• On Nov 6, 2019
    Lexi from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What size bag can I bring on rides at Disney Land & California adventure??

    Greetings, Lexi, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’m so glad you’re hEAR, and I can’t wait to help you start planning your upcoming Disneyland Resort vacation! 

    It’s always a good idea to do your research ahead of time so you don’t have any issues upon arrival. According to the Disneyland Resort Rules, all coolers, backpacks, and bags can be no larger than 24” long by 15” wide by 18” high. So, as long as your bag fits within these parameters, you shouldn’t have a problem entering the parks with it. Keep in mind that you’ll be stopped at a Security Checkpoint before entering the Disneyland Resort, and a Security Cast Member will ask to look inside your bag before allowing you to pass. Also, if you plan on bringing a cooler, keep in mind that loose or dry ice isn’t permitted. Instead, I recommend bringing a re-usable ice pack to keep food and drinks cold. 

    Most backpacks and purses will fit just fine on most attractions, though there are a few attractions where you may need to leave your backpack in a secure spot at the base of the attraction, such as Jumpin’ Jellyfish in Disney California Adventure Park. 

    If you plan on bringing any extra bags or clothes that you’d prefer not to carry around with you, I recommend renting a locker. Locker rentals are available in various sizes in three different locations throughout the Resort, including one on the Esplanade (just outside the entrances of both theme parks), one on Main Street, U.S.A. (in Disneyland Park), and one on Buena Vista Street (in Disney California Adventure Park).

    Please stop by with any additional planning questions, Lexi, and I’d be happy to help! 

    See ya’ real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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