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  • On Sep 5, 2012
    Debbie from WI Asked

    Hi, I'd like to bring a back pack into the parks with me. Someone told me to bring a clear back pack because they will get searched when entering the park and if I don't I'll need to remove every item. Is this really the case?

    Hello, Debbie,

    You are welcome to bring a backpack into the parks, and it doesn't need to be a clear one.  All guests do go through a bag check before entering the parks.  You will need to have your backpack open, including all side pockets.  The security guards will use a flash light to look inside and sometimes they feel the bag from the bottom.  On occasion if you have a large item at the top of your bag (such as a rain poncho), they may ask you to remove it to look at the items beneath it.  However, I have never had to remove every item or have seen another guest have to do that. 

    The lines move quickly, but I do find it helps to have your bag open and ready to go as you enter the actual inspection point.  Also, if anyone in your party is "bagless," s/he can move through an entrance that typically has no line.  By doing this, it cuts down on the number of people in line. 

    Have a great trip and please let us know if we can help again.
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I’m a middle-school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Geek who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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