Can You Bring Bags on Rides at Disney World?

So, you’ve been saving all year for your trip to Disney World, and you want to plan it out ahead of time so that you know what you will need while visiting the different parks. When considering everything you need to carry with you each day while on vacation, you may find yourself wondering if you can even bring bags on rides at Disney World.

Can you bring bags on rides at Disney World? Yes, Disney World allows you to bring your bags onto the rides with you. Different rides will offer one of three bag storage options:

  • Floor storage
  • Storage compartment in your seat
  • Lockers located next to the ride.

Disney wants you to have a magical experience when you are at their parks. In this article, you will learn the rules regarding bringing bags into Disney World and onto rides, different bags that are suitable for your daily needs, and what you need to pack in your bag each day.

Can You Bring Bags on Rides at Disney World?

Disney is said to be one of the most magical places on earth. While there, you can leave your worries at home and fully immerse yourself into the atmosphere of the different parks. It’s a place to let your inner child roam free.

When it comes to riding all of the rides on your to-do list, you must remember that you are going to want to make sure that the bag you are carrying will not get in your way and will be able to go on the rides with you. 

Most of the rides in the parks have a place for you to put your bag at your feet and store it while you are on the ride. Many of Disney’s rides move at a slow pace, making it easy and safe to store your bag at your feet.

For faster rides, you can put your leg through the strap of your bag for added security. A few rides might not have room for your bags; if that is the case, there is usually locker storage by the ride. You place your bag into one of the lockers, then take the key out and wear it on your wrist until your ride is over.

What Size Bag Can You Take into Disney World?

Disney has its own set of rules for visiting their parks. There is a rule that limits the size of the bag that you can bring into the park. According to Walt Disney World Resort Property Rules, your bag must not be larger than 24” long by 15” wide by 18” high

Disney reserves the right not to allow your bag into the park if it is bigger than the rules permit. Be aware that they update their rules regularly, so check the rules before your trip to make sure your bag is still allowed in the park.

Does Disney Search Your Bags at the Entrance?

Disney is very serious when it comes to the safety of the guests at their parks. Upon entering, you will have to go through a metal detector, and they will search your bags. Be prepared and help the line move faster by unzipping the bag’s compartments before getting to the bag check station.

Is There Somewhere Secure You Can Leave Your Bag?

When you are riding the rides at Disney World, there will be a storage pouch either in front of or behind you on the ride for you to place your bag. If you are riding a ride where you can get soaked with water or riding a very fast ride, there are free lockers offered to store your bag during the ride.

One tip to keep in mind when you are at the park is to keep your bag in your sight at all times. Always keep your bag attached to your body or in your sight if it’s not locked in a storage locker. Someone could easily walk up to you and grab your bag. You may not notice until it’s too late.

Different Types of Bags People Use at Disney World

There are many different types of bags that people like to carry. Disney has no shortage of bags that they sell at the park if you forget to bring one with you. All of the bags in the list below will fit in both the storage pouches and lockers. Just remember to zip up your bag! You don’t want to lose anything small that could squeeze out during the ride.

Some of the bags people use while at Disney World are:

  • Standard backpacks. If you are someone that likes to be prepared, this might be the best option for you. Because it is a regular-sized backpack, it can fit many more items than some of the other bag options.
  • Mini backpacks. These are not only adorable but can hold a decent number of items. They are perfect for kids to carry! Disney’s mini Loungefly backpacks are very popular.
  • Cross-body bags. Cross-body bags come in a variety of sizes and are always attached to your body, making it harder for them to be grabbed or lost.
  • Sling bags. These bags join the security of the cross-body bag with the durability of a backpack. The result is a great bag option for your trip!
  • Diaper bags. If you are bringing a small child along with you, a diaper bag is going to be a must-have. Diaper bag backpacks can make carrying your child’s items much easier!
  • Fanny packs. If you want something small that you don’t have to remove for any reason, these are the perfect bag for you. They keep your essentials right around your waist!
  • Cinch bag/drawstring bag. These are a lightweight bag option and usually have room for all of the things that you need.
  • Purses. Some women choose to carry their purse while they are at the park and pack anything they need into it.

What Is the Best Bag to Carry at Disney World?

With all the bag options available, the best bag for you will depend on your preferences and needs. If you want a bag that you don’t have to remove to ride any of the rides, the fanny pack, sling bag, or cross-body bag might be your best option. 

These three bags are often smaller and would be able to be worn easily on the rides. You will also be able to keep them securely on your body while riding most rides.

What Should You Carry in Your Bag?

Having to keep your entire vacation managed in your head can cause you to forget smaller things – like the items you need to include in your bag! When you are packing your bag to get ready to head to the park for the day, think about what you need and don’t need. 

Don’t worry if you forget something. There are places in the park that sell things that you may need. The parks even have special stations that sell baby essentials if your little one uses all of the diapers you brought along.

Weather-related items you might want to bring include:

  • Ponchos
  • Umbrellas
  • Fans
  • Sunglasses

Health-related items you might want to bring along are:

  • Mini-first aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Anti-bacterial gel
  • Bug spray
  • Tissues

If you have kids with you, you might want to bring:

  • Spare outfits
  • Autograph books
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Snacks

Miscellaneous items you might want to include:

  • External battery charger
  • Cell phone
  • Park maps
  • Magic bands
  • Photo ID
  • Credit card/cash

If you are worried that you will forget something very important, you can make a checklist of what you need to bring with you to the park each day. This checklist can make sure you include all of your necessary items in your bag!

If you are planning a trip to Disney, don’t stress over whether you can bring your bag onto the rides or not. Disney knows you are going to be bringing things along with you while you are at the park for the day. You can carry your bags right onto the rides with you! As long as your bag is within the size regulations, you have nothing to worry about!

Dustin Baier

Hey, I'm Dustin a Dad of 4 and married to Sweet Pea Chef for over 15 years now :) We got engaged at the Disneyland Hotel way back when and love a vacation at Disney World, Universal Studios, really anywhere with theme parks!

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