Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 16, 2012
    Michael from TN 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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    I'm a single dad bringing my 6 yr. old for his first trip to Disney March 10-16...Everyone tells me I should carry a backpack. Can you give me some suggestions of what I should put IN the backpack???

    You and your son are going to have a blast at Walt Disney World! It is a fantastic place to create some great memories. As for the backpack; I got you covered. To begin with you will need the other layer of clothing, the sweatshirt, hat, jacket, maybe even a little blanket if you have the space. Make sure to bring snacks like crackers, fruit, granola or whatever foods you both might want. Water bottles are usually a good item, although they can weigh down the backpack. Those are the essentials. From there everything else is optional. My kids loved getting autographs at the Character Greetings, so I carried those for them, as well as their pins, lanyards and everything else we parents must carry. Some parents bring another layer of clothing, it just depends on what you think you will want. I think you and your son are going to have such a great vacation now that the whole backpack issue has been resolved! Have a magical trip and take lots of pictures.
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Meet the Panelist: Ari, California

As a Los Angeles native I basically grew up at Disneyland. It has always been so easy to take my family on the short drive to the Happiest Place on Earth. Watching my daughters make magical memories reminds me why I keep coming back. Learn More About Ari

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