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Can You Bring a Backpack to Disney World? | Easily Explained

Every theme park has its own rules of what you can or can't bring, and it can get a little overwhelming trying figure it out while also trying to plan your vacation.

In this page, we cover exactly what you can and can't bring into Disney World.

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Can You Bring a Backpack to Disney World?

Yes, visitors are able to bring a backpack into Disney World without a problem. In fact, you are able to bring your backpack into most rides at Disney World. However, before being let into the park, your bags will be inspected and screened through security.

Bringing a Backpack to Disney World

There is also a size requirement to be aware of.

Backpack Size Requirement

Backpacks, suitcases, bags, or coolers, with or without wheels, cannot be larger than 24" long x 15" wide x 18" high (61 cm x 38 cm x 46 cm).

Disney reserves the right to not to allow any bag, parcel or other item and to deal with any unattended object, bag or luggage in such way as they consider appropriate.

Why Bring a Backpack Into Disney World?

A backpack is very popular for guests to bring into Disney World, as they can bring and store essential items such as:

A Portable Charger

Some visitors make the mistake of bringing their regular chargers to the park, and then when their phone battery is low, they begin looking for outlets.

Unfortunately they quickly find out that empty outlets are hard to find.

disney world visitor taking picture with phone

Portable chargers are one of the best investments that any visitor can make.

They can charge their phone from anywhere, and continue on with their theme park experience, versus having to sit in one spot while their phone charges (if they are able to find an empty outlet).

My favorite charger without a doubt is the 36800mAh, Power Bank portable charger.

Portable Charger For Disney World

It's charges fast, seemingly lasts forever, and isn't too blocky, as it is around the size of iPhone 13. It can also be used for Samsung Galaxy phones.

Water Bottles

Most visitors bring their own water bottles into the park due to being able to easily refill their water bottles throughout the day, by using the water stations around the park.

Our favorite is the XACIOA 32 oz water bottle as it is:

xacioa water bottle


  • 100% leakproof
  • Doesn't have the chemical smell most water bottles come with,
  • And there are motivational messages on the side to track your progress and to remind you to stay hydrated

Additionally, it's cost-effective as you won't have to purchase a water bottle at the park.

Ziploc Bags

Ziploc bags are one of the most underrated items at theme parks.

If there's any chance that your valuables could be wet, whether from the rain or a water ride, you can quickly place your belongings safely in a ziplock bag.

Additionally, it's just nice to have for any snacks.


Many of us are so focused on following our itinerary during our visit to our favorite Disney parks, that the next thing we know, hours have passed, many miles have walked and we still haven't eaten.

Being able to pull out our favorite snacks from our backpack in seconds, to hold us over until we are able to get a meal is priceless.

Extra Clothes

Whether you're sweaty from walking around the park all day, or you've gotten soaked from a water ride, having an extra set of clothes is one of the best preventative measures that you can take.


The reason that a poncho is better than an umbrella at a theme park is that it's very lightweight and can fit virtually anywhere when it is folded up.

This unisex, lightweight reusable poncho has worked wonders over the years at dozens of theme parks.


poncho unisex


If you bring an umbrella, it's bulkier and you may need to store it in lockers throughout your day, and you might not even use it in the event that it doesn't rain.


Protecting your skin from the UV rays is extremely important, and it's even more important in Florida.

Speaking from experience, forgetting sunscreen and being sun burnt the day after is no way to spend a vacation.

If you're like us and have sensitive skin, the EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen is a lifesaver.


sunscreen for sensitive skin


The best part about this is that you can use it long after you visit the theme park for any outdoor activity, more than anything on this list, it's an investment.

This sunscreen also has a SPF of 46.

Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer comes in handy before/after rides, before/after meals, and in general throughout the day.

Baby Wipes

If you're traveling with kiddos, baby wipes are essential for any type of clean up.

    Store Backpacks in Lockers

    If your backpack gets heavy after a long day of walking, or if you just need to put your bag away in order to ride a ride, lockers are available at every Disney World park.

    The lockers feature keyless lockers that can be used throughout the day for a one-time charge.

    They come in three sizes, you can find the dimensions listed below.

    Small Large
    12" x 10" x 17" 15.5" x 13" x 17"
    $10 per day $12 per day
    (Magic Kingdom park and Epcot only)
    17" x 22" x 26"
    $15 per day

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