My family went to Orlando over Spring Break this past March. Right before leaving for our trip, I posed the question on the Mommies with Style Facebook page: What bag to do you use in an amusement park/Disney for the day?
The responses were really varied. Some use regular kids backpacks, others just use their purses. One Mom, long past the point of diapers, still uses her Petunia Pickle Bottom Backpack from way back in the day. (Love!) And while those backpacks are cute, I didn’t want to spend $179 for a backpack I’d only be using at the parks. (Definitely a good call if you have a baby and will use this other times too!)
In March, I decided to use a Thirty-One Gifts Cinch Sac ($30) that’s kind of a casual/all purpose bag for light trips. It’s super cute and the size was right but for the amount of stuff I tote around for a full day excursion, it got HEAVY with the thin rope straps. They were hurting my shoulders by the end of each day so I realized that was also not the bag for me next time around.
Now, we’re headed back to Disney in a week (so excited!!) and this Vera Bradley Backpack (Normally $89, but $67.99 on 6pm.com) that I ordered just arrived in the mail. Cute, right?
Here’s the sizing of it so you can get some perspective (I just love how they have it on the back of some unsuspecting dude’s image):
I think it’s perfect in every way – the price, the size and the pattern. Cute but functional and I’m excited to test it out walking around Disney all day. What do you think? And what do you use for long day trips with your kids?