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There are lots of things that everyone knows you have to bring to the Disney parks. You're going to need your tickets, some money, and perhaps a credit card. You might choose to bring a pair of sunglasses or an autograph book. Maybe you decided you'd pack some snacks or a water bottle or two. But then you approach a problem: what do you put it all in?
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This is my problem. I know exactly what I plan to bring to the parks; I simply can't decide if I'm going to use a tote bag or a backpack. On my last trip, I decided to bring a tote bag, but it got heavier and heavier as the day went on. After a while, my shoulder really started to hurt from wearing the bag for hours and hours, day after day. I feel like a backpack would be better for my back (and general happiness) because it would split the weight between my two shoulders.
My problem with bringing a backpack is not being able to always keep an eye on it. I know Walt Disney World is probably one of the safest places in the world, but I'm still not sure I'm comfortable keeping all my valuables on my back. Also, since I don't plan on bringing a school-type backpack, I'd have to buy one of the cute, small ones like the one pictured above (except I'd wear it on both shoulders). Not that that having to go shopping is necessarily a bad thing...
So, my lovely readers, I have yet another question for you. Do you bring a backpack to the parks? Do you bring a tote bag? Or a different kind of bag? Or no bag at all? I'd really love to hear your opinion, so leave me a comment, send me a tweet (@discollegeblog), or write on the Disney College Blog Facebook page. I'm looking forward to hearing what you have to say!