15 Best Coolers for Disney World You’ll Love

Discover the Best Coolers for Disney World That You'll Absolutely Love

If you’re heading to Disney World soon, and you’re traveling with a large family, then you’ll probably be incredibly interested to learn about the best coolers for Disney World you can find on the market.  Well, don’t fret, because in this article, I’m going to share the fifteen best coolers that will keep your snacks and beverages cold throughout the day.

Best Coolers for Disney World

Let’s first begin with a Mickey Mouse bag by Oniva.

#1: Oniva – Disney Mickey Mouse Pranzo Lunch Bag

Size: 11” x 7” x 12”

Portability:
This bag is easy to carry and comes with an adjustable shoulder strap.

Chill Factor:
It’s adequately insulated. On a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high), I’d put it at an 8, so long as you remember your ice packs.

Capacity:
This is a smaller bag, and is best for individual travelers or a couple. There’s plenty of space for a few drinks, snacks and a lunch. It’s a little small for a family.

Storage:
There are multiple compartments aside from the main compartment where you’ll keep your ice packs. This allows you to pack other park necessities in zippered sections that don’t need to be kept cool.

Price:
$80 – $90

Quality:
This is a decent quality polyester bag, and a great selection for the price.

Why I Love It: The best part of this bag is the design. It’s perfect for a day in the parks, especially for Mickey lovers. The design is cute and not over the top and it’s not so bulky that it’s difficult to carry around.

#2: Lifewit Soft Cooler Bag

Size: 15” x 9” by 11”

Portability:
This bag is considerably lightweight. It’s a little larger and comes with an adjustable shoulder strap.

Chill Factor:
Thermal insulation keeps the contents of the bag relatively cool. It’s waterproof and leakproof. I’d give it a 6 for chill factor, simply because it’s designed to keep contents cool for 5 – 6 hours. As you know, we’re often in the parks for a full day. If you know you’ll be taking a break midday to refuel on ice packs, this is a great choice.

Capacity:
This cooler holds 6 gallons in regards to volume (think 32 cans of soda). It provides plenty of space for drinks and snacks for the day.

Storage:
There are plenty of additional pockets, including 1 top pocket, 2 side pockets and 2 front pockets. I recommend using these pockets for utensils, snacks that don’t need to be kept cool, and other important park necessities.

Price:
$30

Quality:
Oxford fabric, this bag is a great quality for the price.

Why I Love It: This bag is waterproof. If you’ve been to Disney World in the summer, and you’ve been caught in a 3pm thunderstorm, this bag is great. The water wipes off, keeping your contents dry.

#3: Everfun Cooler Backpack

Size: 11.5” x 7.75” x 16.25”

Portability:
This is a backpack, very lightweight and easy to carry.

Chill Factor:
With thick insulation, this bag provides all day cooling. With the proper ice packs, I give this a chill factor of 9.

Capacity:
This is a decent pack, and can hold approximately 20 cans. It’s great for a couple or small family, and can hold a decent volume of drinks and snacks. Because this is a backpack, keep in mind you’ll need to pack your bag strategically. Items on top will be easier to access, and to reach the items at the bottom you’ll need to empty the contents on top.

Storage:
There is a front pocket, 2 side pockets and 2 front pockets for additional storage.

Price:
$40

Quality:
This bag is high quality for this price range.

Why I Love It: It’s comfortable and the straps are wider making it easier to carry during the day. It’s not as cumbersome on my shoulders or my back.

#4: Tourit Backpack Cooler

Size: 12” x 7.5” x 12”

Portability:
This is a backpack, an very easy to carry. It’s a little smaller, great for couples or a small family.

Chill Factor:
I give this a 7 in regards to the chill factor. It’s a little lighter and not as heavily insulated as other backpacks.

Capacity:
This can hold about 28 cans. Plenty of space for a variety of drinks, water bottles, and snacks for the day.

Storage:
There is a zipper pocket on the lid, 2 side mesh pockets (perfect for extra water) and my favorite, 2 large front pockets for additional snacks and necessities.

Price:
$40

Quality:
This bag is high quality for this price range.

Why I Love It: I’m a huge fan of this style. It’s minimalistic, easy to carry, and the compartment is roomy enough that I feel like I can access things without emptying the bag.

#5: Coleman Cooler

Size: 12.75” x 10.75” x 13”

Portability: This is a larger bag, great for a larger family. If it’s packed to the brim, it could be a little heavy so keep that in mind.

Chill Factor:
This cooler is great at keeping things cold for an entire day. I give it a 10 in regards to the chill factor – be sure to load up on ice packs.

Capacity:
This bag can hold up to 30 cans, so you’ll have no problem packing drinks and snacks for a family of 4.

Storage:
There isn’t a lot of external storage on this bag. Its primary purpose is to keep things cold. If you need a lot of additional storage, this may not be the best option.

Price:
$20 – $70

Quality:
This bag is great for this price range.

Why I Love It:
I’m a huge fan of the Coleman brand. I camp and kayak on a regular basis, and I’ve found this brand to be resilient. I carried a Coleman bag for years before I started to see the wear and tear. I’m not a huge fan of over the shoulder bags, but I love the padded strap on this Coleman that helps offset the weight.

#6: Igloo Limited Edition Disney Soft Sided Tote Bag

Size: 10.5” x 8.5” x 15”

Portability:
Easy to carry, like a normal school backpack.

Chill Factor:
I give this a 7. It’s well insulated and will keep drinks relatively cool.

Capacity:
This has a decent sized main compartment that’s perfect for a few large water bottles and a few snacks.

Storage:
There is a large front pocket for park necessities or utensils. There isn’t a lot of additional storage or snack space outside of the main compartment.

Price:
$40

Quality:
This bag is high quality for this price range.

Why I Love This Bag:
It’s the perfect size for an individual or couple, and I’m all about the cute Mickey design! This feels like carrying a regular backpack, and the straps are comfortable for all day wear. There’s a “cool” compartment and a “dry” compartment to separate your snacks. It limits space a bit, but it’s a fun feature.

#7: RTIC Lightweight Backpack Cooler

Size: 11” x 6.25” x 15.25”

Portability:
This bag is a little boxier with a sturdy backside, but it’s simple to carry.

Chill Factor:
I give this an 8. It’s fully insulated and keeps drinks cold in high temperatures.

Capacity:
It’s a smaller bag, ideal for a couple or small family, or for just drinks. It can hold about 12 cans.

Storage:
There are mesh side pockets which are great for additional storage, extra water bottles or essentials like sunscreen. There is also a lid pocket and 2 front pockets for your dry items.

Price:
$60

Quality:
This bag is high quality for this price.

Why I Love It:
It’s extremely durable and has plenty of storage. I appreciate having the extra mesh side pockets.

#8: OUTRAV Insulated Cooler Bag

Size: 12” x 8.5” x 8.5”

Portability:
This bag is soft and very portable. It’s also collapsible, which is convenient.

Chill Factor:
I give this an 8 for chill factor. It’s a thinner bag, you’ll need more ice packs to keep things cool.

Capacity:
This bag can fit about 16 cans. It’s ideal for a small or medium size family.

Storage:
There isn’t as much external storage. There is a small zippered pouch on the front.

Price:
$25

Quality:
This bag is moderate quality for this price.

Why I Love It:
I love that it’s collapsible. This is convenient if you empty it for the day and want to stow it away in a stroller or backpack.

#9: SEEHONOR Insulated Cooler Backpack

Size: 13” x 8” x 15”

Portability:
This is a portable backpack. It’s easy to carry or store in or attach to a stroller.

Chill Factor:
I give this bag a 8. It does keep things cold, but not for quite as long.

Capacity:
There is an adequate amount of room, and it holds about 25 cans. Perfect for a few cold drinks and lunch for the day.

Storage:
There is a lot of extra storage here, with 2 mesh side pockets, a large front zipper pocket, and interior mesh pockets.

Price:
$25

Quality:
This bag is excellent for this price range. The zippers can be a little fidgety, but for the price, this is a great park bag.

Why I Love It:
This bag has sturdy mesh side pockets, and the inside compartment is deceivingly roomy. This bag also comes with additional clips and a bottle opener.

#10: LEKESKY Cooler Backpack

Size: 12” x 8” x 17”

Portability:
This is a portable backpack with a solid back and comfortable straps.

Chill Factor:
I give this an 8.

Capacity:
This is a large bag and can hold around 30 cans. Great for a medium/larger family.

Storage:
There is a lot of additional storage, including a front compartment, front zipper pocket and lid storage.

Price:
$40

Quality:
This bag is moderate for this price (not quite as waterproof as I’d prefer).

Why I Love It:
There’s plenty of additional storage, and it’s a great bag for a larger family. It can hold a lot of snacks if you have kids.

#11: Foundry by Fit + Fresh – Dual Compartment Insulated Cooler

Size: 17” x 8” x 12”

Portability:
This is a portable shoulder bag/tote bag.

Chill Factor:
I give this a 7, it doesn’t keep things ice cold like sturdier coolers.

Capacity:
This bag can hold about 24 cans, great for a small family.

Storage:
There are small side zippers for utensils/small necessities.

Price:
$32

Quality:
This bag is moderate for this price.

Why I Love This:
This bag has a separate side compartment for bottles. While initially designed for wine bottles, it’s also great for full sized water bottles. The cooler compartment is deceivingly large and can hold quite a bit of food and drinks.

#12: OUTRAV Insulated Cooler

Size: 12” x 7.5” x 11”

Portability:
Fairly portable, this is a square cooler with an adjustable strap.

Chill Factor:
I give this an 8.

Capacity:
This is a roomy bag that can hold up to 30 cans.

Storage:
There are two velcro front pockets for additional storage.

Price:
$25

Quality:
This bag is excellent for this price.

Why I Love It:
The front velcro pockets are unique and functional. It’s easy to store and retrieve items.

#13: FORICH Soft Cooler Backpack

Size: 12” x 8” x 17”

Portability:
This is a portable, sturdy cooler backpack.

Chill Factor:
I give this an 8. It does a great job of keeping things cool for a majority of the day.

Capacity:
This bag has a decent capacity, great for families. It can hold up to 30 cans.

Storage:
There is a large front pocket, but limited additional storage.

Price:
$26

Quality:
This bag is moderate for this price.

Why Do I Love It:
You have a wide variety of colors to choose from.

#14: Earth Pak Heavy Duty Waterproof Soft Cooler

Size: 10.75” x 14.5” x 12.5”

Portability:
This is a portable over the shoulder cooler. It’s a little tricky to carry for a full day in the parks but great to store on a stroller.

Chill Factor:
I give this a 9. It’s made with high density NBR foam and keeps things cool for the entire day.

Capacity:
This is a great option for small to medium families and holds up to 20 cans.

Storage:
There’s minimal storage but there is an additional zipper pocket on top.

Price:
$140

Quality:
Excellent – this is a more expensive bag and the quality matches. The exterior is puncture, UV and chemical resistant. This bag was designed to last.

Why I Love It:
This comes with an Icolate Tote, which is a detachable interior that makes it easy to lift out of the cooler and clean.

#15: YETI Hopper Soft Sided Backpack Cooler

Size: 13” x 6.5” x 15”

Portability:
I prefer the soft cooler because it’s easier to carry as a lighter backpack. The straps are thin but comfortable.

Chill Factor:
I give this a 10 for chill factor. It’s heavily insulated side keeps your drinks cold all day.

Capacity:
This bag holds about 18 cans of soda, so it’s good for a small family or if you just want to keep your drinks extra cold.

Storage:
The only downside I have with this bag is the lack of additional storage. This bag is best at keeping your cold items COLD.

Price:
$325 – $620 (Amazon, prices will vary between sites)

Quality:
Excellent – this bag includes cold cell insulation that provides high quality cooling.

Why I Love It:
I’ve saved the Yeti for last, because it is the best quality on the market, but also the most expensive. While these are available on Amazon and Yeti’s website, I’ve managed to score deals at my local REI. Keep an eye out!

Disney World Cooler Rules

Before we conclude, let’s go over the rules when it comes to bringing a cooler into the parks. First of all, security has the right to not allow your bag into the park. In all my years visiting the parks, rarely have I seen this happen, and it’s usually because coolers are being used to bring prohibited items into the parks.

Coolers need to be under 24 inches in length, 15 inches wide and 18 inches tall. Have I ever seen security measure a bag? No – but believe me they see thousands of bags and coolers pass through a day, they’ll know if you’re trying to bring in something larger.

Ice and dry ice is not allowed, so I recommend using ice packs. Glass is prohibited in the parks. Make sure your drinks are in plastic, cardboard, aluminum, etc. Alcohol is also prohibited in the parks (but feel free to bring it to your hotel rooms).

Food and snacks are ok, just remember there is nowhere in the parks where you can microwave or reheat food. Of course be cautious when packing items that are perishable. Even with an excellent cooler and ice packs, you’ll be outside all day. Even on a cool day with a solid pack, I’ve had food (tuna sandwich – do not recommend) go bad.

Conclusion

In a day and age when so many people are traveling and taking advantage of the outdoors, there are so many excellent cooler options to choose from. In my experience, there are people who prefer shoulder bags and people who prefer backpacks. I personally go for backpacks because I love being hands free with maximum mobility.

Regardless of what you prefer, I hope that I’ve given you fun options in regards to the best coolers for Disney World. Happy traveling! 

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