So you’re going to Disney World, lucky you! It’s one of the most magical places on Earth and you’ll have a long day of fun, queuing, standing around, walking… you see where I’m going with this. Disney is definitely up there with the best days out you can have but if you are ill-prepared, the day can easily become a drag.
Given the prices of food in the park, you’ll probably want to bring at least some snacks with you. When you combine this with weather related items like sunscreen or umbrellas, a change of clothes or a towel for the water rides and all your gadgets and chargers, you are looking at a reasonably sized load. It’s therefore of the utmost importance that you bring a backpack that is suitably sized and most importantly, comfortable.
Consequently, we have compiled a list of the best backpacks for Disney so all you need to do is choose your favorite. We have considered everything from comfort and durability to whether or not they will fit in the Disney lockers. With your luggage taken care of, you can spend more time thinking about what attractions you want to do rather than how to avoid back pain at the end of your trip.
We’ve deliberately included a range of ultra lightweight backpacks, travel packs and crossbody packs to suit your personal preference. Without further ado, here is our list of the best backpacks for Disney.
Venture Pal Travel Hiking Backpack
At the top of our list is the Venture Pal lightweight daypack. In terms of what you want from a backpack for Disney, it ticks all the boxes. First, it’s high quality and water resistant so you can trust your backpack even if you can’t trust the weather.
The straps are contoured to fit your back and are made from breathable material so you shouldn’t get sweaty wearing it. There’s also a chest strap so if you aren’t able to pack light, your shoulders won’t suffer as the strap will keep the pack in place.
There are multiple compartments including easy access pockets for things like park maps and fast passes and you can store your water bottles on the side. Best of all, it folds down to pocket size so you can bring it with you in your suitcase free or charge.
OutdoorMaster Sling Bag – Crossbody Backpack
If you prefer crossbody backpacks to the regular kind, the OutdoorMaster Sling Bag is the one to go for. It’s compact but has plenty of room for all your essentials, including a water bottle holder which is crucial for a day at Disney.
It also has an anti-theft pocket which is a nice added feature as it means you can relax a little more when walking around the park at peak times. The lightweight bag is durable and has a reversible strap.
This is great because it means that if it does start to get uncomfortable, you can switch shoulders with ease. It will fit easily in the park lockers and the breathable ribbon means you won’t get too hot and sweaty carrying it around the park all day.
In terms of affordable crossbody backpacks, we highly recommend this make.
Magictodoor Sling Bag Travel Backpack
Although it’s a little pricey, the Magictodoor crossbody backpack is ideal for Disney. It’s 100% waterproof so if you decide to keep your bag on you while you ride the log flume, your gadgets will survive the plunge. There’s an anti-theft pocket for your valuables and 2 zip front pockets for quick access.
This is great for your charging port as you can keep your phone plugged in while you kill time in the queue. The backpack is comfortable and sturdy with reversibly, heavily padded shoulder straps. It is a little smaller than a regular backpack but this also means it is lightweight.
Outlander Ultra Lightweight Backpack
In terms of ultra lightweight backpacks, this Outlander model is up there with the best. It folds into a zipped inner pocket so you can carry it in your flight luggage without extra fees and it weighs close to nothing.
There are several pockets which are great for all your handy little items and there is a secure inner pocket for valuables as well as that vital water bottle pocket on the side. The straps are properly padded so it’s comfortable to wear around the park too.
KAKA Large Sling Bag for Travel Backpack
The KAKA crossbody backpack has 6 pockets including a designated pocket for a charging port complete with a built in USB cable. This means you can easily charge your phone if you want to play Candy Crush in the queue.
There’s also an earphone slot so you can listen to music without having your phone out. In addition to these cool features, it’s lightweight, durable and comfortable to wear. It’s also waterproof and made of soft material for added comfort.
HIKPRO 20L Backpack
The HIKPRO 20L backpack is a steal for the price. It’s made of high quality, durable material so you can trust it will survive a hectic weekend like Disney. It’s lightweight and roomy so you don’t need to take into account the weight of the bag when packing.
The breathable mesh shoulder straps are very comfortable so carrying it around the park should be no trouble. There are multiple pockets for storage including mesh pockets for water bottles on the side.
It also folds up quite small so you can pack it in another bag to reduce additional baggage fees if you are flying.
SwissGear 1900 Scansmart TSA Laptop Backpack
This next listing might be a laptop backpack, but it is one of the highest rated backpacks on Amazon. It’s weather resistant and the main compartment is easy access so it will be no hassle getting through the bag check at the gates.
The contoured mesh straps are very comfortable and the back has air ventilation. This backpack is ideal for Disney goers who like to come prepared with technology and gadgets for the queues. You can quite easily and safely take an iPad to the park with this pack.
LyneeRan Lightweight Travel Hiking Backpack
The breathable adjustable shoulder straps are contoured so this backpack should fit the shape of your body well. It also has a chest strap which should help keep the straps in place and redistribute some of the weight of your luggage to your hips, reducing shoulder strain.
The material is high quality and water resistant and there are plenty of pockets and compartments. If you buy this pack for your weekend and Disney, it won’t let you down.
Mubasel Gear Backpack
This durable backpack is a solid choice for a weekend at Disney. It’s roomy with multiple compartments and has easy access mesh pockets on the side. It’s lightweight so shouldn’t weight you down and the padded shoulder straps should sit comfortably on your back and shoulders.
Bago Lightweight Foldable Backpack
Next we have another ultra lightweight backpack that folds down to pocket size. It comes with multiple pockets and is made with waterproof fabric to protect your from the rain and the water rides. A handy feature on this backpack is that it contains a mesh pocket at the front.
If you are traveling with children, this is great as they can quite easily reach in and grab the water or their toys without you having to take the pack off.
Gonex Updated 35L Hiking Backpack
The Gonex backpack is designed for hiking but if you are someone who likes to travel prepared, it is also a good choice for a trusty backpack for Disney. There’s a rain cover at the bottom of the backpack in case the weather lets you down and there are all sorts of pockets for all your backup items.
The contoured mesh straps are breathable and there is a thick hip belt which will redistribute the majority of the weight from your shoulders to your hips.
In terms of comfort, the Gonex is very highly rated so if you are looking for a backpack you can use for many future trips, this one might be worth considering.
Osprey Packs Daylite Daypack
Osprey are a reliable brand when it comes to high quality backpacks and the daylite daypack is no exception. The mesh back panel provides plenty of comfort and ventilation which is important for keeping your back cool throughout the day.
You can store water bottles in the side pockets and even though it’s small, you can fit a lot in.
WATERFLY Chest Sling Shoulder Backpack
This next crossbody backpack is handy if you are on a budget. Although it’s low in cost, it contains multiple compartments including a shoulder strap pocket for your phone or charging port. The backpack is water resistant but not waterproof, so it will do well in the rain but maybe not on a big water ride.
It does not have as many features as its high end competitors, but it’s comfortable, lightweight and should do the trick if you are looking for something under $20.
4monster Durable Packable Backpack
The ultra lightweight 4monster backpack is ideal if you are doing Disney solot. It’s water resistant and the breathable mesh shoulder straps make it easier to carry. It folds down to sandwich size and although it’s small, you can fit a reasonable amount in there if you are only packing for yourself.
If you are packing for you and your children though, it might not be quite big enough.
MALEDEN Sling Bag, Water Resistant Backpack
Finally, if you are traveling solo or are hoping to travel light on your trip to Disney, the MALEDEN crossbody backpack should also do the trick and for a very reasonable price. There’s not a whole lot of room but you can fit two water bottles in there and there are multiple pockets for your valuables.
It is also comfortable to wear thanks to the breathable material.