Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 1, 2014
    Melissa from NY Asked

    Now that my kids are older, this will be our first visit without needing a stroller. Should we carry a bag with us for rain ponchos, camera etc. Is it too hot to lug around in September? Are there places to leave bags while going on a ride. Thanks

    Hi Melissa,

    I distinctly remember our first trip without a stroller and how freeing it felt! We would pack a small backpack with supplies for the day. Backpacks can make your back hot, so our solution was to take turns carrying it. I have also packed a backpack for a park day while at home so I could see how much I thought I needed to carry. Without the pressure of getting to the park, I was able to greatly reduce how much was in our park backpack. I'm not sure how old your kids are, but I made sure our pack was light enough for the kids to have a turn carrying it! 

    There are not places to leave your bag while on a ride, but there are lockers at the front of the parks. Locker Rental is $9 a day for a large locker and $7 a day for a smaller one. On one winter trip where we knew we would need warmer clothes in the morning and evening, we rented a locker and kept our jackets and ponchos there for the day. 

    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
    Wishing you a magical day,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I am married to my favorite person in the world and together we have a teenaged son and daughter plus an assortment of animals. We have been visiting Walt Disney World since before the kids were born so I have a family of experts supporting me. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan your trip to Walt Disney World! Learn More About Amy

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