Heading to Disney World can require a lot of planning. Still, when you are spending a full day in the park, you may need more items than you can fit in your pockets, enter your backpack for Disney. Here are some great backpacks for Disney World, to help you with your big days at the park.
Disney World Backpack Basics
Are backpacks allowed in Disney World?
100% YES! Disney allows for you to bring a backpack into the park, which can make for a much easier (and cheaper) day. There are many things you can pack in your Disney backpack, and a few things you cannot bring. We will get to those in a moment.
Should I bring a backpack to Disney World?
Yes, if you are going with younger children and have many kid “supplies” a back in Disney World is a necessity. It’s nice to have everything you will need in one place. If you have kids that are older, or you doing a Disney adult trip, then you may not need it, but when you want to have a water bottle, sunscreen, hats, sweater and anything else you can think of a backpack is the thing to carry around with you.
Can you take your bag on rides at Disney World?
Yes! But fair warning, when you get on a ride (like Animal Kingdom’s rides) that can go up and down, or a loop, it’s a good idea to put your foot through the shoulder strap of the backpack so you don’t end up losing your backpack on a ride (consider this a bonus Disney World Tip)
What can you not take into Disney World?
Disney World has a complete list of items that you cannot bring into the park. Some of them are pretty obvious (weapons, glass, etc…).
But one that caught me off guard was no selfie sticks. Whether this is to promote their photo package, or just to prevent thousands of people taking selfies and damaging those people around them, it doesn’t matter.
Bottom line: leave the selfie stick in the hotel.
What should I pack in my Disney backpack?
If you are wondering what you should be bringing into the Disney parks, you can read our post on it here. We like to be prepared for every eventuality. So take a look at our Disney World packing list and know you will be well prepared.
Here is the list of what to bring to Disney world.
What’s the best backpack for Disney World?
The best backpack for Disney World is something that is lightweight enough for you to handle in the heat, but big enough to handle all of your belongings. Here are some of the best backpacks for Disney World.
Full disclosure, I’m a big fan of Under Armour. This backpack is a great purchase for your Disney World vacation. They are durable and very versatile.
Not only does it have 3 interior slips, and 5 exterior pockets, it has an abrasion-resistant bottom panel. so it’s good when you put it down on the ground to snap a quick pic of your family. It’s water-repellent front valuables pocket to keep your stuff safe, which comes in handy when you are going on water rides (because you will get wet!).
The shoulder straps are adjustable and the Heat Gear provides some extra comfort. Plus, it can fit a laptop, so if you wanted you to have a versatile pack for when you get home this one checks all the boxes
It comes in a variety of colors, click here to see all the styles and price.
IF you are looking for something with a single strap, aka a sling, this Under Armour one is great. Again the strap is adjustable and padded so you have extra comfort when walking around in the heat all day. The pack is water resistant so you are able to go on rides knowing that your contents are protected. The front zipper also allows for easy access to your items.
It can also fit a 15′ MacBook so you can have multiple uses when you return home from your big trip.
This backpack is a good backpack for Disney World, it’s lightweight, can be folded up into a pouch and waterproof. It has a holder for your water bottle and can handle 20 liters of storage. It comes in a multitude of colors and is the perfect pack for your day at Disney.
This one is big enough (16x 10.5 x 3 inch) to fit a laptop and comes with a USB charging port, which can be a useful thing when you find yourself taking countless photos of your day in the park.
The zipper system allows you to gain easy access to the main compartment and each pocket hides the zippers making it harder for thieves to access it. The front side is made from waterproof and cut-resistant fabric so you have an added layer of safety not available with some of the other packs.
The straps a made of a breathable elastic sponge which can help with the long day in the park.
This one is designed with anti-theft in mind, which can be a comfort when you are at the parks with thousands of strangers. This sling has a lockable zipper and is made of a cut-proof material to prevent pickpocketing and theft. There is an RFID blocking pocket as well to keep your credit cards and ID safe.
It can fit a 7″ table and comes with two padded sleeves. The main compartment can be locked and the front pocket can be secured with a clip for fast access while still providing a level of protection. It comes with a 5-year Pacsafe warranty and has 3 interior slip pockets, 2 interior zip pockets, and the 1 exterior pocket for great storage in a sling backpack
This is a durable and water-resistant pack. The nylon fabric gives it a lightweight feel (0.7 pounds). The backpack (18.5x13x7.5 inches) has a sizeable main compartment, two front zipper pockets to hold small accessories, and two side pockets for water bottles or umbrellas.)
This backpack could be a little much for your day at Disney, but if you have a few little kids and need to carry around a host of things then this pack may just be what you are looking for.
The nice thing about this pack is that you could use it on day hikes with the family after your trip to Disney World is a memory.
This daypack has a big enough compartment to fit an iPad pro (15.3 x 7.5 x 3.5 inches (L x W x H)) so you can put a good amount of stuff in there. The single strap is padded and adjustable from 18 to 36 inches. This allows it to be used a bunch of different style of bags. You can also carry it on your left or right, which is super useful because you don’t want to carry it on the same side all day… trust me, your back will thank you.
There are 2 mesh bags in each side for water bottles or other quick to access items (a water bottle is a great thing to have in Disney, especially on those hot summer days in Orlando. It comes with a 1-year warranty and is made from a water repellent polyester.
The best backpack for Disney World will depend on what you feel you need in the parks. Think it through with our list and get ready for a great time.
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