• On Jul 11, 2021
    Dan from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    what do i do with backpack when i go on rides . best course to take around MK. what is weather like in october , rain , bugs , sunburn , ... items to take for my day at the MK .

    Heigh-Ho Dan,

    Planning a trip to Walt Disney World is an exciting adventure and with it comes to a bounteous amount of questions. You have definitely come to the right place. planDisney is a panel of Guests who have a wealth of Disney knowledge and Walt Disney World travel experience among us. And we definitely enjoy sharing our thoughts and advice to our fellow Guests so they to can have a magical and memorable visit. 

    Backpacks on rides and what to do? I am a backpack or large bag carrier and I can only think of one ride which took some manipulating to secure while riding at Magic Kingdom park, Tomorrowland’s Space Mountain. While tight-fitting I still was able to secure it. Most rides can accommodate Guest’s carry-on bags. Unlike at other amusement parks, where sometimes large bins are available to store or Guests toss their bags to the other side of the ride and collect it when they are done, this is not protocol at Walt Disney World. I would tell you Hakuna Matata, you will more than likely find all rides to be quite accommodating. 

    How to tackle the rides at Magic Kingdom park? First, make a Top Five Must-Ride list. Knowing you may not be able to accomplish all the attractions at Walt Disney World, I’m not saying it can’t be done, I highly suggest conquering those rides you know you want to ride and filling in with others along the way. Arrive EARLY to the park and make your way to the most popular attractions first. As the day moves on into peak hours ride lines will get longer, the early dinner time and evening hours usually find some relief in wait times. Use your My Disney Experience app to follow along with updated attraction wait times and plan your next move, or ride, with its help. And don’t be deterred by the times, Disney has gone above and beyond to make sure Guests, even when in queue lines, are truly transported to a magical moment. Look out for hidden Mickey’s in the queues and play along with Play Disney Parks, in your My Disney Experience. 

    What does October weather and conditions bring? Expect the unexpected is my best advice. October is my favorite time to visit and I have seen temperatures ranging from pleasant to brutally hot. I suggest always packing the following: sunscreen, water or refillable water containers, bandaids, deodorant, energy bars or snacks, portable charger and a lightweight jacket if the weather is cooler in the evening hours. But without a doubt ALWAYS pack a PONCHO. The day you don’t bring a poncho, it will for sure rain. Ponchos are lightweight, provide great full clothing coverage, if you purchase the right size, and are easily packable. I haven’t really come across bugs within the parks so I feel confident in saying you can forgo the bug spray.

    I hope this has been helpful Dan and if I can be of any further assistance feel free to ask me. Check out our Instagram (@planDisneypanel) and Panel Extras for more vacation tips. We are excited to Welcome You to The Most Magical Place On Earth.

    Have a Practically Perfect Day,

    Amy M. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

I am a Dreamer who has always believed dreams are meant to be the path to your future. Walt Disney, I believe, felt the same way, "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Disney has always been proof that endless imagination and the passion to make them come to fruition is possible. I will never be to old for Disney, it is home to all of us Dreamers. 

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