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10 Reasons Why You Should Take Ziploc Bags to Disney

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I have had a lot of people ask about ziploc bags for vacation lately in my personal life and online. I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone some of the amazing uses of ziploc bags. Can you think of any other uses?

I love Ziploc bags for my Disney vacations. Seriously, we pack a bunch of all different sizes. I think Ziploc bags are probably the most under appreciated item as far as Disney tips. So I decided to share with you the many reasons to take Ziploc bags on your Disney vacation.

10 Reasons you should pack Ziploc bags for your Disney Vacation

10 Reasons you should pack Ziploc bags for your Disney Vacation

 
  • Organization-

    You can get larger Ziploc bags and pack an outfit for each kid in each one. Then you can label them however you want (name, day, etc). These make it easy to grab an outfit and moms, this makes it so even dad can help dress the kids without asking a million questions. It is also a great way to take back up outfits to the park because you then have a plastic bag to put the dirty or wet clothing items in when you change your kids.

  • Snacks-

    You can fill up sandwich or snack size bags to take with you to the park to help save a little money on food.

  • Water Rides-

    Stick your cell phone, camera and more in them if your entire party is going on a water ride and you have nobody to leave them with. Because I am paranoid, I would still stick that Ziploc bag into a backpack or a second Ziploc bag, but that is just me. 

  • Using Cameras In the Rain-

    You can use the Ziploc bags to protect your phone or camera in the rain and still be able to use them for pictures.

  • Pressed Pennies-

    I am not saying to take them to put your pennies and quarters in pre-pressing (use mini M&M containers for that). I like to take a Ziploc bag to put my pressed pennies in after I get them. That way they are all in one place until we are ready to put them in a more permanent location.

  • Unfinished Meals-

    So your toddler couldn’t finish his muffin from the bakery, or your 10 year old wants to save part of his breakfast for later. Ziploc bags to the rescue- again!

  • Emergency Barf Bag-

    if you are heading on a ride that you worry may make you, or your child, lose your lunch- Ziploc bags are great to have on hand. Not only are they a bag to throw up in but they seal shut to keep the smell and mess off of others. For this I strongly suggest a slightly larger, freezer bag since they are thicker.

  • Keeping Things from Leaking-

    Ever had sanitizer that got to warm leak all over your bag? Or maybe sunscreen? I love to keep these items in Ziploc bags if they are going inside our park bag so that they don’t accidentally make a huge mess.

  • Keeping Hands Clean-

    Eating a Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar? You can put the stick of the bar through a Ziploc bag so it covers your little one’s (or your) hand so it doesn’t get messy if it starts to melt.

  • Random Line Activities-

    We have never been huge on line activities, but we saw a lady in Disneyland this spring who had 3 Ziploc bags with different things in them while standing in line. We were curious since it looked like a piece of string in one. They were line activities for her tweens. The string was for playing Cats in the Cradle (is that what it is called?). She also had a deck of cards in one and another one had lots of little papers, apparently for a conversation game. She said she rarely had to use them, but since they were there during spring break she had wanted to be prepared. Smart since we saw lines that were over 90 minutes during that vacation.

Do you pack Ziploc bags with you when you head to Disney? Did I miss any uses that you just swear by? Share them in the comment section below so other Disney lovers can try it out.

 

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36 thoughts on “10 Reasons Why You Should Take Ziploc Bags to Disney”

  1. We put icefrom the hotel into 2 in our backpack style cooler, then had ice water to refill our water glasses. Abided having to stand in line at the counter service restaurants!!

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  2. We put icefrom the hotel into 2 in our backpack style cooler, then had ice water to refill our water glasses. Abided having to stand in line at the counter service restaurants!!

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  3. We learned our lesson during our August 2011 trip when my older sister’s phone stopped working when it was pouring, so on our last trip in August 2012, we used ziplock for almost everything.

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  5. Ziploc bags are perfect for a frozen waterbottle with a washcloth wrapped around. The washcloths insulates and collects moisture as the ice thaws. Nice to have a cool, wet washcloth on a hot day or for washing messy hands and faces.

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  6. Ziploc bags are perfect for a frozen waterbottle with a washcloth wrapped around. The washcloths insulates and collects moisture as the ice thaws. Nice to have a cool, wet washcloth on a hot day or for washing messy hands and faces.

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  7. Even though I don’t use it while in Disney, I do use Ziploc baggies at the hotel while we are visiting DL. The first thing I do when we get into the hotel is put the remote control for the TV in a Ziploc bag. I have read that the remotes in hotel rooms are some of the filthiest things you can touch! But, once it is in a Ziploc, you don’t get the germs but you can still change the channel!

    Loved all of the ideas for using the Ziploc baggies in the park.

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  8. I am a bling jewelry wearing person. I have a necklace/bracelet/earrings and belts that match each outfit I pack. I use a sandwich bag to put each set into and then out that outfit together and I put it all into one bag. I also put shampoos, lotions, hair gel and other messy bottles into bags before packing them for the flight. No explosion surprises.

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  9. I am a bling jewelry wearing person. I have a necklace/bracelet/earrings and belts that match each outfit I pack. I use a sandwich bag to put each set into and then out that outfit together and I put it all into one bag. I also put shampoos, lotions, hair gel and other messy bottles into bags before packing them for the flight. No explosion surprises.

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  10. I read this tip before our Disney trip in Nov 2013. I packed several things in ziploc bags along with some empty bags. The second day of the trip we were leaving a quick service restaurant where my kid had barely touched his food. I searched the stroller for the ziploc bags and my husband said that he had unpacked the empty bags because he thought they weren’t needed. So we left without any way to take food with us. We had to get in line for a ride. As we get to the line my son says “I’m hungry. I want my chicken now.” Yep those ziploc bags were packed every day after that. Ziploc bags for unfinished food was definitely a great idea!

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  11. I am a scrapbooker and take all size ziplock bags to Disney. They’re great for saving those little things you want to put in scrapbooks. Confetti, unused fast passes, receipts, napkins…

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  12. I use the gallon or 2-gallon ziplock bags to pack our shoes in our luggage. Carry at least one of each – quart, sandwich, snack sizes – when in the park; it’s always useful for food items we bring or those we cannot finish eating (then want to snack on later). I also get small ziplock bags from the craft store – 2″ x 3″ and 3″ x 4″ and bring a few along to the parks. They are great for the pressed pennies or other small items you want to carry – like safety pins and bandages.

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    • Those little self sealing bags are perfect for small souvenirs and other craft things. I just bought a huge bag of them for $3.99. I am now going to start using them at the parks!

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  13. I pack a dry pair of socks in a Ziploc bag if I know I might go on some water rides. That way I don’t have to walk around in drenched socks after!

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  14. I use the large ones as space saver bags for the journey home. Place all your clothes in bags and you can squeeze all the air out without using a vacuum cleaner. Leaves more room for souvenirs!

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  15. Just returned from our third trip to disneyworld three weeks ago…. My husband did something he had never done before…. He kept his charge cards, and money in a zip lock bag folded in his pants pocket. It was a little embarrassing for us when he pulled it out to pay ect but also he could use it to slip his cell phone in for rain or a ride where he thought it may get wet.

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