When it comes to spending a day at Disney, parents bringing a day bag with you is a must. We are experts at this point and I am always prepared for whatever the day may bring! My go-to bag is Disney backpack, we got this one at the parks, it's large enough to hold our essentials for the day plus water bottles in the side pockets. These are our must haves for your Disney World day bag!
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You never know when you will have an ice cream face! I also use these to clean our hands before eating.
Headache, Allergy, and other Medications
Ziplock Bag for electronics on water rides
Change of Clothes
I always bring an extra set of underwear and shorts for the kids incase they get so soaked and aren't drying off. This is more likely to happen in the cooler months in Florida than the middle of Summer but it never hurts to be prepared.
If getting wet on a ride or in a sudden Florida storm is not your thing, ponchos are your friend. We usually skip this one, but when we travel during hurricane season I do bring them along just in case.
We have external chargers for our phones if needed. I like to take pics and videos with my phone and my cameras so I can eat up the battery by afternoon for sure.
Because a girl can never have too many pairs. Sometimes I like to switch up my ears during the day depending on the park and the mood.
Before you say but what about the Dole Whips?! I bring protein bars and other little snacks for the family so we can use our Disney Dining Plan Snack Credits on the good stuff- Dole Whips, Mickey Pretzels, Churros, and more. Mmm Dole Whips…
Autograph Books & Pens
You never know when you will see your favorite character!
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And after days and days, weeks even at this point of gloom, I am ready for some sunshine!
Having a change of clothes is so essential after getting wet from water rides. I remember many years ago when my niece got wet at a theme park and didn’t bring a change. She was wearing jeans and by the end of the day her legs were red and sore. I’d also wait until later in the day for water rides too.
I think you have the perfect bag for a day at Disney World. Have a great time at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration.
Excellent suggestions, many of which are ideal for all outdoor trips to a park or event. We have a very funny family story from when my daughter was a toddler and spilled an entire bottle of cough syrup on herself and the rented car seat and car. We were going to a shopping center and had to buy new clothes for her. You live and learn I guess.
We are big on bringing in snacks because we get hungry playing. I also am a big believe in wipes not just for ice cream faces but because there are people that don’t know how to clean up after them self and you may need to wipe a seat off after all cast members can’t be every where at once even if they are magical beings.
That bag is so cute! I agree on everything you mentioned in this list! We went last summer and with me having older-ish kids who were 7,5, and 4 at the time I assumes a bag full of items was not needed. I was wrong! Wipes, hand sanitize, water bottles, hats, sunscreen. All of it was needed!
Such a great list. We used to live in Miami and were able to go to Disney World a few times. I wish I would have had this list the first time we went. We were all so sunburned! I learned quickly what I needed to take.
Great tips and adorable photos! We have a checklist that we’ve made through the years and as technology changes, we have to keep updating it. I’m going to cross-check my list with yours and make sure I have everything!
Great photos, and great tips to stay organized. I always have a check list and still seem to forget something. You covered all bases. The pen for autographs is agreat one
Great tips! We always bring chargers whenever we go out but I never thought about bringing plastic bags for electronics. That is a fantastic idea.
You have done a complete preparation. This bag contains all the necessary things.
This is a very complete post! All things listed are needed, indeed. Great tips! 🙂 xoxo
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When I go to places like that with my girls, we always bring changes of bottom clothes too – usually just panties and some leggings so they don’t take up a ton of space. Then they aren’t miserable if they get all wet on a ride or something. You have a good list here – the Ziploc bag is a great idea!
This is the cutest Disney bag I have ever seen. Also, your babies are so adorable! How I miss the days when my kids were this young.
I just want one pair of Minnie ears! 🙁
This is a great list. I feel like 1/2 of the things on it are things that I never leave my house without anyway! ha!
Such a cute little bag! Love those sequin ears- looks like you guys had an AMAZING time!
Very cute post. I will remember these when we make our way to disneyland!
We love Disneyland too! Oh yes, I think I have 100% of what you’ve listed when we went for a visit two years ago! Your post makes me want to go back now!!!
Where did you get that bag? I love it!
I got the bag while at Disney World. They were running a special in the Emporium (and other gift shops) buy a certain amount of things and you could get the backpack for $20 I think. They rotate the deals but I believe the bag is available for regular purchases in the shops 🙂
Where did you get the bag it’s so adorable
Thank you! I got the bag while at Disney World. They were running a special in the Emporium (and other gift shops) buy a certain amount of things and you could get the backpack for $20 I think. They rotate the deals but I believe the bag is available for regular purchases in the shops 🙂
If at all possible, bring a wet bag. They are life savers for anything wet/soiled that you don’t want soaking through your backpack or getting into everything else in the bag! We hardly leave the house without one anymore!
My hubby and I just got back from WDW recently (and are currently in denial that we have to go back to the real world). This list is fantastic! We saw some kids getting the characters to sign one of their hats instead of an autograph book – I think we’re going to give this a try next time.
So, we just got back from Disney and I have to say this list definitely came in handy. I was the hero of the trip!! Haha…I had a backpack and took a jumbo ziploc bag from Hefty and used it to line the bag. This way I didn’t have a bunch of bags, just the one that I could zip closed. I had ponchos, and I thought I wouldn’t use them, but on the last night while we were watching the Star Wars celebration at Hollywood studios, the skies opened and it soaked us. I quickly broke out the ponchos and we were able to finish watching the show. The large bag also kept phones and things dry while my backpack got soaked. I had sunscreen and chap stick, but next time I would also bring a small can of spray sunscreen just to help re-apply during the day. Wipes came in handy just to freshen up during the day. I also had a small bottle of powder to help absorb some of sweat. It was in the high 90’s and it was HOT. I had 1 small ziploc bag with quarters and pennies for the pressed pennies found around the park( this was a lot of fun for my 15 yr old….especially around Epcot) Also, the extra charger came in handy! Needless to say…whenever something came up I seemed to have it in my bag….which quickly became known as my ” Mary Poppins” bag!! Thanks again… it was so nice being ready for anything!!
Hi Michelle, I’m so glad this list helped you out! Love it- Mary Poppins bag 🙂 Thanks so much for your feedback!! And I’m glad you had a great trip!