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  • On Apr 18, 2024
    Kari-anne from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    For the bag dimensions, would it matter if it’s within the dimensions but also an extendable bag? Say if I don’t use the extendable bit initially coming into the park but possibly extend the bag to hold more stuff as the day goes on?

    Hi there, Kari-Anne!

    Thank you for stopping back by planDisney! With less than a month until your magical vacation begins, I'm sure you are excitedly counting down the days. I always love this period in my magical countdowns because dining reservations are locked in, and I can focus on my packing list and ensuring I have a Mary Poppins-worthy theme park bag ready to go!

    According to the Walt Disney World Resort Property Rules, bags that exceed the allotted dimensions (24" long x 15" wide x 18" high) are not permitted into theme parks or water parks. While this is the stated policy, I have never seen bags measured at a security checkpoint, so as long as your bag falls within the specified guidelines at the time of entry, I would imagine it shouldn't be a problem. Please keep in mind that admittance will be up to individual Cast Member discretion, so if your bag technically is larger than the allotted dimensions provided, it could be denied entry.

    Personally, I err on the of caution and prefer to just carry the bare necessities (a small wallet, portable charger, disposable poncho, sunglasses, and medical necessities) in a small crossbody and opt to rent a locker at the theme parks if I make any larger purchases I don't want to carry with me on attractions or need to store a sweatshirt for the evening. Maybe it's just me, but I love the convenience and ease of being relatively bag-free! 

    I hope this was helpful, Kari-Anne, and that a vacation filled with magical memories and tasty treats awaits you! If you have any additional questions before (or after) your arrival, don't hesitate to stop back by. I'm always happy to help!

    Hakuna Matata,
    Lizzie
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Meet the Panelist: Lizzie, Georgia

Hi y'all! I'm Lizzie, a happily married teacher, coach, and proud dog mom of three from Georgia. While I loved the magic of Disney as a child, it wasn't until my twenties that pixie dust became a defining characteristic of my personality (and my wardrobe). I can't wait to answer your Walt Disney World Resort vacation questions so that you can embrace your inner 'hakuna matata' as you stroll through The Most Magical Place on Earth with your favorite Mickey-shaped snack in hand.  Learn More About Lizzie

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