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  • On Mar 12, 2019
    Jana from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can I bring a small folding battery powered hair dryer into the parks? My daughter wants to go on Splash Mtn / Kali River but she has bad OCD w/ obsession about getting completely dry before going on other rides or eating.

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jana!  I must admit that I can completely relate to your situation. I also have a son who is absolutely terrified about getting wet.  I remember the time we got off the monorail at the Transportation and Ticket Center in an absolute deluge at the end of a wonderful day, and you would have thought the world was ending because he got wet.  

    I checked the Walt Disney World Resort Park Rules, and I did not see hair dryers on the list of prohibited items, so it should be fine.  However, all bags, parcels, and strollers are subject to a search, and Disney reserves the right not to allow an item to be brought into the Park that may not be on the list.  In some cases, Guests have been allowed to check their item at Guest Services if the Security Team deems it unacceptable.  

    If you'd rather not take the risk, rain ponchos are sold in just about every merchandise shop on Walt Disney World property, including the Kali Cart in Disney's Animal Kingdom Park and the Briar Patch in Magic Kindom Park (by the way, these stores also sell cute Disney themed beach towels, perfect for drying off).  We can get our son on both Kali River Rapids and Splash Mountain ONLY if we purchase a poncho for him beforehand, and I will say that the Disney ones are high quality and can be used over and over- trust me, we have quite a collection now!  

    It sounds like you have a super fun trip planned, Jana!  Remember to tell Mickey I said hello (and Happy 90th Birthday)!

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Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania!  I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique.  It’s amazing how many people you can find who love talking about, "The Most Magical Place On Earth!"  I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at middle school basketball games waiting for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical.


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