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  • On Mar 8, 2022
    Mary from SC 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 food and water into the parks?

    Mary,

    Yes, and yes, you can bring food and water into the Disney theme parks!

    Bringing in a backpack or other bag with some provisions for the day is a great way to keep within your budget. It also helps ensure that everyone has the treats they really want and that they are staying hydrated throughout the day.

    Each Disney theme park has a bag check where they will perform a quick inspection. It is a fast process, nothing that will significantly delay your arrival into the magic. You will then find that many of the rides have a space in your ride car to store a backpack while you ride. That is not on every ride, but it is on most attractions where it might be needed.

    If you are going to the parks from some resorts, the bag checks can even be at the hotel. This helps alleviate longer lines directly in front of the park. Examples of this include the monorail stations at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. There is also one on the walk from Disney's Contemporary Resort to the Magic Kingdom Park

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    I don't always want to carry around my backpack, so I will use one of the in-park lockers to store it while I go on rides. Always found at the entrance to the park after passing through the turnstiles, there are a few locker sizes available. They are keyless and typically will cost you $15 or less for the day. The Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT even have a few larger lockers available that are up to 17" x 22" x 26" (43 cm x 55 cm x 66 cm). Prices can change, so check first online for current rates. 

    Write me back if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    Doug
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I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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