• On Mar 28, 2017
    Michele from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you bring food in a backpack and a cooler?

    Hi Michele,

    Thank you so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. We on the panel love helping guests to plan magical vacations!

    I have good news for you. You can bring food and drinks in a backpack or small cooler into the Walt Disney World theme parks. My family and I do this every time we head into a theme park. We always take bottled water in with us. My favorite tip with this is to freeze one of the bottles of water. It will keep the other bottles cooler, and be deliciously icy to drink! I also like to carry in snacks that I know my family will like. When we are waiting in a queue, or simply when we have been walking a lot, having a snack at hand is wonderful.

    Please do note that there are some restrictions on personal items that can be brought into Walt Disney World theme parks. The most salient of these for your question is that you cannot bring in glass containers (although glass containers of baby food are permitted) or alcoholic beverages. There is also a size limit on coolers and backpacks. You can click on the link that I provided for specifics information on size limitation and other restrictions.

    I hope that this information is helpful for you, Michele! Please do let us know if you have any further questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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