I’ve never written a post about what I actually carry with me when I’m in the Disney parks, and seeing as I now have the most adorable new park bag – this pastel beauty of a backpack from Pack the Magic – I’m after any excuse to show it off! I usually carry a much bigger backpack, and find myself filling it with all sorts of rubbish that I never actually need or use, so I’m challenging myself to keep a more minimalist approach on my trip in February.
First off, I ALWAYS carry a notebook. This isn’t just a park thing, I carry a notebook with me everywhere I go, but on Disney trip I’ll have copies of all my booking references and timings in my notebook just in case, and its also handy in case I feel the need to jot anything down – blogger problems. Another absolute must is, of course, my camera. I’d normally have my SLR, but in the interest of keeping things light, I’m taking my new-ish Sony A5000 compact, for which I’ve ordered a telescopic lens for parade shooting. I’m finding it hard to get used to, what with preferring to use the viewfinder rather than display screen, but its a fab little camera and I look forward to playing with it more
Inside my magical backpack, you’ll also find my bag of pixie dust. This will have anything from makeup to painkillers and plasters, spare hairbands and suncream – whatever might be needed at a moment’s notice! I also like to keep my passport to hand, just in case I need any ID, as thanks to the wonders of Magic Bands, I don’t need to carry my purse at all, saving me the hassle and worry of losing it.
Finally, the last few bits of tech to keep the magic going! My powerbank can be a godsend should I ever be caught out without charge on my phone or camera, and I try to always remember a spare memory card just in case anything should happen to the other, or y’know, I fill it up with parade photos..
What’s in your park bag?
8 thoughts on “My February Park Bag”
This is such a handy post for when I go in September! I usually have about the same in my bag, but a notebook would be so helpful 🙂 Tania Michele xx
That bag is ridiculously cute!!! I’ve only ever been once and didn’t know that’s where I was going so I had no time to prepare!! Next time I go, I’ll definitely be prepared 🙂 x
I completely agree with you on these items! I always carry these with me too, where ever I go, you never know when you’re going to need them. I love this post, super helpful, especially as you’ve found out what the essentials are.
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This is such a helpful post Lottie – your new camera looks so lovely too! Does the store you got your backpack from have a website? It’s so pretty.
Its http://www.packthemagic.com lovely! X
Love the bag and the contents! The camera is nice! I can’t wait to see some pics! I have a little point and shoot too from Sony. Its very convenient to put in my cross body or carry it in its small case. Sometimes I just use the small camera case that is smaller than my cross body and I just put my money ID and Sorcerer cards!! Along with hair ties, bobby pins, and painkillers!
Great post. I haven’t been to any Disney Parks for a long time, but I definitely think packing light is a must! I love the backpack, too, it’s gorge! x
Isn’t it the cutest?! I normally have such a big bag full of stuff I never use, so I’m excited to try going lighter this trip 🙂