[QUOTE=valerie_c;857852]I’ve never been to WDW before, so I was wondering: When you’re on the ride at MK, what do you do with your stuff? I’ll be carrying a small/medium sized knapsack during the day (with the extra items being stored in a locker). Do they have you leave it when you get on the ride and you pick it up when you get off - if so, is this safe? Can you take it on the ride? Does it depend on the ride?
My only experience is with Six Flags, where people’s things get stollen so often they they now make you rent a locker at each ride.[/QUOTE]
Many Disney thrill rides do not end where they start (Space mountain, RnRCoaster, Expedition Everest, Tower of Terror). Most rides are tame enough that guests with backpacks and oversized bags can take them along. With small exception, they do not let you leave your stuff on the ride platform awaiting your return.
The best parks for leaving stuff behind are generally Cedar Fair’s parks where they have storage bins for each seat on each train, and they only make your train’s bins available when your train is in the station, and their CM’s do pay attention.
But we’re talking Disney parks, and as I said, most rides are tame enough that you can bring your bags along.