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  • On Oct 25, 2021
    Tony from FL Asked

    Are any size backpacks aloud to be used at Disney World?

    Hi Tony, and welcome to planDisney! I am so glad you found us to ask your question. Over the years, my husband and I have carried a wide variety of bags and backpacks into the Disney theme parks, filled with various snacks and drinks. 

    I am now of the “the smaller, the better” mindset. While I still will carry my cute Disney Dooney & Bourke backpack with my travel umbrella (for both sun AND rain), my metal water bottle, my hand sanitizer & wipes, & my sunglasses case, I have pared down the amount that I carry! 

    Any bags, coolers, or backpacks taken into the theme parks must be no larger than 24" long x 15" wide x 18" high. It's important to also note that loose or dry ice is not permitted in the theme parks, so if you want to keep something cold in your bag or purse, I suggest using reusable ice packs or packing ice in a sealed Ziploc bag. 

    Currently, guests are being security screened while wearing their backpacks. If you have anything metal inside the bag, it will need to be removed and carried at arm’s length in front of you (my me, this means my umbrella, water bottle, and sunglasses case are things I must take out of the bag for security). My husband also carries a larger backpack that has a metal frame around the top, so he must carry the entire bag open out in front of him. If you forget, it’s no big deal, you just might get pulled aside for a quick check of your bag. 

    I hope this helps you with your planning for your visit for The Most Magical Celebration on Earth! Be sure to check out the awesome special treats that have been introduced for the 50th Anniversary! 

    Happy Traveling,
    Tracy
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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