Family With Medals
  • On May 9, 2008
    Rex from MO 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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    When going into the parks what do you usually take with you? Purses, tote bags, or backpacks? When you ride the rides what do you do with your bag?

    Hi Rex,

    Guests use all kinds of bags, and I've always liked small back packs.  However, I've become partial to using a diaper bag (don't tell my kids!).  I like all the side compartments to hold all the little things rather than their getting lost within the big open spot of a back pack, and diaper bags today certainly don't look like diaper bags.  

    These are the things I bring with us:

    small tubes of sun screen
    sunglasses (and, ug, reading glasses for me)
    some snacks like dried fruit 
    a little "first aid" bag:  bandages, Blister Block, and Tylenol
    hand sanitizer
    chap stick or lip gloss for me :-)
    a camera with extra battery, memory stick, film etc. and a large Ziploc bag in case of rain or a water ride
    cell phone (our children all have our cell numbers memorized or written down)
    driver's license and resort id
    a debit/credit card along with a small amount of cash
    some loose change for making wishes and penny presses
    our trip itinerary with all dining reservation numbers
    Disney pins (my sons trade pins, but they don't use the lanyards)
    an umbrella and rain ponchos (depending on the season)

    I do keep my "tote" bag with me on all the rides.  Typically, it fits at my feet while some rides have little storage nets for personal belongings.  

    I hope this helps with your planning - Kara

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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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