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Character Reusable Bags Now Available in Disney World Parks, Eliminating Plastic Bags

Disney has been making a push away from plastics ever since last year, and character-themed reusable bags are now available in Walt Disney World and Disneyland as the resorts are slowly eliminating plastic bags.

Character Reusable Bags available in Disney parks

Environmental concern is something Disney made a major push towards in 2018, and with it we saw reusable bags being offered at the newly designed World of Disney store in Disney Springs when it reopened back in October.  Those bags are environmentally friendly and only cost $1.  Disney is now introducing character-themed reusable bags into the Walt Disney World parks, with uniquely themed bags of its own characters and icons for each separate park.

Disney just recently started offering these bags and is giving a look at all the different bag designs:

 

You can see a different bag with unique art for each Disney theme park.  Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Disneyland Park and California Adventure are all represented with iconic attractions or locations within that specific park:

Character Reusable Bags available in Disney parks bag designs

Each bag costs around $1-2 in various sizes, like the current ones in the World of Disney store, and are made from 80% recyclable material.  The bags are available in 3 different sizes for whatever your purchasing needs are.  Disney is hoping that guests will be distracted by the intriguing designs and forget the inconvenience of them.

I get the move and applaud Disney’s aim to become more environmentally friendly, but I’m wondering in reality how this will go over with Walt Disney World guests.  Sure it’s no problem to spend $1-2 the first time you purchase something in one of the parks, but eventually I’m assuming guests will want to reuse the bags they’ve previously purchased.  Are they going to bring them to the parks from their rooms?

Character Reusable Bags available in Disney parks

I mean it’s all fine and dandy when you’re going to Disney Springs where you might remember to bring a bag with you that you’ve previously bought in the room.  But in the parks it’s a bit more cumbersome to carry around a bag all day for the eventuality that you will go shopping at some point in the day.

I think they are cool and think it’s a smart move to put different characters and park icons on them, but I’ll be interested to see how the average Walt Disney World guest reacts to them.

Disney is hoping to eliminate the use of plastic bags by the end of the year, though reportedly when getting merchandise delivered to your hotel room, they will still be brought in plastic bags.

Plastic bags aren’t the only thing Disney has been eliminating from the parks, plastic straws and lids are also getting the axe and Disney has already started putting this into motion throughout Walt Disney World.

We’ll keep you posted on any new changes to the reusable bags throughout Disney World and Disneyland, so stay tuned.

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about the reusable character-themed bags in the Disney World and Disneyland parks…

  • What do you think of the idea?
  • Which design is your favorite?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Shauna Stewart

Thursday 7th of February 2019

I love these reusable bags!! We use them for soooo many things. Was in WDW last week and got all of the parks and resorts bags. I will say they are cumbersome, and I did not use them for my merch, instead we used our backpack to carry our purchases and folded the bags into our backpack. I also used them for souvenirs for my family and friends. It was a very economical gift. Magic Kingdom didn't have theirs yet, and I didn't realize World of Disney had a design also. Do you know how I would be able to get them without being in the parks?? I would love to finish off my collection,

Ziggy

Thursday 7th of February 2019

Hi Shauna, thanks for commenting! I love all the insight as I have not yet bought one! Sounds like they could be a nice keepsake from the parks and a collectors item. As of now I don't now of anywhere outside the parks you can get them though I'm sorry. I'll keep an eye out and let you know if I do!

Gary

Wednesday 6th of February 2019

I like the bags, but carrying them through parks seems a lot more cumbersome than the easy plastic, plus with the occasional rainy weather the plastic was dependable. Because of the bag, not the price really, I think you will see less purchasing at the parks. I think people will purchase items more now at the end of the day or right before they leave. These bags will be difficult and cumbersome to take on attractions, therefore less shopping at the parks. It might not effect overall purchasing - but i think gifts at the parks will decrease.

Thanks!

Ziggy

Wednesday 6th of February 2019

thanks for the comment Gary! I think you could be on to something there! I think if you are staying at a WDW resort then guests will always be able to send the packages back to their rooms so that part wouldn't be hard, but yes, for locals or guests staying off-site you might see less spending as a result...

Leigh

Friday 25th of January 2019

I like the idea of the bags and I’m sure they will come up with some unique and cute designs..I understand cutting down on the plastic waste and certainly They will make good souvenirs to take home and can be used for tons of things at home and will constantly remind you of your Disney vacation, but I’m not sure that people will like spending extra money for bags every time they purchase things. When I go to the grocery store I hate being charged for nice bags, after all I spend enough at the store.....they should provide good free bags. Same with Disney. And when I go to the grocery store I forget to bring the bags with me and end up buying more. The same will be true on vacation. I’m sure we will forget the bags at the room or leave them behind on purpose not wanting to drag them around with you all day in case you want to buy something. So there’s pros and cons

Ziggy

Sunday 27th of January 2019

Yeah I really like them, I too believe they should be free with your purchase, or at least a purchase of a certain amount of $ or more