Wednesday, October 14, 2015

In The Bag- My Disney Park Purse Essentials

Essentials for the perfect Disney Park Purse

When I get a new magazine I always flip to the back. Is it the instant gratification of a quick, witty article or was I so well trained by Seventeen to read my horoscope back in the 7th grade? The last time I flipped to the back of one of my favorite magazines I realized how much I love their current feature of what is inside celebrity purses.  I thought it would be fun to share what's inside MY Disney Park bag.

If you are a Disney Park veteran it will be fun to compare !
If you are planning your first trip maybe this will help you decide what essentials to pack.

Use the numbers in the image with the key below:
1- Sunglasses!
2- BandAids- (Disney Band Aids) and Blister Band Aids- are magic if anyone gets a blister from all the walking!
3- Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets- I love the way they work in the humid Florida weather.
4- Tide to Go- I always carry one of these and in a place with so many photo ops it is a MUST!
5- Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel- my fave is Pocket Bac by Bath and Body Works.  
6- Travel Size Hand Lotion- I normally pick a scent from Bath & Body Works and buy a shower gel, lotion, and mini spray for the trip. Later, when I am feeling Disney withdrawal I close my eyes and via my trip-scent I pretend I am back at the Boardwalk.
7- Sunscreen- the one thing you cannot live without in Disney.
8- Hair accessories- A couple elastics, a few bobbie pins, and a clip. 
9- Carabiner- I have a Mickey shaped one! I like to clip a carabiner to my bag and then on the way out of the hotel in the morning as I sip coffee or tea from my refill mug I don't have to worry about what to do when I am done.  I make sure its empty, close the lid, clip it on and then I am hands free!
10- All my Disney Plastic: Disney Visa Rewards Card, Disney Gift Cards, and Special Events tickets
11-I always throw a couple bangles and a neutral bracelet in my bag so that if I forget to accessorize  I can slip them on
12- Chapstick- I am in love with Lip Smackers- particularly Dr. Pepper flavor.
13- Ms. Manicure mini nail files- the size of a matchbook and come in handy!
14- Compact Digital Camera- Even if I bring my compact DSLR I always have my small camera in my bag with extra memory cards...JUST IN CASE.  Trust me, you do not want to buy a new card or battery in the park!

Camera Shy (Items I carry but didn't have on hand for my picture):
15- Park Maps and a time guide- Always the first thing I grab on my way into the park.
16- Gum, mints and a granola bar or two for quick snacks on the run.
17- Ponchos! I alway grab disposable ponchos from Coleman or one of the other camping brands when I see them in Target.  They are super compact and under $1! I bring about 6 each trip so we can just toss them after the storm passes.
18- Water
19- Portable cell phone charger

What didn't make the cut in my bag that is a must for you? 
Drop me a line to let me know!


  1. One thing I always carry now is ziploc bags - that way when we go on a water ride like Splash Mountain with my bag, I can put my camera and my cell phone in a ziploc bag so I don't have to worry about them getting wet, even if water gets through my purse! Because I wear contacts I also carry eye drops with me as well, in case my eyes get dry. Oh, and I keep at least one vinylmation with me for trading in the parks :)

    1. I totally bring a ziploc too! Great minds think alike! I use the ziploc I pack all my toiletries in for TSA actually! lol!

  2. All that, minus bracelets, and add baby wipes! They are good if you are hot, sticky, a bit dirty, spill something on your clothes...Ziploc too. Love that you mentioned change for pressed pennies! Usually have 1 towel as well in case someone gets extra wet on a ride, sits on a wet seat, etc.