• On Sep 10, 2021
    Bruce from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Disney Park approved cooler size?

    Hello again, Bruce! It's me, your North Carolinian panelist again. 

    I oftentimes will bring a cooler backpack into the Walt Disney World Theme Parks with me. Well, I should say my husband brings it in because, in all honesty, he's the one that carries it around all day. Per the Walt Disney World Theme Park rules coolers, backpacks and suitcases, with or without wheels, cannot be larger than 24" long x 15" wide x 18" high. I think you'll find pretty much anything you were thinking of taking with you to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks is going to fit those dimensions.

    When packing your cooler for the day, here's a few things to keep in mind:
    • No outside alcohol is permitted
    • No glass containers are permitted
    • When packing your cooler, be sure to keep it cold with reusable ice packs only. Loose ice and/or dry ice is no longer allowed
    • At the Walt Disney World Theme Parks, you won't have access to anything to heat your food or drinks up with. You'll need to pack items that can be enjoyed cold or at room temperature
    When packing your cooler bag for the day, keep in mind that you are able to get free ice water at every quick-service dining location throughout Walt Disney World. All you have to do is walk up to the counter and ask for one. This tip has saved my husband from carrying around a super heavy backpack all day long because I actually leave the bottled water at home. In my cooler, you can find a few sodas and snacks like crackers, string cheese and maybe even a sandwich.

    Bruce, I hope this has helped. Like I mentioned before, feel free to stop back by and ask me anything you might want or need to know about your upcoming vacation. I'm here to help! 

    Have a great day!  
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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