• On Jul 11, 2017
    Nina from MI 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.

    Are coolers allowed in AK specifically? I've read no straw, glass, etc, but some sites say no coolers allowed at all in Animal Kingdom?!? Is this true? Thanks!

    Dear Nina,

    Thank you so much for reaching out to us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question about bringing coolers into Disney's Animal Kingdom.

    In general, hard-sided coolers aren't the ideal items to bring into the Walt Disney World Resort because you have to store them either in your parked car or in small lockers located near the entrances of the parks. For Disney's Animal Kingdom, you are correct that hard-sided coolers are not allowed at all. A small soft-sided lunchbox cooler or soft backpack that has a cooler area isn't a problem, though you still can't bring glass containers or anything else hazardous. If you have a medical reason for a hard-sided cooler, those can travel into Disney's Animal Kingdom, but they are still quite restricted. 

    It can be challenging to stay cool on those hot Orlando days, and my friend Allison V. answered a question about this recently and her answer was awesome! 

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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