Ive noticed lately that more and more (still in costume) CMs walk through the park once their shifts are over carrying backpacks and/or purses as they head backstage.
Now, Im not a CM (yet! WDW CP fall '08!!) so it may just be a necessity for the CMs to keep their backpacks/purses at their worksites instead of backstage, but i dont seem to recall ever seeing this (much) in years past.
nonetheless, for some reason, i feel seeing a frontierland CM carrying a modern day backpack ruins the immersion aspect far more than seeing the same CM, backpackless, briefly passing through fantasyland. The modernity of the backpacks/purses just ruins the illusion for me.
what do you all think? bad show? or am i making an issue out of something that shouldnt be all that big of a deal?