Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Oct 10, 2008
    Ann from WA 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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    In 1 month I will be in WDW. Yeah! A silly question. On these watery rides, how do I keep my small backpack dry? I've been trying to think of a way to go without a bag but lets face it, this princess needs somethings like camera and lipstick.

    Not a silly question at all. We moms are big fans of cameras and lipstick :-)

    There are really only two attractions at the theme parks where you could expect you or your belongings to get significantly wet: Splash Mountain at the Magic Kingdom and Kali River Rapids at the Animal Kingdom. On Splash Mountain, almost everyone will get a little splashed and a few people will get quite wet. On Kali River Rapids, everyone and everything will get soaked. (Even if I wear a poncho on this ride I still always end up sopping wet. Happy, but wet.)

    For just these two attractions, you could totally protect your belongings with a plastic shopping bag or two. All the gift shops in the parks have fairly large plastic bags. Just pop your regular backpack into one of these while you're on the attraction and you should be perfectly fine.

    Just FYI -- on Kali River Rapids, there is a bin at the center of the ride vehicle which is covered and is supposed to provide a safe, dry place for your belongings. I have often found these bins to be quite damp. I'd get the plastic bag, just in case.
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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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