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  • On Dec 16, 2019
    Jennifer from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can you take purses or backpacks

    Hi there, Jennifer!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  It sounds like you may have a visit to the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort planned, which is so very exciting!  And hopefully since you are considering what you can and cannot bring with you into the theme parks it means your vacation is fast approaching!  Or…if it’s still some time away, I love that you are thinking and planning ahead!  Planning ahead and also being prepared with advanced dining reservations and FastPass+ selections only make your vacation so much less stressful and so much more enjoyable!  Once the plans are made, all you have to do is show up, enjoy and make memories!

    Yes!  Backpacks and purses are permitted in the theme parks and thank goodness!  I certainly could not go without my backpack when I visit the theme parks as it not only holds my stuff, but also a variety of things that I could possibly need for my Mouseketeers!  I always carry water bottles, some prepackaged snacks, hand sanitizer, sunglasses and sunscreen in my backpack to get us through the long days at the theme parks.  Additionally, depending on when we visit, I may also throw in a hoodie or sweatshirt for myself and my boys (husband can carry his own!!) in the event that the air gets a little chilly!  Be advised, though, that when you enter the theme parks, you will be asked to have your backpack or purse searched, so don’t be surprised when they direct you to a line for bags to be checked!

    Jennifer, another thing that I highly recommend doing ahead of your visit is to download the My Disney Experience Mobile app to your smartphone.  It is full of handy information such as entertainment schedules, wait times, park maps and more and will be incredibly useful during your days at the theme parks.  Additionally, you can use it now to make those dining reservations or FastPass+ selections!

    Wishing you an incredibly magical vacation!  Say hi to Mickey for me!

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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