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  • On Jan 22, 2015
    Mylene from QC 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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    Hi Lyne! while visiting Disney I don't want to carry much but with a 6 yr old I will need "stuff"... What must-haves will I need to carry around with me? Will I need a backpack?Too much ? I want to have all my bases covered without going overboa

    Re-bonjour Mylene!

    Thank you for coming back to visit us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel and for asking me another excellent question! 

    I remember the good old days of being able to walk through the “Guests Without Bags” lines at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks… and then I had a baby!! Although you won’t to carry around diapers and wipes for a 6 year-old, I’ve now come to the conclusion that, with kids, there’s a certain amount of “stuff” that you’ll need to take with you in order to fully enjoy your day at the Parks.

    I see people carrying around all kinds of bags in every shape and size, from large backpacks to fanny packs to tiny little purses! What I would recommend for you would be a small backpack or messenger bag in which you can stash your family’s stuff. Sunscreen and hats are always a must, but I also think it’s a good idea to pack lip balm, band-aids (blisters happen, even in Walt Disney World), rain ponchos (also useful as seat covers on wet rides like Splash Mountain) and re-fillable bottles of water (if you want to avoid having to purchase water in the Parks). Nowadays, I also pack an external battery and charging cable for my cellular phone, especially considering how much use it gets with the My Disney Experience app and as a camera! 

    In case you’re wondering where you’re going to be putting this backpack when you’re experiencing an attraction, if the bag can’t be kept at your feet, there will be a handy compartment in your ride vehicle for you to stow your gear.  Please ask a Cast Member for assistance if you have any questions when boarding a specific attraction. 

    Have a Magical Day!

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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