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  • On Jun 1, 2018
    Athena from MO Asked

    We are a family of 4 with 2 young boys; 6 & 8. Looking for ideas on type of bag (crossbody/backpack) to use while at WDW. I'll need to carry essentials; snacks, sunscreen, etc. Are there any particular brands/style that you LOVE & suggest?

    Hi Athena!

    Thanks for dropping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. As the mom to two little boys of my own, I know how many goodies moms need to bring for a successful theme park day and how important it is to have the right bag to carry everything so your bags don't slow you down! I've carried several different types of bags around Walt Disney World Resort and over all of my trips, I've picked my very favorite theme park bag when traveling with my kids - my backpack!

    I haven't found any bag that beats the durability, convenience and security that a backpack offers. We have carried the same backpack for many trips and it's one that I first set my eyes on at the Vera Bradley store at Disney Springs. I love my theme park backpack because it has two pockets on either side for me to carry a water bottle for each of my boys and it has a large main pocket that has plenty of room to hold snacks, sunscreen, antibacterial wipes and the other goodies we need for the day. Plus, it has nicely padded straps that help keep it comfortable all day. Plus, I always feel secure carrying my backpack with me on attractions as I simply slip a strap over each leg and I don't have to worry about it while riding!

    Whichever bag you decide to bring, I recommend that you bring some gallon-sized ziploc bags with you on your trip to help organize your bag. I like to put kid essentials, such as sunscreen and antibacterial wipes, in a ziploc bag so that I can easily grab them when I need them!

    Please let us know if you have any other questions as you continue planning your trip. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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