What to Pack in Your Disney World Park Bag!
Last updated: July 20, 2016
Being prepared for a long day at the Disney Parks is a must! It will make your day more enjoyable and save you some money, or at least save your money to spend on endless souvenirs!
?In my opinion, a backpack works best for a few reasons. First, the bag tends to get a bit heavy after all of the necessities are in it. A backpack seems to be the easiest to carry all day, rather than a bag that is only carried on one shoulder. ?Second, a backpack zips up tight so that you don’t have to worry about its contents falling out when you set it down at rides and shows.
What goes in this bag?
- Wallet?- reduced to the minimum! ?Your drivers license, a credit card and cash should be sufficient
- Sunglasses – put them in your bag the night before. ?It won’t be sunny in the morning when you leave bright and early. ?You don’t want to forget them!
- Lip Balm!?– I can’t live without mine! ?I have a favorite a good friend of mine manufacturers and sells on Etsy! ?Inquire for more info! I seriously LOVE this stuff!
- Water bottle –?I prefer an insulated one. ?You can refill them up for free in the parks!
- Towel – great for a seat saver/wiper, sun blocker and blanket!
- Tissues/wipes! – I like wet wipes! For those sticky moments after you eat Mouse ear ice cream!
- Pins! and Lanyards?– We love to trade pins! I’ll post about how to do that less expensively soon!
- Jacket– it does actually get cool in Florida! ?Maybe not in July, but at other times of the year! My mom always says it’s better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it! ?This can be used to save seats and provide shade as well!
- Snacks!?-Seriously you will not want to buy every snack you consume in the parks! Picture this, your standing in line, your hot, overly tired kid is whining and hungry! You’re half way to the ride… To far in to go out, but not close enough to survive the impending temper tantrum! Give that kid, and yourself!!!, a snack!
- Ziploc Bags – a must! ?This is the perfect place to store left over snacks/meals or anything else you might want to contain!
- Camera -?extra battery, charger, cord and additional SD card
- Cell Phone?– download the My Disney Experience app before you go! ?It can be helpful in the parks
- External Charging Device for your phone -?Soon you will be able to purchase a Love of the Mouse one here! ?Inquire to learn more! ?After all, who doesn’t love mouse ears all over everything!
- Band-aids – in case of blister or other scrapes
- Poncho – in case of rain, but also for the water rides you really want to ride, but don’t want to get wet. ?You can buy these at the dollar store and save big! ?They are around $20 each in the parks.
- Spray Bottle Fans – you can buy these in the parks, but it’s much cheaper to bring your own!
- Cooling towels – It’s hot, really hot! ?Get them wet, shake them out and miraculously they get cool!
- Autograph Book and Pens – you can buy these in the park, but again it’s much cheaper to bring your own! ?I always bring extra sharpies (my pen preference) to share. ?There is always someone in line scrambling for a pen. ?Yes, it’s perfectly ok to just loan yours, but it’s even better to pixie dust that pen so they don’t have to scramble again the next time! ?You can buy a large set at your local craft store and use a 40% coupon.
- Pennies?and a Penny Container?- there are many pressed penny and quarter machines in all of the parks. ?This is a great and fun souvenir without having to spend a ton of money! ?I pressed my first penny in college standing on top of the Twin Towers in NYC the summer before they fell. ?Needless to say, this is now an awesome token!
- MagicBands – put them in your bag the night before so you don’t forget them!
- Hat?– you’ll need this, until you replace it with mouse ears that is!
- Medicine – prescription but also a pain reliever of your preference
What Not to Put in Your Disney bag:
Disney provides a list of items that are NOT allowed in the parks. ?Make sure to check the list before you go as things can change regularly! ?Disney does have a bag check area that all guests must go through to enter the parks. On the “restricted personal items” list you will find these items:
- Selfie Sticks – As of June 30, 2015, Disney will no longer allow selfie sticks to enter any of the parks.
- Wagons, scooters, and inline skates
- wheelie shoes
- weapons of any kind
- folding chairs
- glass containers
- pets (yes, some people try to bring pets in in their bags)
Hope this helps you pack the perfect Disney World vacation bag!
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