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I never bring a backpack of any sort to a theme park. Sometimes a parent or someone will bring a bag, or we had little ones with us and non-riders kept our stuff...
Now that only two of us are going, where do you stick a bag when you go on the rides? I don't recall Disney having those little shelves that you find on a roller coaster at say Six Flags. Also, there are a lot of different loading and unloading zones...
I always take my backpack on the rides with me. I either kept it on my back, which was a little uncomfortable or put it on the floor or seat next to you if the ride is a calm one. Some of the rides have places to put your "personal belongings" so that they don't get bumped out of the ride.
I always take it on the ride. You can always hug it, or put it on the floor with your leg through the strap to anchor it, or stuff it into the storage space. Have never had a problem because of the backpack. It is great to hold all the stuff I end up buying!
The rides that are considered coasters or thrill rides are okay to take with you? I know I'd be able to secure it, but will the CM's allow it to go with you on say Everest, Space Mountain, Rockin Roller Coaster, etc??
We secure the backpack by putting our legs through the straps and holding it still with our legs.
But, I must say, I've only used a backpack one trip (our first one). We learned we didn't need to carry much with us and have either opted for fanny packs or small shoulder bags if we need to carry anything into the parks at this point. Usually I just put my camera on my belt and keep a few things in a Passporter Pouch these days.
The other option is to rent a locker when you get there, put the things in it you won't need immediately, like the sweatshirts/jackets. Carry the smaller stuff with you.
If I remember right, the lockers are $7, and you get $5 back when you turn the key in (but I could be off here)
You are almost right. lockers are $7 and when you turn the key in at the end of the day you get 2.00 back. to bad they dont do it your way...$5.00's back would be nicer
As for me I do carry a back pack and never had a prob. I have not gotten on any of the costers, but all the other rides I carry it on. This year my backpack broke while in disney so I bought one of their small ones. It is like a regular back pack, just not as big. I dont carry much in it, just camara, napkins, maps, change puch with room key/id, and money in it, a pen, small note, and my passporter charecter book. There is still room left over to put small buys in or what have you. Now another way to go is go into the sporting good department of a store and they have the small bags you can use, this is what my sister uses. Nike and most other shoe companys put them out, my sisters is what else Disney. I know when I was down there in Nov the bags like that with 2007 on it was on sale for 10.00.
We are trying the backpack thing for the fist time in 4 weeks. We figure with our soon to be 4yr old, our camera, her camera, and bottles of water, asprin, etc. better to be safe then sorry and have a little more room to fit things. We have always noticed people taking their very full backpacks with them on all rides-- including roller coasters.
If you are looking for a smallish backpack try TimBuk2 . . . I have their womens backpack and it seems to be just the right size for my disney touring stuff . . . its a great company--it was started by city bike messengers whose bags kept getting shredded in accients. Their big sellers are messenger bags, but my back pack is great!