make sure you use Disney's PhotoPass to capture those group shots with all of your family members in the pictures.


    Okay, most rides at the parks usually have stroller parking at the entrances so that you can securely park your stroller with a piece of mind. A Disney Cast Member usually keeps an eye on them but I would not leave any personal, valuable items in the stroller while riding. When traveling with a large group, I suggest that each person carries their own small bag- like the drawstring backpacks. That way each person can secure their own things when going on rides. Most of the rides that are fast, or go upside down have a pouch at each individual seat in which you may stow your belongings during the ride. Remember to grab them when the ride ends.


    As far as what not to miss, I don't have enough room here but I'll give you a few attractions that are fun to do with a large group. They are as follows: Twilight  Zones Tower of Terror and Toy Story Mania at Hollywood Studios, Soarin' and Test Track at Epcot,  Space Mountain and, Mickey;s PhilharMagic at Magic Kingdom, Expedition Everest, Its Tough to be a Bug and Dinosaur at Animal Kingdom . All of your family including your 5 year old should be able to enjoy these attractions. Don't forget about Fantasmic! at Hollywood Studios for an evening adventure. I hope I have helped to guide you in the right direction. Have a magical family vacation!
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I am a former air traffic controller turned stay at home mom and entrepreneur from Northeast Ohio. I have 7 children that range in ages from five to nineteen years of age. I enjoy roller skating in the summer months and snow skiing in the winter.  Learn More About Portia

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