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Disneyland Paris Edition: What to Pack in Your Disney Park Bag

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If you’ve been to Disneyland Paris, you know all the things you need to consider when packing your Disney park bag. If you plan to visit for the first time and have never been, then this is the post for you. What to pack in your Disney park bag.

It is never going to be an easy task. Do you pack one large bag for the family, split between two bags, or carry your own? These are all questions that would suit each family. We take one large bag with a built-in cool bag section (a must-have if visiting in the summer).

Updated: January 2022

Here are the key essentials for your Disney park bag.

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The Perfect Disney Park Bag

You firstly want to keep your packing list simple, to a minimum and include essentials only. There is no point filling your bag with jumpers and cardigans if you visit in the summer months and sun lotion if you are visiting in November.

This packing guide is more suited to a Disneyland Paris park bag than the American versions. Still, some items are universal between all parks, and one of the significant and first considerations should be the type of bag, considering size, weight, pockets, and accessories.

Choosing your Park Bag

Visiting Disneyland Paris is a different experience from visiting Disney World in Florida. Most trips to Paris are weekend breaks or short trips and often involve a small carry-on bag; I highly recommend the Cabin Max carry on trolley backpack, which can be used as a few days travel or as cabin luggage for a trip to Florida. Florida trips are more likely to be at least a week, if not two and involve more luggage. They also have a super cute kids version of the Cabin Max Teddy Bear bag, and I’d say the next one up from the Trunki.

So when considering your Disney park bag, consider if it will be stored in your carry-on luggage or if you will be using it during your travels?

Meeting Winnie the Pooh

As a Mum, I always opt for a large backpack with lots of pockets, and it allows you to keep your hands free as you roam around the parks. Our bag also has straps that can clip it to the back of strollers, wheelchairs or pushchairs should you need this accessory.

The best Disney park bag I have ever purchased is a baby changing bag. However, my children are no longer baby’s; it was a fantastic buy with a USB charging port, wipe holder pocket, insulated pockets and stroller straps and has a padded back, so not so harsh while walking around all day. The interior space is larger than many of the other bags I have used, and I haven’t been able to fault it.

Having a teenager in the family, who likes the nicer things in life, this Hype Disney Mini Backpack is beautiful and something she insisted I purchase. Having a little one obsessed with Toy Story, I have had to accommodate his wish to have some bag, and this Disney Toy Story Lunch bag is so cute.

Jessie During Disneyland Paris Parade

Disney Park Bag Essentials

Never underestimate a good, large, comfortable backpack for any theme park or Disney park. Now you’ve considered and chosen your bag; you now need to find those essentials to fill it with. Here are some must-have essentials to include in your Disney park bag.

Snacks – The way to survive any park trip is to plan with snacks because you never know when the little ones will need something to take their minds off the queues. I’m one who embraced all the Disney merch and took a Disney inspired snack pot for all those little snacks. I also took some Sistema To Go Knick Knack pots as they are stackable and easy to throw in a bag. I would consider keeping snacks simple, snacks that don’t need refrigerators.

Refillable Water Bottle – Drink prices at Disneyland Paris are extortionate. The last thing you want to do is pay through the nose for bottled water when there are plenty of accessible water fountains where you can refill your Disney themed water bottles for free. I prefer the leak-proof bottles rather than the tumbler type bottles as the lids have a habit of falling off or leaking. Consider a collapsible water bottle if space is an issue, which is excellent for fast-moving families.

Baby Wipes – No bag would be complete with a pack of baby wipes. From sticky fingers, unforeseen spills or mess. You might even opt for them vegan-friendly baby wipes. I’m a sucker for a theme. If you are a regular user, I highly recommend signing up for the subscribe & save on Amazon; you can save up to 15% on regularly needed essentials.

Poncho/Rain Coat – Living in the UK, we are used to having to throw a raincoat or poncho into the back of the car. Paris weather is hugely similar to the UK, so don’t forget to pack your Disney inspired poncho. You can purchase a waterproof raincoat for those of you who prefer a more permanent option.

Camera – Most of us use our phones to take photos or videos these days. If like me, you take far too many images, you could maximise your phone space within hours. Your best option is to buy a separate, compact digital camera like this digital vlogging camera.

Lanyard & Holder for Ticket – Disneyland Paris have yet to introduce magic bands. Hence, tickets are either paper cards or staying at an on-site hotel like The Hotel Cheyenne, you get a plastic room key with park tickets, and dining included. So during our recent visit, I purchased a lanyard and hold for our tickets, so they were easy to find. If you are travelling with a disabled child or adult, a sunflower lanyard would be an excellent choice.

Mini First Aid Kit – When my children were baby’s I put together my first aid kit that fits inside our baby changing bag. It’s still in use today and has come in very handy. It’s very similar to this adorable first aid kit on Amazon, and it sits comfortably in a changing bag or rucksack.

Portable Fan – Depending on the time of year you visit will depend on whether you need to purchase a portable handheld fan. It can get sweltering in the summer months, which was very handy waiting in line.

Sun Lotion – Again, if you are visiting in the spring to summer months, it is a good idea to take a bottle of sun lotion. We buy all our lotion from Superdrug as they have a great summer and holiday section.

Portable Charger – You may not be surprised to learn that phone batteries die. Park apps, photos, social media sharing, and general use can have your phone battery die within hours. There is the option to hire a portable charger from Disneyland Paris, pop along to one of the many charger rental points. If you’d prefer your version, we opted to purchase the Poweradd EnergyCell due to its compact nature.

Small Wallet or Purse – No one wants to lug around a large purse full of store cards for shops that are based near your home. I purchased the cutest Disney Card wallet to keep some cash, ID and credit cards safe.

Park Map – Collect a park from the entrance of either park and place it in your bag or make sure you download the Disneyland Paris park app.

Autograph Book – If your kids are keen autograph hunters, then grab yourself a cute autograph book and include it in your bag if you bag a meet and greet with Mickey Mouse. I especially love this cute Disney autograph book as it also doubles as a photo book.

Hint: MagicBands are currently not available at Disneyland Paris.

Bag – Covid Edition

We live in strange times when no one knows when restrictions will be lifted. Apart from everything mentioned above, it didn’t feel right to post park bags without mentioning the added requirements of covid-19.

Face Masks – Disneyland Paris states that all guests must wear an appropriate face covering at all times over the age of six except eating. There are many places you can buy face masks, including these cute ones on Etsy.

Hand Sanitiser – Over 2,000 hand sanitiser stations around the parks, in-shop and restaurant entrances, and visiting attractions. We all seem to have become accustomed to carrying hand sanitiser in our bags, and I feel this is here to stay. After some research, I discovered that the best sanitiser is Dettol, so I purchased a pack of 12 mini bottles from Amazon. Perfect size for a handbag or even a pocket.

Hand Wipes/Anti-Bacterial Wipes– Sometimes, you need a little hand sanitiser wipe after touching a surface. These Dettol 2-in-1 Antibacterial wipes are perfect for hands and those all-important surfaces.

If you are travelling to Disneyland Paris, remember that if you or any family member feel unwell that it’s best you either don’t travel or you get a negative test before arrival. No one wants their trip ruined because they end up spending it self-isolating in a hotel room.

Are you booking a trip to Disneyland Paris this year? Are you waiting until Covid is at least bearable? Let me know in the comments.

Disneyland Paris Castle

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  1. I’m not much of a Disney fan, but this does seem like a conclusive packing list. Good job.

    1. alittlebitsocial2 says:

      Thank you, for taking the time to read 🙂

  2. So true! These are the things I carry in my bag every time I visit amusement parks. Gosh! I miss visiting parks!

  3. Great essentials!! My time at the park was made so much easier by having everything i needed. Sun cream and a rain poncho are definitely a must- the weather did everything possible while I was there?

    1. alittlebitsocial2 says:

      We went in the heat of summer and it was boiling! Thankfully I was prepared but I’ve been in the spring and it’s rained! Thank you for taking a look. 🙂

  4. Handy tips. We’re just approaching parenthood and will be taking the little one to Disney everywhere when he/she is old enough.

    1. alittlebitsocial2 says:

      My little ones loved it, I can’t wait to take them to Florida. That’s my dream when life is a little easier. 🙂

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