Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Apr 28, 2009
    Helen 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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    Isn't anything with wheels (backpacks, coolers, luggage, etc.) prohibited to bring into the parks? Asking because you suggested bringing a rolling backpack and I thought was not allowed. Can you clarify so I don't lug one from home can't use in the parks

    Hi Helen,

    I'm not sure which question you're referring to. However, I do know that pulling items with wheels is a big no-no at WDW. You can check out the list of Frequently Asked Theme Park Questions found on the official Disney World website HERE. Near the bottom of the page you'll find the following information:

    Are there personal items not permitted in Disney Parks?

    Guests are not permitted to pull items behind them. Any item that requires a Guest to pull it behind them, including a stroller, is not permitted into Disney Parks. Other items that may not be brought into Disney Parks include, but are not limited to:

    • Items with wheels, such as wagons, skateboards, scooters, inline skates, shoes with built-in wheels, two-wheeled or three-wheeled conveyances, strollers larger than 36 inches x 52 inches, suitcases, coolers, or backpacks with or without wheels larger than 24 inches long x 15 inches wide x 18 inches high (coolers required for medication may be stored in a locker or at Guest Relations), and any trailer-like object that is pushed or towed by an Electric Convenience Vehicle (ECV), wheelchair or stroller
    With this in mind, I would certainly not bring a rolling backpack to the theme parks. If you have lots of gear you're bringing to the park, you could rent a locker to store some of it during the day. Another alternative that I have actually seen some guests do is to bring a stroller for your gear, even if you don't have a children or if your children are past stroller age. You can get a bottom-of-the-line umbrella stroller at discount stores sometimes for as little as $10-15. You could set a backpack in the stroller and push it around, you just can't pull anything behind you.

    Happy travels!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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