Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 1, 2014
    Melissa from NY 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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    Now that my kids are older, this will be our first visit without needing a stroller. Should we carry a bag with us for rain ponchos, camera etc. Is it too hot to lug around in September? Are there places to leave bags while going on a ride. Thanks

    Hi Melissa,

    I distinctly remember our first trip without a stroller and how freeing it felt! We would pack a small backpack with supplies for the day. Backpacks can make your back hot, so our solution was to take turns carrying it. I have also packed a backpack for a park day while at home so I could see how much I thought I needed to carry. Without the pressure of getting to the park, I was able to greatly reduce how much was in our park backpack. I'm not sure how old your kids are, but I made sure our pack was light enough for the kids to have a turn carrying it! 

    There are not places to leave your bag while on a ride, but there are lockers at the front of the parks. Locker Rental is $9 a day for a large locker and $7 a day for a smaller one. On one winter trip where we knew we would need warmer clothes in the morning and evening, we rented a locker and kept our jackets and ponchos there for the day. 

    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
    Wishing you a magical day,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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