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  • On Jul 24, 2023
    Rebecca from England Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, is there anywhere that we can eat our own food in the parks, away from the sun?

    Hi Rebecca, 

    Thanks for visiting us again at planDisney! Your trip is coming up soon, so I’m glad you thought of planDisney when you had another question.

    Rebecca, you are welcome to bring your own food to the theme parks! While there are no dedicated picnic areas in the parks, you are free to find any outdoor table or bench to eat your meal. 

    To name a few options, in Magic Kingdom Park, there are several outdoor tables with umbrellas outside of Casey’s Corner on Main Street, U.S.A., as well as outdoor seating at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland. In Disney’s Animal Kingdom, my family usually finds a shaded picnic table in DinoLand U.S.A. across from Trilo-Bites, and there are several shady walkways in Pandora- The World of Avatar where you might find a place to sit and quickly eat. In Disney’s Hollywood Studios, PizzeRizzo has an upstairs dining area that often has available seating, and there are picnic tables near Rosie’s All-American Café on Sunset Boulevard. And in EPCOT, my family likes to find a bench near Port of Entry, the shop at the entrance of World Showcase. These locations are subject to change, so my best advice is just to keep your eyes open for an available spot while you explore the parks! 

    There are some rules to be aware of when you are bringing your own food into the theme parks. Prohibited items include alcohol, knives, and glass containers, except for small containers such as baby food jars. You may bring a cooler as long as it is smaller than 24” long x 15” wide x 18” high (61 cm x 38 cm x 46 cm), but loose or dry ice is not permitted, so I recommend bringing a reusable ice pack. Keep in mind that Cast Members cannot reheat or refrigerate your food.

    I hope this was helpful, Rebecca. If you have any future questions, we’re here for you at planDisney! We’d love to help answer questions from planning your vacation, throughout your visit, and beyond! 

    See ya real soon, 
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Meet the Panelist: Kaitlin, Indiana

Hi friends! I'm Kaitlin, a wife and mom to two young boys. I can always be found with a list of the latest and greatest snacks and treats at Walt Disney World, and sometimes I'm even willing to share those snacks with my family. In the meantime, I'm here to help answer your questions about your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort!  Learn More About Kaitlin

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