• On May 22, 2019
    Julie 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.

    Can you wear a small backpack on the rides? If not, what do you do with your phone, etc, when you get on the ride?

    Hi, Julie!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I see that you will be arriving at the Walt Disney World Resort in just a couple of days!  How exciting!  I am happy to tell you that you may certainly bring a small backpack or purse with you when experiencing the attractions at the theme parks.  I like to use a small backpack-style purse or cross-body bag when I visit the Walt Disney World theme parks.  Many guests use drawstring-style bags, as well; however, I personally prefer something with separate pockets or compartments.  I find it keeps my belongings organized and easy to locate.  I also like my park bag to have a place to hold a water bottle so that I can stay hydrated.

    On many slow moving attractions such as "it's a small world," you will be able to simply hold your bag on your lap or place it at your feet while riding.  Some of the more thrilling attractions like Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain have a storage pocket in the ride vehicle where you may store your belongings.  Soarin' Around the World and certain other attractions will have a shelf under your ride seat for loose articles.  If you're unsure of the best way to secure your bag on an attraction, simply ask a Cast Member.

    In addition to essential items such as my wallet and phone, there are several items that I always make sure are in my park bag.  These items include a portable phone charger, sunglasses, sunscreen, band-aids, hand sanitizer and/or wipes, and if the weather calls for rain, a poncho.  I also like to make sure that there is room in my bag to store my mouse ears while riding on faster moving attractions.  If you have any belongings that you do not wish to carry throughout the entire day, locker rentals are also available at all of the Walt Disney World theme parks.

    Wishing you a vacation that is practically perfect in every way!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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