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How to Pack the Perfect Disney Parks Bag for a Magical Day

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Not sure what to pack for a day at Disney? Here is how to pack the perfect Disney Parks bag for a magical day with or without kids. Plus the perfect bag that will help hold it all!

Thank you, Petunia Pickle Bottom, for sending Simplifying Family pieces from the newest Petunia Pickle Bottom and Disney Baby collection. All opinions are my own.

My all-time favorite bag to bring to Disney Parks when my children were babies and toddlers was my Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Tea on the Thames.

It had stroller clips so I could hang it from the stroller or wear it as a backpack. It was yellow and gray with a lace-like medallion. Plus, it was wipeable!

I loved my Petunia Pickle Bottom Cake Collection bags, but I wouldn’t bring those to the Disney Parks with me. I was too worried they would get smeared with ice (affiliate link) cream or sat in a puddle of who knows what. Those were my favorite at home diaper bags because they didn’t look like diaper bags and I felt put together even though I was in jeans, a t-shirt (affiliate link), and wearing baby spit-up.

The Perfect Disney Parks Bag for a Magical Day

Now that the kids are older, I don’t have carry around diapers and sippy cups, but I still have to be prepared for all the Mom things.

After we got out of the diaper bag stage, I thought a backpack would do the trick. There was room, but it wasn’t organized. I missed my diaper bag and all the amazing compartments.

Every time we would go to a Disney Park, I’d realize I forgot something. I wasn’t prepared. Sometimes I was prepared but the bandaids would be hidden at the bottom of the backpack and I couldn’t find them.

Enter in the new line from Petunia Pickle Bottom.

As soon as I saw the District Backpack in Disney’s Signature Minnie Mouse, I knew it would be perfect.

Pack the perfect disney parks bag for a magical time

The District Backpack is a 5-piece set that includes the backpack, packing cube, changing pad, drawstring bottle holder, and integrated stroller clips in the padded shoulder straps.

It’s water-resistant with a wipe-able interior and exterior. Plus it has a lightweight construction.


Inside the Backpack, the interior is spacious and has 2 pockets for organization, which are AMAZING!

There is an insulated front pocket with wipe-able, PEVA lining. The packing cube was designed to fit in the front pocket, which is awesome!

There is a removable bottle holder with a drawstring that coordinates and a removable, washable changing pad. You don’t have to use those though if you don’t have a baby.

It felt good to be back in Petunia again.

So many people ask what to pack for a day at Disney and I think I finally have it figured out!

We had lots of trial and error but I think I came up with how to pack the perfect Disney Parks bag for a magical time.

How to Pack the Perfect Disney Parks Bag

Now that you have your perfect bag for Walt Disney World, what should go inside? Let’s check out the list so you can pack the perfect Disney Parks bag.

The only thing predictable about weather in Orlando, Florida is that it’s unpredictable.

But isn’t that the truth anywhere? I feel like everyone says that about where they live. The difference in Orlando is the humidity.

what to pack for disney

Shout Wipes

I know you think this can be left out, but nope. Whether you are trying to get out spit-up, chocolate, blood, or who knows what you sat on, you will want these in your bag.

Bandages, Antiseptic Ointment, and Arnica

Falls are a given. I don’t care how old you are. My kids have benefited from the bandages in my kit, as well as my mom, and myself. I have packets of probiotics in this kit. It might seem odd but when someone complains of an upset tummy, they get a probiotic (affiliate link) packet.

Water Bottle

Yes, there are water fountains. Have you ever tasted the water in Orlando? It’s not pleasant. Bring a water bottle with filter water.


I keep two emergency ponchos in my bag. If it starts raining suddenly, then I’m covered. I keep debating on the travel umbrella, but then I have to take it out for security.

Handheld Fans

Friends. I was a strict, no fan person. We didn’t have one for the stroller. No one needed a handheld fan.

Then we moved here. LOL

Now all the kids have handheld fans. They have little ears are SO cute!

I’ve gotten soft.

FuelRod Battery for Cell Phones

These are perfect at the Parks because they have exchange stations inside the Parks and at Disney Springs!

Hand Sanitizer

This was a given before and definitely, a must now. There are hand sanitizing stations at the entrance and exit of each attraction, but it’s always good to have on hand and a must-have in the what to pack the perfect Disney Parks Bag.

Extra Masks

Extra masks are good to have on hand.

Make-up Cleansing Towels

These are perfect for a quick wipe-off when you sit down for a snack and take your mask off. A quick wipe, make change, and you’re good to go!

Permanent Markers and a Pen

These used to be for signatures but now I use them to write names on cups or anything else I might need them for. I also carry a pen because you just never know when you might need a pen.

No Sweat Antiperspirant Wipes

I have these in my bag but haven’t used them yet. I figure it can’t hurt to have them on hand.

Disney Gift Cards

Yes! I keep all of our Disney Gift Cards in our Disney Parks Bag.


Honestly, I’m not big of a snacker. But I have found that it’s helpful to carry some kind of snack in the backpack for when the kids, or let’s be honest, the adults, get hangery.

I usually stick apples in a Ziploc bag in the backpack right before we leave. Sometimes adding bars of some kind that are gluten-free. I also try to make sure they are nut free.

The Basics

I consider basics things like hair ties, scrunchies, lip balm, pads, and sunglasses. Things I would normally carry in my bag and also carry in my Park Bag.

Petunia Isn’t Just For Moms

My tween LOVES having her own bag when we go to Parks. She enjoys using the Adventurer Belt Bag!

The Adventurer Belt Bag is outfitted in the playful, allover print of Minnie the Muse, featuring her cheerful red bow, sweet smile, and striking style.

It has 3 carrying options, which she loves. It can be worn as a waist belt bag with the adjustable, a wristlet/clutch, or as a cross-body/purse with strap!

I love that it’s machine washable! Plus it matches the inside of the Backpack!!

How would you pack the perfect Disney Parks Bag?

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