Seven Less Than Obvious Items You Should Pack in Your Disney Park Bag

Wallet. Phone. MagicBand. There’s a lot of obvious items to put in your Park bag when you head to a Disney Park.

Cute Minnie Loungefly Backpacks

But what about some not so obvious items?

Here’s a list of items we can’t live without in the Parks — recommended by our AllEars team!

1. Ziploc Bags

Wet clothes after Splash Mountain? Saving a giant lollipop for later? Want to organize your kid’s pressed pennies? Throw a few plastic baggies in your Park bag. They won’t take up a lot of space, but TRUST me: you will find 100 reasons to use one.

Splash Mountain Ziploc Bag

(P.S. – you can find these adorable bags in the Splash Mountain queue!)

2. Water Flavoring

We absolutely encourage you to refill purchased water bottles or bring your own reusable one. There are plenty of water fountains around the Parks, with these bottle refill stations popping up as well (see the latest at Cosmic Ray’s!)! But while the water is filtered and safe, Florida water is less than delicious, and some guests downright hate it.

Water Bottle Refill Station

Bring some flavor packets or enhancer (like Crystal Light or Mio) to make your water more enjoyable — plus you’ll save some money on buying drinks!

3. Anti-Chafe Stick

Let’s be honest — Florida is HOT, and you’re going to sweat. There is almost nothing more uncomfortable than chafing and having to walk miles around a theme park. Sorry if this is TMI, but I am trying to save you some pain and agony! Grab a chafe stick — like the ones runners use or my personal favorite, Megababe. I swear it changed my Park-loving life.

©Megababe via Target

4. Small Activity Books and Crayons

Traveling with kids? Grab a small activity or coloring book for your bag. The coloring pages at the restaurants can be repetitive, and small activity pads can be helpful in a long line. You can grab this Princess one here!


5. Hair Accessories

If you’re like me, your day starts with your hair looking cute for Park pictures, but after about 10 minutes in the Florida heat, everything changes. Our team highly recommends bringing a few small accessories — hair ties, clips, or bobby pins — so you can pull your hair (or your kid’s hair) up when it gets hot or wet. Plus, you’ll want to tie it back for rides like Test Track. Trust me.

Rapunzel understands the hardships of long hair.

6. Portable Charger

For all the work your phone is going to do in the Parks — like taking photos, capturing video, and using My Disney Experience — you’re going to want to make sure it has ample battery! Bring portable charger from home, or grab a FuelRod in the Parks. You purchase it once, and then you can swap it out as needed for a fresh battery.

Fuel Rod Station

Check out more tips for keeping your battery level high and stress level low here!

7. Wipes

Kids or not, you will not regret having baby wipes with you. Trust me: I am messier than a child when I eat a Dole Whip cone, and all bets are off when there’s gooey cheese involved in dish. Use wipes to clean a table before a meal, your hands after a sticky treat, or your clothes when you’ve had serious drippage. I highly recommend grabbing a small pack of these for your bag.


And grab some antibacterial wipes for those times when you can’t get to a restroom to scrub your hands… and you just touched chewed up gum on a handrail.

What are the must haves for your Park bag? Let us know in the comments!

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Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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4 Replies to “Seven Less Than Obvious Items You Should Pack in Your Disney Park Bag”

  1. Clorox makes single wipes that are about the size of a wetnap. I found out how convenient these are for a stain on clothes until able to launder them. My fiancee happened to have a couple in her purse. Being handy for only two adults, I can imagine how they can for people with kids. These take up very little space.

  2. Moleskin! They usually come in 3″x4″ square sheets. I make a few snips into it so we can easily rip off different sizes if/when needed. For feet blisters, moleskin is 1000% more effective than band-aids. It stays on for days, unnoticeable, completely relieves any discomfort and aids in healing. Miraculous.

  3. Agree with all your picks and wanted to add more uses for some. Plastic baggies make great phone covers, even my thumb print unlock works through one. I leave my phone in a baggie the whole trip, changing it every 2-3 days. Only pain is you have to take it out to take pics but I bring my small camera for that. For chafe you can also use your antiperspirant on prone areas before you leave the room in the morning. So glad I am not the only one whose hair freaks, all the other women look perfect to me walking in parks, while even pulled back I develop curl horns at best and full out medusa at worst lol. Hope the bottle fillers are placed throughout parks, I bring my filtered Britta bottle because I hate the taste of the tap water but filling from a fountain is an acquired skill