• On Aug 21, 2019
    Sarah from MD 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.

    I will be visiting Disney World in September and was wondering if hydration backpacks were allowed in the parks

    Hi Sarah,

    You're going to be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort NEXT MONTH! Are you practically BURSTING with excitement and anticipation?! With so many great special events happening like Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, plus the opportunity to experience the brand new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, you'll be visiting at a GREAT time of year!

    I'm happy to let you know that there's currently nothing in the official rules that prohibits the use of hydration backpacks, and I think they're a wonderful way to make sure you stay well-hydrated during your visit. You'll just need to make sure that your hydration backpack meets the size requirements for any bag, so it can't be larger than 24" x 15" x 18", and it also may not contain any alcohol. Hydration backpacks can be a great bag to carry around all day. They're so comfortable you forget they're there, plus their little pockets are great places to store your photo ID, sunglasses, sunscreen, and any other small personal items you may need. You'll be able to take your bag with you on all of the attractions, too, and keep it either at your feet or in a special compartment designed for any bags or purses. When I'm on a more thrilling attraction like Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, I like to wrap one of the shoulder straps around my leg to make sure it doesn't fall out during the ride.

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Sarah, and please come see us again if you have any other questions as you're thinking through your packing list or any other details of your upcoming trip. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation!

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Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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