EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Sep 13, 2014
    Claude from GA 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.

    We will celebrate a daughter/granddaughter's birthday in WDW. Can we bring wrapped gifts into the park for the celebration?

    Hello Claude,

    This is a great question with an unfortunate answer.

    You cannot bring wrapped gifts into the theme parks. There is a security checkpoint at the park entrance. All packages must be able to be inspected there.

    The Moms Panelists found out about this rule the hard way. One of us had a celebration inside one of the Disney World Theme parks. Several of us chipped in for a gift and brought it wrapped to the party. The security guard made us unwrap it for inspection before we could bring it into the park. 

    If you'd like to have wrapped gifts presented while you're in the park, my suggestion is to bring the gift and the wrapping paper separately and then quickly do the wrapping while inside. Or you could bring the gifts in decorative bags covered by fill-like tissue paper. The tissue could be easily moved aside so that the guard could take a look.

    Please let us know if you have additional questions. We're happy to help.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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