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  • On Dec 9, 2023
    Kathy 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.

    When going through security I know the bags are checked. I was wondering if I have to unzip any smaller cosmetic type bags I use for organizing stuff in my bagpack. I’m trying to decide if it would be more effective to just use ziplock bags since they

    Hi Kathy, welcome back to planDisney!

    Walt Disney World is always enhancing its security measures and I've noticed on my last few visits, contactless security scanners have been used which allows guests to enter the parks so much easier and faster. Guests no longer have to wait in long lines to have their bags individually searched.  The scanners allow for a steady flow of guests to enter the theme park and you will be instructed to keep walking unless you are asked to step aside by uniformed security for a more detailed bag check.  So, depending on what you pack in your backpack, you may not get pulled aside to have your backpack searched.  (Please note that Disney security measures are subject to change.)

    That being said, if your cosmetic bags are not waterproof, you may want to opt for the Ziplock bags regardless of bag checks.  We all know that Florida is famous for a pop-up rain shower and there is the possibility of getting wet on some of the attractions.  Ziplock bags may add extra protection for your belongings.

    Kathy, you will be vacationing at Walt Disney World at a wonderful time!  Although dates have not yet been announced, the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival and Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party should be underway.  You can keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for future announcements on these fun events!

    Have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

Hello! I’m Diane from Connecticut. I am a retired project manager and I'm married with three grown children.  My family enjoys traveling to Walt Disney World and believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes in the Northeast, no two are the same! Learn More About Diane

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