What to Pack in Your Disney Park Bag!
Last updated: October 2019
Being prepared for a long day at the Disney Parks is a must! Putting these items in your Disney Park Bag will make your day more enjoyable and save you some money.
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 to pack in your Disney Park Bag?
- Portable Fan – this one folds up and recharges.
- Wallet– reduced to the minimum! Your driver’s license, a credit card, and cash should be sufficient. And if you have a Magicband you don’t need the credit card!
- Sunglasses – put them in your bag the night before. It won’t be sunny in the morning when you leave bright and early and you don’t want to forget them!
- Lip Balm– I can’t live without mine!
- 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 these wet wipes. For those sticky moments after you eat mickey ice cream.
- Pins and Lanyards– We love to trade pins. Get these at the parks.
- Jacket– it does actually get cool in Florida Maybe not in July, but at other times of the year! If you’re traveling in January, you’ll want a jacket or hoodie.
- Snacks – My kids are endlessly hungry at Disney. Pack your favorite snacks. Outside foood and drinks are allowed inside Disney World!
- Ziploc Bags – a must! This is the perfect place to store leftover snacks/meals or anything else you might want to contain.
- Camera -extra battery, charger, cord and additional SD card (if you use a real camera and not your phone)
- Cell Phone– download the My Disney Experience app before you go. You’ll need it in the parks.
- External battery – I prefer the FuelRod because you can exchange them throughout Disney World and in some airports for one that is freshly charged.
- Band-aids – in case of a blister or other scrapes
- Poncho/Rain Jacket – It rains in Florida. A lot! You can pick up a poncho in the park but I prefer my own jacket.
- 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.
- Pennies and a Penny Container– there are many pressed penny and quarter machines in all of the parks. This is a fun and inexpensive souvenir. 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
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What Not to Put in Your Disney Park 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. All bags are checked upon entry into the parks.
- Selfie Sticks – As of June 30, 2015, Disney will no longer allow selfie sticks to enter any of the parks.
- Ice/Dry Ice
- Wagons, scooters, and inline skates
- Wagon Strollers
- Wheelie shoes
- Weapons of any kind
- Folding chairs
- Glass containers
- Pets (yes, some people try to bring pets in their bags)
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