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  • On Mar 21, 2024
    Kara from OK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We found claims that Disney no longer allow Stanley cups. Our family, including our 4 boys (1yr-6yr), all use Stanley cups - does this new rule mean they will no longer allow our family to enter the parks with our Stanleys? Should we purchase off-brand?

    Welcome to planDisney, Kara!

    Florida in March calls for sunscreen and hydration. Good news: Stanley cups are allowed in Walt Disney World Resort. Guests can bring food and non-alcoholic beverages into the theme and water parks, as long as the beverage container is not made of glass. You can read the full list of prohibited items if you want to know all the restrictions, but there is no mention of Stanley cups. 

    I've always appreciated that Walt Disney World allows families to bring beverages and snacks with them. I have found that a few treats in my bag have been lifesavers for passing the time in lines with little ones and calming the rumbly in our tumbly between meals. 

    You can find water fountains throughout the parks and many include spouts specifically designed for water bottles. You can locate these on the My Disney Experience App by selecting the magnifying lens icon at the bottom of the screen and searching "Water Bottle Refill Stations" or enough of these words for the app to figure out what you are seeking. It is super helpful!

    Did you know restaurants will also give you cups of ice water at no charge? I know the Stanley cups are great at keeping your drinks cold, but just letting you know in the event you need a little ice to chill your drink down a bit.

    One piece of advice I learned just last week about entering a park with a metal water bottle: take it out of your bag when walking through the security screening panels and hold it in the hand that is not holding your bag. That was a tip a Security Cast Member gave me when I went through screening with my water bottle and bag in the same hand. That allows the machines to ensure your bag does not contain metal without them having to check by hand. That aside, you should not have any issues bringing your cup as long as it only contains child-friendly beverages.

    As a mom of boys, I am so excited for your trip and all the adventure that awaits you at Walt Disney World! Please come back to planDisney with any other questions. We are here to help!

    Stay cool!
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Meet the Panelist: Jana, Georgia

Hi, everyone! I’m Jana, a Disney-loving wife and mom from Atlanta. My boys (my husband and sons) are the greatest joys in my life. We have so many magical memories from our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line. I welcome the chance to share my knowledge and advice in helping you plan your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Learn More About Jana

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