• On Oct 11, 2021
    Gailan from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am going with a small group and they are not taking a bag or purse. If I take a small purse to carry my phone in do I check in a different line to have bag searched?? I don't want to hold them up.

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Gailan. I'm so glad you stopped by! It looks like you'll be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in just a few days. How exciting!

     Your visit is the perfect time to experience The World's Most Magical Celebration. This epic 18-month long event is being celebrated throughout the Walt Disney World Resort! You can count on lots of new magic to discover, including brand-new nighttime spectaculars. Disney Enchantment at Magic Kingdom Park and Harmonious at EPCOT are not to be missed!

     To answer your question, all bags are subject to being screened when you arrive at the theme parks. Guests without bags will be asked to go directly through the metal detector while Guests with bags will be asked to stop at a security checkpoint. As a mom of three, I always have a large backpack that's well stocked with everything we could possibly need for a day at the theme parks. When my family is visiting the theme parks, my husband takes the kids through security while I go to have my bag screened. In my experience, my crew has never had to wait more than a minute or two while I have my bag checked. I think you'll find that the security checkpoints are super efficient!

     Speaking of your phone, be sure to download the My Disney Experience mobile app before your visit. It's magic at your fingertips! You can use the app to view current wait times for attractions, place mobile food and beverage orders, manage reservations, preview Disney PhotoPass photos, and more!

     I hope this was helpful, Gailan. I'm wishing you a magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

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Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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