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    Travel bag/Backpack in parks

    So what bag do you carry in the parks? I usually carry a big backpack with water bottles, snacks extra t-shirts, etc. for everyone but since I am going semi-solo I am downsizing!

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    Re: Travel bag/Backpack in parks

    If I am doing normal touring I use either my Walt Disney performing arts or WDW radio drawstring backpacks. If I am doing like the a quick tour or do everything or die I use my disney fanny pack ( I hate it but it is so nice when you only need your wallet and autograph book)
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    Re: Travel bag/Backpack in parks

    If you can manage to do it, I usually only carry a wristlet. It's not big and bulky on the rides, you won't hate carrying it, and it holds all the essentials - money, room key, gum, chapstick, sunscreen, etc.
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    This is my pack...the best I've ever owned. It's been to Disney about a dozen times.
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    Re: Travel bag/Backpack in parks

    Since the four things I need most when visiting WDW are my wallet, watch, camera and poncho, all fit neatly into a fanny pack.

    It's also a lot quicker when going through the bag check.
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    Re: Travel bag/Backpack in parks

    I have really enjoyed the few days where I took nothing that I couldn't get in my pocket! It felt weird but was sort of fun to go through the "no bags" line.

    I normally take a small purse that I can sling over my head. It needs to be small enough to not need to be taken off on rides and can easily sit with me through various seat belts. I try to have carry only the bare necessities.


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    Re: Travel bag/Backpack in parks

    I was so thankful of the day when our youngest was out of diapers and could walk longer distances. I feel so "free" in the parks not lugging around a big diaper bag and stroller. If you don't have to, I don't see why people lug around big backpacks and bags in the parks.

    For my first time in the park without "baggage", I used a D&B WDW wristlet my hubby bought me. Like the one HERE. However, I found it too small and it did not zip (I lost my lipgloss and gum!). Of course, they have since started making ones WITH zippers. I'd recommend one with a zipper than the one I have.

    After the above trip, hubby surprised me once again and bought me a D&B WDW crossbody bag. Like the one HERE. (I have pink.) I LOVE THIS BAG!!! It is now my "go to" bag for the parks and home.
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    Re: Travel bag/Backpack in parks

    I love the crossbody bags! You can keep them on on rides and it is easy to get seat belts through and can seat comfortably still. Would love a D&B one!


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    Re: Travel bag/Backpack in parks

    This is my relatively new bag that I got for school. I've used it on one Disneyland trip so far. I've never had a backpack with more space than this one except for hiking packs.

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    I can easily fit 7 textbooks in here. I fit three sweaters and a pair of sweatpants in the main pocket and a DSLR in the middle pocket. I only bring a pack when I go with other people because I carry their things as well. I bring no bag whatsoever when I'm by myself although it's not that often.
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    Re: Travel bag/Backpack in parks

    I have a Swiss army backpack I use... Same concept... Holds a lot... I wear it on the plane and that's what I use in the parks... But honestly if I know I don't need to carry anymore than my video camera (which is also my still camera many times) my phone and wallet, I go in without a bag... I strap the amera to my hand tight... It doesn't bother me and no one bothers me with it on rides... Even Splash...
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    Re: Travel bag/Backpack in parks

    The day I no longer needed to bring a diaper-backpack into the parks was the last day I ever did. We might carry in one bottle of water beyond that we do not pack for the parks. If it is a weather issue, I will pack a backpack and dump it in a locker as soon as we get into the park, take what I need out of it later and put it right back in the locker. Was so happy never to lug a backpack around the park ever again.

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    If I am doing normal touring I use either my Walt Disney performing arts or WDW radio drawstring backpacks. If I am doing like the a quick tour or do everything or die I use my Disney fanny pack ( I hate it but it is so nice when you only need your wallet and autograph book)
    I have a tiny fanny pack that I have only used at Disney and Six Flags, I try to get past my hatred of how they look for the practicality and security of it. My DD chooses the string pack if she takes anything.


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    I love the crossbody bags! You can keep them on on rides and it is easy to get seat belts through and can seat comfortably still. Would love a D&B one!
    I have also taken the crossbody very small purse. Plus it will not hold the families stuff, just mine. I am not everyone's keeper any longer on vacation.
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    Re: Travel bag/Backpack in parks

    I always have my money, room key, gum, phone and hand sanitizer in my bum bag (what you americans call fanny packs).

    Then my husband and I always have a camelback water carrier on our backs... Mine holds 1.5L of water and is small enough to keep on my back when on rides (only ride I have EVER been asked to remove it was at Universal). As we travel in August that 1.5L goes quickly so we fill up at water fountains. Saves us a fortune :-)

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    Re: Travel bag/Backpack in parks

    For the last few trips Ive been using my wdw2010 drawstring back pack and find its perfect for toting about the parks! I can get on all the rides with it (aslong as I havn't done much shopping!) and it hold everything I need whilst out and about during the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissMEY View Post
    I always have my money, room key, gum, phone and hand sanitizer in my bum bag (what you americans call fanny packs).

    Then my husband and I always have a camelback water carrier on our backs... Mine holds 1.5L of water and is small enough to keep on my back when on rides (only ride I have EVER been asked to remove it was at Universal). As we travel in August that 1.5L goes quickly so we fill up at water fountains. Saves us a fortune :-)
    That's another reason I hate Universal. They make you take your backpacks off so they can charge you for a locker. The first 1/2 hr is "free" but if the line is long you'll end up having to pay the ransom to get your stuff back.
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    Re: Travel bag/Backpack in parks

    I had bought a backpack to carry stuff around the parks in, but it came apart at the seams the first day I used it. I bought a bag with the Castle on it at a shop on main street and used that the rest of the trip

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