Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 9, 2010
    Jennifer from MD 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 I bring a soft "bag" cooler into the 4 theme parks?

    Hi, Jennifer!  You absolutely can bring a soft, bag style cooler into the theme parks with you!  It's a great way to keep snacks handy and save a little bit of money that would better be spent on souvenirs!

    As long as the cooler can be carried, you should be fine.  You aren't permitted coolers that have to be wheeled.  Also keep in mind that you cannot have glass bottles or things breakable of that nature in the cooler.  You will have to go through the security bag check with the cooler, so keep it handy for a quick inspection as you enter the theme parks.

    Many people ice up their coolers at the hotel before they leave, but if you are planning a full theme park day, keep an eye on the melting ice.  If you plan to keep perishable items in the cooler (or items that could melt - chocolate covered granola bars, chocolate candy bars, some fruit snacks), they still risk damage from the heat as the day progresses.  

    You can get specific details on the cooler size limitations by reading Disney Mom Brigitta's fabulous answer, which is located HERE.

    I hope you have a great visit to Walt Disney World!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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