Do you carry a park bag as a solo traveler?


DIS Veteran
Jul 28, 2008
Yes, but it's significantly lighter if my husband's not with me. When I'm on my own I have my wallet, sunscreen and my camera.


Earning My Ears
Dec 17, 2017
I usually take a small backpack with items like suncreen, mini deodorant, ziplock bags, reusable water bottle, wet wipes, flip flops for the water rides and a disposable poncho. I will try a fanny pack in September and maybe even go without a bag. Skipping those bag check lines would be great!
  • ludari

    DIS Veteran
    Dec 4, 2010
    I carry a small backpack primarily just in case I decide to purchase something. In my backpack I carry small battery pack with charging cables for my phone, packable rain poncho, sunglasses and hand wipes.


    DIS Veteran
    May 2, 2011
    It all depends...I have a Lowepro Sling 102 that I can "usually" carry all that I need in that...i.e. Camera, extra lens, batteries, cell phone, external charger, wallet, sunscreen). I also have a PacSafe Camsafe V8 that is easier to hold a little bit more like a water bottle and a poncho. I think for my upcoming trip in August I will probably use my PacSafe one because I can put more into it and still be comfortable.


    Earning My Ears
    Jun 8, 2016
    I also have a Lowepro (Adventura SH 120 II Bag)

    It's a little on the smaller side so you might have to be choosier on what you bring. But I would hate to lug around anything bigger than that. That being said, my needs are few.


    We're all mad here
    Jul 1, 2015
    Never in a million years would i have a bag with me. Need to run lean. Cell phone, debit card, credit card, cash, ID.
    Same here! I usually use a runners belt with my money and cards in it. I don't even carry a phone because I'm tuned out from the real world when I'm on vacation. I have to be hands free.
  • roselark

    DIS Veteran
    Aug 26, 2007
    I really wish I could go without a bag, but as a fair-skinned redhead, I HAVE to have my sunscreen. Since I have to carry a bag for that, I also take a brush, lip balm, power bank, and a refillable water bottle. I just use one of the drawstring backpacks from Disney. They are super light and comfortable, but can hold more if I need to take along a poncho or if I buy something small and don't want to send it to the resort.

    softball chick

    Teacher of Math and Disney Magic
    Jul 28, 2008
    I always take a drawstring backpack with me, regardless of whether I'm alone or with my family. Contents include: water bottle, refillable resort mug (so I can refill as soon as I get back to the resort without stopping at room/in case I end up at a different resort as I'm hoping around during the day), wallet (cash, AP, gift cards), sunglasses, a small snack or two (like granola bar), cooling towel, sometimes a poncho, and a clip to attach a popcorn bucket to the bag so I'm not physically carrying it around in my hand all day

    The mikamouse

    If you can dream it- you can do it!
    Oct 3, 2018
    I like to be hands free, but I don’t do pockets, that would irritate me, so I just do a fanny pak. I do not care about lines at security because I have never run into lines!
  • bryanb

    DIS Veteran
    Sep 10, 2013
    Lightweight sackpack with:
    1. portable battery (for the phone) and cord
    2. sunscreen (for reapplying)
    3. poncho or baseball cap
    4. sunglasses
    5. resort mug and/or water bottle
    If I'm headed to the parks in flip flops because it's raining, I will sometimes stuff lightweight sneakers in there and socks just in case.

    That's about the limit of what I can carry before it starts to get annoying. My best friend went with me carrying four water bottles, PBJ sandwiches, bags of snacks, two large 10,000maH batteries, assorted first aid just in case, change of shorts, pair of jeans, and a sweater for nighttime. I marched him straight over to the lockers and made him stuff everything inside. lol He ended up not needing any of the stuff until we left at midnight.


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