My Disney Trip Carry On Bag

My Disney Trip Carry On

We are getting close to our trip to Disneyland and I’ve already started packing. (It’s never to early right?) One of the places I started was my carry on bag. We are able to drive to Walt Disney World so this is a whole new level of packing and planning for me. So here are a few of the things that are going into my Disney trip carry on bag.

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First up, the bag itself. Since getting on the plane is complicated enough we generally check all of our luggage so we don’t have to worry about it. That leaves us with the personal bag that we choose to take on board. I like to carry a messenger bag because it gives me plenty of space and I can put the strap around me so I don’t have to worry about it sliding off my neck.

My Disney Carry on Bag

I found this bag at Mod Cloth. I love the pattern and the number of pockets. It has two on the front, where I can put my cell phone so I can get to it easily, and a large on on the inside. The strap is adjustable and it feels nice in my lap. I’ve used LeSport Sac Deluxe Everyday Bag in the past and I really like it too.

My Disney Carry On

Most of the items in my bag are my gadgets. I have my cell phone to entertain me and make sure family knows when when we’ve landed. I also like to carry my camera with me. Two items I’ve found very helpful on trips are my small Grid-It Organizerand my Trent chargers. The organizer keeps all of my cords in one spot and it’s also where I store my ear buds. We have two Trent chargers, the New Trent iCarrier IMP120D and the NewTrent Travelpak Dual USB Port , so we can keep all of our gadgets going.

My Disney Carry On

I have my Kindle loaded up with books and magazines. I also like to carry at least one “real” book with me. This trip its The Imagineering Field Guide to Disneyland.

My Disney Carry On

When we are flying I like to carry a travel wallet. I bought this one at REI a few years ago. It can hold our itinerary, tickets, my id, and any other cards I need to carry with us.

My Disney Carry On

Next up is my notebook and pencil case. I always keep a notebook with me during Disney trips to keep track of what we do each day and to record inspirations for blog posts before I forget them. I’m taking it on the plane so I can write down any notes I want to remember during the flight. And I have to have a pencil case because I’m never happy with just one writing device. I need options. 🙂

My Disney Carry On

Last are a few practical items. I like having antibacterial wipes to use on the arm rests and tray tables on the plane. I also have wipes that I can use on my hands. My hands always get dirty going through airports and theme parks and wipes are nicer to have than just gel. The two I like to use are Cleanwell To Go Wipes and Cleanwell All Natural Hand Sanitizing Pocket Pack Wipes. I also have another smaller bag to keep other small items in that I don’t want to loose in the bottom of my bag.

My Disney Carry On

Make sure to check with your airline to see what they will allow you to carry on board your flight. You can also stop by the TSA website if you have any questions about what is allowed in your bags.

And special thanks to our cat Patch, she was very helpful when we were taking these photos. 🙂

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  1. Heidi Strawser on August 19, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Great packing suggestions! Wondering – by your phone picture – if you, too, are a Sherlock fan? Gracie and I loved it, but now we’re dying for season 3.

    • Melissa on August 19, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      I am a HUGE Sherlock fan. We just watched the last two seasons, again. 🙂

  2. KJ @PlustheMagic on August 19, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    I really like that Grid-It Organizer- I’ve never seen one before! It looks like it would be perfect for cords & chargers. I may have to add it to my wish list for my next trip…

  3. Beth D. on August 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I have to look into the cord organizer!! I never would have thought to even look for something like that but it would make my carry on much more oraginzed (and easier to get the cords I need!). Great things to carry on board!

  4. Estelle (@thatsostelle) on August 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I was hoping you were bringing the cat. 🙂 Love this post! Nice to see you have Disneylanders to read, and I love those wipes! I think I need to get some. I was going to say something else. OH NO. Ah! The trave wallet. I’ve been wanting one myself but I always forget. haha.


    • Melissa on August 19, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      I’m already too excited to sleep!! 🙂

  5. Jenn @ Fairest Run of All on August 19, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Ha! Whenever I take out my suitcase for packing, my cat Ruffian immediately leaps in. She is also very, very helpful.

    • Melissa on August 19, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      I don’t know how we would pack without them. 🙂

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