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  • On May 30, 2012
    Laura 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.

    I'm in the process of planning our first family trip to Disney. I want to take my camera, but am concerned that if I have a backpack, I won't be able to take it on rides with me. Is that a problem, or should I be able wear/hold it on the rides?

    Hello, Laura,

    I have taken nearly every assorted size of bags from small purses to large diaper bags to medium backpacks with me to the parks at Walt Disney World without a problem. 

    Some of the rides have small nets to hold items (often these are too small for bags/backpacks), so I just place my belongs at my feet.  If it is more of an adventurous ride, I may wrap a strap around the my foot or my wrist (whichever works best) so that I feel more secure.

    Since I'm not sure what size backpack you have, I can't say for certain that you'll have the same experience. If you picture your backpack resting at your feet and you are comfortable with that, I think you shouldn't have any problems on the attractions. You won't be allowed wear it while on the attractions, however.  

    Also a little fyi that you may want to keep in mind that all bags are inspected before entering the parks; so if you have one with many pockets, it may take you longer to get through those lines.

    Have a wonderful first trip to Walt Disney World.  Please let us know if you have any further questions. 

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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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