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  • On Oct 15, 2019
    Angela from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have a phone pouch connected to a lanyard. Would I need to go through bag-check security when entering a park, or is no-bag security OK? I know it'd be OK if just in my pocket through no-bag security, but I worry about it falling out during the day.

    Hi Angela!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! To my knowledge, there isn’t a specific ruling either way on such lanyards. This will probably be one of those situations where your mileage will vary, and it may depend on the individual Disney Security Guard at the time. Per the Walt Disney World Resort Property Rules, any bag is subject to search at any time, so I would be prepared either way. You may even get two different rulings on different days or at different theme parks. If it is a clear lanyard, and your phone is easily visible, I would think you may be able to skip bag check. If the pouch is opaque, and they cannot see the contents, I would plan on going through the bag check line.

    As a mom of four kiddos, I haven’t yet figured out how to do a day at the parks completely bag free, so I am a bag check expert. In my experience, Disney is very efficient at the process, and I rarely wait more than 3 to 4 minutes to get through the line. For a few minutes of waiting, the extra measure of safety is easily worth it for my family.

    Please let us know what additional questions you have as your trip approaches. We are always happy to help!

    Have a Magical Day!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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