• On Jan 22, 2019
    Patrick from WI 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.

    What counts as a soft sided cooler? I'm looking to bring what is advertised for sale as a soft sided cooler but has a light plastic tray insert in it so you can use it with ICE, thereby containing any water and not having the water drip out seams.

    Hi Patrick,

    I hope that you're looking forward to your visit later this summer to the Walt Disney World Resort! You're going to have SO much fun and will certainly make memories to make you smile for years to come!

    With lots of Mouseketeers in my family, I'm grateful that Disney allows us to bring our own food and drinks with us into the theme parks. Having snacks and refillable water bottles on hand has saved many a meltdown when we've had a rumbly tumbly or two like Winnie the Pooh and it's not yet time for our next meal. I'm happy to let you know that the park rules don't state anything about the type of cooler that you bring with you, so you'll be welcome to bring the cooler that you've found as long as it meets the stated size requirements (which are currently 24" x 15" x 18" or smaller). Did you know that there are also lockers available to rent at each theme park so that you don't have to worry about carrying your cooler around with you all day? That's just one of the many examples of the attention to detail that makes a Disney vacation so easy and fun!

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Patrick, and please let us know what other questions you have as you're planning your trip. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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