Mobile Ordering
  • On Jul 15, 2021
    Linda from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Help!!! Getting ready for our trip to Disney World in August. We want to bring our own water bottles but they are metal with the frozen insert to keep our water cool. But we just heard metal is not allowed. Is this true?

    Welcome to planDisney, Linda! I am so glad you found us to ask your question! 

    I just traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort for the July 4 holiday. Boy, was it HOT!  I definitely needed to make sure that we all stayed hydrated. 

    When I travel, I bring my metal water bottle or tumbler. I like that the metal inside will keep the ice frozen for a long time. When going through airport security, the bottle or tumbler needs to be empty, so in your case, you would want to be sure that the frozen inserts are securely packed in your checked bag. Usually once I am through security, I find somewhere to fill up the bottle so I have water on the flight. 

    You can absolutely bring your metal water bottles into the Disney theme parks. With the new security screening, they are having everyone walk through, and anything metal you need to carry at an arm’s length in front of you. In my case, that means my umbrella (for shade AND rain), my water cup/bottle, AND my sunglasses case! 

    Once inside the parks, if I found myself running low on water, I would simply ask for a cup of ice and a cup of ice water when we were picking up our mobile-ordered snack or meal. If you haven’t seen the mobile ordering for food on the MyDisneyExperience app, your mind will be blown! You can even order your food hours in advance by choosing an arrival window in the future! I even ordered my Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich from Sleepy Hollow while I was in line for Space Mountain! Once we were finished and walked over to the food stand, I clicked the “I’m Here” button, and only had to wait a few minutes to get my tasty treat. 

    There are also a few water bottle filling stations inside the theme parks, and I feel like I discover a new one on each trip! So far, I can verify that there is one as you are leaving the Flight of Passage attraction in Animal Kingdom, and as you are exiting Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I will be on the search for more on my next trip. 

    Have a great time on your vacation in August, and be sure to take frequent air conditioning breaks! It was announced this week that the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor will be opening back up before your trip. This is one of my favorite places to take a break from the heat. 

    Happy Traveling,
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GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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