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  • On Jun 7, 2009
    Renee from FL 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 and food and drinks from outside allowed in the park?

    You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks with you into the WDW theme parks. You are not allowed to carry in alcoholic beverages or glass containers (other than baby food jars), but other than that, any food items are fine. And yes, you can bring a cooler with you into the parks, but there are some restrictions on the size permissable coolers.

    The exact page of the WDW website that discusses coolers can be found HERE, near the bottom of the page.

    The website states that:

    Suitcases, coolers or backpacks with or without wheels larger than 24" (61 cm) long x 15" (38 cm) wide x 18" (46 cm) high are not permitted in the parks. (Coolers required for medication may be stored in a locker or at Guest Relations.)

    So, as long as your cooler is smaller than 24" X 15" X 18", you'll be fine bringing it with you. Most soft-sided coolers that I've seen fit within those dimensions.

    Have a great trip!
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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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