• On Dec 19, 2019
    Tamara from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will it save time entering the park if backpacks are clear?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Tamara! Once upon a time, I thought I needed everything and the kitchen sink (no, not that Kitchen Sink) when spending the day at the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. Now that I'm older and wiser, I've learned how to pare down my Park bag so I can get through the lines at security quicker and be first in line for Space Mountain!

    Clear bags are all the rage, and there are some super cute options, including the popular Loungefly design sold on shopDisney. Although it might save you a few seconds, even clear bags are subjected to the same security search as other bags, so you will still need to unzip your backpack and allow the guards to look in it. Here are a few things you can do to help speed up the process:

    *If at all possible, try not to bring a bag. I know this isn't a viable option for most, but we try to pack everything into one bag so one parent can go through the "no bag" line while the other parent stays back and goes through bag check.
    *If you have bags stored underneath your stroller, have them out and ready before getting to the bag check table.
    *Make sure your bag is off your back and all the compartments are unzipped. I even open up my sunglass glass case and unzip my poncho pouch.
    *Take Beyoncé's advice and stay to the left. Studies show the lines on the left are usually quicker than the ones on the right!

    I hope this helps, Tamara! Please write back if there's anything else we can help you with!

thumbnail image for Eean

Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.