Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On May 3, 2008
    Laura from TN Asked

    Hi, me ad my family have planned to go to wdw in June. I can't wait. Only 35 days. We have a 11year old girl 15year old boy and a 6 year old girls. I just have one question. would you suggest a fanny pack or a small backpack?

    I've done it both ways. Generally I found that the fanny pack worked better during the years when I also had storage in a stroller. The fanny pack allowed me to keep my valuables (wallet, small camera) on my person when we went on the rides, but with the stroller I still had a place to put an extra sweater or small purchase.

    Now that the kids are older (as yours are), I find that the backpack is the better option for me. I still need to carry the wallet and camera, but I always end up with other random things to tote around the parks: a bottle of sunscreen, water bottles, an umbrella, etc. Having the backpack makes dealing with the detritus of theme park touring easier.

    Hope that helps.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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