• On Dec 12, 2021
    Cindy from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you bring a cooler to the Magic Kingdom due to limited availability of food reservations?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Cindy. I'm so glad you stopped by! It looks like you're heading to Magic Kingdom Park in just two, short days. That's super exciting!

     Magic Kingdom Park is my absolute favorite of the four theme parks. As soon as I step onto Main Street, U.S.A., and see Cinderella Castle in the distance, I can't help but get teary-eyed. What can I say? It's just so magical!

     I'm pleased to tell you that you may certainly take a cooler of food and drinks into Magic Kingdom Park. Glass containers and alcoholic beverages are not permitted, but otherwise, you may pack just about anything else! Loose ice is also not permitted in the theme parks, so be sure to pack either reusable ice packs or ice in a sealed bag to keep your perishable items nice and cool. 

     Did you know there are lots of Quick-Service dining options available at Magic Kingdom Park? These convenient locations offer lots of yummy meals and treats that you can enjoy without a reservation. Some of my family's favorites include Casey's Corner, Columbia Harbour House, and Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe. I very much recommend placing your orders at these restaurants using the mobile food and beverage ordering feature on the My Disney Experience mobile app. This handy tool has saved my family lots of precious time!

     Magic Kingdom Park recently observed its 50th birthday, and you're just in time to experience The World's Most Magical Celebration. This 18-month long special event features lots of new magic in the theme parks, including Disney Enchantment - the newest nighttime spectacular at Magic Kingdom Park. It's not to be missed!

     I hope this was helpful, Cindy. I'm wishing you a magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort this week!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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