The magical family vacation that every child dreams of… Disney. You’ve got everything packed and everyone settled in the back seat of the car, but you forgot one very important thing: you’re going to need a bag to carry all those necessities through the park! But which is the best bag for Disney?
The Best Bags For Disney
Planning the perfect Disney vacation includes finding the best bag to carry all your “stuff” while visiting the parks. The size and needs of your family will help determine the size of bag that will work for your magical trip. We have found a variety of choices with the Loungefly Duffel and the Disney Tote being on the larger side if you plan to carry a lot into the park. If you just need your wallet, hotel key, and water bottle, a smaller bag such as the Mouse Ear Mini Bag may be a good lightweight option.
Bumkins Mickey Mouse 12×14 Wet Bag
The Bumkins Mickey Mouse 12×14 Wet Bag is made of waterproof, single-ply fabric with a Mickey Mouse print. I mention the fact that this bag is only single-ply because each of us has had a horror of finding the cosmic goo growing in the hidden crevasses of our diaper bags. I’m certain you want a repeat about as badly as I do. No, thank you!
“Waterproof” is another thing that makes this bag among the top for best Disney bags! This works both ways. You can keep your dry things exactly that–dry, even while toting them along on the wet rides. Or you can keep your wet mess inside the bag and away from other dry things. Whatever fits your fancy or the need of the hour. The waterproof coating embedded into this 100% polyester bag plus its heat-sealed seams and the smooth zipper makes all of this possible.
Convenient Snap Handle
How horrible is it to try to find somewhere to put a bag while you’re walking through the mall? Could you imagine trying to find the perfect spot for one while walking all through Disney? What if you needed a break from carrying it? The Bumkins Mickey Mouse Wet Bag is a simple bag to find places for. This is because of the convenient snap handle. You merely unsnap the handle and snap it around the changing table, suitcase handle, or Disney-approved stroller that you want to attach it to!
Easy to Clean
These bags are washable and reusable. Wash them down with a wet cloth for a quick clean. If they need a little bit more than a sponge bath, just turn them inside out, and wash them in your machine. Then, you just hang them out to dry them. Viola! Clean bags! By the way, they dry quickly, as they are made of quick-dry fabric.
This bag is 12″ by 14″. At this size, it will hold approximately six cloth diapers. They do not stretch, so what you see is what you get. However, this is a pretty good size by itself. Remember, cloth diapers take up about twice or three times as much space as a paper diaper in comparison. Therefore, these bags could probably hold about sixteen disposable diapers if that was all you were carrying, and you could probably fit a few small things down the side to boot.
Rockland Duffel Bag
The Rockland Duffel Bag is a pink 19″ duffle bay with white polka-dots. It reminds me of something Minnie Mouse would carry. Being made of heavy-duty 600 denier Polyester, this bag is durable, water-resistant, and a good bang for your buck.
Straps and Handles
This bag has the traditional duffle bag handles with a wrap-around grip made of polyester material for comfort. However, it also comes complete with a detachable 22″ shoulder strap. This ergonomic strap, though convenient and adjustable, is quite rough. Unfortunately, they failed to add any padding to it. Therefore, if there’s any weight to the bag, the strap tends to dig your shoulder.
Pockets and Compartments
This pink and white Rockland Duffle Bag has a large main compartment and four zipper secured compartments, two on the front and one on each end.
The big, 17″ compartment in the center is accessed via a u-top zipper. This allows the whole top to move completely out of the way for quick viewing and easy access.
The only negative about the large, center space is that it has zero extra pockets or compartments. Therefore, things get “lost” easily and must be rummaged for.
Easy to Clean
The synthetic lining and 100% Polyester that this bag are made of are a dream come true for cleaning. Not only are they easily wiped for quick cleaning, but they are machine washable for heavy-duty messes and thorough cleanings too.
The large 17″ space in the center, alone, is large enough to pack several people for the beach for a day! Then you have four additional pockets too. The pockets, like the rest of the bag, are water-resistant and are great for holding soiled or wet items separate from your other items. However, for the price, this bag is perfect for Disney!
Disney “Hip Mickey” Multi-Piece Diaper Bag Set
The Disney “Hip Mickey” Multi-Piece Diaper Bag Set is more than just the best diaper bag for Disney. It comes complete with the pacifier holder, changing pad, and an insulated bottle holder. One neat feature is that some sellers will embroider your baby’s name on the diaper bag for you.
This bag is more than fashionable. It’s functional. It has several washable compartments for easy storage and separate bags, one for holding a pacifier and one for warming a bottle.
The only problem with the compartments is that the large one velcros shut rather than zipping closed. Some purchasers find this irritating. Their items do not stay inside the bag as well as they would like when they must overstuff it. If, however, you don’t plan to overfill your Hip Mickey diaper bag, this will not be an issue.
Handles and Straps
The shoulder strap is adjustable for comfortable use. It can be lengthened or shortened to hang on your shoulder, a chair, or the back of the stroller.
This large-capacity bag is large enough to carry everything for mom and baby without being too bulky. It’s 16″ long by 12″tall and 5″ deep.
Mouse Ear and Bow Shoulder Mini Bag
The Mouse Ear and Bow Shoulder Mini Bag is a small, purse-size bag for those who only need to carry a few items.
This bag is the perfect size for fitting a water bottle, keys, a small wallet, a hotel key, and a small camera. However, it won’t fit much else. This makes it the perfect weight, though, for carrying through Disney!
This mini bag is made of PU leather and lined with polyurethane. Unlike the last bag, the main compartments zip closed. However, the zippers are small, making this bag a choking hazard for children under three years old. This bag has passed the CPSIA test, though, and is safe for children over three.
The adjustable shoulder straps on this mini bag have a 7″ drop. These straps are the perfect size for anyone from three years old and up. The bag can hang a little low on smaller children. This can be remedied by crossing the straps in the back.
Disney Mickey & Minnie Mouse Travel Bag
The Disney Mickey & Minnie Mouse Travel Bag is one of the four prints available for the Disney travel tote bags. The travel tote bags are also available in Star Wars; Mickey & Minnie Mouse (black); Mickey & Minnie Mouse (red); and, Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, & Donald.
There is one large compartment with a small, zippable pocket on the inside. The large compartment also zips closed. The bag is made of a water-resistant, polyester canvas. However, the bag is not waterproof. Therefore, this bag is not the best for toting soaking-wet towels around. If you do, however, don’t fret! The compartments wipe out and dry very easily.
As mentioned, you can wipe this Disney Tote out to clean it. You can also handwash it for a deeper clean. Do not put this bag in a washing machine, however.
Straps and Handles
The straps have an 11″ drop. If you are petite or if you like to carry your bag in your hand all the time, this is a good drop. However, if you’re built average, then this bag will ride your armpit if you try to put it on your shoulder. Some people may not mind this.
Many of us have tried to stand a tote up in the middle of the table and failed miserably. Totes are typically much too flimsy to stand tall, even when they’re full. This tote, however, keeps its form well and stands up regardless.
This bag is 18″ by 12″, and it’s 4″ thick. It’s the perfect size for toting to Disney, packing for travel, hauling to the beach, and using every day!
Disney Tote Dogs Print Travel Bag
The Disney Tote Dogs Print Travel Bag combines classic images from Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmatians, Fox & the Hound (Copper), Oliver & Company (Dodger), and Peter Pan (Nana).
This tote is made of polyester canvas. There is only one large compartment, and that closes with a hook-and-loop closure. Most people like the spaciousness of this bag while others complain that the only thing it lacks is a pocket.
Hands and Straps
The shoulder straps are made of durable, twisted rope. Unlike you’re thinking, the rope is velvety smooth, and soft. The straps have a 10″ drop. Because these straps are so much thinner than the straps on the last bag, this drop seems to be long enough for this bag.
This Disney tote is 18″ wide by 12″ tall and 4″ thick.
Loungefly X Disney Mickey Parts Nylon Duffle Bag
The Loungefly X Disney Mickey Parts Nylon Duffle Bag is an everyday carryall, but it’s a perfect bag for a day at Disney!
This bag has a large main compartment that seals with a zipper. There is a small, inner pocket inside. The duffle bag also has outer side pockets on both ends.
Straps and Handles
This Disney duffle bag has dual carry handles. It is also complete with an adjustable shoulder strap, which can be removed via silver-toned clasps.
This 100% nylon bag is easy to clean. You merely wipe it out with a wet cloth! Viola!
This is the largest bag we’ve featured so far today. It’s 22.5″ wide by 13.5″ tall and 12.5″ deep.
Loungefly Mickey Mouse Purse
The Loungefly Mickey Mouse Purse is a woman’s double-strapped shoulder bag. The size, weight, and style make this bag perfect for Disney!
The mini backpack is made of faux leather. The interior is lined with a black and white striped fabric. It has a front zipper pocket as well as side pockets, both of which fit a smartphone perfectly!
Straps and Handles
This shoulder bag has a top handle for carrying. It also has double straps for carrying on your shoulders backpack-style. These adjustable straps are comfortable, as they are lightly padded.
Having the classic Mickey Mouse image printed all over, this women’s Loungefly Micky Mouse Purse is an officially licensed Disney bag. Measuring 9″ wide by 10.5″ tall and 4.5″ deep, this bag is not made for children under 12 years old. At this size, however, it is perfect for carrying a sweatshirt, water bottle, sunglasses, and wallet!
Small Minnie Mouse Backpack
The Small Minnie Mouse Backpack with Mickey Album Stickers is the last bag that we’ll talk about. This bag is for your child rather than you.
This bag has two compartments. These two are the main compartment, which closes with a drawstring, and the outer pocket. The compartments are pretty small. They will hold a few diapers, wipes, diaper cream, and one change of toddler-size clothes, but that’s about the extent of what your toddler or preschooler will be able to carry anyway!
Straps and Handles
The shoulder straps are adjustable from adult-size to itty-bitty. This is convenient for the off-chance your preschooler decides she no longer wants to carry Minnie on her back.
At 12″ wide, 10″ tall, and 4″ deep, this bag is larger, in some respects, than the purse we featured. Although it is small, remember that you are purchasing it for a young child to carry.
The Small Minnie Mouse Backpack is 100% Polyester, making it easy to wipe down. However, it can only be spot cleaned. Do not throw this in the washer!
The Best Bags for Disney Compared
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How We Selected the Best Bags
When researching these bags, I thought about my many trips to Disney and the bags I used. I thought about what they had and what I wished they had and built the criteria from there. This is why I thought the covered components were so important.
You’ll notice that some of the above bags have several compartments. Some only have a few. This depends on the size of the bag. However, I chose bags that were well-fitted with compartments and pockets. This is because there’s nothing worse than not being able to find what you want (a bottle of water or the sunblock, for instance) and having to empty your bag to find it!
Straps and Handles
This is a vital element. You use the straps and handles to carry the bag all through the park. They should be comfortable to carry. If they aren’t, it’s time for a new bag.
The size of the bag matters. You don’t want your bag to be so big that it’s too heavy to tote. On the other hand, you don’t want it to be so small that you can’t fit anything inside. The size of the bag you choose will vary depending on who will be carrying it, what you intend to carry, and if you have a stroller or such to place it in if it gets too heavy.
I included “cleaning” on only a few of these because some of them were just wear-and-wash and needed no explanation. However, it is important to know if a bag will be difficult to clean or not. These bags are all simple to clean. Some of them can be thrown right into the washer. Others you need only wipe down. Easy peasy.
FAQs – Bags For Disney
Should I bring a bag to Disney?
You can bring a bag to Disney. In fact, you can bring more than one, and many people do! Just remember that you must tote whatever you bring around the park.
Can I bring bags onto the rides at Disney?
You can bring your bags on most of the rides at Disney World. The rides that don’t have a place to store your bag at your feet have a mesh bag on the back of the seat in front of you to store your items. The only ride in Disney World that’s not recommended to take your bag on is the Kali River Rapids. However, there are free lockers provided for storing your things close to that attraction.
Disneyland also has a place to store your bags on almost every ride. The only one that doesn’t is the Silly Symphony Swings.
Are there exceptions to which bags I can bring?
There are. Any bag you bring must meet the standards that Disney sets. Disney’s rules say that bags and coolers must be smaller than 24″ long by 15″ wide and 18″ deep. They can be wheeled or wheelless. However, the rules are regularly updated, so it would be prudent to check them yourself before visiting either one.
Should I carry a purse or just bring a bag into the parks?
Please save yourself the trouble! Not only does a purse get heavy quickly, but it becomes a bother with each ride. This doesn’t even mention the fact that theft does happen at Disney. I know this magical place should be safe, but it’s not. It’s far better to carry your money in a wallet inside the bag of your choice, whether it be a backpack, diaper bag, or duffel.
Can I wear a fanny pack at Disney?
Disney does not make you remove your fanny pack when riding the rides. Therefore, a fanny pack is an excellent substitute for a purse or a small bag! If you must, just move the fanny pack to the side or to the back for pictures.
What should I pack inside my bag?
Here are a few items to consider:
- Battery-powered fan
- Stroller fan
- Sanitizer or sanitizing wipes
- Makeup wipes (to wipe your mascara after riding water rides if you choose to wear makeup)
- Mini First Aid kit (bandaids and antibiotic cream)
- Umbrella or poncho
- Light hoody
- Extra t-shirt
- Refillable water bottle
- A permanent marker and an autograph book!
- Spending Money
Of course, you may not need all of these things. Pick and choose your necessities. And remember, you must tote whatever you take!