Disneyland has specific rules regarding the types of bags guests can bring into the parks. To ensure a smooth entry process, be sure your bags comply with their guidelines. Here is a comprehensive overview of Disneyland’s bag policy:
Bag Size Restrictions
Bags larger than 24″ long x 15″ wide x 18″ high are not permitted. This includes suitcases, coolers, and backpacks with wheels.
Guests are allowed to bring small single-compartment backpacks, purses, totes, and diaper bags that meet the size requirements.
Bags are searched before entering the parks, and the following items are prohibited:
Weapons, pepper spray, or anything that looks like a weapon
Marijuana and other illegal substances
Outside alcohol and glass containers
Drones and remote-controlled toys
Selfie sticks that expand
Security Check Process
All guests and bags must pass through security screening to enter the parks.
Guests may be asked to open their bags for visual inspection. Bag searches are random.
Walk-through metal detectors screen guests for prohibited items.
Bags on Rides
Here are some key points about Disneyland’s bag policy for rides:
Bags are allowed on nearly all rides at Disneyland. The only exceptions are a few water rides where your bags may get wet.
Bags must be able to fit fully within the ride vehicles. Any bag larger than 24″ x 15″ x 18″ is not permitted in the parks.
For rollercoasters and thrill rides, small bags can be placed at your feet or in a pouch on the ride vehicle. Keep valuables with you.
On slower rides like dark rides, boats, and PeopleMovers, bags can sit next to you during the ride.
Never leave bags unattended outside of rides. Either keep them with you or rent a locker. Theft can occur.
Strollers are not safe storage. Do not leave bags in strollers outside of rides.
Be courteous of other riders when bringing bags on rides. Do not let bags intrude into other seats.
For water rides, use lockers or keep valuables in resealable plastic bags. Bags may get wet.
Ask a Cast Member if you need help finding a place to store your bags before a ride. They can point you in the right direction.
Exceptions for Medical Needs
Guests with medical requirements can bring items like syringes and prescription medications if accompanied by a doctor’s note.
Medications that aren’t in their original containers may need verification.
Lockers are available to store prohibited items or bags that don’t meet the size requirements.
Lockers inside the parks rent for $7-$10 per day depending on size.