If you’re heading to Disney World soon and want to make sure that you have everything for a fun day in the parks, then this packing list got you covered.
In this quick guide, we’ll take a look at all of the Disney World park bag essentials that you absolutely need to bring in your backpack, belt bag, purse, and even diaper bag.
What Makes the Best Disney World Park Bag?
Although it all comes down to your personal preferences, these are some of the things that you should look for when choosing the perfect Disney World park bag:
- Zipped pockets
- Water repellent
- Can easily fit on every ride
- Big enough to fit a cell phone, portable battery charger, and mini-fan
- Easily accessible (can go in and out of it without any issues)
- Small enough to be packed in a suitcase
If you need some recommendations, here are some of my personal favorite Disney park bags.
What You Need to Bring in Your Disney World Park Bag
What you decide to pack in your park bag is 100% up to you and your personal needs but at the end of the day, there are a few things that I think everyone needs to bring when visiting a Disney World park:
Portable Battery Charger
Outlets are out there but 9 times out of 10, you’ll never be able to find an outlet to charge your phone or electronic devices. That’s why it’s so important to have a portable battery charger on you at all times, especially if you’re like me and always find yourself taking hundreds of photos and videos, virtually draining your battery before dinner.
- Recommended Charger: Anker Magnetic Battery Pack with Stand
Handheld Mini Battery Fan
If you’ve never been to Orlando during the summer, all I can say is that you’re gonna sweat in places you didn’t even think you could sweat from.
Along with staying hydrated, please please please, try to keep yourself cool using a mini battery powered handheld fan.
- Recommended Handheld Battery Fan: Jisulife Handheld Mini Fan
The amount of people that are touching door handles, yellow tabs on rides, and even merchandise on the shelves at stores is astronomical. That’s why keeping those hands clean, especially right before eating is so important.
And to help keep your bag spacious, be sure to get a small or thin hand sanitizer like the one I linked to below.
- Recommended Hang Sanitizer: Noshinku Pocket Hand Sanitizer
Gotta protect those eyes.
- Recommended Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Aviators
You may notice some things missing like cooling towels, reusable straws, diapers, and deodorant, because although these are very important (especially the deodorant for that nasty Florida heat), most people won’t need to have it on them at all times.
For a full list of what to pack for a Disney World vacation, be sure to read our comprehensive Disney World Packing List.
What you DON’T Need to Bring in Your Disney World Park Bag
Here are some things most people won’t need to pack in their park bags:
- Umbrella (yes it rains a ton in the summer and fall, but it also storms with thunder and lighting like crazy so you’re better off with a poncho)
- Pain Relievers (unless you can only use certain brands, every park has a first aid center where they’ll give you free medicine)
- Selfie Stick (you’re not allowed to bring these into the park anyways)
My Current Disney World Park Bag Setup
Here’s everything I currently pack in my Disney World park bag, which is a Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag with Long Strap Ripstop:
- Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses (for those first person POV shots)
- Jisulife Handheld Mini Fan
- Anker Foldable Magnetic Wireless Charger with Stand
I sometimes will swap things out from time to time, as well as usually add a mini camera in my bag, so if you want to keep tabs on what I will normally bring with me to the parks, please check out my Amazon storefront!
You can also check out my semi-boujee Disney park bag that I like to use in the evening, the cooler months, and Disney Springs.