dlr destinations 04; Family with daughters eating pretzels; Wetzels Pretzels
  • On Dec 4, 2023
    Mary from CA 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 in outside food and/or beverages into Disneyland & California Adventure?

    Hello, Mary!

    Welcome to planDisney! I think that snacks are key to a great day in the parks, so I'm glad you're already thinking about packing your perfect "park day" bag! I love a fresh churro or a cool DOLE Whip, but I also know that sometimes it's nice to be able to bring some items from home.

    Guests are welcome to bring outside food and nonalcoholic beverages with them to the parks as long as nothing is in glass containers, and you don't need to reheat or refrigerate anything. There are also some limits to the size of the cooler or bag that you bring (no more than 24" long by 15" wide by 18" high) and you won't be able to bring loose ice. Reusable ice packs work great, and sometimes I even freeze tubes of yogurt to keep our other snacks cool. It's a good idea to check the Park Rules and Regulations before your visit to make sure you don't run into any surprises on the prohibited items list.

    I often pack snacks like grapes, carrots, crackers, and granola bars in reusable plastic containers so nothing gets squished in my bag. As a bonus, I can use those plastic containers to hold my favorite park snacks later, like popcorn and cookies! You should also bring refillable water bottles so that you can use the many water bottle filling stations around the parks! I usually bring a fairly small bottle, since it's so easy to find a spot to fill it back up again.   

    Between snacks and extra layers during this time of year, I often like to rent a locker to store some of our gear. Your rental is good for the whole day, so you can visit your locker as often as you'd like! It's a great place to keep snacks, jackets, and souvenirs on a long day in the parks.

    The Holidays at the Disneyland Resort are truly magical, Mary! I hope you will feel all the joy and love this season.

    Keep moving forward!

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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Utah

Hi! I'm Amanda—a pixie-sized wife, mom, engineer, content strategist, and Disneyland Resort specialist! I fell in love with science as a kid at Disneyland Park, learning about physics while I waited to ride Space Mountain. I love how Disney combines art, words, science, and music to create incredible experiences. Solving challenging problems is one of my favorite things, I'm so excited to help you design the perfect strategy for a magical day! Learn More About Amanda

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