Christmas on Main Street
  • On Dec 16, 2022
    Janette from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What's allowed to bring into the parks?

    Hiya, Janette!

    Welcome to planDisney! Hip, hip, hooray! Your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth is just a couple of days away. I am sure your entire travel party is getting excited about your upcoming visit. As you finalize your packing list, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to what you can (and cannot) bring into the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort. Let's go over a few of the more common items, and how to check if your vacation essentials make the yes list!

    Most items that you need to have a fabulous day at the parks are a go. Backpacks, strollers, cameras, water bottles, snacks, and more are all permitted. There are a few guidelines regarding the size of these items. Strollers cannot be "greater than 31" (79 cm) in width and 52" (132 cm) in length" and bags must be smaller than "24" long x 15" wide x 18" high". Wagons are not permitted. You can bring in water bottles with your favorite non-alcoholic beverages, but containers cannot be made of glass. You can keep items cool with reusable ice packs, but loose and dry ice is not approved. And speaking of items that cannot be brought along on your visits to the parks, some vacation essentials like selfie sticks, tripods (over 6ft.), and collapsible chairs are a no. I recommend checking out the full list of prohibited items before you close that suitcase and start your magical journey! My park bag always includes the following essentials:
    • Water bottle
    • Cooling towel
    • A portable charger
    • Mints or throat losanges
    • Wallet with ID/preferred payment methods
    • Extras hair ties- some rides offer tons of thrills- and tons of hair in the face can be a real bummer!
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Ibuprofen or acetaminophen
    • A disposable poncho..even if the forecast is sunny!
    I also change things up depending on the park I will be visiting, the weather, or how long the day will be. If heavy rain is in the forecast I tend to pack a spare pair of socks or waterproof sandals. Miles and miles with wet feet can really take a toll on your body. If the day will be hotter than expected, a handheld fan makes the list. I also love getting my bag ready the night before so I can grab and go for rope drop! Should you find that you will be bringing a lot of essentials along for the day, but prefer not to carry them, you can rent a locker at any of the theme parks. This is a great option for days you want to stay from park open to park close. 

    I hope your upcoming adventure is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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