Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 24, 2009
    Robin from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Planning first trip to WDW inJuly. I have 3 children 11,8 & 5. Should we carry a backpack and what neccessities do you recommend we have with us at the parks?

    Hi, Robin!   I always carry my backpack with me into the parks.   Here are some of the basics I keep in my backpack:   refillable water bottles, snacks (crackers or pretzels, something that does not melt), hats or visors, sunscreen, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, camera, rain ponchos, autograph books, and pens.   On really hot days (like you will have in July) I also bring my water spray/fan to keep the kids cool.   You can buy one ahead of time at a discount store or they are available for purchase around the parks.  

    Before entering the parks, you will have to go through a bag check, so have your backpack ready to be inspected by one of the security guards.  

    Have a wonderful time in WDW!  Make sure to stop by guest services to pick up your free First Visit Button!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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