In order to give you someplace to put all those park essentials, we’re sharing the best park bags to carry around with you during your Disney World trip. These bags are all highly rated on the internet and by our reporters who are in the parks each and every day, so you know they’re legit. Let’s check them out!
There are a few things you want your park bag to be — lightweight, roomy, durable, and comfortable, of course! Bonus points if it’s cute! You can count on the bags we’re sharing today to have some, if not all, of those characteristics.
Loungefly backpacks were highly recommended by our team! They may look small, but you’d be surprised how much you can fit inside (more on that later). Plus, there are a few different pockets to keep your items organized. So, so many Loungefly designs exist out there, so there’s a style for everyone. Some are specific to the Disney Parks — like this Loungefly that’s absolutely covered in icons from Disney World and Disneyland.
You’ve got icons from attractions like Haunted Mansion and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, plus snacks (which you know we love) like churros and turkey legs. You can grab this bag for $75. Prices fluctuate a bit, depending on the design, but in general, expect Loungefly bags to be priced around there.
If you’re looking for something more specific to your personal Disney preferences, there’s this Loungefly backpack that’s perfect for Pixar fans.
Can you name all of the characters?! We spy Woody, Boo, Mike Wazowski, Bo Peep, and SO many more! This bag also costs $75.
If your world has been rocked by The Mandalorian, you might feel inclined to have Baby Yoda along for the ride with you wherever you go. And you can do just that with this Baby Yoda Loungefly backpack!
Then, you’ll have the cutest little sidekick for your journey to Batuu in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This backpack costs $80.
Now, you might be thinking — these bags are so small, there’s no way I’ll be able to fit everything inside. Well, prepare to be amazed. One of our reporters uses a Loungefly backpack during her park days and she fits SO much inside. Just look!
This is EVERYTHING she fits inside that one bag!! Shocking, right?
She’s got masks, sunscreen, chapstick, an umbrella, charging supplies, and so many other essentials that you’ll find yourself needing as well! (Yes, she has a lot of pressed pennies too. We love em too!)
Another plus about these Loungefly bags is that there are little side pockets so you can easily access things you need.
So, if you’re looking for a great way to show off your favorite Disney characters all while storing your must-haves, Loungefly backpacks are the way to do just that!
For a backpack that’s a little more traditional, Zomake makes a lightweight backpack that will keep you from feeling weighed down while storing all your things at the same time! Plus, look at ALL of those colors that it comes in.
The bag itself weighs less than a pound, it has lots of pockets for all your items, and a mesh side pocket for a water bottle ensuring you remember to hydrate throughout the day! The nylon fabric is water-resistant, meaning it’s Splash Mountain-proof.
You can currently find it on Amazon for $17.99.
Being hands-free can really come in handy in Disney World when you’re trying to juggle your Mickey Pretzel in one hand and checking wait times on your phone with the other. Baggallini makes a crossbody bag that allows you to have both of your hands free!
Inside the bag, you’ll find credit card slots and zippable pockets. Plus, it’s lightweight and water-resistant. Another bonus is that it’s machine washable which will really be helpful when you spill a little melted Dole Whip on it (we’ve been there). It comes with a bonus wristlet too!
There are lots of colors and designs available, and the prices range between $35 and $55. This is a great option if you want something more purse-like without toting around your favorite purse!
If you went through grade school, chances are you had — or at least knew someone that had — a JanSport backpack. JanSport backpacks are super common, but they also come in miniature sizes. These mini bags are still pretty spacious, but make it a little easier to tote all of your belongings. Among its roominess, there are also a few pockets inside. The biggest perk of these JanSport bags is how durable they are. One of our DFB team members has used this bag for ten years and has only had to replace it once!
The canvas material of the bag is durable and flexible. Plus, it comes in so many simple colors so it can easily be matched to your park outfits.
It’s an inexpensive option, especially considering how long it lasts. The mini bag costs between $25 and $35 depending on the color and pattern.
Vera Bradley Hipster Bag
The Vera Bradley Hipster Bag is reviewed well online and by members of the DFB team! It has lots of zipped pockets on both the inside and outside of the bag. Similar to the Baggallini bag, this crossbody allows you to go hands-free in the parks. If you want to Disney-fy your bag, there are plenty of vibrant Disney patterns. The new Minnie Mouse Garden Party pattern is perfect for the summer.
These bags have a somewhat cult following. The quilted exteriors are soft and comfy against your skin all day, but heads up — they’re not water-resistant like others on this list. They ARE cute though! You can find this bag on shopDisney for $85.
For a design lacking in Disney, there are tons and tons of patterns that you can find on Amazon. They come in so many different colors and styles. This one here is gray with a multicolored floral design, but for something even more lowkey, there are solid color options too.
These bags cost $70.
If you’re looking to save money while you’re at Disney World, one of the things we often recommend is to bring your own food into the parks rather than buying food there. In order to do so, it definitely helps to have a cooler bag that will keep your food cold for whenever you’re ready to eat. This Mier Cooler Backpack is insulated with different sections for wet and dry items. Think of it like a bigger version of your (or your kid’s) lunch bag!
The straps and back of the bag are padded so it’s still comfy even if you’re toting around heavier items like water bottles.
You can get it for $45 and save yourself a little money by packing your own snacks and drinks. Bonus, if you plan ahead, you can use one section for normal park bag goodies like sunscreen and your sunglasses, and the bottom for lunch and drinks!
The Sunhiker Pack is everything you want out of a good park bag — it’s lightweight, tear-resistant, and water-resistant. Both sides of the bag have pockets to hold water bottles. The bag itself is pretty compact, measuring at just over one foot high. Plus, there are pockets galore!
Like many of the other bags we’ve shared so far, it comes in lots of colors and designs. And, it’s under $30 on Amazon.
If you prefer to pack light when you’re visiting Disney World, we thought we’d include a little something for you as well. The Herschel Seventeen Waist Pack is convenient to wear and easily accessible. The front pocket of the waist pack has a waterproof zipper so you can store your important things while you’re on a water ride.
The colors and designs are really cute and simple. The waist pack can be found on Amazon priced between $25 and $50.
For any picture-takers out there, we’ve got something for you too. We’re not talking about the selfie-professionals, but those who actually lug a camera with them. The Lowepro Slingshot Backpack helps protect your DSLR and it can fit other tech gear like headphones, a compact tripod, etc.
With this bag, you won’t have to worry about your items getting bumped around. Check out all the compartments inside.
You can find it (along with similar styles) on Amazon for $79.
With one of these bags, it’ll be easier to carry around all of your essentials during your Disney World. Check back with us for more packing tips and everything you need to know to plan your trips.