• On Feb 2, 2019
    Mackenzie from FL 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 was wondering what size backpack is appropriate to go to Animal kingdom with?

    Jambo Mackenzie!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We're so glad you stopped by with your question. 

    You're in for a wild time at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park! I love taking a crossbody bag or medium-sized backpack into the theme parks with me, so I have all of my park touring essentials at my fingertips. Backpacks (with or without wheels) should not be larger than 24" long x 15" wide x 18" high. That being said, I've never encountered any issues when trying to ride the attractions with my medium-sized backpack at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Some attractions feature a dedicated storage compartment in the ride vehicle. When riding thrill attractions, I usually stow my bag on the floor of the ride vehicle. On some of the slower rides such as Kilimanjaro Safaris, I prefer to hold my bag on my lap.

    Lockers are also available to rent at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Although I prefer to keep my backpack with me for easier accessibility, you may decide to store yours in a locker throughout the day.

    Consider having lunch or dinner at Satu'li Canteen, located in Pandora - The World of Avatar. This popular Quick-Service dining location is a "must do" when visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom Park and the delicious Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse is not to be missed!

    I hope this information is helpful, Mackenzie. Let us know if you have any additional questions. We would love to assist you further in planning a magical trip!

    Happy Planning,

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